Did an early release of NBA 2K leak unannounced alternate jerseys?

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For the NBA's sartorial crowd, Christmas came early, thanks to some hoop junkies Down Under.

With some Australian NBA fans receiving early-release copies of the upcoming NBA 2K18 video game, images purporting to show yet-to-be-unannounced alternate jersey designs have leaked well ahead of the game's official debut, according to sports design watchdogs SportsLogos.net via Twitter user @JMoneyMikita.

While all 30 teams have released its core "Icon" and "Association" uniforms, each club still has at least two jersey sets to come - one inspired by the community, and another inspired by the "Athlete's Mindset." The latter seems to have been re-branded as the "Statement" jersey, versions of which are now popping up on social media.

While some of these new alternates offer a clean update of an iconic look (like the Knicks' jersey), others, like the Minnesota Timberwolves' design - possibly inspired by those neon vests parking lot attendants wear - could be charitably described as an act of defiant counterculture.