NBA website offers glimpse at uniform matchups throughout 2021-22 season

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As part of the league’s 75th anniversary celebration, the NBA has unveiled a season-long calendar, showing a detailed uniform schedule for all 30 teams, on its Locker Vision website.

In total, 123 different uniforms will be worn leaguewide during the 2021-22 regular season, with teams each receiving four jersey editions: Association, Icon, City and Statement.

In addition to the four core jerseys, three of the league’s original franchises, the New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors (then Philadelphia) and Boston Celtics, will also don a fifth “Classic edition” uniform early in the season and in December. Drafting from the design details found in their 1947-era uniforms, each team will debut its retro-inspired jerseys next week, beginning with the Knicks on Oct. 20, followed by the Warriors on Oct. 21 and Celtics on Oct. 22.

Also, for the diamond anniversary, the Nike swoosh logo on the chest and shorts and NBA logos on the size tag and back will feature iridescent diamond texture detailing and embellishments.

According to Christopher Arena, NBA senior vice president of outfitting, identity and equipment, 94% of regular-season games will feature a “unique” combination of uniforms and court designs, with only a limited number of repeat looks.

“Locker Vision gives the users a 30,000-foot view of every single [jersey] edition,” Arena said.

Initially, the Locker Vision interface had been an internal platform for teams to select their home uniform looks for the season, with visiting teams then making their road jersey selections. Team equipment managers also enter in specific “pro cut” uniform sizes for all players, allowing for an easier process in the event of a midseason trade or transaction.

After Nike entered into an eight-year, $1 billion agreement with the NBA to become the league’s official outfitter…



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