The shell on the back which is behind the number represents Turtles from the ocean. This links the sea to mountains in Sydney.
The boomerang shapes in the kangaroo and the spears represent the hunters and gatherers from the Indigenous Peoples across the city with the Aboriginal Flag in the boomerang on the front.
The design involving the Kangaroo and cross hatching on the sides of the uniform is Cliff's modern interpretation on traditional symbols and elements. He has added his own small elements to identify to his style whilst keeping to traditional values. The kangaroo was chosen to relate agility, speed and jump strength of the NBL players. The Kangaroo is also identifiable all over the world to be unique to Australia and the Indigenous culture.