USA Basketball will shoot for gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in their Nike uniforms.
Ahead of the Nike World Basketball Festival and the 2014 FIBA World Cup, Nike unveiled the uniforms for Team USA Basketball on Friday, August 1.
NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, John Wall and others will be donning the red, white and blue home and away uniforms in Spain next month where they will go for the gold in the FIBA World Cup.
This year’s uniforms are Nike’s lightest uniforms ever and are described in the press release below.
“As Nike World Basketball Festival and the FIBA Basketball World Cup approach, Nike proudly introduces the new USA Basketball uniform, the brand’s lightest uniform in history.
Infusing design innovation to maximize player performance, the Nike Hyper Elite uniform takes inspirational elements specific to the USA and Nike’s heritage to provide the team with a kit that tells a story.
The angle of USA graphic on the new uniform was inspired by the chevron of the classic Nike Windrunner track jacket that was born in 1978.
Both the USA home and away uniforms feature red, white and blue hues meshed together in the 26-degree speed graphic – crossing the front of the game jersey, fading into a representation of the USA flag, and extending across the side of the game short from the front to the back. The speed graphic represents a distinctive basketball point of view, based on the roughly 1,000 directional changes, or “cuts” that a player might make in the course of a game.”
Shown above is the home uniform which features the blue crossing pattern on both the upper part of the jersey and the lower part of the shorts.
USA and the player number are both featured in red.
Shown above is the away uniform which is mostly navy blue but features the red crossing pattern on the top part of the jersey and the bottom part of the shorts.
USA and the player number is featured in white.
These uniforms look better in action then they do just laying flat. Check out a photo gallery here.
The 2014 FIBA World Cup runs from Aug. 30 – Sept 14. The USA Basketball Showcase, an intrasquad exhibition, will be played at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1st.
The USA National Team will play an exhibition game vs. Brazil at the United Center in Chicago on Aug. 16, followed by exhibition games at Madison Square Garden in New York vs. Dominican Republic (Aug. 20) and Puerto Rico (Aug. 22).