With the 2014-15 NBA season in full swing, Adidas unveils the uniforms and apparel for the 64th NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15 in New York City.
This year, uniforms pay tribute to New York City’s basketball history and unique boroughs, while personifying the city’s legacy as the mecca of sports, music and fashion. The design is inspired by classic sports uniforms and teams from the early 20th century.
The jerseys feature a side panel of five stars, each representing NYC’s five boroughs with a unique pattern:
Queens: a pattern inspired by the stainless steel orbit rings of the borough’s iconic Unisphere that was built for the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park
Staten Island: a wave pattern to signify its surrounding waters
Manhattan: a taxi-cab checkered pattern represents the pace and energy of the world’s most cosmopolitan city
The Bronx: a vinyl record pattern to pay homage to the birthplace of hip-hop and the rich musical legacy of New York City
Brooklyn: a brick pattern inspired by the iconic brownstone houses and buildings that make up the neighborhoods of the city’s most populous borough
The Eastern Conference NBA All-Star uniforms feature black name lettering and blue numbers, while the Western Conference uniforms bear white name lettering and red numbers. Herringbone detail on the East/West patch and jock tags pays homage to the Barclays Center court, and the New York Knicks font is used for player name and number. And, for the first-time in an NBA All-Star Game, player first and last names are featured on the back of the jersey.
The All-Stars will wear black, gray and white fitted warm-ups that feature satin accents and military-style star patches to celebrate the number of NBA All-Star appearances for each player. Each player’s jacket will be customized with patches to represent the game’s top individual accolades including NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Star Game MVP and NBA Championships. The on-court warm-ups also include a three-quarter-sleeve shooting shirt and tapered pant.
NBA All-Star jerseys and apparel will be available online and at the NBA Store on Fifth Avenue in January.