With the 2015 All Star Weekend being split by Brooklyn and Manhattan—Friday night and Saturday night events will be located at the Barclays Center, Sunday night's game will be at Madison Square Garden—the NBA's All Star Game Jersey's are paying tribute to New York City as a whole.
And the uniforms are black and white, the Nets colors.
FIRST LOOK: 2015 NBA All-Star Jerseys (black is West, white is East) pic.twitter.com/sqPGw6Z4P7
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First off, they look much better than recent jerseys. Second, here is how the five borough's of NYC are honored in these jerseys, per a press release.
The jerseys feature a side panel of five stars, each representing New York City’s five boroughs with a unique pattern:
o 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
o Staten Island: a wave pattern to signify its surrounding waters
o Manhattan: a taxi-cab checkered pattern represents the pace and energy of the world’s most cosmopolitan city
o The Bronx: a vinyl record pattern to pay homage to the birthplace of hip-hop and the rich musical legacy of New York City
o Brooklyn: a brick pattern inspired by the iconic brownstone houses and buildings that make up the neighborhoods of the city’s most populous borough
Pretty cool stuff the NBA is doing for this year's All Star game in the Big Apple.