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A Closeup Look At The New NBA Uniforms

Today was media day at Lakers' camp, and one of the revelations was seeing the new jerseys that will be used in the NBA this season. The new jerseys were announced earlier this week, and are all about increased performance:

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The new uniforms, which are made from 60 percent recycled materials, feature adidas' Formotion technology, which reduces seams, decreases friction between the garment and the player's skin and optimizes the player's natural movement through specially constructed material. adidas reduced uniform weight and increased player comfort by switching front and back numbers from heavier, dense materials to breathable mesh. The new uniform absorbs moisture in less than three seconds as a result of adidas CLIMACOOL fabrics, which move heat and sweat away from the body through a combination of moisture management materials, ventilation channels, and three-dimensional garments, helping the uniform dry twice as fast.

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Here's a look from the Lakers at Pau Gasol's jersey, in which you can see up close the mesh in the numbers and the increased "breathability" with various other mesh spots throughout:

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Oh yeah, Ron Artest changed his number from 37 to 15.