The 1980s was a pivotal time for Nike. It was during that decade that a rookie from the University of North Carolina signed with the apparel company. Soon, that rookie would become one of the world’s most famous athletes, propelling Nike to a new level of success as well. The NBA All-Star Collection for 2020 takes a look back at the 1980s—and Michael Jordan—with a reissue of the Air Jordan 1 High as well as clothes and gear inspired by that special decade.
The Jordan Brand has also teamed up with vintage jersey company Mitchell & Ness to put together the collection of retro jerseys and more. The collection pays homage to the hometown of the Chicago Bulls, where the All-Star events will be held, taking inspiration from the eight lines of transit in the city.
Jordan Brand and Nike designers used the colours of each of those tracks as the base for the uniforms that will be seen on the court during the NBA All-Star 2020. The colours include a blue and red colourway for the NBA All-Star Game; purple and orange for the NBA Rising Stars; green and pink that will make its debut at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game; and brown and yellow to support the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Game.
The uniforms will also support the Jordan Brand’s six-pointed star from the Chicago flag. The line will also include shoes done in signature styles to represent Nike Basketball players, including LEBRON 17 “Monstars,” KYRIE 6 “Trophies,” KD 12 “Don C,” Zoom Freek 1 “Employee of the Month,” and PG4 Gatorade “ASW.” Converse Basketball will also offer new colourways—an All-Star Pro BB Pack, the All-Star Pack, and the Pro Leather OG.
The jerseys will be seen on the court starting with the All-Star Weekend on February 14. You can pick up all the styles from Nike’s webstore starting January 23.