Nike will take over the NBA uniform contract during the 2017-18 season, meaning the world famous Swoosh, a logo that’s practically synonymous with basketball will finally grace NBA uniforms. Well, all except for one team’s. . . .
BREAKING: Adam Silver said it’s likely Hornets will have Brand Jordan logo on jerseys in 2017-18, not the Nike logo like rest of league.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 15, 2016
In the most fitting move imaginable, the Charlotte Hornets will likely wear Jordan Brand’s Jumpman logo on their jerseys, as indicated by NBA commissioner Adam Silver and first reported by ESPN’s Darren Rovell. The Hornets, of course, are owned by Jordan Brand honcho and namesake Michael Jordan.
Incidentally, it was also announced over the weekend that advertisements will adorn NBA uniforms, beginning with that same 2017-18 season. So big changes in NBA aesthetics are clearly in the works. Stay tuned to Nikeblog for further developments on the upcoming Nike NBA uniforms.