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September 28, 2014 Updates

The Golden State Warriors alternate uniforms for the 2014-15 season were unveiled tonight during an exclusive event attended by a variety of social media influencers. An industry first for an unveiling of this nature, the Warriors invited influencers to join Warriors forward Harrison Barnes at Twitter’s Headquarters in San Francisco to reveal the team’s official 2014-15 Slate Alternate Uniform for the first time. NBA.com

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Darren Rovell: Cavs send this note to fans who bought Wiggins jerseys pic.twitter.com/gIfgTbtZMa (via @TheOriginalAlbi) Twitter

August 12, 2014 Updates

The Kings will suit up in updated uniforms during the 2014-15 season! Inspired by the uniforms the team wore in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the latest jersey designs havelong been a fan favorite in Sacramento and the 2014-15 kings wanted to bring it back. Home and away jerseys will sport "Kings" in an arced, silver-lined wordmark taken from the team's primary logo with a centered number on the front and back of the jersey. The rear collar on all 3 jerseys will include a gold tab featuring the Larry O/Brien Championship Trophy icon in recognition of the 1951 NBA Championship season in Rochester. The team's black jersey will remain the same. NBA.com

August 7, 2014 Updates
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Andrew Wiggins’ jersey is discontinued at the NBA Store, as discovered by BC Cleveland last night. A search for “Andrew Wiggins” on the NBA’s official apparel site re-directs to the “draft gear” page. The only Wiggins item on there now is a t-shirt, but there are jerseys available for later picks Jabari Parker, Dante Exum, Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart, Julius Randle, and Nik Stauskas. (The screengrab above can be found if you get to this page through Google.) Surely, that’s all just a massive coincidence. The Big Lead

August 1, 2014 Updates
July 28, 2014 Updates

Shortly after 1 p.m., James got the message out on social media (he also tweeted it) that he has chosen to wear No. 23 next season and, within minutes, Adidas officials confirmed they were setting up all 20 printing machines at the company's Indianapolis licensing unit to crank out James replica jerseys and T-shirts bearing the player's name and number. Local Adidas officials had prepared for James to pick either No. 6, which he wore in Miami; No. 23, which he had worn when he was first drafted by Cleveland; or No. 32, since there was talk that James would wear that in tribute to Magic Johnson. On Sunday, local Adidas workers quickly put their plan into place to print items with the No. 23. Indianapolis Business Journal

The presses in Indianapolis were running off James gear by 6 p.m. Normally, this time of year, the Indianapolis Adidas plant would be printing about six different runs, including general NBA merchandise, college football and Major League Soccer items. In addition to those things, local plant officials said items for two international soccer teams—Argentina and Germany—and World Cup soccer items had to be set aside to focus on James shirts and jerseys. Indianapolis Business Journal

This week marked the first time the entire Indianapolis plant was dedicated to making items of a single player since Brett Favre joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2009. “Normally, when we dedicate our presses to one thing, it’s an event like the Stanley Cup or World Cup,” said Blake Lundberg, who oversees operations at Adidas’ facility off Post Road. Indianapolis Business Journal

Michael Jordan has no problem with LeBron James returning to No. 23 in his second stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm cool with it,'' Jordan told ESPN.com via text message Monday morning. "I don't own a number.'' Jordan, who now owns the Charlotte Hornets, wore No. 23 during his legendary playing career. James idolized Jordan growing up and wore No. 23 during his first seven seasons with the Cavaliers. But after leaving Cleveland and joining the Miami Heat four years ago, James switched to No. 6, saying it was as a tribute to Jordan. He announced he would change numbers in November of 2009, his last season in Cleveland. ESPN.com

July 22, 2014 Updates

The Wizards released their new alternate jerseys on Tuesday — their first alternates since going back to red-white-and-blue uniforms before the 2011-12 season. The alternates “will be primarily navy blue with red color-blocking at the top and ‘Washington’ listed on the front while the navy shorts will feature the secondary Monument’ logo,” the team said in a release. Washington Post

The Trail Blazers will for the first time have a sleeved jersey in their uniform repertoire for the upcoming season. The white home jersey will have the words "Rip City" on the front. It will be up to the team to decide when the jersey will be worn, Christopher Arena, NBA vice president of identity, said in an interview Monday. Oregonian

July 21, 2014 Updates
July 20, 2014 Updates

Those stories sparked an idea for something new with a touch of the past, and after 18 months of work, that idea will debut this week: a new alternate logo. Created in-house, the logo, which is known as the “Lucky Alternate,” pays homage to the early 1960s illustration created by Celtics patriarch Red Auerbach’s brother, Zang, a former editorial and sports artist for newspapers in Washington. Boston Globe

It features the classic image of Lucky the leprechaun spinning the ball on his finger, only in white silhouette against a green backdrop, encircled by the words “BOSTON” and “CELTICS” in white. “It’s such an iconic silhouette that people, when they see it, they’ll know exactly what it is,” said Shawn Sullivan, the team’s chief marketing officer. The logo will first be used on adidas team apparel and merchandise on sale through the team’s online store beginning this month. Boston Globe

July 16, 2014 Updates

All NBA teams that have won a championship will wear a small gold tab on their back jersey collars starting with the 2014-15 season, according to images obtained from an adidas retail catalog that began circulating on the Internet on Tuesday afternoon. The gold championship tab would be the first league-wide championship badge ever used by one of the "Big Four" North American professional sports leagues, and it is similar to the star system used by soccer teams to denote World Cup titles. ESPN.com

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