At last, the perfect jersey for Drake! As the NBA All-Star Weekend kicks off in Charlotte, N.C., most of the conversations are about the teams drafted by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the drama surrounding the New Orleans Pelicans. But, leave it to Commissioner Adam Silver to take it up a notch in the fashion world.
Adam Silver unveils the NBA jersey of the future. pic.twitter.com/h5GePOwOjx— NBA (@NBA) February 15, 2019
Silver revealed what the league is calling the Jersey of the Future and the NBA Tech Summit. Technology allows this jersey to change the name and number on the back through your smartphone.
We're not sure if this will be applied to all 30 NBA Teams or just to All-Star jerseys at the moment, but it is quite the advancement. Imagine being a fan and your team keeps shipping out your favorite players, this jersey would allow you to always stay relevant.
I’ll have more on this later but NBA commissioner Adam Silver revealed the jersey of the future today where you can change the name and number on the back with a push of a button. pic.twitter.com/PCGnFIKPTi— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) February 15, 2019
This jersey appears to be in the early stages, as shown by Silver not holding a physical jersey in his hand, but there is little doubt that the league isn't doing everything they can to get this into stores as soon as possible, where the price tag is sure to be hefty.
NBA Reveals Innovative “Jersey Of The Future” pic.twitter.com/pbxb84CPYF— Any Event Media (@any_event_media) February 15, 2019
With superstars changing teams nearly every offseason, it's a great sign the league is taking every measure to adapt with the game.