Get to know Nike's new NBA gear

With an 8-year contract duration, Nike positioned itself last year as the only sponsor of the National Basketball Association. Here at sivasdescalzo we'll reveal the latest gear from Nike's NBA Collection, which includes shirts, official jerseys, pants, sweaters, and accessories.

You'll be able to find a carefully selected range of products from iconic basketball teams, like the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, and New York Knicks. You can also choose if you'd rather gear from the Association Edition, or Icon Edition.


NBA City Edition

A selection of City Edition jerseys that you can find in our section: Nike NBA Collection


Since the Swoosh brand took over sponsoring the NBA, there have been made available new editions of uniforms to purchase, like that of City Edition, which intends to bring teams closer to their city's communities. The Statement Edition is also Nike's other iteration of uniforms, which is a declaration to set the tone for big games or rivalries.   

The latest edition, which finds itself on our digital and store shelves, is the All-Star Edition; a series of uniforms from Jordan brand based in black and white bases. In addition to featuring these simple color bases, each jersey features team logos to celebrate the 2018 All-Star Weekend, which will be celebrated on February 16th, 17th, and 18th in Los Angeles. This will be the first time in the franchise's history that we will see some of of our favorite players wearing the iconic “Jumpman” logo on their chest.

To further Nike's aspiration to connect fans with players, the new Nike jerseys feature the incorporation of a NFC chip below the NikeConnect logo. Using your smartphone, you'll be able to enjoy up-to-date information on your team, stats from the latest played, and even Spotify lists made by your favorite players!

Now that you know the types of gear that exist...do you know what the terms “Authentic” and “Swingman” stand for?


What is the difference between “Authentic” and “Swingman”?

In our Nike NBA section, you'll notice a few products that include the word “authentic” or “swingman” in their name. Let us break down some of their major differences:

Swingman:
      - Fabricated with one type of material, Dri-Fit
      - Classic cut, made for fans
      - Rib-knit collar & arm holes
      - Heat-sealed names and numbers 
      - Economic price point compared to the Authentic. 

Authentic:
      - Fabric 30% lighter than Swingman
      - Fabricated with two materials: jacquard in the front and Warp on the back for better breathability
      - Scalloped cut: in the back of the arms, which facilitates movement      
      - Power twill: names and numbers are breathable and stitched in a zigzag fashion
      - Exact replica of the jerseys that players where on the court for games

Surely by now, you know which Nike NBA piece will be going home with you! Don't forget that this weekend is the 2018 All-Star Weekend, where the 30th Anniversary of Michael Jordan as the best player of the game will be celebrated.