Nike, NBA introduce new statement edition uniform
NIKE and the NBA unveiled three new innovations: the Nike NBA Connected Jersey, Statement Edition uniforms, and the Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket, the first hooded jacket to be worn on the court during gametime. Using new NikeConnect technology, each adult-sized Nike NBA Connected Jersey will have an embedded near field communication chip that will launch real-time team and player content such as pregame arrival footage, highlight packages and top players' favorite music playlists - all on the jersey owner's mobile device. Nike and the NBA also unveiled the third of four core team uniforms - the Statement Edition, inspired by teams' desire to make a bold statement the moment they step on the court. As previously announced, the home teams will determine which uniforms to wear at their games. The fourth team edition will be released later this year. In addition to the new uniforms, Nike and the NBA debuted the Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket, the first on-court warm-up jacket with a performance hood. The Nike NBA Connected Jersey is available exclusively online starting September 29, and the Nike NBA uniforms and Nike Therma Flex Showtime Warm-up Jacket will debut on court on September 30, the start of the NBA preseason. All Statement Edition jerseys will be available at retail on November 20, and will begin being worn on-court on November 25.