NBA 2020-21: The Atlanta Hawks have officially revealed the coordinating court for their NBA 2020-21 MLK Nike City Edition Uniform. The uniquely composed hardwood floor is part of the partnership between the estate of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the NBA, the NBPA, and Nike that together produced the historic uniform that debuted in October.
The MLK City Edition-branded court will elongate the recognition of Dr. King to the main floor of State Farm Arena. Reflecting the City Edition uniform colorway of Infinity Black, Vintage Gold, and Fidelity White, the iconic MLK initials along the court’s sideline.
These are flanked by “Freedom Stars” that represent the number of times (22) Dr. King was imprisoned fighting for equality and the dedicated scholar freedom fighters who engaged in sit-ins all over the South.
The court highlights a stylized Hawks Primary Icon logo at the center which combines the MLK City Edition colorway along with the team’s core uniform colors – Torch Red and Legacy Yellow – in a varied decoration implicative of a stained-glass motif.
NBA 2020-21: Check out the new Atlanta Hawks’ Court:
The name of the Hawks’ award-winning home venue, State Farm Arena is located at the midcourt line. The logo for Chase, the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co, and the team’s official banking partner who launched its multi-year partnership in Jan. 2020, is prominently situated along the upper apron of the court.
The centerpiece of this collection, the Homage Sweet Auburn hoodie and tee give a nod to the neighborhood where Dr. King spent much of his young life and where he preached as an adult.
There is also a New Era snapback cap featuring the King Center logo alongside the Hawks logo. Additional items are expected to be added through the MLK Holiday in January.
The tentative NBA schedule calendar for the 2020-21 season:
• Dec. 11-19, 2020: Preseason games
• Dec. 22, 2020 – March 4, 2021: First Half of regular season
• March 5-10, 2021: All-Star break
• March 11 – May 16, 2021: Second Half of regular season
• May 18-21, 2021: Play-In Tournament
• May 22 – July 22, 2021: 2021 NBA Playoffs