Buyer Beware: Pacers’ leaked 2022-23 city edition unis look awful

Myles Turner - Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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While the Indiana Pacers haven’t been the most successful franchise in recent years, the team has at least trotted out some of the sickest and most well-received jersey designs during that time. However, for those who are expecting that streak of pleasing looks—and their personal streak of purchasing the same—to continue, I, unfortunately, have bad news for you.

A “Pacers insider” social media account recently leaked photos of the alleged Pacers city edition gear for the 2022-23 season. And while they are not official (yet), these are very safe bets of actually coming to fruition, which is terrible news in itself just by looking at the design.

Be the judge (though any subjective standpoint attempting to crack down on the objective ugliness should merit a red flag).

Indiana Pacers fans should stick to their Flo-Jos and skip this year’s city edition gears

Clearly, the leaks are pointing to the Indiana Pacers possibly looking a lot shabbier in some games than in previous years, when the team’s city edition uniforms had designs that were so good the fans called for them to be permanently installed in the jersey lineup.

Last season, the Pacers brought out the Flo-Jos, which was also ornamented with throwback elements featuring the Hoosier State and Slick Leonard. Before that, Indiana went with the famous pinstripes after years of toying around the sleek, speed-racing theme which most, if not all fans liked.

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If the leaks hold true (which they probably will), Pacers fans may be better off skipping this year’s new city edition kit. The design is probably inspired by… something, but many will probably not reciprocate the inspiration. Comically, some perplexed fans commented that the design is still under construction, or that the design was based on the city’s multitude and well-documented potholes.

Nevertheless, it’s not looking too good for the fans if their sheer devotion will cudgel them into wearing these, though those people will most probably not be as many as before.

After all, what we can guarantee is that not a lot of people will be wrestling for these pieces when (not if) they come out.

Don’t let these uniforms take anything away from Bennedict Mathurin or Tyrese Haliburton‘s compendium of soon-to-be highlights, though.

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