NBA Store is One-Stop Shop for All-Things Basketball

NBA Store is One-Stop Shop for All-Things Basketball

Great gear from every NBA team! (Courtesy NBA Store)

Basketball fans will find no better spot in NYC than the flagship location of the NBA Store, the premier NBA destination from the National Basketball Association and Fanatics, the global leader for licensed sports merchandise. This official store—representing all 30 NBA teams, as well as those from the D-League and WNBA—gives fans access to top quality apparel, accessories and footwear.

I jumped at the chance to visit the NBA Store and admired the amount of options guests have to find the perfect memento for themselves or fellow NBA fans.

The jersey selection is incredible—from vintage jerseys (Larry Bird! Michael Jordan!) to replica home and away jerseys, to authentic throwback jerseys featuring past colors and designs, to jerseys from seasons past and present and more. You can also personalize your own jersey! You pick the team, number and text for the back—a name, a nickname, whatever you want!—and your jersey will printed for you on-site on the store’s lower level. 

Also on the lower level is a 40-foot wall of the latest sneaker releases for men, women and children. While in the footwear area, take a look at Shaq’s giant size 22 shoe and see how your own feet measure up to those of famous NBA players. (My size 10 boots easily fit inside Michael Jordan’s size 13 shoeprint). You’ll feel like you’re sitting courtside while trying on shoes in an area that has authentic wood court flooring and seating areas upholstered in Spalding leather. 

In addition to official NBA gear available for men, women and children—as well as licensed athletic apparel from Nike, Under Armor and more—the NBA Store also offers autographed memorabilia and collectibles including jerseys, basketballs, shoes, rookie cards and photographs from some of the biggest names and greatest players in basketball history. There are also a wide variety of bobbleheads, ranging in size from Funko Pop!-size to life size. Yes, I took a selfie with the giant LeBron James bobblehead. (I grew up in Akron too, you know! #Believeland) 

Guests to the NBA store can play pop-a-shot up on the second floor, as well as measure themselves against life-size images of NBA and WNBA players featured on the walls. Though I am a tall woman compared to my peers, I felt so short compared to these 7’-plus players! There are also video game kiosks and interactive displays that stream NBA content like stats and classic clips. Relive your favorite NBA moments surrounded by fellow NBA fans.

Right now, the NBA Store is decked out with everything you’ll need for Chinese New Year and the upcoming NBA All Star Game! Fans can pick up special 2017 Chinese New Year jerseys, shirts, socks and hats for the Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors and Washington Wizards. Snag great gear to represent your favorite player and conference at this year’s All Star Game.

The NBA Store isn’t just for shopping—it’s also a great place to host birthday parties for kids and attend special events like player appearances, autograph and book signings, private soirees and more. There is also a concierge service available should you be interested in a private tour or a personal shopping experience. The NBA Store’s dedication to customer satisfaction is reflected in the store’s thoughtful layout, dedicated staff and variety of merchandise and in-store experiences for NBA fans of every age. 

Visit the NBA Store seven days a week (M-F 10 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-7 pm) at 545 Fifth Ave., at 45th St. or online at any time of the day by clicking here.

Find an entire wall of the latest sneakers for men, women and children at the NBA Store. (Courtesy NBA Store)

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