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Nike's 'NBA Connected' jerseys tap into the game with NFC tags

Nike's 'NBA Connected' jerseys tap into the game with NFC tags

Nike released Cleveland's new "Statement Edition" uniforms on Friday night and, as did the old black uniforms, the new threads feature the Cavaliers "C" upon the chest with a black base.

Julius Randle represented the Los Angeles Lakers wearing a purple uniform. It's not yet clear how often teams will wear these new uniforms, but hopefully it's a lot because they sure are pretty sharp.

"When you think about basketball, you think of Nike and the NBA", said Nike CEO/President Mark Parker. "From modernizing the look of the game to revolutionizing how fans can be a part of it, we can't wait for the season to start".

The new Pistons uniforms are similar to the chrome-colored grey jerseys from last season - which they'll replace - but they've added more of the electric blue with red on each side. Like the other two new uniforms, this one has a "5 For The Fight" patch on the top right corner.

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At the event, Nike had a representative player from every team come out in a hoodie to hide the new jerseys.

To unlock the content, fans only have to download the NikeConnect app and tap the jersey with their smartphone. Celebrating the style of the game, Nike designers refreshed a beloved apparel staple into a new performance product for athletes on and off the court. Fans can get the other new ones starting September 29.

All Statement Edition jerseys drop November 20, and will begin being worn on-court on November 25.