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1950’s
The NBA’s first uniforms consisted of thick polyester
jerseys a...
1949
1979
1952
2001
1952
1988
2010 1998
19992005
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1960’s
Players names were added to the back of uniforms
and the N...
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2001
1952
1988
20101998
19992005
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1970’s
Large and bold stripes were
introduced, outsourcing the
early ...
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1952
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19992005
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MacGregor Sand-Knit became the outfitter
during the 1980’s and cr...
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1989
Fashion designer Alexander Julian designed
the Charlotte Hornets...
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1990’s
Michael Jordan was a major factor to the switch
from short...
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2000’s
Introduced theme jerseys that varied from
throwback jerseys to...
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2006
Adidas took over as official outfitter for the NBA.
They developed...
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Noche Latina Program is introduced and
teams sport spanish names...
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Golden State Warriors became the
first NBA team in the modern...
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They Wore What?! History of the Always Changing NBA Uniform

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Like most professional sports, team uniforms evolve over time to match new playing styles and overall fashion culture. From the satin short-shorts of the 1950's to today’s tight sleeves, lets take a look at the ever changing NBA uniform.

What do you think? Will sleeves be a permanent part of the uniform or phase out like the short-shorts? What is your favorite/least favorite decade? Comment below and be sure to share and discuss with your friends!

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They Wore What?! History of the Always Changing NBA Uniform

  1. 1. 949 1979 195 2001 988 201 19992005 1964 HISTORY JERSEYNBA
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  4. 4. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 1964 1950’s The NBA’s first uniforms consisted of thick polyester jerseys and belted satin shorts. Players only had a limited amount of uniforms during the season, so durability was a must. From 1950-1960, “candy striping” was used to outline the uniforms. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  5. 5. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 2010 1998 19992005 1 9 6 4 1960’s Players names were added to the back of uniforms and the NBA reduced uniform outfitters to one sponsor to create unity among the organization. Belts were eliminated and elastastic was introduced. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  6. 6. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 1964 1970’s Large and bold stripes were introduced, outsourcing the early simple look. High socks and sweatbands became popular among NBA players. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  7. 7. 1949 19791952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 19641980’s MacGregor Sand-Knit became the outfitter during the 1980’s and created a new technology: a cotton/polyester blend material that absorbs moisture and allows breathability. The cons? Players were only offered standard sizes. Jersey necklines changed from scoop-neck to v-neck. Shorts also got tighter and shorter. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  8. 8. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 1964 1989 Fashion designer Alexander Julian designed the Charlotte Hornets uniforms, marking the first time a fashion designer made clothing for a major professional sports team. Jerseys became more of a hot commodity among fans—which boosted NBA’s popularity worldwide. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  9. 9. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 2010 1998 19992005 1 9 6 4 1990’s Michael Jordan was a major factor to the switch from short-shorts, to longer shorts, thanks to him constantly tugging his shorts down. Uniforms became customized for the players, as Jordan started wearing his shorts longer. 23 Champion and later on, Reebok became the official outfitter of the NBA. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  10. 10. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 1964 2000’s Introduced theme jerseys that varied from throwback jerseys to holidays such as Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras. The Toronto Raptors and other teams sported large logos in the 90’s. This trend was recently seen in the 2013 Christmas uniforms as well. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  11. 11. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 1964 2006 Adidas took over as official outfitter for the NBA. They developed a new sport fabric technology (lighter and fast drying jerseys) to help players feel comfortable as they played. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  12. 12. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 20101998 19992005 1964 2010 Noche Latina Program is introduced and teams sport spanish names instead of their traditional names, such as Los Bulls, El Heat and Los Spurs. VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  13. 13. 1949 1979 1952 2001 1952 1988 2010 1998 19992005 1 9 6 4 2013 Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team in the modern era to add sleeves to their regular uniforms. 30 VIEW THE INFOGRAPHIC
  14. 14. twcc.com Sources: http://dimemag.com/2010/09/a-comprehensive-history-of-nba-uniforms/ http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/11/bingo-smith-1976-evolution-nba-uniform http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/5/mike-davis-1970-evolution-nba-uniform http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/13/bill-cartwright-1980-evolution-nba-uniform http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/18/muggsy-bogues-1989-evolution-nba-uniform http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/19/michael-jordan-1989-evolution-nba-uniform http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/23/damon-stoudamire-1995-evolution-nba-uniform http://espn.go.com/nba/photos/gallery/_/id/9869350/image/26/golden-state-warriors-2013-evolution-nba-uniform http://www.nba.com/2010/news/03/03/release/ Brought to you by:

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