Sixers debut 'Rocky'-inspired uniforms ahead of 'Creed II'

Rachel Kurland
October 30, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Philadelphia 76ers player Ben Simmons models the team's new City Edition uniforms.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Philadelphia 76ers have fully leaned into what makes Philly iconically Philly by unveiling the team's new 2018-2019 City Edition uniforms.

The gray jerseys pay homage to the "Rocky" and "Creed" films, displaying the iconic circle of 13 stars — representing the boxing ring where Rocky Balboa first squared off against Apollo Creed — while the gray sweatsuit-textured base was influenced by both Adonis Creed’s and Rocky’s legendary training scenes throughout the streets of Philadelphia. 

Additionally, the red, white and blue trim on the waistband of the shorts is inspired by Rocky’s championship belt.  

"In partnership with StubHub and MGM, we developed a concept that speaks to the mentality that has defined our city for generations," said Philadelphia 76ers President of Business Operations Chris Heck. "It’s a nod to a city with a fighter’s toughness and mentality, a mentality that our team and players embody every time they take the floor."

The Sixers will debut their new look on Nov. 9 when they play against the Charlotte Hornets. From that point forward, they will be worn on select Friday home games for the "Spirit of 76" promotion, as well as all April home games.

Alongside the release of "Creed II," which premieres Nov. 21, fans can enter to win a special City Edition prize package, featuring two City Edition jerseys, two tickets to the game on Nov. 9, a meet-and-greet with "Creed II" star Michael B. Jordan, and a screening of "Creed II" on Nov. 10.