Are You Wearing an Officially Licensed NBA Jersey? How to Spot a Fake NBA Jersey
The ultimate sports store sells only officially licensed NBA Jerseys. Do you know how to tell whether you have a licensed NBA jersey? The following information will help you decide. There are a few brands that make NBA jerseys such as adidas, Mitchell & Ness and Majestic, depending on the style of jersey you purchase. We'll use adidas Authentic NBA Jerseys as an example. Licensed NBA jerseys by adidas feature embroidered NBA and adidas logos and jock tag. The image to the right shows the official NBA logo as it is embroidered onto a licensed NBA jersey.
The collar of an official NBA jersey will have lettering with the words "Made in Honduras" or "Made in China" along with the jersey size and adidas logo. The style of adidas NBA jersey you choose determines where it was made. Check all aspects of your NBA jersey for signs of a counterfeit, this includes all tags, inner collar, fabric, etc. Official adidas NBA jerseys are made of 100% polyester.
The front right shoulder of an official adidas basketball jersey will feature an embroidered NBA Logo and the left shoulder will have the adidas embroidered logo. As you can see in the picture, the embroidery on the adidas logo is quality with no loose stitching.
The jock tag of an official NBA adidas jersey is shown near the bottom hem and features the adidas logo, official NBA logo and the jersey size, as you can see in the picture to the right. Many fake NBA jerseys do not have a jock tag, or have one that is poorly attached or even sewn on crooked. Many counterfeit jerseys are of poor quality, with loose stitching, fake logos and letters or numbers that are sewn on crooked. All of the NBA jerseys you find at Fanatics are licensed NBA products designed to look like what your favorite players wear during the games.
NBA adidas jerseys have clean, screen printed numbers and letters like the picture shown on the bottom photo. Other authentic NBA jerseys have quality screen printed numbers. If you order an NBA jersey that comes poorly-sewn with misaligned letters and numbers and does not feature the official NBA logo, chances are you've purchased a fake NBA jersey. Browse our large NBA jersey collection and view the images so that you're an informed shopper. All of our NBA Jerseys are officially licensed NBA products.