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NBA news: League unveils new ‘Statement’ uniforms for next season

The NBA unveiled its new “Statement” edition uniforms for all 30 teams today in Los Angeles.

This is another step in the league’s new partnership with Nike, the company now responsible for the threads of every team.

This is one of the four different types of alternate uniforms teams will sport next season.

Via NBA.com:

The Statement Edition uniform follows the earlier unveiling of the Association and Icon Edition uniforms. As previously announced, the home teams will determine which uniforms to wear at their games. The fourth team edition will be released later this year.

In addition to the new uniforms, Nike and the NBA debuted the Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket,the first on-court warm-up jacket with a performance hood. Celebrating the style of the game, Nike designers refreshed a beloved apparel staple into a new performance product for athletes on and off the court.

A jacket with a performance hood? Is the league catering to Hoodie Melo, Carmelo Anthony’s offseason alter ego that destroys everything it comes in contact with on a basketball court?

That may be a stretch. But here’s a closer look at some of the new threads: