The WNBA is getting new threads and a fresh look for this upcoming season. Nike announced Thursday that for the WNBA's 25th anniversary season, all 12 teams will have another jersey from a brand new collection.
This will add a third jersey option to the league's Heroine Edition (home) and Explorer Edition (away). The Explorer jersey will be the team's color, Heroine will be the home white, and the new Rebel edition will feature female empowerment storytelling.
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Players were sent boxes with the new jerseys and shared their excitement to hit the court this season wearing them.
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The collection of styles were inspired by player feedback and league insights.
WNBA star Sue Bird told ESPN.com that the hype surrounding the new jerseys is great for the league. "With leaks comes conversation, comes storylines, comes chatter, and I think that's good for growth," Bird said. "When something gets leaked, there's an asterisk of importance. And it's kind of cool to have a conversation around a WNBA jersey feeling that way.
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