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Hope you liked Warriors’ sleeve uniforms, more teams using them next year

Jun 20, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

Golden State Warriors uniforms sleeves Getty Images

Why is the NBA promoting a new uniform with short sleeves? To sell more merchandise, of course. It’s always about the money. Let’s be honest, there are certain people wearing traditional jerseys around town we’d all like to see more covered up in short sleeve jerseys. There is probably a market for this.

So next year it won’t only be the Golden State Warriors wearing the new look, reports Darren Rovell at ESPN (via TheBasketballJones).

An NBA source told that as many as five teams will wear the short-sleeve jerseys as an alternate jersey for as much as 12 games during the season.

I know this bothered some fans; personally I’m good with it. I think all the way back to Patrick Ewing at Georgetown in the grey T-shirt under his jersey, that didn’t bother me. These new uniforms don’t bother me. Maybe it would look strange on the Lakers or Celtics (or the more traditional NBA uniforms and franchises), but it really is no big deal.

  1. goraidersgospurs - Jun 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    The NBA just want to cover up the tattoos!!!

    • reesesteel23 - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Apparently Birdman has to wear a turtle neck and gloves

    • ProBasketballPundit - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:08 AM

      Rather than covering up the tattoos, NBA team should start distributing game guides with interviews and explanations for each player in the game with unique tattoos.

  2. pmx8411 - Jun 20, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    Next up…Advertising on jerseys

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 20, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      and tattoos on your head.

  3. htownred34 - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    Not a fan of those short sleeved jerseys, hopefully the rockets don’t wear it

    • fanofevilempire - Jun 20, 2013 at 5:08 PM

      maybe they would look better with capris, you never know.

  4. amillionwayz - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Yep, more material for advertising patches…its coming.. they will very Euro League like..

  5. cwilson6843 - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:09 PM

    I hate it

  6. yousername1512 - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Hope you like comma splices, (because) Kurt will never stop using them.

    Typical offending sentence, in addition to the article title: “Let’s be honest, there are certain people wearing traditional jerseys around town we’d all like to see more covered up in short sleeve jerseys.”

    What did commas ever do to you to deserve that kind of abuse? Get comfortable with conjunctions, dashes, colons and semi-colons; they are your friends.

    • brutl - Jun 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM

      …and somewhere Kurt Vonnegut is laughing

  7. 1heatedtoombrayduh - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    You call it sleeved jersey…I call it a T-shirt!!

  8. reesesteel23 - Jun 20, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Cant wait for the first person to cut the sleeves off lol

  9. alexb1234 - Jun 20, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    if it’s about the money(which it is) if fans dont like the jerseys dont buy them in the stores….based on reviews ive read online and from friends in real life NOBODY will buy these t shirt-jerseys…hopefully they fade into oblivion.

  10. anhdazman - Jun 20, 2013 at 10:26 PM

    College players wear t-shirts under their jerseys especially in the past. But the main reason. Cuts down the BO factor. Point blank answer!

  11. ProBasketballPundit - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Let’s don’t be so afraid of change. The Warriors balled out in those sleeved jerseys last season… even if they looked terrible compared to the promo photos with Harrison Barnes. College players wear sleeves all the time so this shouldn’t be such a shock in the NBA.

  12. tcclark - Jun 21, 2013 at 8:29 PM

    I don’t know how they play in them. Have you ever tried to play basketball with a t-shirt tucked into your shorts? its really irritating.

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