Unique jerseys have been made available ahead of the 2020 NBA All-Star Game at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
The 69th edition of the NBA All–Star Game will be an exhibition game played on February 16, 2020 in memory of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.
The NBA has confirmed a major adjustment for the uniforms to honor their memory. All players will wear either Bryant’s number 24 or Gianna’s number 2.
On the front of the jerseys the players jersey would include a black circle for nine stars, corresponding to all nine victims of the cash, and a black band in memory of former NBA Commissioner David Stern, who died on January 1 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December 2019.
The league announced several major changes to the game; including each team will start the first three 12-minute quarters with a 0-0 score. The winner of each quarter will win $100,000 for the Chicago charity of their choice.