Nike has officially unveiled 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.
The new kit will be available beginning August 7 at Nike, in Nike stores and selected shops, and will debut on-court when the USA Basketball National Team takes on Brazil in an exhibition game at Chicago’s United Center at 8 p.m. CDT.