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adidas officially unveils 2014 NBA All-Star jerseys (PHOTOS)

Jan 16, 2014, 3:00 PM EST

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After images began to leak earlier in the day, adidas pushed up its official reveal of the 2014 NBA All-Star jerseys with high-resolution, detailed photos of what the uniforms will look like.

From the official release:

“Designed by adidas, the uniforms are inspired by New Orleans’ rich and unique culture, featuring vibrant Mardi Gras colors and shiny brass and silver accents on a short-sleeved silhouette. The NBA All-Star logo appears on the chest of the blue “East” and red “West” jerseys in the shape of the fleur-de-lis, the official symbol of Louisiana, with a purple “W” or green “E” cut out to identify the conference of each player.”

“Each year, we look forward to developing a unique on-court look for the players that pays homage to the host city and adds to the excitement of this highly anticipated game,” said Chris Grancio, adidas head of global basketball sports marketing. “This year’s All-Star collection reflects New Orleans’ festive musical history while also providing the premium performance elements that NBA athletes have grown accustomed to.”

“The All-Stars will take to the court in black, white and gray varsity-style warm-ups featuring conference logo patches.  Each player’s jacket will be customized to represent individual career accomplishments such as NBA All-Star Game appearances and NBA All-Star MVP awards, NBA Championships, regular season accolades and scoring titles. Players will also wear shooting shirts that feature a colorful primal print.”

Yes, we know they have sleeves. But if you don’t like them, just know you’re part of a (very) vocal minority, because the sales adidas is seeing with the sleeved alternate uniforms have exceeded the company’s expectations — meaning, they’re not going away anytime soon.

We’ll have more on this, but for now, check out the gallery below of what we’ll be seeing the game’s biggest stars wearing during the midseason exhibition on Feb. 16 in New Orleans.


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  1. moseskkim - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    Ooh a new level of ugly

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:43 PM

      That looks like a jersey for a Barclays English Premiere League Soccer Team.

      • dannymac17 - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:29 PM

        Yea, no, not even the PL has jerseys this ugly. Id say this is more of the lines of the MLS. These are absolutely hideous.

      • thundercocck - Jan 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

        I was thinking Seattle Seahawks at first glance

  2. svupper - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Wow.. They just keep getting more ugly every yeah.. What happened to the cool All-Star jerseys, like the ones from 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1996?

    • Big Ant TV - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      why dnt dry wear there team jerseys from the late 90s early 2000s

      • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:56 PM

        maybe they designed it for Ellen DeGeneres.

      • Big Ant TV - Jan 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM

        These do look g____

  3. jburk003 - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Just puked up my coffee

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:16 PM

      maybe they will make a change to capri shorts too.

  4. stephenolszewski - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    Adam Silver is thinking $, when in all reality those are worse then the older all star or regular uniforms

  5. lbroberts123 - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    The east jersey isn’t that bad, but the west jersey is terrible. East reminds me of the Seahawks.

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:43 PM

      “East reminds me of the Seahawks.”

      So… terribly ugly and worn by players who talk too much?

  6. flyrocket31 - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:39 PM

    Waste of Material and money if there trying to mke money…. Sleeve jerseys mean more space for advertisements. NOOOOOOO id never buy a jersey again.

    • hildezero - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:09 PM

      What’s wrong with advertisements? Yeah, it’s a problem if they have huge company logos, but the NBA doesn’t wanna go that route. This Silver guy wants to make money by doing it the right way. Small sponser patches would be alright.

      • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:46 PM

        NFL teams have it on their practice jerseys, sooner or later it will be here, just like
        soccer jerseys, what’s the big deal anyway about the advertisements.
        I think if the owner is making money he should put it back in the team.

  7. os2291 - Jan 16, 2014 at 3:41 PM

    They look like soccer jerseys.

    • money2long - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:29 PM

      all the better to flop in

  8. spursareold - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    Sleeved jerseys belong in middle school. These blow giant chunks of dog poo.

    • hildezero - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      What are you talking about? Sleeve jerseys are dope. Yeah, I think adidas design them pretty bad, but at least Nike designs them better than adidas. It’s a great idea to sleeve jerseys, but it would be better if the NBA signs with Nike.

      • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

        Those jerseys are not basketball jerseys, it is a new way to make money, I don’t buy jerseys so he it doesn’t bother me.

      • philtration - Jan 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM

        Dope?

        Who still says that?

  9. shuttaman1990 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Seriously is is a ploy to hide the muscles of a player?

    Like is there actually people that are so out of shape that feel bad when they watch basketball?

    I mean I don’t see why in the hell someone else would wear this crap in public, but to stay trendy or say yeah i play basketball but will be able to not get questioned on his exercise or regime plan since he doesn’t have one!

