Wednesday morning, sports uniform demi-god Paul Lukas published the NBA’s lineup of holiday-themed uniforms for the upcoming season, not because he wanted to, but because he had to. Let’s face it: there’s nothing exciting going on in basketball right now. Pff, a Finals rematch between two of the greatest basketball players of all time? Please — wake me up eight months from now when it’s 30 degrees out and they’re playing a meaningless game on Christmas in monochromatic tank tops!
For reals, though — these jerseys are fire. Once again, Adidas has erred on the side of simple, avoiding the big logo mistakes of the past in their final year at the controls before Nike takes over. Nice work, guys. You could’ve dropped a real “fuck you” to the league on your way out and made teams play in cable knit sweaters with jingle bells fastened to the nipples, but you didn’t. Classy move, Adidas. You will be missed.
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