Over the decades, men’s basketball uniforms have evolved into different styles and iconic looks that reflect their respective time periods and the status of the team. Through NCAA tournaments, conference games and Black and Gold scrimmages, the basketball team have suited up to represent VCU with their vibrant colors of black and gold. 1960s
Over time the long pants evolved into medium-length shorts and by the 1930’s the material used for jerseys changed from wool to polyester and nylon. This new lighter fabric allowed players to be more active with less body heat being produced and more sweat evaporated. Fit of the original uniforms was big and baggy.
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Since the sport was founded in 1892 by James Naismith at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, basketball uniforms have changed more than any other sport in history. In fact, a review of the history of basketball uniforms shows that players have worn everything from trousers to turtlenecks to the satin shorts that are familiar today.
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NBA allows for customization of shorts which leads to the popularization of the long basketball shorts. Satin shorts were replaced with longer ones made of a pin-hole mesh polyester. Tighter jerseys also went out of style as teams opted for looser fits. Late 70s Headbands began
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Nike hopes their continued evolution helps them add to the list of 13 of the last 18 men’s national championship teams wearing head-to-toe Nike uniforms. But first we have a tournament to play.
The History of NBA Jerseys Originally, people played basketball in any kind of athletic attire such as track suits and football uniforms. Players began wearing official uniforms in at the start of the 20th century. The attire featured knee-length padded pants, knee-length tights, and shorter pants. The basketball uniform has evolved over time.