Originally posted on NBA 24/7 365  |  Last updated 1/16/13

It’ll be a while before we know exactly who’s going to be wearing them, but Adidas and the NBA decided to give us fans a look at the top half of the uniforms that will be donned by those players voted into/deemed worthy of the 62nd All-Star game, which will take place in Houston, Texas.  As usual, the jerseys have a very futuristic look with a wide-shouldered cut, all-over pattern, and newfangled neckline.  Basically, they’re ugly as hell.  Here are a few of the sensationalized details courtesy of NBA.COM… PORTLAND, Ore. (January 16, 2013) – adidas, the official on-court apparel provider for the National Basketball Association (NBA), today unveiled the uniforms and apparel for the 62nd NBA All-Star Game on February 17, 2013 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX . Designed by adidas, the uniforms take inspiration from Houston’s rich aeronautical history and the speed of the jet planes that dot its skies.  The uniforms’ eye-catching impact camo pattern evokes the world’s fastest fleet of aircraft with the classic silhouette of a basketball net. “The NBA All-Star Game is an exciting time to unite adidas’ line of performance and style products to celebrate the court-to-street style that runs through basketball culture around the world,” said Lawrence Norman, adidas Vice President, Global Basketball.  “2013 marks adidas’ sixth season designing NBA All-Star uniforms and every year we look forward to introducing performance innovations that help the best basketball players in the world lift off and take their games to the next level in front of a global audience.” The adidas 2013 NBA All-Star uniforms feature specially-engineered mesh to provide maximum mobility and breathability.  The West (red) and East (royal blue) uniforms also feature the adidas iconic three-stripe design flanking the side of both the jersey and shorts.  The uniform lettering and numbers are inspired by the stenciled style on jet planes. Players will take to the court in black-and-white aviator-style NBA All-Star warm-ups featuring metal zippers made with a similar anodized finish that is used on airplanes.  Each player’s jacket will be customized to represent individual career accomplishments such as NBA All-Star Game appearances and All-Star MVP awards, NBA titles, in addition to season awards including MVP, Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Scoring Championships. Replica 2013 NBA All-Star jerseys are available at retail with a full range of NBA All-Star apparel from adidas including men’s and women’s T-shirts, track jackets and headwear. Aeronautic history… impact camo pattern… jet plane numbers… ugly, ugly, ugly.  What ever happened to normal basketball uniforms?  Why must we try to turn a garment into an airplane?  If airplanes have to be a thing, why not design a cool airplane logo and slap it on the chest?  It worked for the Spirits of Saint Louis in 1974, and it’d work for the NBA All-Star game in 2013.  It’s a shame that simplicity, a time-tested concept in style, has been completely tossed out the window by the folks at Adidas. It should also be noted that, according to the USA Today, the shorts are going to be woven.  If that has no significance to you, think 2012. Lastly, the NBA’s official press release states that the warm-up jackets will “feature aviator-style leather trim along the zipper and pocket for a premium look and feel.” So basically, players will be taking the floor wearing leather flight jackets over futuristic tank tops and nylon swim trunks. Great job, Adidas.

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