The Houston Rockets have revealed their new uniforms for the 2019-20 NBA Season. The team has overhauled their red "Icon" and white "Association" jerseys to now include the new "Rockets" font, along with modernized side panels, and the addition of black as a main color. We see the new custom font move to a clearer and more streamlined look. Additional details come on the side panels with a design that is inspired by a rocket launching and showing the propulsion trails at the bottom of the shorts.
The fan-favorite black "Statement" jersey for the Rockets will continue to be used in the upcoming season. The final addition to the Rockets’ uni lineup so far is the new "ketchup and mustard" colored "Classic" jersey. The Classic look will be the same as the design and colors as the historic 1994-95 team wore during their NBA Championship runs.
Along with the new uniforms released the team will reveal a fifth uniform to complete the set at a later date.
With the NBA Draft around corner the hats that each player select will receive once their name is called have been released. The caps are designed to resemble varsity jackets and feature a custom patch with the team name, a pin featuring the team’s logo, team-specific striping on the front corner and team information embroidered on the side. The side embroidery will feature the team name, the year they were established, city and state and the team’s tag line. Check out all 30 team’s hats below.
The partnership between Drake and the Raptors has taken on a new dimension, as the Toronto Raptors Training Centre will now be known as the OVO Athletic Centre. We will see prominent OVO Athletic Centre signage inside and outside the facility, The interior redesign elements that reflect the Raptors and OVO brands. The team is going one step further and the Raptors practice jerseys will now feature the OVO owl logo on the upper left chest.
“Drake and OVO are an important part of our city’s landscape, our team’s identity, and our plans to bring a championship to Toronto. With each step of our partnership over the last five and a half years, we have worked together to build a winning basketball program in Toronto and deliver for our fans and our community. This new naming rights deal for our training facility is a perfect example of the strength of this partnership and the innovative opportunities it can generate.” - Raptors President Masai Ujiri
Mississippi State will be trading in their traditional Maroon & White uniforms for the Red, White and Blue. The Bulldogs will represent the United States at the 30th Summer World University Games in Naples, Italy. The uniforms will have USA across the front in the red, white and blue color scheme with the Mississippi State logo on the back of the neck and shorts.
“We are humbled and honored to have the opportunity to represent the United States of America and all that means. We will do our very best to take advantage of that opportunity and represent this great country in the most positive way possible. We are going to go over there and compete for a gold medal." - Vic Scaefer Head Coach
The Toronto Raptor’s gifted Drake a custom Raptors OVO jacket. The custom one of a kind jacket is worth over an outstanding $500,000. The inside of the jacket features a ‘City Edition’ Raptors jersey inside, which was designed with Drake’s help. The fabric for the jersey was sourced from a French mill by Toronto's Garrison Bespoke, one of the first examples of "jersey" cloth from 1927. Also featured on the inside are 235 diamonds that make up the OVO owl and Raptors logo.
"This is truly a 1 of 1 piece .Both the jersey inside, which Drake himself helped design, and this very special piece of cloth. And the diamonds, of course." - Michael Nguyen, the clothier behind the jacket
Brooklyn Nets Point Guard, Spencer Dinwiddie, was ignored by the big sneaker companies early in his pro career. So he created and launched his own brand K8iros. This season he hit the court in his own footwear and each time had a one-of-a-kind custom pair that was painted by custom sneaker artist Kickasso.
We have seen Dinwiddie rock shoes that have honored Rosa Parks, Colin Kaepernick, Stan Lee, Frederick Douglass, Bruce Lee and even former President Barack Obama. Each design is inspired by the ideas of both Kickasso and Dinwiddie.
“The old adage is: look good, feel good, play good. You just feel good when you know you’ve got something nice on, something special. This year, in having my shoe, there was a different anticipation to it, looking to see how my peers would receive it. That was different. But there’s a sense of pride to it. It’s fun.” - Spencer Dinwiddie
Baylor has introduced a new look for their teams including new uniforms for each. The tag line leading up to the release of the new looks has been “One Brand. One Baylor.” with #BaylorUnited. The new look comes with a new bear head logo for each team to wear on their uniforms along with a more traditional colorway that Baylor fans will be happy to see return to the athletic teams. We see some teams introducing alternate looks and will keep an eye out for any new looks Baylor may introduce as the season progress.
The WNBA has released their special Breast Health Awareness jerseys. During the month of August, we will see each team will host a Breast Health Awareness home game. For these games we will see the teams break out the special-edition gray WNBA Breast Health Awareness uniforms.
adidas has collaborated with Marvel to bring the limited-edition ‘Heroes Among Us’ collection. The collection will feature the brand’s star athletes James Harden, Damian Lillard, Candace Parker, John Wall and Tracy McGrady.
“Basketball players, like Super Heroes, have alter-egos. Just as Super Heroes don masks, players don uniforms, and each athlete represents a different power and skill. These unique powers, once assembled, create an unstoppable force of good. With the world watching, these heroes take center stage, placing their teams, their cities and their communities on their backs.” -adidas.com
The limted-edition adidas x Marvel ‘Heroes Among Us’ footwear collection will feature; Marvel’s Iron Man | Harden Vol 3, Marvel’s Black Panther | Dame 5, Marvel’s Captain America | N3XT L3V3L, Marvel’s Nick Fury | TMAC 1, and Marvel’s Captain Marvel | Pro Vision. Shoes will be available April 26th.
The WNBA has introduced new jerseys for each of their teams. The players will wear Nike Women’s Aeroswift uniforms throughout the season for the second straight year. The designs are little different than we have seen in the past with player numbers only being on the backs of the jerseys with the team logo featured on the front. Each team has received an Icon Edition uniform in their primary colors with a Statement Edition uniform in their secondary colors.