For the first time since 1998, the NBA All-Star Game returns to New York City. Often called the mecca of basketball, adidas was inspired by the history of basketball in New York, and used the 2015 All-Star Game uniforms to pay tribute to the five boroughs.
The NBA is trying something different this year by splitting the festivities between Madison Square Garden, and the Barclays Center throughout All-Star weekend. The jerseys each feature a panel of five stars running down the side each with a unique pattern to represent each borough. The Eastern Conference will wear white uniforms with black name lettering and blue numbers while the Western Conference flips the script with a black base, white lettering and red numbers. Similar to adidas' 2014 Christmas jerseys, the players first and last names will be featured on the back of the jersey.
“The NBA All-Star Game is a celebration of the host city and basketball culture, and this year we created our most detailed and sophisticated uniforms to date that pay homage to New York and All-Star weekend,” said Chris Grancio, adidas global basketball general manager. “We took inspiration from all five boroughs, in addition to the rich basketball and cultural heritage of the city, to provide a memorable collection for players and fans.”
Check out the 2015 All-Star Game jerseys in detail below, and pick up yours at the NBA Store starting in January.