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A Look At The Five Best G League Uniforms

Editor Dakota Schmidt gives his take on the five best jerseys in the NBA G League

Memphis Hustle

During mid-Monday afternoon, all 26 NBA G League simultaneously tweeted out the brand new Nike uniforms that they’ll be rocking during the 2017-18 season and beyond. Aside from featuring the world-famous Nike swoosh, these new unis are special due to a variety of reasons that are featured in this link. While multiple outlets have broken down the new decision of the jerseys, there hasn’t been anyone that has actually given their take on which squad has the best jersey. Until now, where I give you my opinion on the five finest jerseys

Memphis Hustle

Honestly, it would’ve been a shame if we didn’t start things out with the Hustle’s amazing new unis. Modeled below by two-way prospect Kobi Simmons, these threads are the definition of clean with the old 1970’s disco lettering giving you the team’s name and numbers. Away from that, the red and white coloring makes for an appealing combination that’s just exclusive to the Hustle organization. In a league where most teams are basically following the guidelines of their big brothers, its nice to see the Hustle go for an original design.

Greensboro Swarm

Although the Swarm follow the Hornets model in terms of colors and lettering, there are some differences that make them truly special. The biggest change is how the Swarm will be rocking the black jerseys when they’re the away team, rather than the purple and teal that Hornets wear. Although that teal is still prevalent, Greensboro has much more emphasis on the color purple as it surrounds the collar and shoulders of the jersey. That unique pairing allows the Swarm to have one of the cleanest looks in the NBA G League.

Greensboro Swarm

Fort Wayne Mad Ants

Jersey analysis from Ridiculous Upside contributor and Mad Ants insider DC Hendrix

There was obviously a lot of history with the Mad Ants old colors, but the move to the Indiana Pacers’ blue and gold will catapult them into the future. Not only are they now synergized with their NBA parent club, but also have a global sports brand like Nike as a partner.

It may seem bias on my part which perhaps it is, but I believe the Mad Ants have one of the best-looking uniforms. The shorts contain both the Mad Ants and Pacers’ logo which makes it that much more appealing. The addition of Nike to the G League is a tremendous asset to all teams in many ways. The quality of the uniforms are top notch.

Mad Ants/Journal Gazette

Santa Cruz Warriors

While there isn’t much that separates these jerseys from what they’ve worn in prior seasons, this look is just superb. The combination of royal blue and gold is more appealing to the eye than witnessing a Chris Boucher block. The way that the “SANTA CRUZ” lettering just curves like a frown is something that you don’t necessarily see from other teams, whether they’re in the G League or NBA.

Maine Red Claws

Similar to Santa Cruz, these Red Claws jerseys is essentially the same from what we’ve seen in prior years. The pairing of dark green and red gives off a strong Christmas vibe that makes fans hoping to see presents whenever they arrive at the Portland Exposition Building. Although it’s very similar to prior Red Claws jerseys, these new Nike joints has lettering that just seems more bold than prior editions. While that might not seem like much, it makes it more eye-popping to the folks that are watching the games.