NEW YORK (CBSMiami/AP) – Changes are coming to NBA uniforms.READ MORE: Florida Records Highest One-Day Total Of COVID Cases With 21,000
The NBA says Nike will become the league’s official uniform provider beginning with the 2017-18 season.
The league said Wednesday it had agreed on an eight-year deal with Nike, which will become the first apparel partner to have its logo appear on NBA uniforms.READ MORE: Hundreds Attend 'Down With The Chains' Rally At Bayfront Park For Freedom For Cuba, Venezuela & Nicaragua
Adidas is the league’s current provider and has two years left on its contract. But Nike already has a significant presence through endorsement deals with many of the league’s biggest stars.
Nike has also been a global marketing partner of the NBA since 1992, a marketing partner of the WNBA since its inception in 1997 and the exclusive apparel provider of USA Basketball since 2006.MORE NEWS: Royal Caribbean Expands COVID Testing Requirements
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