The Kings’ new City Edition uniforms were first unveiled on October 21, and the team debuted them on November 10 for their first In-Season tournament game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The jersey’s design honors the franchise’s 100th anniversary by reimagining the 1968 Cincinnati Royals road jerseys, bringing back the blue, white, and red colorway.
In 1968, Hall of Farmers and Royals legends Oscar Robertson and Jerry Lucas, for example, wore similar uniforms to the ones De’Aaron Fox, Domantas Sabonis, and company will sport this season.
Before the start of the season, in early October, the jerseys were leaked on social media and received mixed reviews. Many fans lamented that there was no purple on the jerseys, a color they had gotten so used to seeing in Sacramento.
Yahoo Sports, however, ranked them as the fifth-best City Edition jersey in the NBA behind only the Knicks, the 76ers, the Spurs, and the Suns, noting that the Kings “went retro without going stale.”
To match the new uniforms, there will also be a new City Edition Court, which likewise links the team to its long franchise history before moving to Sacramento.
When will the Kings wear the City Edition uniforms this season?
November 28 vs. Golden State Warriors (In-Season Tournament game)
November 29 vs. Los Angeles Clippers
December 2 vs. Denver Nuggets
December 11 vs. Brooklyn Nets
January 14 vs. Milwaukee Bucks
As of now, these are the only released dates when the Kings will be showing off their City Edition jerseys this season. For later updates, check back here.