The Nike x NBA partnership is finally here, and you best have your coins in order. The full run of Statement Edition jerseys have been revealed and they will surely be hot sellers.
The “statement edition” jersey will be reserved for important games (think, bitter rivalries).
For example, teams such as Boston, Chicago and Cleveland chose black bases — to convey a sense of strength and power — for their Statement Edition look. Each has team-specific detailing; Chicago’s pays homage to its historic use of pinstripes, while Cleveland’s displays the franchise’s secondary logo. The latter conceit also follows in Milwaukee’s Statement Edition uniform, where the team’s powerful new Buck logo is front and center. Meanwhile, plays on heritage are evident in Denver (where the city’s famous mile-high altitude is viewed as an advantage) and Philadelphia (where the team’s Sixers script is emblazoned in white).
For heads still on coordinating their kicks and outfits, they’re salivating right now.
Also worth noting, Nike snatched up the NBA’s sock outfitting duties, too.
Check out detailed images of some of the iller jerseys below and on the following pages. The Statement Edition jerseys will be available at nike.com/nba starting Nov. 20.