Posted January 30, 2014

NBA unveils sleeved 2014 All-Star jerseys by Adidas

2014 All-Star Weekend, Adidas, Ben Golliver, NBA

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Adidas has unveiled sleeved jerseys for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game. (Adidas)

The NBA and Adidas have unveiled the 2014 All-Star Game jerseys, which feature sleeves for the first time. The uniforms — red for the Western Conference, blue for the Eastern Conference — will be worn during the All-Star Game, set for New Orleans on Feb. 16.

The Western Conference jersey is red with purple trim around the neck and on the shoulder. The jersey top features a bock “W” and the word “West” in red inside a purple “fleur-de-lis” logo on the chest, with a red star towards the bottom of the  graphic. The player’s number will appear in purple on the left sleeve and “Nola 14″ can be seen in a small purple patch on the right shoulder.

A close-up look at the 2014 NBA All-Star jersey for the West. (Adidas)

A close-up look at the 2014 NBA All-Star jersey for the West. (Adidas)

The Eastern Conference jersey is blue with bright green trim around the neck and on the shoulders. The jersey top features a block “E” and the word “East” in blue inside a green “fleur-de-lis” logo on the chest, with a blue star towards the bottom of the graphic. The player’s number will appear in green on the left sleeve and “Nola 14″ can be seen in a small blue patch on the right shoulder.

A close-up look at the 2014 NBA All-Star jersey for the East. (Adidas)

A close-up look at the 2014 NBA All-Star jersey for the East. (Adidas)

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“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’s head of global basketball sports marketing, in a statement. “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 “fleur-de-lis” logo is the official symbol of Louisiana, and it was also incorporated into the New Orleans Pelicans’ new logo last year.

Here’s a gallery of the NBA’s 2014 All-Star jersey images, including detailed looks at both jerseys. Images of the jerseys first surfaced on French website Basket4Ballers.com and Spanish website Fuikaomar.es.

These jerseys continue Adidas’s trend towards the short-sleeve style. Adidas unveiled its first sleeved jersey, a yellow Warriors look, in February 2013. A white sleeved Warriors jersey, an orange sleeved Suns jersey, and a light blue sleeved Clippers jersey followed. The apparel manufacturer then designed sleeved jerseys for all 10 teams that played on Christmas Day.

The 2013 All-Star Game jerseys, which did not feature sleeves, can be seen here.

18 comments
Mark V.1
Mark V.1

The NBA has got to get a different outfitter...

tbost4321
tbost4321

Atrocities like this belong in the "WTF were they thinking" wing of the uniform Hall of Shame, right alongside the 1970's MLB poly-knit pullovers featuring yellow/brown/orange and the denim-look 1990's Kentucky basketball jerseys.

Marchoir
Marchoir

To those who are bellyaching about the appearance of the sleeved jerseys....have you even looked at the skirts they wear? Why not make jerseys that say "West Side" and "East Side" with the appropriate hand sign on the front?

JulioMedina
JulioMedina

NBA, stop...just stop. These are professional basketball players not pee wee league 12 year olds. They look ridiculous. Let the basketball players where basketball JERSEYS not t-shirts. these are lame as hell.

SaulLozanoII
SaulLozanoII

We fans need to deny sales for these atrocities. ENOUGH with sleeved nonsense! Start petitions. The NBA won't make them if fans won't buy.

humdrumdrumhumming
humdrumdrumhumming

everybody's going on and on about the sleeves -- but i can't get past that "logo"…



OMG, these are bad --- what are they making NBA players F - ing Knights of the Round Table???






these jerseys look like they were designed by Cirque du'Soleil  - for use on Cap'n Crunch cereal boxes




junior18
junior18

adidas, please, stop. We get it. You're desperately trying to keep up with Nike and UA in the outrageous uniform race. You're losing, badly. Stop. Please.

CubanMustGo
CubanMustGo

More butt-ugly NBA jerseys.  SURPRISE!!!


If this is where our new NBA commissioner is taking the league, it's already time to look for his replacement.

Marsh the Great
Marsh the Great

Nobody likes the NBA t-shirt-jersey-things. Please stop making them, NBA. Thank you.

Marchoir
Marchoir

@JulioMedinaAnd these same "professional" players are going to wear jerseys with adolescent, pee wee nicknames on the back, i.e. "The King", "Plums", "Money Mase", "J. Shuttlesworth", "D-Wade", and "B-Easy"?

carjax1202
carjax1202

@b.himes89 @Marsh the Great Won't happen....the players have made their point and they are not fans.  Adidas needs to get clue and stop this madness.  Once their contract is up...(hopefully soon)  Another company will come in and clean up this mess.  Man those are God awful.