An NBA franchise is honoring the pro wrestling history in their city.
The NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies unveiled new uniforms this week that honors the city’s rich pro wrestling history.
From the press release the NBA team issued this week:
“The City Edition uniforms provide an opportunity for us on a one year limited edition basis to tap into an aspect of the City of Memphis and its culture and identity and shine a spotlight on it,” said Jason Wexler, Grizzlies President of Business Operations. “Before the Grizzlies came to Memphis, the most popular professional sport in town was wrestling, and this year’s City Edition uniforms and series of ‘Wrestling Nights’ with promotional giveaways at FedExForum tap into the city’s deep affection for the narrative of all the heels, faces and kings who have entertained Memphians for generations.”
Check out photos and videos of the unveiling of the new Memphis Grizzlies uniforms below.
“Uniform is lit, it has a lot of Memphis in it.” – @jarenjacksonjr
The City Edition ‘Main Event’ Nike uniform makes its appearance during our 6 wrestling nights this season. Want more info on the design and inspiration?
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) November 7, 2018
Here are screenshots of the Grizzlies’ new City Edition jerseys, which the team will debut Saturday against the Sixers pic.twitter.com/WXqZ4c00OI
— Omari Sankofa II (@omarisankofa) November 8, 2018