CHICAGO -- The streets of Chicago surely will be jam-packed with celebrities and basketball junkies come NBA All-Star Weekend in three weeks.
On the court at United Center, this year's threads will pay homage to the city's popular alternative form of transportation -- the transit line.
Jordan Brand and Nike designers have developed a concept to incorporate the eight lines of the train, known locally as the Chicago "L," as the theme of each uniform color.
Red and blue jerseys will be used for the All-Star Game on Feb. 16, with Jordan Brand the official sponsor.
As a nod to the Chicago flag, the jerseys also will feature a six-pointed star with retro pinstripes similar to the alternate Bulls jerseys of the 1990s, plus silver satin on the letters and numbers inspired by the worn patina of the train.
The NBA Rising Stars game Feb. 14 will feature purple and orange jerseys by Nike.
Green and pink uniforms are set to go for the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (ESPN, Feb. 14), and brown and yellow unis with Nike swooshes in the upper corner will be on display for the NBA Cares Special Olympic Unified Basketball Game.