This coming fall, some huge changes will be made in professional basketball. One of them being Nike becoming the NBA’s new official uniform supplier.
Below is a leaked image of what these future Nike uniforms may look like. The leaked uniforms have Nike’s swoosh logo placed on the right hand shoulder and on the player’s left hip. Previous Adidas NBA uniforms did not have the Adidas logo present on the uniform.
Leaked photo of Nike's NBA uniforms next season. pic.twitter.com/tlKfp3k9gu— Trust The Brocess (@PickAndPapi) November 4, 2016
However, not every single team will be sporting Nike’s uniforms. The Hornets will be wearing uniforms made by Jordan Brand instead, and will be the only team in the wearing Jordan gear. This isn’t necessarily a huge surprise given their owner. The Hornet’s uniforms should be similar to the Nike uniforms. It is assumed the Jumpman will be appearing in the same spots as the Nike logo, and the Hornet’s jersey material will be the same.
Next season, teams will also have the option to add a sponsor to their uniform as part of a three year trial period. As of now, the Celtics, 76ers, Kings, Cavs, Jazz and Nets have all announced 3 year sponsorship deals. Sponsor patches on the new uniforms will be placed on the left hand shoulder and will not exceed a 2.5 inch square. Retail versions of the uniforms will not have the patch, however, each club may sell patched uniforms at their team stores.
76ers become first NBA team with uniform sponsorship: https://t.co/wHt8Zr34Ue pic.twitter.com/uwUA7oIJIT— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 16, 2016