Before the Miami Heat take on the Bulls on October 29, LeBron and company will recieve their 2013 NBA Championship rings. And when they do, they'll be decked out in some new apparel, courtesy of adidas.
The Heat will wear a commemorative track jacket and jersey featuring the years of the team's three titles (2006, 2012, 2013), the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy, and accents like team word-marks. A t-shirt and four different hats round out what adidas is calling the NBA Championship Ring Ceremony Collection.
Here's a closer look at the jacket and jersey the Heat will be sporting:
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.
Yesterday, Heat guard Ray Allen was in Washington, D.C., to lobby members of Congress to continue funding type 1 diabetes research. Allen's son Walker was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 17 months old. Since then Allen, his wife, Walker, and Walker's four siblings have fought to keep the disease under control while also supporting groups searching for a cure.
On Tuesday, Allen spoke with Sports Illustrated Kids before talking to Congress about type 1 diabetes, how his family has dealt with the disease and the impact it has had on his son. During the interview, Allen also talked about winning his second NBA title and his experience playing with the Heat and the Big Three.