2016 NBA All-Star uniforms revealed

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One of the most exciting times in every NBA season is All-Star weekend. On Thursday, the NBA and Adidas, the leagues uniform designers, revealed the official East and West Uniforms for the NBA All-Star game.

Here are the uniforms for the Eastern Conference:

And here are the Western Conference uniforms.

Darren Rovell of ESPN explained the simplicity of the uniform design:

“Adidas, for the second straight year, is going simple with the jerseys, after last year’s designs — modeled after the early days of New York basketball — were lauded.

The simplicity this year has its roots in the types of jerseys worn by the players on the Toronto Huskies and the New York Knickerbockers, who played the very first NBA game on Nov. 1, 1946.”

It is nice to see that the jerseys were influenced based on a throwback design. The simplicity was the same as last years All-Star uniforms in New York/Brooklyn. David Cho, Senior director of Adidas who handles the partnership between the company and the NBA stated that, “The goal here was to reflect the past, but also have something that spoke to the fact cosmopolitan city that Toronto is and bring it into the modern age by telling a team story as well.”

Both jerseys will have both the maple leaf and the Toronto skyline on the back. While the Raptors secondary claw logo will be mixed in with a star on the side of the shorts.

The All-Star warmup jacket is also popular amongst the fans. Both conference jackets will be grey with each sleeve having the accomplishments the player selected has done in his NBA career. The jackets and jerseys will be available on the official NBA Store online on January 21st, once players are selected. The cost will be $70-$110 for the jersey, depending on the material and the jacket will cost from $110-$200.

Also interesting is for the first time a sponsor will also be placed on the top left corner. Remember two summer ago when the league changed each team uniform design to have the NBA logo moved from that same corner to the back of the jersey? Well this was why. Commissioner Adam Silver has stated in the past that he can see uniform sponsors sometime in the future, and now it can be tested first hand. The Kia logo will be placed on every uniform for this one time test. The logo will also be on the jerseys sold in retail.

NBA All-Star weekend is set to begin February 12th, and the official game will be on February 14th.

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