It has only been two weeks since the awesome new NBA season started, but keen-eyed fans of the sports will have already noticed a few fresh developments about the sport this year.
Some of the most exciting turn-of-events involve the Miami Heat and their scary potential, as well as the continuing Lakers rampage courtesy of one Pau Gasol who’s now averaging more field goal attempts than Kobe, by the way.
Along with the basketball drama, one major change this season is the introduction of new uniforms called the Revolution 30 jerseys.
It is developed by adidas, the NBA’s official outfitter.
According to Lawrence Norman, adidas’ Vice President of Global Basketball, these jerseys “incorporate the best in design and technology to create the most advanced basketball uniform system,” with the ultimate goal of making athletes stronger, lighter, and faster.
How exactly? Let’s take a closer inspection, and dive into the fabric of the matter. Here are a few things that the Revolution 30 jerseys do that the old jerseys could only dream of.
A closer fit
The new jerseys have been tailored to fit closer to the body, and as such, are slightly tighter. With the new fitted design, and adidas’ Formotion technology which decreases friction between the garment and the player’s skin, the jersey aims to allow the player to move more dynamically and comfortably, with less drag. This also means that there will be less fabric for magulang defenders to grab on to.
Airing it out
Even from afar, it is noticeable that the Revolution 30 jerseys feature pinhole patterns. These aren’t just for show; these are designed to provide ventilation for the player.
The pinhole patterns are also much bigger in areas of the body where the players are thought to produce more heat in order to draw the moisture and heat away even quicker.
It’s environmentally friendly
The NBA and Adidas is also getting in on the green act, as the Revolution 30 jerseys are made from 60% recycled materials. Score one for mother nature!
WORDS BY: GELO GONZALES