Modern NBA Jersey History
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
Here's a breakdown of the official jersey suppliers for the league....
Champion was the official supplier for all NBA Clubs from the 1989/90 thru 1996/97 seasons.
After that there were a number of suppliers and each had contracts with specific teams. For the purpose of this read we'll just tell you which company worked with the league in what seasons.
Champion = 96/97 thru 00/01
Nike = 96/97 and 97/98
Starter = 96/97 and 97/98
Puma = 99/00 and 00/01
Champion = 01/02
Reebok = 01/02
Nike = 01/02 thru 03/04
Reebok = 02/03 (Supplies Champion teams also)
- Becomes official league supplier in 04/05
- Continues thru 05/06
Adidas becomes official league supplier starting in 06/07 season. They continue to supply all teams until 16/17 (contract expired after the season). Adidas Rev 30's jerseys are introduced in the 10/11 season. It's major break through for the improvement of jerseys with lightweight and breathable material.
Nike becomes official leagues supplier from 2017/18.....