NBA Jersey License Timeline

Pre 1984: Medalist Sand-Knit

1985: MacGregor Sand-Knit

1989-1990: Champion is the exclusive uniform outfitter (some players wore Sand-Knit this season)

1997-1998: Champion is the sole provider of replica jerseys

1997-1998: Champion outfits; Atlanta, Indiana, LA Clippers, New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Seattle, Utah & Vancouver (Authentics)

1997-1998: Nike outfits; Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, LA Lakers, Miami, Portland, San Antonio, Toronto & Washington (Authentics)

1997-1998: Starter outfits; Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York & Sacramento (Authentics)

1999-2000: Puma takes over Starters authentic licensed teams

2000-2001: Puma takes over Starters authentic licensed teams

2001-2002: Champion outfits Atlanta, LA Clippers, New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Utah & Vancouver

2001-2002: Reebok outfits Charlotte, Cleveland, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New York, Sacramento, Indiana & Seattle

2001-2002: Nike oufits Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, LA Lakers, Miami, Portland, San Antonio, Toronto & Washington (Authentics)

2002-2003: Reebok takes over all of Champion’s team from the previous year.

2002-2003: Champion does not make any replica jerseys starting this season. Reebok takes over the license for all replica jerseys.

2004-2005: Nike’s contract with their teams end and Reebok becomes the exclusive uniform outfitter to the NBA.

2006-2007: Adidas is the exclusive uniform outfitter after the purchase of Reebok

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