ADIDAS UNVEILS 2016 NBA ALL-STAR GAME TORONTO UNIFORMS
Adidas and the NBA have recently unveiled the apparel collection for 65th NBA All-Star Game. As with past uniform designs, the host city of Toronto serves as the inspiration for the updated fashions.
“This is the first NBA All-Star Game to be played outside the United States, and it is a very exciting time for basketball in Canada,” said Chris Grancio, adidas global basketball general manager. “To honor this global celebration and pay tribute to Toronto – the site of the NBA’s first game – we’ve incorporated design elements that are inspired by the city’s basketball history, sports culture and unique fashion scene to make an All-Star collection that players and fans will love.”
The Eastern Conference jerseys boast a white and blue colorway, while the Western Conference styles were created in red and white. Among the design features are a maple leaf overlay on the front of the jerseys, serving as a tribute to the national symbol of Canada. As a nod to the host city, Toronto’s cityscape is featured across the back. A star patch that incorporates the maple leaf and NBA logo is displayed on the upper back of the uniforms, while black-and-gold jock tags display the Toronto Raptors’ alternate team colors and claw logo.
The NBA All-Stars will sport warm-ups that embrace Toronto’s winter fashion and style. Black and heather gray fleece jackets include 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.
Beginning in January, the NBA All-Star jerseys as well as a full range of apparel, will be available on NBAStore.com.