Each year Nike and the NBA use the canvas of a jersey to create art that embodies the basketball community of each city, intertwining its history and culture into the new City Edition team design.
True basketball doesn't happen in arenas. It's not half-time shows or thousands of people screaming your name. Basketball is cul-de-sac courts, chain nets and winners stay on. It happens at home, in the park and anywhere you can bounce a ball. The Grizzlies' 2023/24 City Edition Jersey represents the pure, simple joy of growing up playing basketball, dreaming of someday representing your hometown team.
The white striping down the side nods not only to the Mississippi River anchoring the Grizzlies' city and state, but also the unique cultural history of the team and its city. The stylised "MEM" logo on the front pays homage to a shipping container that can be found on the rivers, roads and railways of Memphis today.