Retro is the theme for the NBA All Star 2015 Jerseys as adidas unveiled what the season’s best players will wear in February at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
I love nods to a rich history and that’s evident in all of the gear above. I’m vibing with the simple and clean look… and more importantly… no sleeves! I’m sure the NBA took note of when Kevin Hart destroyed the sleeved all-star jerseys last year.
My personal highlights are the 5 stars along the side, representing the New York City boroughs, the East and West basketball patches on the shorts, and the jacket, shirt, and pants are all on point. I think adidas may have missed though by not at least donning “East” and “West” on the front, below the numbers a la the 70s Knicks jerseys. That would work here, IMO.
Oddly enough too, we don’t get a look at the back of these all-star jerseys but I’m sure it’ll say the name on there somewhere since the NBA has to sell some threads (maybe below the numbers!) I personally can’t wait to cop my Jimmy Butler All Star jersey and match the home white with a Cubbie blue hat.
UPDATE: Now we do get a look at the backs of the jerseys… apparently both the first and the last names of the player will appear above and below the number respectively. OK, that’s a little different. That’ll look great for guys like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Also, the details on the patterns for the 5 boroughs:
Queens: 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