words // Brandon Richard
At today's Media Day session, adidas and the Los Angeles Clippers unveiled new 'Back in Blue' short-sleeve pride uniforms that will be worn on Sunday home games throughout the 2013-2014 season. The uniforms will debut on-court on October 14 in a preseason game against the Denver Nuggets.
The 'Back in Blue' uniform features a light blue color for the first time since the team was based in San Diego in 1985. Light Blue has a rich history with the organization and has been part of the team's identity since they were the Buffalo Braves in the 1970s. The lightweight woven shorts feature three iconic nautical flags to represent each of the team's letters — LAC — representing the Los Angeles Clippers.
'Back in Blue' uniforms continue adidas and the NBA's commitment to providing players with the most innovative technology so they are comfortable and confident to perform at the highest level. The uniform is 23% lighter than the standard NBA uniform for optimum performance. Additional features include max ventilation for comfort and 360-degree stretch fabric for free motion and range.
The 'Back in Blue' jerseys will be available on October 14 at nbastore.com.