Wizards Unveil Cherry Blossom-Inspired Collections and Designs

The team presents the Cherry Blossom Retail collaboration with local DC artist Chris Pyrate.The team will wear the Cherry Blossom uniform on November 10.

Washington D.C.- The Washington Wizards have unveiled numerous cherry blossom collaborations, activations and giveaways for the 2022-23 season. The Wizards will wear their Cherry Blossom City Edition uniform for the first time when the team hosts the Dallas Mavericks on Nov. 10 at Capital One Arena.

City Edition Uniform 2022-23: The team’s NBA City Edition 2022-23 uniform will pay homage to the city’s iconic cherry blossoms. The jersey will feature one of the primary cherry blossom colors, with pink as the base color of the jersey as well as cherry blossom silhouettes on the side of the jersey. The uniform will also include white accents throughout and feature dark blue shading on the shorts, with the pink to blue gradient symbolizing the flowers on the water of the Tidal Basin, home to the most iconic cherry blossom trees.

The Wizards’ Cherry Blossom jersey will be available for purchase from 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10 at the Team Store.

Detail: The Wizards have launched a collaborative clothing partnership with a local artist Chris Pyrate for a collection inspired by Cherry Blossom wizard uniforms.

Fusing the lines between art, fashion and sport, Pyrate’s collection features his signature cherry blossom motif on several items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and a denim jacket. Pyrate’s exceptional denim jacket is framed in the pattern of a jersey, making it the first jersey jacket of its kind. The Wizards’ City Edition jacket and uniforms are both inspired by the team’s jersey from the 2000s.

“The challenge I took on was to create something that I would like to see worn all over town and even beyond the DMV, instead of just at arena matches,” Pyrate said. “I want to see Wizards gear every day when I travel to DC.”

When designing the collection, Pyrate combined inspiration from the city’s current and historic nicknames, Bloom City and Chocolate City, and took a skate-wear/workwear-inspired approach to the silhouettes to create a wearable streetwear effect.

Fans wishing to purchase items from Pyrate’s collection can do so exclusively at Capital One Arena’s Team Store. Additional items will also be sold in-store and online.

Planting Cherry Blossom Trees: To kick off the Wizards’ 2022-23 Cherry Blossom Campaign, the team will partner with Coca-Cola to plant cherry blossoms in the spring of 2023. The new cherry blossoms will be planted at a location in the nation’s capital that is TBD, joining the other iconic cherry trees in Washington, D.C. The tree-lined garden will be commemorated with a Wizards and Cherry Coke plaque as well as a park bench made from 100% recycled Coca-Cola bottles.

Gifts: As part of the team’s cherry blossom celebration, fans can enter a raffle to win a cherry blossom-inspired leather bag designed by Wizards Art Director Brett Johnson as well as tickets to a Wizards Cherry Blossom City Edition 2022-23 home game and a $200 gift card to the Team Store at Capital One Arena. Fans wishing to enter the contest can find out more by visiting this LINK.

The Wizards will celebrate Japanese Heritage Night on December 12e and the first 7,500 fans will walk away with a Cherry Blossom City Edition inspired tote bag.

March 24e when the Wizards take on the San Antonio Spurs, the team will host Cherry Blossom Night. The first 10,000 fans will receive a cherry blossom hat designed by Monte Morris presented by FTX.

Timetables and tickets: The Wizards will wear their Cherry Blossom City Edition uniforms for 10 home games (full schedule below) throughout the 2022-23 season. To highlight the Wizards’ City Edition jerseys, a full LED takeover in the arena will be displayed in the cherry blossom look. Wizards, dancers and artists will also wear outfits inspired by cherry blossoms.

Attendees will be treated to a City Edition open video, featuring footage from the team’s pre-season trip to Tokyo, Japan. The new video also features a custom Wizards track from Japanese artist DJ Yamato.

Fans wishing to attend the Wizards Cherry Blossom Inspired Parties can purchase tickets at this LINK.

Date Opponent
November 10 dallas
December 4 Los Angeles Lakers
December 12 brooklyn
March 2 Toronto
March 6 Milwaukee
8 March Atlanta
March 22 denver
March 24 San Antonio
March 28 Boston
April 4 Milwaukee