Although it was announced back in June 2015, Nike‘s partnership with the NBA finally kicks off… now.
The eight-year partnership comes with a bunch of fresh new gear stacked with new technology so players can ball out even better.
Some of last summer’s gold medal-winning USA Basketball team got a chance to rock early versions of the uniforms and provide feedback to help Nike improve the uniforms.
“The mental advantage of a quality uniform is priceless. The fact that Nike listened to all of our feedback while developing the new NBA uniforms speaks volumes. I’m excited for the new fit and feel,” says Kyrie Irving via press release.
Always paying attention to details, Nike’s biggest improvement to the uniforms comes to the back shoulder of the jerseys and a modified hemline to improve range of motion.
On the material side of things, the Swoosh used recycled polyester isn’t just great for the environment— it also wicks sweat 30 percent faster than current NBA uniforms.
“When you look and feel good, you play good,” says Draymond Green on the new on court ‘fits. “I welcome any competitive advantage on the court and the new Nike NBA uniforms deliver on the feedback that we’ve provided.”
The NBA is also getting rid of the age-old “Home” and “Road” uniforms. Instead, home teams will pick the uniform of their choice.
Be on the lookout for matching tights and socks to complement the uniforms, too.
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