On Wednesday morning, the NBA revealed the new designs for this year's All-Star Game uniforms, which will be on Feb. 17 in Houston.
The jerseys, which are made by Adidas aren't too far off from the designs of the past few years since the company took over as league's official uniform and apparel supplier from Reebok in 2006. They will once again shamelessly promote Adidas with the brand's logo on the shoulder along with the brand's three stripes on the sides.
Not sure what is inspired by Houston’s aeronautical history on these, but apparently something is. Also I hate the fact that they look more like cut-off tees than tank-tops on the shoulders. I'm also not a fan of the contrasting colors on top of the shoulders.
These are a real snooze-fest. Should have tried something a bit more creative. While the looks of the '95 All-Star Game in Phoenix and '96 game in San Antonio were outrageous, especially compared to some classic looks, they certainly were memorable. Each had a southwesten insipred desin and paid tribute to the home city. Adidas should have tried for something that would have stood out more this year.
1995 NBA All-Star Game Phoenix
1996 NBA All-Star Game San Antonio
The East vs. West matchup in the '95 All-Star Game wasn't quite as intense as this rivalry.