SBD/November 14, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship

NBA, Adidas Unveil New "BIG Color" Monochromatic Christmas Day Uniforms

The Christmas Day uniforms are part of adidas' Winter Court Collection
The NBA and adidas on Monday unveiled the special "BIG Color" uniforms for all 10 teams playing on Christmas Day, commemorating 65 years of NBA games on Dec. 25. The uniforms feature a monochromatic color scheme with solid color team logos, names and numbers framed with minimal accent color. The uniforms are part of the adidas Winter Court Collection, which will be available for purchase at NBAStore.com, the NBA Store in N.Y., Champs Sports and team retailers tomorrow (NBA). CBSSPORTS.com’s Matt Moore wrote the Jazz uniform “isn't that much different from the feel of their normal dark blues.” The green outline is so dark it looks "blue-on-blue.” Meanwhile, the Lakers' “clean white look is fantastic, and that one's sure to be popular.” But the Thunder's “terrible color scheme somehow looks worse here,” and the Spurs' jerseys are “just depressing." The Nets' jersey is “obviously the best, but that's likely just because I think black is the coolest color, ever.” The Heat, Grizzlies, Pacers and Bulls “all look sharp as well,” and the “more defined colors look nice" (CBSSPORTS.com, 11/13). CBS Sports Network's Doug Gottlieb said of the uniforms, "My only point of contention would be that they're all kind of the same thing. Brooklyn's are all black with the white numbers. The Heat are all red, they're all kind of the same running theme and I wish we could change it up just a little bit" ("Lead Off," CBS Sports Network, 11/12).
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