Milwaukee Bucks look to Bronzeville for latest jersey design
Milwaukee's Bronzeville neighborhood can be considered the city's epicenter of Black art, culture and history. So when the Milwaukee Bucks needed inspiration for their latest alternate uniform, they didn't have to go far, finding it just a few blocks north of their home in the Deer District.
The new "Gathering Place" uniforms take symbols and schemes directly inspired by the "Patchwork" mural located on North Avenue in Bronzeville. The mural's artist, Ammar Nsoroma, was called on to narrate the reveal video.
A collection of greens, blues, cream and black make up a striking "M" pattern down both sides of the jersey and shorts, while a star based on the designs on the Patchwork mural is on the buckle of the shorts.
As part of the uniform launch, the Bucks have worked with Nsoroma and Historic King District BID #8 to restore the Patchwork mural to its original condition, the team said.
This is the second version of the team's blue "Gathering Place" uniforms — part of the Nike City Edition series — following the 2020-'21 edition influenced by Milwaukee's proximity to water. The Bucks could now go through an entire week of games and never wear the same thing twice, with the latest unveiling added to their four previously announced options for this season:
- The home white "Association Edition"
- The road green "Icon Edition"
- The all-black "Statement Edition,"
- The throwback purple "Classic Edition"
The team will wear the just-announced uniform at every Wednesday home game throughout the 2022-'23 season and will complement the look with a Gathering Place alternate court.