Adidas unveiled the uniforms and apparel collection this week for the 65th NBA All-Star Game, which takes place in Toronto on Feb. 14.
Designed with elements native to Canada and paying homage to Toronto’s NBA history, the red-and-white Western Conference and white-and-blue Eastern Conference uniforms feature a maple leaf overlay on the front of the jerseys, while Toronto’s cityscape is featured across the back of the uniforms to represent the host city.
Clean, single-layered fonts are a nod to the NBA’s early days in Toronto, where the first NBA game was played on Nov. 1, 1946, between the Toronto Huskies and New York Knickerbockers.
A star patch that incorporates a combination maple leaf and NBA logo are displayed on the upper back of the uniforms, while black-and-gold jock tags feature the Raptors’ alternate team colors and claw logo. The colors of the nations’ flags represented at NBA All-Star intersect in a grid detail featured on the jersey’s neck liner and the shorts’ draw strings.
Warm-up apparel include black and heather gray fleece jackets that feature star patches that acknowledge the number of NBA All-Star appearances for each player, while patches on the right zipper pocket call out the game’s top accolades including: Kia NBA Most Valuable Player, Kia NBA Rookie of the Year, NBA All-Star Game MVP and NBA Championships. The on-court warm-ups also include a performance fleece shooting shirt and tapered pant with white and gold trim.
NBA All-Star jerseys ($70 – $110) drop in January at NBAStore.com.