This summer marks the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The men’s basketball team will once again try to dominate the tournament by bringing home the gold medal. Representing one’s country is a distinct honor with the best athletes deserving none other than the best basketball jerseys.
Nike released photos via Twitter of the new look uniforms, and with the new trend in environmentally friendliness, the uniforms are made from 96% recycled polyester. According to Gizmodo, each jersey top is made with 22 recycled plastic bottles. The team shorts weigh only 5 ounces and are comprised of %100 recycled polyester.
As of now the USA Roster features 20 superstars with one more round of cuts coming towards the end of the NBA regular season. Here is the latest breakdown of players currently on the team and more photos of the new look jerseys.
Chauncey Billups (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Eric Gordon (New Orleans Hornets)
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Dwayne Wade (Miami Heat)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Deron Williams (New Jersey Nets)
Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Lebron James (Miami Heat)
Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Lamar Odom (Dallas Mavericks)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers)
Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks)