Sacramento Kings Unveil Their New NBA Nike Jerseys July 19, 2017 11:20
The Sacramento Kings wasted no time in joining Nike and the NBA in revealing their official 2017/18 Nike game uniforms. Nike and the NBA made a joint announcement about the new game jerseys late yesterday afternoon, with Sacramento following right after with their own announcement.
Leading with the tag line, WHERE INNOVATION IS KING, Sacramento have unveiled their new kits, and given some detail about how these uniforms are going to differ from everything else that came before, thanks to Nike's innovative approach to this new NBA partnership.
A new, modern constructions means zero distraction from seams. Plus, all hems are now constructed in such a way as to alleviate irritation and and restrictiveness.
As well as caring about innovation, Nike also cares about sustainability, which is why each new Nike NBA jersey is made from 100% recycled fabric - notably plastic bottles. Each player's uniform has twenty plastic bottles!
Nike spent a great deal of time testing early prototypes of the jerseys with players around the league, and used their feedback to refine and re-engineer the design. That led to a brand new scapular-shaped motion seam for increased mobility.
New lightweight engineered textures means a stand-off mesh that ensures low moisture cling, and thanks to Nike's Alpha Yarn and recycled polyester blend, moisture is wicked away 30% faster, allowing for maximum airflow.
The white version of the Nike NBA jerseys (which used to be called the 'home' jerseys), are now known as the Association Edition, while the full colour version (previously known as the 'road' jersey) will be referred to as the Icon Edition. Nike, the NBA, and teams like Sacramento, are still to release information on another 2 types of jersey that will form part of each teams on-court rotation.
Nike NBA jerseys will be available here at Hardwood Ventures in Autumn 2017.