Chicago Bulls release sleek new 2020-21 City Edition jerseys

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The newest release of the Chicago Bulls City Edition jerseys for the 2020-21 season were just announced with a new design this week.

Over the course of the last four years, teams around the NBA got a chance to get creative in releasing their City Edition jerseys to offset their traditional uniforms and color/logo schemes. In the case of the Chicago Bulls, they did get pretty creative in the variety of designs they’ve come up with in the last three years for their City Edition jerseys.

This is just the latest in the quest for every team around the NBA that gets creative with the City Edition jersey to come up with the best spin off of their traditional design.

The first Bulls City Edition jerseys that were released for the 2017-18 season utilized both the Chicago script logo to head up the uniform with a color scheme based off the flag of Chicago. But the Bulls have very commonly used the color scheme and/or design from the Chicago flag to inspire their City Edition jerseys.

The Bulls once again drew inspiration from the flag of Chicago for their City Edition jerseys that were used for the 2018-19 season. The red stars and blue bars on the flag were used in conjunction with their traditional alternate black uniform to complete the 2018-19 City Edition jerseys.

And last year, the Bulls utilized the classic and widely-recognized Bulls logo with the sky blue base color to the uniforms, once again drawing some inspiration off the flag of Chicago. Most did hold the opinion that the Bulls did better with the 2018-19 City Edition jerseys than they did last season.

The release of the 2020-21 City Edition jersey for the Bulls did change it up quite a bit. They used a black and gold color scheme along with the traditional red. There is an art deco font with “Chicago” heading up the jersey. And the Bulls diamond design is an integral part of the uniform, specifically on the shorts.

The geometric pattern and overall uniform concept are supposed to pay homage to the skyscraper designs in the city of Chicago and some of the traditional signage on the United Center.

It is nice to see the Bulls change the game a bit on the City Edition jerseys, getting more away from the traditional inspiration from the Chicago Flag. But this year’s uniform design didn’t get as many positive reviews as they did during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

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The change and variation to the classic Bulls logo and jersey design is always cool to see. The Bulls did well last year with quite a few of their alternates, including the traditional black third jerseys (termed the “Statement Edition” jerseys) with the invisible pinstripe design, and the City Edition with the sky blue drawn from the Chicago flag.