New Phoenix Suns uniforms feature colours, symbols of 22 Native tribes

A collaboration between Nike and a Navajo designer led to the Phoenix Suns’ latest metropolis uniform — an homage to the varied Native cultures in Arizona.

Each year, the NBA workforce works with Nike to create the City Edition uniform, mentioned Graham Wincott, the Suns’ senior advertising director. The final metropolis uniform was the favored “The Valley” set that sported good Sonoran Desert sundown colours on a black background.

“The Valley” was saved for a second year due each to its recognition and the pandemic, when few followers had been capable of see video games, he mentioned. 

During the two-year course of to develop the most recent metropolis version uniform, the Suns relied on its 20-year-long relationship with the Native American Basketball Invitational, referred to as NABI, and the workforce’s connection to Indigenous basketball as inspiration.

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