Adidas has just revealed its uniforms for the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston, and they are about what we’ve come to expect from the company since they began designing them six years ago.
According to an NBA.com press release, the apparel supplier was inspired by the host city’s aviation history and incorporated this into the jerseys:
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.
While we’re not sure the camo is “eye-catching”—it seems subtle if anything in the picture provided—the company’s iconic three stripes have been featured in an awesome new way.
The trio of stripes runs along the side of each jersey, before suddenly bursting into a star. According to the press release, the shorts will contain the same design.
Even more intriguing are the new warm-ups that Adidas has mentioned but not shown as of yet.
From the press release: "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 that is used on airplanes."
It goes on to mention how each player's warm-up jacket will be uniquely customized to show the accolades and honors they have received over the course of their careers—including, but not limited to, All-Star appearances, All-Star and regular-season MVP awards, NBA championships, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and scoring titles.
Those seem to be the most notable addition to this year’s All-Star apparel, as the uniforms aren’t really anything special or different from events past.
If you want to catch these new uniforms in person, tune in to the NBA All-Star Game on February 17. It airs live on TNT at 8:30 p.m. ET and takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston.