At today’s Media Day session, adidas and the Los Angeles Clippers unveiled new ‘Back in Blue’ short-sleeve pride uniforms that will be worn on Sunday home games throughout the 2013-2014 season. The uniforms will debut on-court on October 14 in a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets.
The ‘Back in Blue’ uniform features a light blue color for the first time since the team was based in San Diego in 1985. Light Blue has a rich history with the organization and has been part of the team’s identity since they were the Buffalo Braves in the 1970s. The lightweight woven shorts feature three iconic nautical flags to represent each of the team’s letters — LAC — representing the Los Angeles Clippers.
‘Back in Blue’ uniforms continue adidas and the NBA’s commitment to providing players with the most innovative technology so they are comfortable and confident to perform at the highest level. The uniform is 23% lighter than the standard NBA uniform for optimum performance. Additional features include max ventilation for comfort and 360-degree stretch fabric for free motion and range.
Take a detailed look at the Clippers’ new sleeved pride unis below and let us know what you think.
It seems like Los Angeles Clippers forward and NBA Rookie of the Year shoe-in Blake Griffin has been everywhere over the last couple of weeks. His plate was filled to the max at All-Star Weekend, where he participated in the Rookie Challenge, was the first rookie All-Star since 2003 and won the Slam Dunk Contest. He’s already one of the most popular players in the NBA – those things tend to happen when you’re a nightly highlight reel waiting to happen.
Looking to use some of his newly found star power for the benefit of others, Blake is giving a visual co-sign to one of his good friends, USC tight end and NFL Draft prospect Jordan Cameron. In viral video form, Blake channels the personal style and quirky personality of Mars Blackmon, Michael Jordan’s Spike Lee-portrayed sidekick from the Nike Air Jordan commercials of the ’80s and early ’90s. Of course, Blake’s alter-ego is cleverly named Mars Blakeman.
This video has absolutely no association with Nike or the Jordan Brand; instead, Blake is simply calling attention to Cameron, who is one of the top tight end prospects heading into the 2011 NFL Draft.
Check out the 2011 version of Mars and Jordan below:
This past summer, Li-Ning officially unveiled the brand’s new “Defend & Conquer” Basketball Collection. Set to drop here at Eastbay, the Defend & Conquer Collection is a concept pack where the Defend will be designed and worn for home games and the Conquer represents those tough contests on the road. One of the players that will be wearing the Defend & Conquer Collection is Li-Ning’s lead NBA Spokesman Baron Davis. Here’s a detailed look at B-Diddy’s player edition Defend.
The Davis Defend, designed for Clipper home games, features a white synthetic base, with reptile textured sections wrapped around the toe, heel and ankle. Red works Li-Ning branding on the lateral side panel, as well as the upper lace eyelets, heel pull and “BD” logo on the heel. Royal blue hits the Li-Ning logo border, Beardman logo on the tongue and patterns on the laces and inner liner. Red and blue also take care of things on the midsole, getting help from white to finish up the outsole.
The BD Defend isn’t set to officially drop until the 17th of December, but you can reserve them today.