On Thursday, Nike unveiled the 2019 Jordan Brand NBA All-Star Edition uniforms, inspired by host city Charlotte and the memorable 1991 NBA All-Star Game.
Here's more from Nike on the uniform design:
For the graphics and color combination of red, white and blue, the Jordan Brand design team took cues from early-90s style and the first Charlotte NBA All-Star Game in 1991. As a tribute to the host team, the uniform shorts include a 1991-inspired logo on the waist and side, a honeycomb pattern integrated into the NBA star logo and crowns for Queen City on the vents. “It was important for us to add details that honor the Charlotte community and the great fans there,” notes Jordan Brand Vice President of Design David Creech.
Tapping into the flight heritage of North Carolina, the uniform uses a military-inspired stencil font for the player names and numbers. Similar to last year’s uniform color palette, team logos, player names and numbers all appear in black, and contrasting-color stars appear down each side as a tribute to past All-Star Game designs.
Earlier Thursday, the NBA All-Star starters were announced, headlined by captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo, along with hometown guard Kemba Walker.
The team rosters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game will be revealed on TNT in a special NBA All-Star Draft Show on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. ET.
* NBA All-Star 2019 full coverage
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game, featuring Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis, will take place on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. TNT and ESPN Radio will air the game live in the United States. NBA All-Star 2019 will reach fans in more than 200 countries and territories in more than 40 languages.