Next season, Nike takes over for Adidas as the official manufacturer of NBA uniforms.
That’s not going to mean radical changes to the traditional game day jerseys — the Lakers and Celtics aren’t suddenly getting a new look — although what happens with the Christmas Day, All-Star Game, and other specialty jerseys should be interesting.
The Sixers’ new unis leaked at a recent event and were bouncing around Twitter (hat tip to The Sporting News).
A few thoughts:
• No, they are not that much different. That’s not going to happen.
• On the white jersey, you can see the ad the Sixers sold for their jerseys next year to StubHub.
• The one noticeable difference: You see the Nike swoosh on the jersey and shorts, while Adidas never got that kind of placement. It was clearly part of the massive deal that Nike signed to take over the rights.