Charlotte Hornets: Ranking each 2018-19 Hornets jersey

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker and Tony Parker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker and Tony Parker (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Charlotte Hornets will wear five different uniforms this season, including the brand new city edition jersey, but which one is the best?

Over the past few years, Charlotte Hornets fans have been blessed with some real elegant looking jerseys. The teal, the purple, it all just works really well, and you can’t say that about every team in the league, so props to the organization for getting their creative flow on.

The Hornets will rock five different uniforms this season. You’ll see the typical association, icon and statement jerseys, but also a brand new city jersey and, of course, the classic jersey that the team wore from 1988 to 1997.

So which jersey is the best of the bunch? Let’s countdown from worst to best.

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Charlotte Hornets Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

#5: Statement

Starting things off at number five is the purple statement uniforms. It’s a pretty good jersey, but to me, it’s the worst one that the team has.

They call this the statement jersey for a reason, and I wish this jersey had more of a punch to it. It just feels sort of dull or bland, in my opinion.

Regardless, the purple is a color that has been with the Hornets since the birth of the franchise in the 80’s, and that’s not going to change any time soon.

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#4: Association

You can never go wrong with the clean white threads, which is really a staple for the majority of the league when playing at home. It’s a fresh look for an exciting team.

The simple look is pretty common nowadays and the Hornets have been able to pull it off for a long time now. It’s not the flashiest jersey, but it’s certainly a solid one.

#3: City

Last season, the Hornets had one of the better city jerseys in the entire league, in my opinion. This year, they killed it again. Man, that’s a nice jersey.

The teal really pops off of the black and gives it a crazy good look, the “Buzz City” phrase continues to look awesome, it’s really just a simple, clean look. The Hornets will wear these bad boys 10 times at Spectrum Center and seven times away from home.

I can’t wait to see the Hornets play in these later on in the season.

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Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk and James Borrego (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

#2: Icon

Yeah, I’m a real sucker for these teal jerseys. It’s just such a bright color that sticks out like a sore thumb, but they really are aesthetically pleasing.

These used to be the Hornets alternate jerseys, but they made the switch and now rock the teal more often. It was a good decision, as these seem to be favored heavily by the entire fan base.

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Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

#1: Classic

This shouldn’t be much of a surprise, as these throwback jerseys, along with the throwback court, are just simply a blast to the past. It’s awesome to see teams around the league throw it back and ball out in these retro uniforms.

Remember, Charlotte brought back the teal version of these last season and it was very successful. It’s an iconic look for the franchise and an awesome piece to Charlotte’s 30th NBA season.