All-Star jerseys will pay homage to 'L' train line


CHICAGO — The streets of Chicago surely will be jam-packed with celebrities and basketball junkies come NBA All-Star Weekend in three weeks.

On the court at United Center, this year’s threads will pay homage to the city’s popular alternative use of transportation — the transit line.

Jordan Brand and Nike designers have developed a concept to incorporate all eight lines of the train, identified locally as the Chicago “L,” as the theme of each uniform color.

Red and blue jerseys will be used for the All-Star Game on Feb. 16, with Jordan Brand the official sponsor.

As a nod to the Chicago flag, the jerseys also will feature a six-pointed star with retro pinstripes similar to the alternate Bulls jerseys of the 1990s, plus silver satin on the letters and numbers based off the worn patina on the train.

The NBA Rising Stars game Feb. 14 will feature purple and orange jerseys by Nike.

Green and pink uniforms are set to go for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN, Feb. 14), and brown and yellow unis will be on display for the NBA Cares Special Olympic Unified Basketball Game with the Nike swooshes in the upper corner.

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