    I mean even as for playing basketball outdoors or indoors this would make someone sweaty as hell even more than in a regular jersey where they let you breathe!

    • asimonetti88 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:33 PM

      “Like is there actually people that are so out of shape that feel bad when they watch basketball?”

      It’s because a bunch of people feel self-conscious when they buy sleeveless basketball jerseys, so rather than get in the gym and make a positive, healthy change in their life, they complain and get these ugly sleeved jerseys to cover up their chunky arms.

      • triggerhoops - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:41 PM

        Honestly, a simple t-shirt will compliment your body shape under a sleeveless jersey better than a one-piece if you’re out of shape. Basketball jerseys are almost as form-hiding as NFL jerseys, except you just have to wear one simple undergarment underneath. Making it a one-piece totally puts a lot more of the bigger individual out there for the public to see. Not favorable in my large opinion… ;)

      • hildezero - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:17 PM

        I don’t have chunky arms, but I’am into fashion and sleeve jerseys just look better as a fashion statement.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      I think they are hiding tattoos, must be Sterns new obsession, he is a nuisance and I say
      good riddance to the guy.

  10. arrooo - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:14 PM

    Prison striped would be better for the NBA

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:51 PM

      maybe you like wearing prison gear, so go ahead with it.

  11. shuttaman1990 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:15 PM

    “Designed by adidas”
    That’s all you need to know.
    Addidas makes the worst shoes(look at how they messed up D.Rose, and others)
    Now this crap.
    Ban addidas from the NBA, they are a soccer brand, they don’t know nothing about basketball!

    • hildezero - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      adidas do know a lot about basketball. I think the problem with them now is that adidas Basketball is no longer great and well organized as before. I think it’s time for Silver and NBA to find a new official athletic uniform providers.

  12. stoudemelo - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    I like them

    • norcalkingsfan - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:50 AM

      You got a thumbs up from me; just for the individualism.

      • norcalkingsfan - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:40 AM

        Boo individualism. Boooooo!

  13. timberwolvesbrisin - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    Sick of this league selling out…

  14. soopreme - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    I think they are trying to hide the tatoos!!!

  15. soopreme - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM

    I think they are trying to hide the tatoos!!!

  16. eagles512 - Jan 16, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    Absolutely awful.

  17. 00maltliquor - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    They’re tryna force these ugly sleeve jerseys down our throat until we just accept them to be the norm, huh. FOH

    • hildezero - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:27 PM

      Well, according to this report. It has worked. Sleeve jerseys are popular afterall and they’re not going anywhere.

  18. tomtravis76 - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    The sleeved jerseys are pretty terrible.

    • hildezero - Jan 16, 2014 at 5:32 PM

      Na, not really. adidas just designs them terrible. They just need a new team in the designing department. That’s all.

  19. jacobk621 - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:08 PM

    In the words of Charles Barkley ,,,,,, Turrible !!

  20. antistratfordian - Jan 16, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    “But if you don’t like them, just know you’re part of a (very) vocal minority, because the sales adidas is seeing with the sleeved alternate uniforms have exceeded the company’s expectations”

    Because they successfully hit their target market doesn’t mean its critics are in the minority. 10 million Americans can buy one of these jerseys, which would be a lot, and there can still be 100 million of us that hate the design.

  21. dinofrank60 - Jan 16, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Who’s the majority who wants this?
    I don’t see the wave of approval…

  22. kinglorious - Jan 16, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Hot garbage! I hope they lose money so they don’t push this bs.

  23. iamhoraceknight - Jan 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    How many ways can you say ” Turrible?”

  24. norcalkingsfan - Jan 17, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    Why, you guys ask? The answer is money. Money rules everything. Lesson of the day, and if you haven’t learned it by now, you soon will.

    The change in jersey is to allow for advertising space. Cram these ugly jerseys down a dumb American’s throat long enough and eventually they won’t notice the change of scenery. Then you have all the space in the world when you start auctioning off jersey space to the highest bidder. Boatloads of money. Boatloads.

    Soccer and Nascar are the obvious sellouts. Baseball will be the last to sell out; it’s a very proud game. If you think football hasn’t sold out then you don’t watch football on your television set, or at all. Stern knows, or has an idea, how much revenue jersey advertising could bring to the league. I’m sure his puppet Silver has been instructed what to do. These jerseys are here to stay.

    The only thing you can do is block them out. Concentrate on the beautiful game of basketball. Kinda like surfing the web…. who the hell looks at the advertisings?

  25. campcouch - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:04 AM

    I may dig my old black and white fishbowl TV with the foil and rabbit ears out to watch this. My tv might call Earl with these horrible designs. Who in the NBA’s FO said “those look great!”

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