With sleeved jerseys not going away, advertisement on jersey rumors, and soccer’s continued growth in the United States, there’s a growing belief that the NBA is heading towards a jersey change. To be more specific, a soccer style jersey change. But with nothing to go on besides speculation, imaginations have been running wild on what these jerseys would look like.
In comes Jesse Nunez. A huge soccer and basketball fan, he wanted to take today’s NBA jerseys and give them a more, soccer themed, design.
This project is a conceptual mixture of basketball and soccer. It’s my view on how NBA uniforms could look if they were to be designed with a bit of inspiration from soccer kits.”
While many basketball fans are as anti sleeved jersey as you can get, some of these designs are really cool.
The Pelicans, already home to some of the best jerseys in the NBA, make a flawless transition. The Pelicans Fleur De Lis style logo looks right at home as a patch. The best part of the jersey, is the unique curves below the neck and going down towards the advertisement. It’s subtle enough to where you might not see it immediately, but noticeable enough to where it’s not forgotten. It’s something unique that the other teams don’t have in their designs, and I’m a fan.
These designs are very cool and any basketball fans that love soccer will probably like them. But at the same time, if the NBA does change their jerseys, this shouldn’t be how they approach it. The NBA should come up with their own unique design. Something unique, that separates them, instead of copying the design of another sport.