Nike's new NBA jerseys, which debuted at the start of the 2017-18 season, haven't exactly passed in-game tests. League stars like Draymond Green, LeBron James, and Ben Simmons have all had theirs rip during games, which has forced Nike to address the issue.
After Nike chairman, CEO, and president Mark Parker said at an investor meeting that the company had isolated the problem, the brand has issued a more specific statement about what it plans to change with the uniforms.
"We are very concerned to see any game day tear and are working quickly to implement a solve that involves standardizing the embellishment process and enhancing the seam strength of game day jerseys," a spokesperson told Sole Collector. "The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance and we are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future.”
Nike says that feedback from players on the jerseys has been overwhelmingly positive.
Nike started a new eight-year, $1 billion deal to provide the official in-game apparel for the NBA this year.