NBA 2K14 City Series - CoverThis past weekend, we saw the return of the Air Jordan 10 “Charlotte”, one of the official (or unofficial, depending on who you ask) members of the Air Jordan 10 “City Series”, a collection of colorways meant to put some shine on the players who were going to assume the Air Jordan mantle since Michael Jordan retired from the game of basketball in 1993. Worn by the likes of Harold Miner, Hubert Davis and Kendall Gill (geez, those were your original choices for Team Jordan, Money?) these were far from the loud color blocking and out-of-this-world graphics that we see today (Gumbo League, I’m looking at you). Subtle in their execution, these Air Jordans were meant to highlight Jordan’s career more than anything else and close that chapter in the legacy of the one of the greatest ever.

But then Jordan came back to save sneakerheads from having to potentially watch Hubert Davis Air Jordan commercials and well, you know the rest. And until recently, the Air Jordan 10 “City Series” was an odd curiosity that many figured would never get a retro because of the time period they represented. Now that the “Charlotte” colorway is back, many sneakerheads are hoping that Jordan Brand will drop the rest of the “City Series” so they can finally live out their dreams of rocking a Kendall Gill-inspired colorway. Or something like that…

Of course we went #45...
Of course we went #45…

For this edition of NBA 2K14 Kicks, we are going to take a look at what the Air Jordan 10 “City Series” would look like if Jordan Brand had released a colorway for every NBA team today. Much like the actual “City Series” we didn’t stray too far from the formula established by the originals; simple color blocking and not much else. And if you’re wondering why there’s no Seattle colorway, blame 2K14’s archaic menu system and blame David Stern.

Screenshots taken using the PS4 Share feature.