Most SIKids.com readers weren't even born in the 1990s, but back then NBA teams wore jerseys with big graphics and loud colors. If you missed it the first time around, Adidas is bringing back the look for six NBA teams. The new Hardwood Classics jerseys will be worn by the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Sacramento Kings during 10 nationally televised games in March.
The jerseys will be available for fans for $100 at NBAStore.com.
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Let's be honest, you probably don't care that much about the Pro Bowl. Basically, the game is a free vacation to Hawaii for the best players who didn't make it to the Super Bowl. The only difference is that, unlike your normal lei-wearing luau attendees, Pro Bowlers have to show up and play football for a few hours. But at least they'll be doing so in cool uniforms. Today, Nike unveiled the jerseys and pants that players will wear in Sunday's game. The Nike Elite 51 uniforms are inspired by the designs that Pro Bowlers wore in the 1970s. The NFC version is above and the AFC version is after the jump.
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The jerseys that the NBA's best players will wear at the 62nd All-Star Game on February 17 were revealed on Wednesday. Designed by Adidas, the jerseys are inspired by the aeronautical history of Houston, Texas, which will host All-Star Weekend this year. Specifically, the numbers and lettering is modeled after the stenciled paint on jet planes. The jerseys also feature a subtle camouflage pattern on them.
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It's unclear when Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose will return to the court this season, but when he does he'll have some spiffy new sneakers to wear. Adidas just released images of his newest signature shoe, the D Rose 3.5. The spiral pattern on the shoe is symbolic of Rose's desire to tighten up his game and his hometown receives numerous shout-outs on the shoe, including a "Rooted in Chicago" graphic and a copy of the Chicago flag.
From a performance standpoint, the shoes feature a tight fit which makes them more responsive when making quick cuts on the court. Mesh on the ankle keeps them comfortable while also providing support.
The shoes will be available on January 31 for $160. See more pictures after the jump.
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Carmelo Anthony's newest signature sneaker, the Jordan Melo M9, was released on Wednesday. Weighing in at 13 ounces, it is the lightest Jordan Melo ever. Straps made of Nike's Flywire technology lock the foot in (and also spell out an M for Melo on the sides).
"I love the idea of being locked in, whether I’m on the perimeter or making a move in the post,” Anthony said. "I want to protect my ankles while not restricting my cutting ability. After working closely with the Jordan Brand team during development stages, the JORDAN MELO M9 fits my game perfectly."
The inspiration for the kicks came from Melo's love of luxury watches and he also wanted a shoe that reminded him of a superhero costume.
The Jordan Melo M9 will sell for $140 and is available nationwide now. See more colorways of the shoe after the jump.
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Carmelo Anthony plays hard no matter who he's playing against, and that includes a bunch of litle kids. In this hilarious new commercial for Kids Foot Locker, the New York Knicks star flushes dunks, talks trash, and swats shots while hooping it up against some young ballers.
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Tis the season for new basketball shoes. Fresh of releasing Kevin Durant's KD V, Nike revealed the newest version of Kobe Bryant's signature sneaker, the Kobe 8 System. It is the lightest shoe the Black Mamba has ever worn on the court. A size 9 weighs just 9.6 ounces. The upper on the Kobe 8 is made of 90 percent Nike Engineered Mesh and this marks the first time the company has used the material on a basketball shoe. The mesh helps cut down on weight and also makes the shoes incredibly flexible.
Another feature of the mesh is that it has a scale-like pattern, which fits well with the Black Mamba and is also appropriate because 2013 is the Year of the Snake in the Chinese Zodiac.
The sneakers will be available starting on December 20. See more photos of the shoe and a video describing the design process after the jump.
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