Sports apparel maker Adidas plans to end its contract with American suppliers and move production to a factory in Thailand. The move could cost about 100 jobs at a factory in upstate New York that makes more than half the uniforms worn in the NBA, as well as jerseys for players in the WNBA.
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer says the move would destroy over a century of history for the marquee American sport. He is calling on Adidas to reverse its decision and to keep making the uniforms in the USA. Adidas has an 11-year merchandising deal to be the NBA's official uniform and apparel provider.