Los Angeles Clippers Reveal "Association" And "Icon" Nike Uniforms

Ruben Hill
August 11, 2017

The L.A. Clippers today unveiled two of the team's four new Nike uniforms for the 2017-18 season. The Association, the traditional white jersey which Nike says it created to "pay homage to the league", will debut when the Spurs host the Kings at AT&T Center on October 6.

The new on-court look combines the cutting-edge expression of Nike basketball innovation, balanced with modern visual design elements that evoke flight and speed, the defining features of a Clipper ship.

The classic white Nike Association Edition and black Icon Edition jersey designs maintain San Antonio's traditional look. It certainly won't be that insane, but changes will be made much more frequently. Also, yes. Houston has had several good uniforms in the past, including their beloved jerseys they sported for almost two decades. The cleaner side/arm panels on the Nike jerseys are a significant improvement over the crowded, double-stripped jerseys of previous years.

The new uniforms feature Nike's signature high performance technology with notable enhancements including changes to the weight, fit and construction with special attention to enabling agility. The bright blue that the Mavs used to wear appears to be a thing of the past and this new color looks to be more of a royal blue. Still to be revealed are the city edition, which could be similar to the navy Dallas skyline jerseys the Mavs have worn in recent years, and the statement, which according to Mavs.com "allows the athletes at each team to make a statement without saying a word".

Houston should avoid mainly gray jerseys, as in the past they have resulted in eye-sores like these (it's important to note that there will no longer be sleeved jerseys for any team).

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