adidas has been into basketball for quite some time now—dating back to Kareem and his adidas Superstars in the early ‘70s. But since signing on to become the official uniform and apparel provider for the NBA back in 2006, the brand has truly established itself as one of the top (if not the top) players in the game of basketball. Today, thanks to mega endorsements from guys like Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard, the three stripes have elevated their game, particularly when it comes to on-court performance gear.
To help you get geared up for some holiday hoops, we’ve taken the liberty to provide you with our list of the 10 Best On-Court Essentials from adidas Basketball.
adidas D Rose Tech Shorts
The Tech: Flow like Rose in the men's adidas Derrick Rose Tech Shorts. Made with a sweat-wicking mesh lining, the basketball shorts feature side pockets, a flat drawcord waist and a satin Derrick Rose patch above the hems.
adidas adiZero Crazy Light 2.0
The Tech: Weighing in at a just 9.5 ounces, the adidas Adizero Crazy Light 2.0s are the next generation of the lightest thing to touch the basketball court. Re-engineered SPRINTFRAME and SPRINTWEB deliver lockdown support, EVA cushioning makes for a soft landing, and vibrant colors make you a standout.
adidas Powerweb Elbow Sleeves
The Tech: For those long-range, buzzer-beating shots, the men's adidas Graphic Powerweb Elbow Sleeve has innovative techfit powerweb™ compression to focus your muscles for more power and accuracy. These basketball sleeves come one per pack.
adidas Fat Stripe Jacket
The Tech: Set the pace on-court with the men's adidas Fat Stripes Jacket. Made from sweat-wicking CLIMALITE® fabric, the basketball jacket helps keep you dry so you can lead the end-to-end action.
adidas Padded Graphic Short Tights
The Tech: Without a doubt, basketball is fast becoming a full-contact sport. For the player who takes more hits, spills and checks, the men's adidas Padded Graphic Short Tights arm you with CLIMACOOL® ventilated tights that compress key muscle groups for more power and feature padding in all the right places so you don't wake up sore the next morning.
adidas D Rose 3
The Tech: From his killer crossovers to his tomahawk slams, D Rose has a lethal game, and the men's adidas d rose 3 shoes are his weapon of choice. The basketball shoes are made from lightweight synthetic materials and feature soft EVA cushioning and SPRINTFRAME stability.
adidas Team Speed Crew Socks
The Tech: Great athletes need great gear right down to their socks. These adidas Team Speed Crew Socks feature a compression fit to keep them securely in place, while FORMOTION® follows the natural movement of sport.
adidas 3-Stripe Sleeveless Top
The Tech: Dazzle them with your moves on the court in the adidas 3-Stripes Sleeveless Top. The crewneck top is made with shiny mock-eyelet fabric and features the 3-Stripes on the shoulders.
adidas Layup Pants
The Tech: These pants are perfect for warming up before the game or chilling out after it.
adidas Alive LT 2.0 Shorts
The Tech: When you look like an all-star, you play like one. These men's adidas Alive LT 2.0 Shorts are inspired by the best of basketball's pros. The shorts feature a stylish print on the sides.