A complete guide to Nike NBA jerseys featuring Nike NBA jersey size chart

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Nike had originally started manufacturing NBA jerseys in 1997

Nike became the official outfitter of the NBA from the 2017/18 season onward

Adidas held previously held the rights following the purchase of Reebok in 2006

As of the 2019-20 season, Nike introduced the 'Finished Swingman' jersey

Nike has incorporated Nike Connectivity into it's jerseys, helping fans get closer to their jersey’s player with an app providing exclusive NBA content

There is no 'home' or 'away' jersey, but rather a set of core uniforms classed as 'editions'

Related: NBA Jersey Licenses Timeline

1. Authentic

Authentic jerseys are made to matching quality of game worn jerseys. They use premium materials, have a high quality stitch and contain perforation technology

Always stitched

Inside of neck will have size and manufacturing information printed

Neck should identify whether it is Nike's Aeroswift or VaporKnit materials used

Nike swoosh on front of jersey will be heat pressed

Above player name on back of jersey will be a heat pressed NBA logo

For teams that have won any championships, a stitched championship patch will be on the collar

A team sponsor patch will be stitched on the front for jerseys bought from a team store (excludes Nike stores, NBA store etc.)

2. Swingman

The most popular jersey that you will see around. They have a slightly different cut and are made out of lower quality materials compared to the Authentic jersey

All design elements on the jersey always heat pressed with the exception of the finished Swingman (refer further below)

Inside of neck will have size and manufacturing information printed

Neck should identify that it is made using Nike's Dri-Fit technology and materials

Swingman jerseys will not feature championship patches on the collar. Authentic jerseys will

Jock tag similar to Authentic with the addition of 'swingman' text on the tag and will exclude extra length tab

Jock tag for adult swingman should have numbering and not lettering for sizing

Extra length tab is excluded as Swingman jerseys do not have extra length at the back.

3. Finished Swingman

These jerseys are primarily created for special occasions i.e. city jerseys, All-Star jerseys or limited fashion editions. Fundamentally they are the same as the swingman with a few minor changes in detail.

Player name, number and wordmark are stitched

Nike swoosh and the NBA logo will remain heat pressed

4. Youth Swingman

The youth swingman is the exact same as the adult swingman with a change only to the jock tag

Jock tag will size as the letter as opposed to numbering system in adult swingman

There is no serial number and no NikeConnect functionality on the jock tag

Size Chart