ATLANTA – At this time, the Atlanta Hawks have formally unveiled the coordinating court docket for his or her 2020-21 MLK Nike Metropolis Version Uniform. The uniquely designed hardwood ground is a part of the partnership between the property of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (N(BA)), the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation (NBPA) and Nike that collectively produced the historic uniform that debuted in October. Together with the court docket, the crew can also be saying a Dec. three on-sale date for the MLK Metropolis Version Jersey, Nike Metropolis Version attire, and complementary “Unity” retail capsule assortment.
The MLK Metropolis Version-branded court docket will lengthen the popularity of Dr. King to the principle ground of State Farm Area. Mirroring the Metropolis Version uniform colorway of Infinity Black, Classic Gold, and Constancy White, the enduring MLK initials alongside the court docket’s sideline are flanked by “Freedom Stars” that symbolize the 22 instances Dr. King was arrested combating for equality and the devoted pupil freedom fighters who engaged in sit-ins all around the South. The court docket encompasses a stylized Hawks Main Icon brand on the middle which includes the MLK Metropolis Version colorway together with crew’s core uniform colours – Torch Pink and Legacy Yellow – in a mosaic sample harking back to a stained-glass motif. The identify of the Hawks’ award-winning dwelling venue, State Farm Area is positioned on the midcourt line. The emblem for Chase, the U.S. client and business banking enterprise of JPMorgan Chase & Co and the crew’s official banking accomplice who started its multi-year partnership in Jan. 2020, is prominently positioned alongside the higher apron of the court docket.
The Hawks may also launch an extra retail capsule impressed by the life and legacy of Dr. King. The Unity Assortment contains objects from common sportswear manufacturers New Period, Sportiqe and extra. The centerpiece of this assortment, the Homage Candy Auburn hoodie and tee give a nod to the neighborhood the place Dr. King spent a lot of his younger life and the place he preached as an grownup. There’s additionally a New Period snapback cap that includes the King Heart brand alongside the Hawks brand. Further objects are anticipated to be added by the MLK Vacation in January.
The Hawks have dedicated to donating earnings from the MLK Nike Metropolis Version jersey gross sales to assist promote financial empowerment within the Black group. To buy the 20-21 Hawks MLK Metropolis Version jersey and see the complete Unity Assortment go to hawksshop.com.