The 2013-14 NBA season is less than two weeks away. And as we get closer to the opening tip off, we get more and more looks at what the players will be wearing over the course of the year. Today, adidas debuted its NBA On-Court Collection, which features new shirts, jackets, and pants designed for performance and style.
You're on the court, you put a move on the defender, and you're gone before he even knows you were there. You could've been a ghost you moved so fast. Of course, it takes lots of practice and training to be that good. But it helps to have the right shoe, too.
Today, adidas debuted the Crazy Ghost, a new basketball shoe that features the company's newest performance innovation, the Crazyquick outsole traction system. When you wear the shoe, the Crazyquick system give you maximum control and flexibility to make quick cuts on the court. The shoe is also lighter and more breathable thanks to adidas' redesigned SPRINTWEB, and the bright colors and design elements make it look snappy.
Three NBA players will wear the Crazy Ghost this season — Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors, New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (that's the the Holiday Pelicans version of the shoe at the top of the page), and the Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried. Scroll down to see more images of the shoe (including a cool blue/orange Faried Nuggets colorway), and a shot of Holiday wearing it on the court.
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Another WNBA championship for the Minnesota Lynx. Another three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the finals.
Maya Moore, though, says that nothing came too easily for the Lynx.
"That's what a championship is supposed to be," she said. "It's supposed to be hard, and when it got hard, we came together and stuck with it and secured that victory. I'm just really proud."
Moore scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and the Lynx beat the Dream 86-77 on Thursday night to win their second WNBA title in three years.
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Can't get enough new basketball jerseys? Good — here's another one.
At the LA Clippers media day yesterday, the team unveiled its new adidas "Back in Blue" pride uniform that the team will wear for Sunday home games during the 2013-14. Why blue, you might ask. The color has been a part of the Clippers organization since it was called the Buffalo Braves in the 1970s. The last time the team wore the color was 1985 when it played in San Diego.
The LA Lakers debuted a new black jersey today — and it's pretty sweet. Called Hollywood Nights, the alternate jersey is black with purple lettering and yellow trim. The team is going to wear it "for select games" this season, and it will be the first time the team will don black threads. (The traditional jerseys are gold, purple, and white.)
Here's a closer look at the new threads:
This week is a big one for teams to unveil their latest jerseys. The Tennessee Volunteers revealed their new alternative unis yesterday, and then later in the day the Phoenix Suns and Detroit Pistons gave fans a glimpse of their new on-court looks.