Since the 1951 First All-Star Game, the NBA All-Star has been in history for 60 years. Let's take a look at how the All-star NBA jersey has changed over the next 60 years.
In 1951, the first NBA All-Star game was held. Only two years have passed since the merger of BAA with NBL and only 11 teams in the league, as the Washington Capitols filed for bankruptcy at the beginning of the year. At that time, basketball was not popular in the US. The American favorite games are the NFL (National Football League), MLB (Major League Baseball) and NHL (National Hockey League). So the NBA championship was fairly low. Even in the All-Star game, which was intended for fans, NBA jerseys were quite conservative. Between 1951 and 1970, All-star NBA jerseys were extremely regular and stiff. The main colors were always Red, White and Blue, which represented the championship and there were no big "NBA" letters or logos in the jersey. Only "EAST" or "WEST" is visible in the chest, along with the huge number. In addition, there are no two numbers in one team. For example, if Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan were both in the WEST All-Star team, none of them could use No.21 and had to choose another number that no one was using. These rigid rules are the most unacceptable thing that the NBA Jersey Design Department thinks that now that this is the All Star game, everyone must have stars on it and the stars must be purely colorful, five-point stars. That is why every 20 years, all NBA All-Star jerseys were full of stars, and the stars played somehow a leading role in the game. They said that there was even a repertoire at the opening ceremony that all players in the Allstar game would sing "we are the stars" in hand or something.
After the 1980s, the situation changed a little bit. The championships have recognized that regular and stiff rules do not like young people who played a major role in the NBA consumer market. Despite the fact that the championship had a cautious attitude towards jersey design, some creative designs began to appear. Since then, All-star NBA jerseys have been diversified. Some bright plans were presented at NBA All-Star jerseys. For example, in 1975, Phoenix All-star jerseys, there was a rising day in the trousers. In 1979, Detroit All-Star Jerseys, skewed letters and numbers had a rather impressive impact. And for some reason, in 1982, many people adopted jersey embroidery and skirting stars. And this jersey style continued until 1987 with very little change. The main feature of this period was that the NBA logo was the most obvious field in the field, which means that the NBA championship finally began to emphasize branding. Of course, this obvious advertising activity was first opposed by consumers, but then people soon accepted it. After all, trade was already in the world.
When hip-hop culture, breaking into the races of human races, became a huge popular element of European and American society, the liberation of personality became a slogan for everyone. And the very exotic, imaginative, strange and smart jersey designs were created at this time. For example, Denver Nuggets' Rainbow jerseys have become a masterpiece in the 1980's. The championship first handed over the authority to the host city to design and build the All-Star jersey. The boring Universal jersey was then developed through personality.
But if personalization went too far, it would not be a good thing either. It was obvious that each host city emphasized the use of the elements of the local team box so much that it ignored the taste of the entire American audience. In 1995, Phoenix All-Star Games – this city's design was always too beautiful or too horrible – made a giant cactus that looked like a manhunt's forge to an orange / yellow grotesque star. The most deadly part was the manhole's villa with this color. The city was very proud of it, but this All-Star NBA jersey style is almost the worst selling ever. Perhaps the design was not so bad, but obviously not everyone wanted the desert and the cactus.
In 1996, the situation seemed worse. The championship hoped that the low-ranking and honest San Antonio could accept an acceptable NBA jersey to bring back the right path. However, no one could imagine the naked jewels with spicy parrots appear on the Jordan's body. ABC interviewed an audience who left the game early and simply said, "I'm sorry, but I'm really mentally allergic."
In 1997, the championship finally returned the All-star NBA jersey design. But the replacement plan seemed worse. Each player must wear his team's field in the All-Star game. The various NBA jerseys that looked like all the players were fighting alone. And because of the color distinctive problem, shootings, such as getting a bad teammate on the ball, affected the game. The game was not so wonderful. This situation changed in 2003. In 2003, the championship eventually united All-Star NBA Fields and re-activated the 1988 All-Star Jersey style