Nike has done it again. With the start of the 2020-2021 NBA season already underway since late December, Nike has created and pushed out new quality, gear for NBA fans and their specific teams.
With new NBA city Jerseys, warm-ups, pants, socks etc., be made, Nike decided to take it a step further. This year, we get a collection of famous team Mascot shirts printed on a Nike shirt. While not all 30 NBA teams received one, it is interesting to see the concepts for the teams that do.
Check out the shirt below in the slideshows:
Featured in the first slideshow is the Bucks, Knicks, Trailblazers, Warriors, Rockets, Lakers and Spurs. What I love, is those few teams that actually used their mascot as part of the shirt like Clutch from Houston, or The Coyote from San Antonio. What else is unique is the certain basketball pose each mascot has such as dunking, dribbling, laying up, or passing.
Other teams like the Knicks, Lakers, and Nets (below), feature the team with a basketball as the mascot, though in the same light with them using a basketball motion.
In this next slide, you see some of the other popular team mascots such as Benny the Bull, Lucky the Leprechaun, and Burnie (Miami Heat). Other mascots like the Grizzlies, Clippers, 76ers, and Nets are featured as well.
These new shirts are new in the Nike NBA basketball series. Every year, Nike creates collabs for each team whether it be team logo shirts, shorts, socks, and even select shoes. This is the first year they’ve featured mascots in the apparel line. These shirts add a new playful dimension and allow fans to support their teams in a unique way.
Not all NBA teams are featured however, hopefully Nike will create other shirts for teams like the Mavericks, Kings, Wizards, Hawks, and other teams. Most shirts are still available on Nike, though some are going quick, so make sure to check them out and show your team spirit.