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Look: Joel Embiid Showcases 76ers 'Classic Edition' Jerseys for 2019-20 Season

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 1, 2019

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 12: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers speaks with the media after Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals of the 2019 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors on May 12, 2019 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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After retooling their roster this offseason, it's only appropriate for the Philadelphia 76ers to unveil some new threads for the 2019-20 season.

On Thursday, the Sixers showed off their new Classic Edition uniforms, which take inspiration from a design the franchise used in 1970-71.

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"That season was highlighted by 76ers legend Billy Cunningham garnering first-team All-NBA honors," the team wrote in its press release. "The design itself was a reimagining of the block lettering 'PHILA' uniforms. With that, we nod to 76ers legacy and to the spirit of the city known for its knack for reinventing itself."

Nike produced Classic Edition jerseys for seven teams last season, and it's unclear which franchises will join Philadelphia in celebrating the past this coming year.

While the Sixers are emulating the look of the 1970-71 squad, they'll want to avoid the same fate that befell that team. After winning 47 games, the 76ers lost to the Baltimore Bullets in the conference semifinals.

Anything less than an Eastern Conference Finals appearance in 2020 will be a disappointment after Philadelphia added Al Horford and Josh Richardson and re-signed Tobias Harris this offseason.

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