The National Basketball Association unveiled the designs of the 2022 All-Star, Ruffles Celebrity and Rising Star game uniforms in January, designed by Jordan Brand, Converse and Nike, respectively.
Host city Cleveland was the inspiration for this year’s All-Star game’s uniforms, designed to reflect the cultural impact basketball has had since the NBA was founded in 1946.
The All-Star uniform, modeled on and paying homage to classic All-Star uniforms of the 1980s and 1990s, will be available in red and white and blue and gray. The blue color recalls the prominence of Lake Erie, while the red speaks to the fiery power of Cleveland. This year’s team captains are LeBron James in the West and Kevin Durant in the East, although Durant will not play due to injury.
The 80s and 90s are considered by many to be the Golden Age of basketball, thanks to greats like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. As the NBA celebrates its 75th season, it makes sense that Jordan Brand wants to honor those historic times.
The Rising Star uniform, sponsored by Clorox, comes in four different colors to reflect the new Rising Star format, which features four teams of seven players playing three tournament-style games. The Rising Star lineup includes rookies Jalen Green, Scottie Barnes, Evan Mobley and Cade Cunningham, and sophomores Lamelo Ball, Anthony Edwards and Tyrese Maxey. For the first time, the Rising Stars game will feature four G League Ignite players.
Ruffles Celebrity Games uniforms were designed in collaboration with young designers from community partner organization Converse, with West Celebrity Game uniforms designed by 13-year-old Nester Hernandez. The jerseys are designed with the culture of the East and West coasts in mind – the Eastern uniforms reflect local street art, while the West is reminiscent of the pop culture of the 1990s.
The uniforms will debut on All-Star weekend from February 18-20.
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