The 10 Best Uniforms in NBA History

Some excellent uniforms have graced the NBA over the course of basketball history. While franchises like the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers haven’t changed the look of their jerseys much over the last few decades — benefitting from a consistent look in a large market — others have done well attracting fans with outrageous and creative uniforms. New uniforms can be somewhat hit or miss, but when they’re good, they’re very good. Here are the 10 best uniforms in NBA history.

1. Charlotte Hornets, 19882002

The 10 Best Uniforms in NBA History

Charlotte Hornets’ forward Jamal Mashburn (R) looks to pass around Milwaukee Bucks’ forward Glenn Robinson | Nell Redmond/AFP/Getty Images

These were the original uniforms of the Charlotte Hornets and they went largely unchanged for the entire existence of the franchise, prior to the team moving to New Orleans. The uniforms, along with the unique floor design on the court and the nickname of the arena — The Hive — created a sense of hometown pride in the team. This, plus the fact that such great players as Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, Dell Curry, and Glen Rice all wore the uniform.