Nov 2, 2023 - Sports

Cavs unveil City Edition uniforms inspired by Playhouse Square

Darius Garland, Evan Mobley and Donovan Mitchell model the new threads. Photos: Courtesy of Cleveland Cavaliers

The Cavs have partnered with Playhouse Square for their City Edition uniforms this season.

Driving the news: Unveiled Thursday, the uniforms pay homage to the city's dramatic arts with details meant to mimic curtains, marquees, playbills and the regal interior of Playhouse Square, Cleveland's performing arts complex downtown.

Context: Through the NBA's "City Edition" initiative, teams have creative flexibility to weave their city's history into special uniforms released yearly.

  • Previous iterations in Cleveland have highlighted the Guardians of Traffic, the Rock Hall and the Metroparks.

What they're saying: Cavs CEO Nic Barlage told reporters at a media event Thursday that the uniforms were meant to "breathe life into [Cleveland's] crown jewel assets."

When to see them: The Cavs will wear the City Edition uniforms for six home games this season, debuting on Nov. 17 in the in-season tournament game against the Detroit Pistons.

  • Additional City Edition games will be Nov. 28 vs. Atlanta, Jan. 3 vs. Washington, Jan. 29 vs. the LA Clippers, Feb. 12 vs. Philadelphia, and March 10 vs. Brooklyn.
Side by side images showing the Cavs new city edition uniforms  for 2023-2024 season, (red with gold trim)
Caris LeVert, modeling. The design on the left side of the shorts is a nod to a curtain opening. The jersey's gold trim is reminiscent of the cornice decorating the theater ceilings at Playhouse Square. Photos: Courtesy of Cleveland Cavaliers
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