HoopsHype Uniforms rumors


May 14, 2015 Updates
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Christmas is more than seven months away, but you’re going to get a little taste of it today, because I’m bringing you another exclusive: this year’s NBA Christmas uniforms, which I recently obtained from an industry source. I’m happy to report that most of the designs are quite nice. In fact, many teams’ Christmas uniforms are better than their normal uni designs. Let’s take a look (click to enlarge): Uni-Watch.com

April 27, 2015 Updates
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Kami Mattioli: Adam Silver — “I think it’s inevitable that we’ll see some sort of additional branding on our uniforms.” NBA’s current deal with adidas for uniforms ends after 2016-17 season. No timeframe for when the league may include ads on uniforms. Twitter

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The Clippers are considering introducing a new logo, colors and uniform as early as this off-season. Photos of the potential new uniforms are being posted on the Internet. "I've seen it but I haven't really looked at it, to be honest," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said before practice Friday. "I couldn't even tell you how it looked. I don't mind change. I think change is good, right?" Los Angeles Times

“The word Clippers means something now," Ballmer said in November. "It didn’t mean much probably a year and half ago but it means something today. If I was to give you my visceral view, my track record is on display. Here we are, 30 years later and Windows is still called Windows. It hasn’t changed its name.” Los Angeles Times

April 17, 2015 Updates

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Clippers are definitely going with the entire graphics package that was shown to me by Source One. But it probably means that they’re going with something pretty close to it. With that caveat in mind, here’s what Source One originally sent to me. Another source has confirmed that these Clippers designs are legit. (PHOTOS) Uni-Watch.com

April 16, 2015 Updates

Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the two sides have an agreement in principle, they are still some distance from a signed deal. However, Nike's new on-court rights will not begin for more than another two years. Nike and the NBA still have "a million I's to dot and T's to cross," said a senior industry source, "but it's at that stage, as opposed to getting to the right number." Sports Business Daily

The new deal will take effect in time for the '17-18 NBA season, after the rights held by 11-year incumbent uniform rights-holder adidas expire. After adidas dropped out, the NBA said it hoped to announce a new uniform deal this spring. adidas’ current agreement is valued at $400M over 11 years, and a Nike deal is certainly expected to surpass that in value. Sports Business Daily

Sources said that for the first time, the deal will include the rights to put a manufacturer's logo on NBA jerseys. Currently, adidias’ logo only appears on NBA warm-ups. One source said that both Nike's swoosh and its Jordan Brand Jumpman logo could appear on NBA jerseys. Those details will not be finalized for some time, the source added. NBA Exec VP/Communications Mike Bass would not comment on a possible agreement. Sports Business Daily

April 15, 2015 Updates

The Indiana Pacers will wear their iconic Flo-Jo jerseys once again for Wednesday’s nationally-televised game at Memphis, the final game of the regular season. The Pacers have received approval from the NBA to wear their throwback uniforms for Wednesday’s game, which will be televised locally on FOX Sports Indiana and nationally on ESPN. Indiana can clinch a playoff berth for the fifth straight year with a win over the Grizzlies. A longtime fan favorite, the Pacers originally wore the Flo-Jo jerseys, designed by USA Track and Field star Florence Griffith-Joyner, for seven seasons from 1990-1997; which coincided with the first major steps of success of the franchise during its NBA Years. During that time, the Pacers made six appearances in the playoffs and two Eastern Conference Finals appearances. NBA.com

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