Nike's New Smart NBA Jerseys Are Evidence We're in the Future

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On Friday night, Nike made a decision to unveil an alternate uniform for each of the 30 National Basketball Association teams, called the "Statement" jersey. The Pistons will wear the new Statement jerseys in five homes games this season: December 30 (Spurs), Jan. 6 (Rockets), Jan. 27 (Thunder), Feb. 9 (Clippers) and March 26 (Lakers).

But these are more than just a jersey, they can bring you highlights of your favorite player, too. On Friday night, Nike revealed all of them in one big show. Players will also reportedly have the ability to release messages only to those who have bought their jersey, rather than broadcasting something on social media. Like the other two new uniforms, this one has a "5 For The Fight" patch on the top right corner.

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Run through the gallery above to see players from every team showing off the new jerseys.

The company has truly pushed the envelope by syncing the jerseys to an app called NikeConnect. "These jerseys become available online globally on September 29, rewarding the game's fans with a revolutionary experience that creates a new point of connection between fans and the game". The latter conceit also follows in Milwaukee's Statement Edition uniform, where the team's powerful new Buck logo is front and center.

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