Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  20 responses

Adidas, NBA Unveil All-Star Game Uniforms (PHOTOS)

Space City gets its aeronautical due.

Believe it or not, it’s already that time of year again. Nearly half of the 2012-13 NBA season is in the books, and All-Star Weekend is right around the corner. With that in mind, and with the February 17th game in Houston, TX, fast approaching, adidas and the NBA have officially unveiled this year’s All-Star Game uniforms. Peep the photo above, and then keep on reading for a complete breakdown of the unis and warmups, courtesy of the NBA:

Designed by adidas, the uniforms take inspiration from Houston’s rich aeronautical history and the speed of the jet planes that dot its skies.  The uniforms’ eye-catching impact camo pattern evokes the world’s fastest fleet of aircraft with the classic silhouette of a basketball net.

“The NBA All-Star Game is an exciting time to unite adidas’ line of performance and style products to celebrate the court-to-street style that runs through basketball culture around the world,” said Lawrence Norman, adidas Vice President, Global Basketball.  “2013 marks adidas’ sixth season designing NBA All-Star uniforms and every year we look forward to introducing performance innovations that help the best basketball players in the world lift off and take their games to the next level in front of a global audience.”

The adidas 2013 NBA All-Star uniforms feature specially-engineered mesh to provide maximum mobility and breathability.  The West (red) and East (royal blue) uniforms also feature the adidas iconic three-stripe design flanking the side of both the jersey and shorts.  The uniform lettering and numbers are inspired by the stenciled style on jet planes.

Players will take to the court in black-and-white aviator-style NBA All-Star warm-ups featuring metal zippers made with a similar anodized finish that is used on airplanes.  Each player’s jacket will be customized to represent individual career accomplishments such as NBA All-Star Game appearances and All-Star MVP awards, NBA titles, in addition to season awards including MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Scoring Championships.

Replica 2013 NBA All-Star jerseys will be available at NBAStore.com.

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  • spit hot fiyah

    for like the fifth year in a row it is basically the same right?

  • Madubbs

    They should go back to wearing their team road and home jerseys

  • Max

    Definitely, that was one of the coolest things about it when I was a kid!

  • Name

    Not bad, but not good either. There’s been worse.

  • Draak Grafula

    philadelphia much?

    Actually I quite like them but the could have left out the camo-background imo.

  • https://twitter.com/Wayne__o BuenoWayno1

    Lazy design

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    I hate how adidas puts their logo over everything. There was a time when you didn’t know who made the NBAs gear until you actually bought a jersey. And I know I’m in the minority, but I miss the days when the All Star jerseys were themed after the home city. I love the Phoenix all star unis with the cactus.

  • 23

    You must not watch watch allstar games

  • 23

    You gotta let go of the past!

  • JM

    Read the last two lines of the article for the reason that will never happen. It’s all about the Benjamin’s. More jersey designs mean more $$$

  • nhm

    those cactus jerseys were designed by adidas too

  • nhm

    this looks damn good. those who think that home and away jerseys look better must be old and likes chaos. it was like watching a pickup game with ten kids playing on different jerseys.

  • King Beef

    I’m more excited to see the warmups with all the individual accolades on them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrea-Cavalli/757338131 Andrea Cavalli

    I like those jerseys. I may even get one, a LeBron one maybe.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    WWere they? I don’t remember but I do remember that they didn’t have 3 stripes running down the side.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Yeah I always thought that was lazy and dumb. It’s the all star game it should be special.

  • Redd

    I like Adidas over Nike, but Adidas’ lack of creativity in both these uniforms & D Rose’s shoes are becoming annoying.

  • Barry

    Far better then last time the ASG was in Houston.

  • mike

    i miss the 90′s all star jerseys, simple and clean with timeless design. They should include the player’s team somehow in the design though, makes it unique, and how many all star games they ve played- like a military badge. but these jerseys? not gonna sell well…..if thats what theyre after…seriously adidas need to fire their designers.

  • LobCity

    Really? I always though those were weak. Although a lot of All Star Unis have been pretty bad.