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A Breakdown Of The New Nike NBA Authentic And Swingman Jerseys

Featured Nike NBA Jerseys

It’s been over two years since Nike’s team apparel partnership with professional basketball was announced. Since that day, fans and players have been patiently waiting to see the newly designed jerseys, on-court hoodies, shirts, socks, and more.

That day is finally here! The Nike NBA Swingman Jersey and the Nike NBA Authentic Jersey are now available on eastbay.com, along with the rest of the team apparel! Not only do we carry all 30 teams, but we also have a number of different players and color combinations. These jerseys are also the first to feature Nike’s revolutionary NikeConnect technology which is built to change the way you experience the game of basketball.

 

NikeConnect Feature

 

You love the game. So get connected! Staying up to date with your favorite player and team is easy with NikeConnect technology. Check out how to activate your jersey and unlock bonus features below:

 

  • NBA Jersey Update 1
    1. Purchase your favorite player’s Authentic or Swingman jersey at eastbay.com, download the NikeConnect app on your Apple or Android device, and locate the NikeConnect tag on the bottom left-hand side of the jersey.
  • NBA Jersey Update 2
    2. With the app open, tap your phone on the tag where a special chip is located. Your team experience will launch automatically on your screen. Once you are signed into your NikePlus account, you can tap into team and player content. This includes exclusive game highlights, pre-game footage, and even exclusive offers on game day.
  • NBA Jersey Update 3
    3. You will automatically begin in the central team tab of the app. This tab offers you a pre-game countdown to tip-off, live score updates, or a post-game final score. This tab also shows you where and when your team is playing next, plus stats from the player on your jersey. Beneath that bar is a team feed. This is a mix of highlights from on and off the court, including game recaps involving your jersey’s player and team. Don’t forget to share this content online as well!
  • NBA Jersey Update 4
    4. On the left side of the experience is an offers tab. By clicking on this tab you will find game day offers at the top of the screen. Along with that, you’ll see “Upcoming Rewards” for future games. Offers include exclusive team licensed products, NBA 2K18 boosts, tickets to games, and Spotify playlists from athletes.
  • NBA Jersey Update 5
    5. The final tab on the right side is a jersey tab. This tab shows your history of tap-ins and rewards with that particular Nike NBA Connected jersey.

So now that you know about the special tech packed into each jersey, let’s take a look at the different styles you can choose from.

 

Available Jersey Color Styles

Association Edition

This jersey pays its respects to the league as whole. Every year around 400 players have the opportunity to put on an NBA uniform. Every team in the league has a white jersey, and this specific white color represents the solidarity of the league with Nike.

Icon Edition

The Icon Edition shows its love for each individual team in the league. Every team has its own identity, one that makes them different from the other 29. This jersey represents the iconic nature of each franchise, and is the team’s main color.

Finally, let’s breakdown the Nike NBA Swingman and Nike NBA Authentic Jerseys, so that you can find the perfect fit.

 

Technical Specs

Nike Autherntic NBA Jersey

Nike NBA Authentic Jersey – $199.99

  • Lightweight mesh throughout the back of the jersey reduces cling and increases breathability.
  • Texturized yarn on the front of the jersey wicks away moisture, dries quickly, and doesn’t cling.
  • Scapula-shaped armholes and mobile shoulder seams for a full range of motion.
  • No distracting seams or hems to restrict your body movement.
  • Made from about 20 plastic bottles, each jersey is created with 100% recycled fabric.

Nike NBA Swingman Jersey – $109.99

Nike Swingman NBA Jersey

The Swingman Jersey is inspired by the on-court jerseys your favorite players will be wearing on the hardwood this season. This more casual option offers most of the fabric features the Authentic Jersey does, but gives you a slightly different look and feel. The fabric and mesh are different and not as lightweight and slim throughout the body, but still offer a perfect comfortable option for wearing around town or to the arena.


The future is here, basketball fans. Jerseys and Nike technology have combined and created a new, exciting path for jersey technology. Get your Nike NBA gear now at eastbay.com!

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