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Timberwolves unveil black sleeved alternate jerseys (PHOTOS)

Nov 27, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

The majority of NBA teams will be wearing a sleeved version of an alternate jersey at some point this season, including all of the ones playing on Christmas Day.

Some clubs are embracing the trend more than others, however, and the Timberwolves are firmly on board.

Minnesota officially unveiled what’s being called the “Lights Out” alternate jersey on Wednesday against the Nuggets.

From the official release:

“We’re excited to debut the new black jerseys tonight,” said Timberwolves forward Kevin Love. “We’ve had a chance to get a sneak peek at the jerseys, and are looking forward to wearing them and hope our fans enjoy them as much as we do.”

Designed by adidas, the black short-sleeve uniforms are inspired by the rich, sophisticated nightlife of Minneapolis and continue the black uniform tradition the team began in 1996. It features side panels with repeated “M” and “W” patterns to represent the team name. Timberwolves players were involved throughout the design and evaluation process.

The Timberwolves have committed to this look for 10 regular season games.

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  1. snipedanglecelly13 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    It would be cooler without the sleeves

  2. asimonetti88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    This trend needs to die out

  3. rickyspanish - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Cut them sleeves off and you got a nice alternate jersey!

  4. bmoreravens1012013 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    I like them but yes do something with the sleeves. put shoulder pads on them. It looks too tee- shirtish.

  5. divan22 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:08 PM



  6. monkeyhateclean - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Sorry Minny, its just a bad look. Bring back the 80’s ballhugger shorts and complete the ensemble.

  7. 32magicman - Nov 28, 2013 at 4:03 AM

    Please let this sleeves gimmick end. Hope they don’t sell!

  8. Jeff - Nov 28, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    Not a fan of the Ts.
    Since they’re form fitting, then yeah, seems like they’d need to be paired with form-fitting shorts.
    Simply put the Ts are here for marketing purposes. The NBA thinks they can sell more of these type of jerseys than the tank-top jerseys. I don’t like either, and will probably never buy either.
    The best jerseys are hockey and baseball jerseys.

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