When the NBA was founded 75 years ago, no one could have imagined that it would become one of the leagues that influenced the sport of basketball and now attracts the attention of basketball fans around the world. In order to pay tribute to the 75th anniversary, Nike, the official sponsor of the NBA, has brought a new limited classic jersey series. While these Classic Edition uniforms are limited to just the Celtics, Knicks, and Warriors, the NBA will be implementing 75th anniversary branding onto several items of on-court apparel for many of the league’s teams.
The Warriors Origins jersey is a modern-era spin on the team’s 1961-62 road uniform, the 16th and final season that the team played in Philadelphia prior to the team’s move to the West Coast the following season. Warriors Origins celebrates the team’s 16-year tenure in Philadelphia, which included a pair of NBA championships (1947 & 1956) and included several individual league records that still stand to this day—highlighted by Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game on March 2, 1962 vs. the New York Knicks.