The NBA and Nike have a new partnership for uniforms that will start with the 2017-18 season. On Tuesday, Nike revealed the first of the 2017-18 game uniforms along with the revelation that teams will move away from “home” and “away” jerseys. In its place, there will be four different types of primary uniforms.
The Association Edition, the traditional home white uniform that all 30 teams will have in their assortment, links them as members of the most exclusive basketball club in the world. It represents an achievement that most athletes have worked their entire lives to reach.
The Icon Edition, previously known as the road uniform, represents the rich heritage and iconic identity that exists within each franchise. This edition utilizes the team’s primary color, a color that dominates the closets of the most diehard fans.
Also this season, eight NBA teams will have a Classic Edition uniform that will be available in the fall. The Classic Edition celebrates some of the most iconic uniforms in league history and can be worn at each team’s discretion.
Complementing the new uniform editions, Nike will also unveil a new on-court collection, including tights and socks, that provide a seamless look for the greatest athletes in the world when they play on the game’s biggest stages.
Home teams can wear any of their designs and the visiting team will choose a contrasting design.
Comparison of old/new Kings purple uni, with new collar and crown icon moved from chest to waistband. pic.twitter.com/ejemgl2e2u— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) July 18, 2017
Nike has not officially unveiled the Miami Heat’s uniforms for next season, though most teams are unlikely to make any major design changes from last season. Miami’s new uniforms have yet to be leaked, so stay tuned as we get closer and closer to training camp.
In the meantime, what do you think of these fan-created jerseys?