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.