The Nike World Basketball Festival in Chicago is quickly approaching and today Nike released the official uniform for the USA Men’s National Basketball Team. The team is prepping for the FIBA Basketball World Cup and will sport these slicks uniforms as they try to capture the cup.
The new uniforms will debut when the team takes on Brasil at the United Center in Chicago on August 16th.
Nike brings out two designs, a “home” and “away” that the team will sport. It features red, white and blue and is inspired by the classic Nike Windrunner track jacket that debuted in 1978. The uniforms feature a neat speed graphic that represents a basketball point of few on directional changes or cuts in a players game.
Here is more on the Hyper Elite uniforms from Nike:
NIKE HYPER ELITE JERSEY
A flocked lining at the inside of the neck allows the athlete to comfortably wipe excess moisture from the face. Ultra-lightweight stretch mesh in the back of the jersey serves to regulate the temperature of the player along the spine, where athletes tend to heat up the most. Redeveloped, lightweight sphere fabric in the front of the jersey helps to maintain a comfortable body temperature by wicking moisture, while eliminating cling from excess sweat.
NIKE HYPER ELITE SHORTS
A perforated, vented waistband in the Nike Hyper Elite shorts provides a level of cooling, while maintaining the comfort and security that athletes require. A new, performance flex vent placed by the knee allows the game short to flex when the player moves. The addition of a flocked “wipe zone” at either hip allows a comfortable spot to dry hands as sweat builds up.
The continuation of performance perforated zones at the side of the short allows the moisture management properties of the Nike Pro Combat Hypercool shorts or Nike Pro Combat Hyperstrong shorts worn underneath to work as a complete system.
Check out the images of the uniform below as Chicago native Anthony Davis sports his jersey. You can buy the uniform beginning August 7 at nike.com and select Nike retailers throughout the country, including Chicago.