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Nike and the NBA reveal the first of the league's 2017-18 game uniforms

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by J.R., Jul 18, 2017.

  1. WestendMassive

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    What the hell are these jerseys made from? Why are they so fragile?
     
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    Horrible quality, but the players like it lighter so I guess it's one or the other.
     
  3. TMac'n

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    Made from shops of sweat in China

    Players like it because most of them are signed with Nike
     
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    Man that was back in the day before Adidas started taking wear and accessories seriously.

    Once Knight left Nike it all went downhill.
     
  5. WestendMassive

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    edit: wrong thread
     
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    Nike's been making NCAA jerseys for years and they never ripped like this. Nike is ruining the aesthetics of the NBA. The swoosh on the jerseys looks ****, their new designs are all ****, and they can't even make a jersey that stands up to a game of basketball. Bring back Adidas!
     
  7. BleedsRocketRed

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    So what shitty Landry's entertainment patch are the Rockets going to get?
     
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    Nike studying why LeBron James' jersey split down middle in opener

    Nike officials spent much of Wednesday investigating a wardrobe malfunction on its highest-paid active NBA player spokesman.

    Although Nike officials declined to publicly comment, sources told ESPN that executives with the shoe and apparel giant were extensively reviewing why the back of LeBron James' jersey split down the middle on Tuesday night.

    When Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown grabbed at James' jersey while defending him, the jersey tore, separating the Nos. 2 and 3 on the back of his Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. The NBA's Last 2 Minute report, issued Wednesday evening, said that Brown should have been called for a foul on the play.

    The NBA jerseys were being worn for the first time in a regular-season game, as Nike outbid Adidas to win the rights to be the league's official uniform supplier. The company signed an eight-year deal that sources say is worth approximately $1 billion.

    The incident is drawing more eyeballs because it's the second time a Nike NBA jersey tore. In the preseason opener on Oct. 1, Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis had his jersey ripped, and the 0 in his No. 10 uniform was left hanging.

    Nike doesn't bear sole responsibility for the making of the jersey. While the company makes the materials and provides blank uniforms to the squads, it often is the team's responsibility to find a vendor to custom-stitch the names and numbers on the official jerseys.

    This summer, Nike boasted its NBA jerseys would wick sweat 30 percent faster than the previous jerseys made by Adidas, thanks to a product it calls Alpha Yarns and recycled polyester.

    It wasn't a completely new fabrication. The company used jerseys of a similar makeup for last year's Summer Olympics in Brazil and with some select college basketball teams during last season with no issues.

    James' torn jersey itself, which was being looked at to find any unforeseen issues, is being auctioned by the NBA, along with other jerseys from opening night, with the proceeds going to hurricane-relief efforts. As of 7 p.m. ET Wednesday, bidding was at $7,960. The auction closes on Oct. 26.​
     
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    that's actually finally a cool sponsor. i wonder what tilman's going to put on ours
     
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    These Jerseys must be biodegradable. Good on Nike going green.
     
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    See what you did there.
     
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    some of these jerseys if the mockups are true are incredibly ugly. Especially the Cavs, the Bucks and the Blazers.
    I am not sure what to think about the Jazz. It looks awful but Lowe who saw it irl said it's amazing so we will see.
    The Heat one looks good.
     
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    Ennis, Jokic, Lebron, Green, Simmons.
    5 players had their jerseys rip, not even 10 games into the season.
     
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    Nike has not released a single statement, so embarrassing. I still think anything is better than Adidas though. Those 30Rev jerseys messed up our Rockets font, the sleeved jerseys needed to go, they saved us from the horror of the checkers pattern and Adidas showed no signs of listening to the fans and players. At least Nike has done that.

    A side note, seeing Wade with all that sweat sticking to his body: I honestly think this whole technology of absorbing sweat is moot without holes to breathe, since the best I've felt was in a 90s authentic Champion jersey with holes in them. They can make the holes smaller or take them away, but nothing can replace it so far.
     
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    This.

    Those champion jerseys were the bomb!
     
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