In celebration of the 75th Anniversary Season of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Nike have created a series of Classic Edition Jerseys. The three jerseys they have released are in honour of the three franchises, who have been in the league from the very beginning. The Boston Celtics and New York Knicks Jerseys will be pretty recognisable and the final release is that of the Golden State Warriors, who were formerly known as the Philadelphia Warriors before relocating.
Classic Edition jerseys are nothing new and you can get your hands on many and through a number of suppliers. However, these are the real deal Nike ones and feature the classic Nike Sportswear Logo and it is the first time that has featured on an NBA Jersey. The logo adds to the whole look and for Nike collectors, it is worth buying the jerseys just for that.
This series was created with the 1949 merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League, to form the NBA. These three teams were pivotal in the success of that merger and the ardent support of fans helped the league grow. The jerseys have been made in honour of those fans that have made this league such a huge success.
These three are just the first of the series, so keep an eye on the Nike Shop for releases. Scroll down for some examples of our growing selection of NBA gear and keep an eye out for our stock drops after the August Sale.
New York Knicks:
Golden State/Philadelphia Warriors:
What They Said:
Design Director for Nike Basketball uniforms, Elesban Montoya
“Retro uniforms are nothing new in basketball. What is new is how the Nike NBA Classic Edition uniforms intersect with such a pivotal moment in the league’s history,”
“A big reason for the merger’s success was the fan support. So this is our spin on historic uniforms, but it’s also an emblem of respect for the fans who rallied for their teams and showed up for the league over the years.”
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