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November 18, 2013 Updates

The Portland Trail Blazers are considering the possibility of designing new home and away jerseys that could be used as soon as the 2015-16 season. The team's basic home and road jerseys have been used for more than a decade, although red and "Rip City" alternate looks have been mixed in over the last few years. The current white home jersey has "Blazers" in all caps, slightly offset black script with a series of gray, black and red diagonal stripes below the number. Blazers Edge

November 9, 2013 Updates

Well, word is slowly leaking out as to when we'll see the "name jersey collection," as the NBA calls it. The Nets calendar, distributed last week, lists January 10, as the first time the Nets will wear them. The Heat's printable schedule lists two home games, on March 12 and April 8 vs. the Nets and one, on January 21, vs. the Celtics as "name collection uniform games." The Nets calendar lists five games where the Nets will wear "alternate home uniforms" which appear to be separate from the "Christmas Short Sleeve Jerseys." The jerseys will be worn March 21 and 28 as well as April 4, 11, and 15, the last home game of the season. This news follows this week's leak of the uniforms planned for Christmas Day games. NetsDaily

October 24, 2013 Updates

The San Antonio Spurs unveiled today a new military-inspired uniform in honor of the servicemen and women of the Armed Forces. The Spurs will debut the new uniforms when they host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday, Nov. 13. The Spurs created the camouflage-patterned uniforms to honor and showcase the team’s pride in the city affectionately nicknamed “Military City U.S.A.” San Antonio is home to Joint Base San Antonio, a military installation that includes the Army’s Fort Sam Houston, Randolph Air Force Base and Lackland Air Force Base. It is estimated that more than 300,000 active and retired military and government workers call San Antonio home. NBA.com

October 21, 2013 Updates

Having added a logo-only uniform last season, the Spurs are expanding their wardrobe even further this season with a special camouflage alternate to honor San Antonio’s strong military roots. Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard shot pictures behind closed doors following Monday’s practice. Green said he’d already seen the jerseys, giving them an endorsement. “It’s a fatigue-type style,” he said. “They’re pretty nice.” No immediate word on when or how often the Spurs will wear the jerseys, images of which were not yet publicly available. The logo jerseys had originally been intended for select dates last season before serving as the team’s de facto home uniforms for long stretches. Camo alternates aren’t uncommon in pro sports. Toronto became the first NBA to wear them, in 2011-12. Now, fittingly, the Spurs will join them. San Antonio Express-News

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Hoping in part to push along sales of NBA jerseys, more teams will wear uniforms with sleeves next season. An NBA source told ESPN.com that as many as five teams will wear the short-sleeve jerseys as an alternate jersey for as much as 12 games during the season. "We are interested in doing more short-sleeve jerseys when it makes sense," said Patrik Nilsson, president of adidas North America. ESPN.com

September 22, 2010 Updates

Chandler was optimistic about the change in gear. “I think it’ll be great for us, just to be able to move around without being so sweaty.” Lopez added that he is “looking for any advantage I can get, especially running up the floor.” Farmar noted that he also felt a distinct difference. “It’s breathable,” Farmar said. “It’s a lot lighter. The numbers are breathable as well. Places where it got hot and bulky at times…you don’t feel it now.” Whereas most products adidas makes for the NBA take 18 months from start to finish, this project was four years in the making. Blasingame pointed out that adidas first tested the uniform in Orlando three years ago. More recently, adidas had players at last February’s NBA All-Star Game in Dallas give the threads a trial run for the game. SLAM

Chris Grancio, adidas’ Basketball Head of Global Sports Marketing, said the Revolution 30 jerseys are a prominent example of the technologically-forward relationship shared by adidas and the NBA. “I think it’s a huge milestone for our brand,” Grancio said. “It also builds on the long tradition of NBA innovation from adding LED lights around the backboard to instant replay. All of these things are ways technology has been integrated into the NBA game. We’re happy to play one part of that, to bring technology to the players on the court.” SLAM

NBA Revolution 30, designed and developed by adidas, is billed as the lightest and most advanced uniform ever created. They're 30 percent lighter and dry twice as quickly as previous uniforms, and are made from 60 percent recycled materials. They're made to be cooler, drier and more comfortable. According to Howard, players will notice the difference. "You can," he said. "They're lighter. They stand out, for one. Two, it's just a good feel. It feels great. It breathes. You don't really sweat in it." NBA.com

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