September 22, 2010
We've heard all about the uniform redesigns for the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers. We know about the tweaks made by the Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks. Jerseys be changin', you guys.
But did you know that every single team in the whole NBA will be wearing new jerseys next season? Totally true, because adidas has basically reinvented the NBA jersey without actually changing the way it looks besides tons of extra holes. Confused? Yeah, me too. But check out these sick details on the new "Revolution 30" unis.
Designed and developed by adidas, the uniforms are 30 percent lighter and dry twice as fast as previous NBA uniforms to help enhance player performance by keeping athletes cooler, drier and more comfortable on the court. All 30 NBA teams will wear the new uniforms beginning this season. [...]
The new uniforms, which are made from 60 percent recycled materials, feature adidas' Formotion technology, which reduces seams, decreases friction between the garment and the player's skin and optimizes the player's natural movement through specially constructed material. adidas reduced uniform weight and increased player comfort by switching front and back numbers from heavier, dense materials to breathable mesh. The new uniform absorbs moisture in less than three seconds as a result of adidas CLIMACOOL fabrics, which move heat and sweat away from the body through a combination of moisture management materials, ventilation channels, and three-dimensional garments, helping the uniform dry twice as fast.
Boom — 30 new uniforms all up in your face. They're cool (literally), they're sustainable (kind of), and they optimize player movement (seems chill?). What else could you ask for in a basketball uniform? Nothing, that's what else, because these are going to be a joy to wear.
Probably the best part of these uniforms — aside from the fact that they look significantly less shiny than the previous way-too-shimmery fabric used in the old kits — is that they have special ventilation channels that allow more air into the sweatiest parts of a player's body. We're talking on the back, on the chest and around the crotch. The real hot spots, which definitely need some cooling. There's no telling how this will affect Chauncey Billups'(notes) head or Lamar Odom's(notes) arms, but we can only hope for the best.
The new jerseys are available for purchase for all 30 teams, so if you're into that sort of thing, pick up a few over at the NBA's store. If you're not, enjoy your super sweaty tanktops, creepo.
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