The LA Clippers are getting a new look for the upcoming NBA season.
On Friday, the team unveiled two new jerseys designed by Nike for the team’s 2017-18 campaign. According to the team’s website, the new jerseys -- the white “Association edition” and the blue “Icon edition” -- are “uniquely designed to represent the progressive and innovative attitude of Los Angeles while paying tribute to the maritime spirit of the Clippers brand.” Check out photos of the new unis in the slideshow above.
“Through our partnership with Nike, we were able to design a uniform that connects to our traditional roots and emphasizes who we are as an organization,” Matt Paye, Clippers Vice President of Marketing, said in a statement. “The modern look and feel make this the best possible jersey for our players and fans, and we hope that the maritime theme touches home with Clipper Nation.”
The new jerseys are already a hit with Clippers’ players.
“Nike and the Clippers have captured the essence of the team and city with our new uniform design,” said Clippers forward Blake Griffin, who recently inked a new five-year deal with the team. “I'm really looking forward to stepping on the court in October in this new look.”
Fans can use this link to enter to win free gear and join a priority reserve list to be among the first to get the new jerseys. Nike will be revealing the other two new Clippers jerseys at a later date.
In other Clippers news, the team recently announced their 2017 preseason schedule. The team will face off against the Toronto Raptors in two games as part of the Clippers Hawai’i Classic, which is set for Oct. 1 and Oct. 3 at the Stan Sheriff Center on the campus of the University of Hawai’i. The team then returns to STAPLES Center in Los Angeles for three more preseason contents against the Portland Trail Blazers (Oct. 8); Sacramento Kings (Oct. 12); and Los Angeles Lakers (Oct. 13).
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