Here's what one artist imagines the Nike x NBA jerseys should look like.
Yesterday afternoon Nike and the NBA unveiled the first of the league's new jerseys for the 2017-18 season.
As part of the unveiling, Nike and the NBA announced that each team would have four new primary uniforms, including "Association" and "Icon" editions which will replace the traditional "Home" and "Away" uniforms, respectively.
According to Nike,
"The two remaining core uniforms, inspired by the mindset of the NBA athlete and the communities that support their teams through thick and thin, respectively, will be revealed in the coming months."
While we await to see the full range of Nike x NBA jerseys for next season, artist Brian Begley (@iambrianbegley) has created plenty of dope concept designs which could easily pass as the real deal.
Check out each of his designs below.
NBA Nike Uniform Design Concepts for @okcthunder. On top of designing these uniforms, I also went a step further and designed a new badge/logo for OKC. The new logo can be seen on the shorts. Also, I wanted to push the boundaries of creating a design that paid homage to the old Supersonics uniforms. Some will like and some will hate, but that's OK!! 🤙
NBA Nike Uniform Design Concepts for the @pelicansnba. Black, white & old gold for NoLa! I've always loved these colors together. (And no it's not a bite off of Toronto's OVO look) Mardi Gras uni is simple and upgraded. The NOLA Pride (red, white & blue) inspired by the New Orleans flag and an addition of a black band w gold fleur de lis, to keep the families affected by Hurricane Katrina always in our prayers.
NBA Nike Uniform Design Concepts for the @sacramentokings. Being that the Kings recently went through a uni upgrade and rebrand, I only made a few minor tweaks to the current design. Also, that baby blue throwback is one of my all time favorites! The cool purple grey uni combines the same font used in the new logo, but arched to give a nod to the Rochester Royals.
NBA Nike Uniform Design Concepts for the @detroitpistons. These first 3 uni's are how I see the history of the traditional Pistons uniform in modern day. The "Motor City," is taken from the layout of the first 50's Pistons uniform. Go check that out! And the last white w red&blue stripe is inspired by the warm up jackets worn by players like, Laimbeer, Thomas, Rodman! I did a blue uniform w red&white stripes (not posted) but the white makes for an awesome home alternate. These uniforms BLEED Detroit Pistons history! . . . . . #pistons #detroit #detroitpistons
Here's some new NBA Nike Uniform Design Concepts for the @bucks. Some minor tweaks were made to the current designs, but had to bring back one of my favorite Bucks throwback uni's and added a new cream uni to the mix. Let's get @nike & @nikebasketball's attention and tag them! 😜😜 . . . . . #milwaukeebucks #bucks #derrickrose #giannisantetokounmpo
Some new uniform concepts for the @houstonrockets. Like a handful of my concepts, I also designed a new logo. I always loved the Rockets red/yellow colorway, so I used that on the 3 main uni's. My black, "Clutch City," uni is a mash-up of 3 of their previous uniform designs. And finally, that 90's Rockets awesomeness that NEEDS to make a comeback!! . . . . . #houston #rockets #houstonrockets #chrispaul #jamesharden