Uniform design was inspired by Houston’s aeronautical history.
Adidas, the official apparel provider for the NBA, announced today what we can expect the NBA All-Star teams to be wearing this year. The 2013 62nd NBA All-Star Game will take places February 17th at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. As for the teams - which will likely feature a few members of the defending champion Miami Heat such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh - here's what we can expect from their uniforms:
Designed by adidas, the uniforms take inspiration from Houston's rich aeronautical history and the speed of the jet planes that dot its skies. The uniforms' eye-catching impact camo pattern evokes the world's fastest fleet of aircraft with the classic silhouette of a basketball net.
The adidas 2013 NBA All-Star uniforms feature specially-engineered mesh to provide maximum mobility and breathability. The West (red) and East (royal blue) uniforms also feature the adidas iconic three-stripe design flanking the side of both the jersey and shorts. The uniform lettering and numbers are inspired by the stenciled style on jet planes.
Players will take to the court in black-and-white aviator-style NBA All-Star warm-ups featuring metal zippers made with a similar anodized finish used on airplanes. Each player's jacket will be customized to represent individual career accomplishments such as NBA All-Star Game appearances and All-Star MVP awards, NBA titles, in addition to regular season awards and Scoring Championships.
Looking to have your own All-Star gear? The NBA store at NBAStore.com will offer a full range of All-Star apparel for both men and women including jackets, T-Shirts and headwear.