Chicago Bulls to Wear Red Nike NBA Jerseys for Home Games August 03, 2017 11:51
The Chicago Bulls have unveiled their new Nike NBA basketball uniforms for the 2017/18 NBA season, along with a statement that they will wear the red Icon jersey as their primary home uniform.
As Nike take over as the head-to-toe apparel sponsor of the NBA, things are going to be done a little differently. A key change for the upcoming season is that Nike and the NBA are allowing each team to choose which kit they want to wear for their home games.
Previously, all home teams would wear their white kit, and the away team would wear their team-colours or alternative kits. For the new season, there will be the Association jersey, which is the traditionally white kit, and the Icon jersey, which is the traditionally the team-colour, 'road' jersey. Teams choose whether they want to wear the Association or the Icon at home.
The Bulls have gone with a traditionally simplistic design for their new Nike kits, with the Nike Swoosh sitting prominently on the right shoulder. The cut of the jerseys has changed, especially around the shoulders, as you can see from the rear images of the jerseys. Nike spent a great deal of time consulting with the players that would wear the jerseys to find out what improvements could be made to enhance motion and performance.
The cut of the jerseys, and their material composition is built around sustainability (each uniform contains approximately 20 recycled plastic bottles) and helping the players to perform better over an 82 game season. So these kits are lighter, and more efficient in wicking away sweat to keep the players comfortable for longer.