The NBA All-Star Game is still a few months away, but the Association released the uniforms that the the most popular players in the league will be donning and they’re actually pretty clever, sick and ALL about Canada.
With the game being played in Toronto—the first All-Star Game for the league to be held outside of the United States—the NBA took a unique approach by giving our neighbors to the North some love, with the uniforms and accompanying gear getting some hometown treatment.
Giving a nod to Canada’s national symbol, the maple leaf, both the East and West have the emblem on back of the tops and twice on the shorts, along with all over the warmups. Hell, even the font is a tribute to the city, paying tribute to where the first NBA game was played on Nov. 1, 1946 between the Toronto Huskies and New York Knickerbockers.
Dopest thing, though? How about the Toronto skyline outlined on the back, too?
The game itself might be nothing more than an exhibition where guys pass to themselves off the backboard and play zero defense, but at least stars like Steph Curry and LeBron James will look rad playing it.