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Top 4 Orlando Magic jersey designs of all time

Shaquille O’Neal transformed the Magic into a major force during his time with the franchise
Shaquille O’Neal transformed the Magic into a major force during his time with the franchise
Tristan Elliott
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The Orlando Magic may have fallen into NBA irrelevance over recent years. They were the ones to draft both Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard, but they have never won an NBA Championship - although they did reach the NBA Finals twice.

Despite the absence of a Championship though, the Magic are undoubtedly winners when it comes to jersey designs. The Orlando teams jerseys have long been regarded as some of the best in the league.

Here, we look at four of the best in the history of the franchise.


#4 White Home Jersey (Nike Edition)

Aaron Gordon in the current home uniform
Aaron Gordon in the current home uniform

The 'White Pinstripe Magic' jersey debuted back in 2008. And the team almost found immediate success in their new uniform, as the Magic reached the 2009 NBA Finals.

The franchise have not been afraid to make tweaks to the jersey over the years. Nike's changes to the pinstripes have resulted in the current version of the home jersey looking better than ever.


#3 Black Pinstripe

Shaq was a part of the Magic during their successful period in the '90s
Shaq was a part of the Magic during their successful period in the '90s

A lot of Magic fans will argue that this is the team's best jersey of all time. However, that thought may be fueled by nostalgia.

The 90s were a time where it was exciting to be a Magic fan, and the franchise have never had a better player among their ranks than the man who made the jersey famous.

Shaquille O'Neal was instrumental in helping the Magic become relevant in the mid-1990s, and the classic pinstripe black jersey will forever be associated with his time in Orlando. The jersey popularised the future use of pinstripes on the Magic's uniforms, and the white trim around the shorts and collar only added to the classical feel of the outfit.

Overall, this is an excellent jersey with a lot of history behind it.

#2 2017 City Edition Logo

This alternate jersey is one of the best in Magic history
This alternate jersey is one of the best in Magic history

The Orlando Magic's 2017 'City Edition' jersey was one of the most visually striking from Nike's first batch of uniforms.

The alternate jersey features a night sky backdrop that covered the entire shirt and shorts, and the Magic's logo also looked great due to its similarity with the backing night theme.

It's a shame that the jersey lasted only one season, although it will probably be considered as the only highlight of the Magic's disappointing 2017-18 season.


#1 Star Blue Jersey

Tracy Mcgrady in the Magic's famous alternate jersey
Tracy Mcgrady in the Magic's famous alternate jersey

This jersey debuted during a time when the NBA was throwing out some truly bold uniform designs. While some of the designs from this period are now regarded as being among the worst of all time, the Magic's jersey has held up all these years later and is today considered the best in the history of the franchise.

The uniform features an array of stars on a blue background, and the various color shades of the stars create a stunning effect. The shirt also employed the starred Magic logo on the front, which was a great play on the team's branding.

Edited by Musab Abid
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