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SB Nation Reacts: Pelicans fans impressed with City Edition uniforms, worried about 2021-22 season

Pray Zion Williamson returns sooner rather than later

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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in New Orleans Pelicans fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

The City Edition uniforms were revealed earlier this week and there was much discussion on social media about the NBA’s 75th anniversary jerseys. So we put it to a vote, asking fans whether they liked this latest Pelicans’ uniform. The overwhelming response was a positive one.

As for thoughts behind this design, per Pelicans PR:

No city knows how to rebound quite like New Orleans – and that’s what their basketball teams have done from the beginning. This franchise has always transformed itself for the future with the resilience, the pizzazz and the soul of the city it calls home.

This year’s Nike NBA City Edition uniform honors that tradition, celebrating the dawn of a new era of New Orleans basketball – with white jerseys featuring typography reminiscent of wrought iron, representing a canvas on which the team will write the next chapter of its history.

It also boasts red, gold and navy stripes, as well as the signature “NOLA” emblem, iconic fleurs-de-lis on the belt buckle in Mardi Gras gold, and an anthem that defines this team as much as it defines the city it calls home: “Won’t Bow Down.” The wordmark is representative of a flight formation, showing other teams in the league that the Pelicans are ready to take flight.

The City Edition jerseys are scheduled to make their debuts starting on Christmas Day.

The other question posed this week to fans was, “As Zion Williamson’s timeline to return remains a mystery, is the Pelicans 2021-22 season already over?” Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that after the 1-6 start at the time, 73% responded negatively.

Let’s pray the team soon runs into some victories. If not, it’ll be hard to fault all fans of wanting to give up on the season so comically early.

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