We are just over a month away from the 2019 NBA All-Star Game which will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina; home of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Ahead of the game, someone took to Twitter to show off what appears to be a leaked version of this year’s All-Star Game uniforms.
Unfortunately, the jerseys are very similar to what we saw last year and uninspiring.
The game will feature a black team vs. a white team, with the Air Jordan logo prominently displayed on the chest of the jersey. It marks the second consecutive year that the All-Star jerseys will feature team logos rather than “East” or “West” to represent the conferences.
The jerseys also feature red, white, and blue accents, along with red stars down the side.
Take a look at the rumored jerseys below.
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According to ESPN’s Paul Lukas of Uni Watch, the rumored leak matches a descript that he previously heard regarding the 2019 jerseys.
The jerseys match a description recently provided to ESPN.com by a source who said the All-Star jerseys would be “black vs. white again, current team logo on the chest … [with] red-white-blue neckline and sleeve trim, stars on the side panels.” The source said the multicolored trim is meant to evoke the uniforms from the 1991 All-Star Game in Charlotte.
The 2019 NBA All-Star Game will take place February 17, 2019, on TNT and TBS. This season, teams will be drafted by “captains” regardless of a players’ conference with the draft being broadcast on television. The rosters will be announced on January 24, 2019.
Announcers Marv Albert, Reggie Miller, and Chris Webber will be on the call.