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NBA’s Christmas Day Uniforms For 2016-17 Look Familiar

Dec 25, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) dribbles against the Houston Rockets in the first half of a NBA basketball game on Christmas at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 25, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) dribbles against the Houston Rockets in the first half of a NBA basketball game on Christmas at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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After this season’s Christmas Day uniforms drew strong reviews, Adidas has apparently decided to stick with the design and use it for next season as well.

Paul Lukas from ESPN’s Uni Watch posted photos he obtained. Fans tuning in to the NBA’s Christmas Day games this winter may find themselves experiencing a sense of déjà vu. The 2016

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Christmas set won’t be officially unveiled until later this year, but the designs are shown in an Adidas catalog that was provided to ESPN.com by an industry source.

The designs utilize the same template as the 2015 Christmas uniforms — including the same chest scripts based on vintage holiday card typography, the same number font, and the same wax seal graphic on the rear collar — but with a greater emphasis on team colors. This marks the first time Adidas has repeated a design concept for the NBA’s Christmas attire, following four straight seasons of distinct designs.

2016-17 will be Adidas’ final season outfitting the NBA, with Nike slated to take over the league’s uniform contract in 2017-18. Adidas’ lame duck status may explain why it’s going with the same Christmas designs. It’s unclear what Nike’s plans are for the annual Christmas promotion.

Last season’s threads for the Spurs drew some rave reviews as fans flocked to the AT&T Center to purchase their very own. As stated above, the script and everything about this coming year’s Christmas Day Uniforms are the same but the overall color.

FIRST LOOK: This is the 2016 Christmas Day uniform for the @spurs. Full details here: https://t.co/9WWJFPfGJE pic.twitter.com/aJnTpYB2bL

— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) June 1, 2016

After seeing the photo, what do you think of the Spurs’ Christmas Day uniforms from Adidas? Will you be buying one?

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