October, 16 2017 – The NBA G League announced today the revealing of Nike uniforms to be worn by all 26 teams beginning in the 2017-18 season. The new Nike NBA G League uniforms were created with special attention to enabling agility and range of motion while also paying tribute to the NBA parent teams.
The most significant design advancements are to the scapula line of the jerseys where Nike designers altered the construction for a vastly improved fit. Additionally, the hemlines on the bottom of the shorts were modified to allow for greater range of motion.
Visible updates to the uniforms include the addition of the NBA G League logo on the left chest and back neckline of the jerseys as well as the right hip of the short and team-colored neck trim and side inserts that highlight the unique identities of each NBA G League team.
To further the connection between NBA teams and their NBA G League affiliates, Nike incorporated the player name and number fonts from the NBA parent team’s uniform, with the shorts also featuring the NBA team’s logo on the left side of the shorts – opposite the NBA G League team logo positioned on the right short insert.
“There was a lot of history in our old colors, but the move to Pacers’ blue and gold will take us into the future.,” General Manager Brian Levy said. “Not only are we synergized with our NBA parent club, but we have a global sports brand like Nike as a partner.”
Fans may purchase Fort Wayne Mad Ants replica jerseys and other every other G League team jersey when they go on sale in November on NBAGLeagueStore.com.
“The addition of Nike to the G League is a tremendous asset to all teams in many ways,” said Mad Ants President Tim Bawmann. “Not only does it align our league with one of the world’s most iconic brands, but the quality of the uniforms is top notch.”
The Mad Ants will open the 2017-18 home slate on Tuesday, Nov. 7 against the Greensboro Swarm. For more information on ticket options, fans can visit ftwaynemadants.com or call 260-469-HOOP.
About the Fort Wayne Mad Ants
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, is owned and operated by Pacers Sports & Entertainment. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ftwaynemadants.com. or call 260-469-HOOP. Follow the Mad Ants on Twitter (@TheMadAnts), Facebook (/themadants) or Instagram (@fortwaynemadants).