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NBA All-Star Jerseys to honor New York heritage (PHOTOS)

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The NBA released the official jerseys for this season’s All-Star Game in New York City Tuesday morning, highlighting a clean, simple black-and-white look with some color trim that honors the history of the city.

From the NBA:

Designed by adidas, the uniforms pay tribute to New York City’s basketball history and unique boroughs while personifying the city’s legacy as the mecca of sports, music and fashion. The clean, timeless design is inspired by classic sports uniforms and barnstorming basketball teams from the early 20th century.

The jerseys feature a side panel of five stars, each representing New York City’s five boroughs with a unique pattern:

  • Queens: a pattern inspired by the stainless steel orbit rings of the borough’s iconic Unisphere that was built for the 1964 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows – Corona Park

  • Staten Island: a wave pattern to signify its surrounding waters
  • Manhattan: a taxi-cab checkered pattern represents the pace and energy of the world’s most cosmopolitan city
  • The Bronx: a vinyl record pattern to pay homage to the birthplace of hip-hop and the rich musical legacy of New York City
  • Brooklyn: a brick pattern inspired by the iconic brownstone houses and buildings that make up the neighborhoods of the city’s most populous borough

All-Star Weekend will be split between Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center this season, with Manhattan getting the actual game and Brooklyn the weekend festivities like the Dunk Contest and Three-Point Shootout.

For more photos, scroll through the above, including details on the jerseys, shorts, and other apparel.

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