Cavaliers 2022-23 Nike NBA City Uniform Design is Rooted in THE LAND


Cleveland, The Cleveland Cavaliers, revealed their new City edition Uniform. You can read more about it below.

The Cavaliers have unveiled their 2022-23 Nike NBA City Edition uniform, a vintage and earthy design inspired by Cleveland Metroparks.

The Nike NBA City Edition collection is a league-wide initiative to honor the inherent bond between the court, community, and culture. Every season, each NBA team introduces a different City Edition uniform that represents the stories, history, and heritage that make their franchise unique. The Cavaliers will debut their City Edition uniform at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on Sunday, November 13, at 6:00 p.m. vs. Minnesota Timberwolves.


Like the Icon (wine), Association (white), and Statement (black) uniforms that were introduced this offseason, the newest version of the City Edition uniform was designed by Cavaliers Creative Director and internationally renowned contemporary artist, Daniel Arsham. This is Arsham’s first special edition uniform design project for the Cavaliers.

“From the miles and miles of bustling Lake Erie coastline to the award-winning Cleveland Metroparks, the colors and tones of our City Edition uniform represent the incredible natural resources that make up our home region,” said Arsham. “We’re proud to champion the Metroparks, the grand protector of these resources and a crown jewel of Northeast Ohio, through this unique collaboration.” 

“Cleveland Metroparks is honored to be part of the inspiration for this year’s City Edition and celebrate what makes our region and community so special,” said Kelly Manderfield, Cleveland Metroparks chief marketing officer. “We’re excited for the year ahead and new opportunities to engage with fans and connect to our Emerald Necklace.”

View the Cavaliers City Edition launch video here.

The Cavaliers will wear the alternate uniform for seven total games throughout the 2022-23 season. In addition to its November 13 debut, fans can look forward to these upcoming City Edition games:

  • Wednesday, November 30 vs. Philadelphia 76ers
  • Saturday, December 10 vs Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Friday, December 23 vs. Toronto Raptors
  • Wednesday, January 4 vs. Phoenix Suns
  • Tuesday, January 31 vs. Miami Heat


Tickets for the City Edition nights and all Cavs home games are always available at

Cavs and Nike NBA City Edition Uniform Design

A tan and light blue colorway pops on a white uniform shell with “The Land” displayed across the chest, accented with the Cavs “C” logo. The Cleveland-Cliffs logo is featured on the upper left chest. Cleveland-Cliffs, who became the Cavs jersey patch partner this past offseason, is the largest flat-rolled steel producer in North America and have been headquartered in Cleveland and operating in the Great Lakes region since 1847. Environmental stewardship is vital to Cleveland-Cliffs by operating in a responsible manner to produce green steel for blue lakes.

“For The Love. For The Land.” is written above the uniform jock tag, a call to action to embrace unity and come together in a common bond of love for each other and our city. Underneath the jock tag is Daniel Arsham’s signature.

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