Southeast Division: Inspiration Behind 2022-23 City Jerseys
Georgia is the largest US peach exporter. The peach tree takes 3 years from seed to fruit, so the Hawks released their uniform exactly 3 seasons after the City Jersey that honored the city’s iconic Peachtree Street.
The uniforms gold celebrates the Carolina Gold Rush of the early 1800s. Written on the chest, “CLT“ is the local airport code of Charlotte airport, and an often used acronym for the city of Charlotte.
The letters M I A M I were adapted from other Jerseys and logos the Heat have used throughout their history, going even back to the Floridians' days at the ABA. However, it’s just last years uniform with the predominant color being white not black.
The Magic went with the teams iconic pinstripes in dark blue on a black base. Deeper inspiration behind this jersey couldn’t be found.
The jersey pays tribute to the city’s iconic cherry blossoms.