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Sleeved jerseys not enough to stop LeBron, Heat in Christmas Day win over Lakers

Dec 25, 2013, 8:56 PM EDT

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LOS ANGELES – The Heat got more of a fight than maybe they were expecting in their Christmas Day matchup with the Lakers, but eventually showed enough on both ends of the floor to get the job done.

Behind 23 points apiece from Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, Miami used a 9-0 run late in the fourth to gain separation and finish with a 101-96 victory to improve its record to 22-6 on the season.

The Lakers started off more active and engaged than the defending champs, and led by as many as 10 points in the first quarter. L.A. was determined to try to beat the Heat with three-point shooting, and by halftime had launched 20 of their 45 attempts from beyond the arc.

Even though they made just six, it was a plan that continued with more success in the second half, when the team made five of its next 10.

Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said he anticipated this course of action, and felt that his team defended the long ball well for the most part.

“They’re fifth on threes attempted, so that’s a little bit more how they play anyway,” he said. “Teams will try to get us moving, try to get us to play out of our rotations. That’s not a secret, everybody’s been doing that for a while. We do play an aggressive, disruptive style so at times we’re exposed and we have to cover ground.

“They did launch some threes; early on, they were getting some wide open ones where we weren’t even near them, or making that extra effort to contest and making them put the ball on the floor. Then we were able to get them to make that next play, and then from there it was just inconsistent.”

LeBron James had a quiet game by his standards, finishing with 19 points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Even though he shot 7-of-14 from the field, a closer look shows that he was 6-of-6 at the rim, but just 1-of-8 while shooting from the outside.

Earlier in the week James had said that he and his teammates were concerned about the special, sleeved jerseys that they and all the teams playing on Christmas would be wearing, and he blamed his poor jump shooting on them afterward.

“It was definitely a different feel,” James said. “Every time I shot it from the free throw line or shot a jumper I felt a little tug, so maybe I’ll go up to another bigger size next time we wear them, or … I’m not going to tell you what the other alternative is, but I definitely felt it for sure.

“For me, I’m not a great shooter,” he continued. “So any little error that goes on can affect my shot.”

James was much more effective in transition, where the Heat are among the deadliest teams in the game. He and Wade connected on not one, but two incredible alley-oops on the break in the first half which had even Lakers fans out of their seats in excitement.

“Anytime D Wade gets on the break, I just try to chase him down,” said LeBron. “I’m not sure if he’s going to go in for it or if he’s going to throw the lob to me. I had no idea what he was going to do with it. He was looking at me, I didn’t know where he was going to go with it, if he was going to toss it to me or throw it up. But the one off the glass, the only way I could catch it was with my left, so I had to improvise.”

On the Lakers side, they saw Jordan Farmar return to the lineup after missing time with a hamstring injury, and despite his understandable rust, the offense ran noticeably smoother with a capable point guard in charge. L.A. got solid performances from Nick Young and Xavier Henry off the bench, enough to keep things close and make a couple of runs.

The Heat were ultimately too much in this one, however, and despite the victory coming against a depleted Lakers team that sits at 13-16 on the season, any road victory in the NBA is cause for celebration — even by the defending champs playing a sub-.500 team.

“This road trip will continue to get tougher as we go, and we’ll need to play better basketball,” Spoelstra said. “But a road win, you never take those for granted.”

  1. cantonbound13 - Dec 25, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    These Divas always have something to complain about. The sleeves? Really? What a wuss!

    • gofinsgoheatfloria - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:08 AM

      Yeah, well, um –

      http://nba.si.com/2013/12/25/beno-udrih-christmas-jersey-sleeve-knicks-thunder/

    • leahcima1 - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      Cantonjerk0 says, “These Divas always have something to complain about.” Cantonjerk0 is far more judicious with his complaints. They are only about one thing the back to back NBA champion Heat and the multiple time MVP LBJ.

      Don’t you wish you were a brilliant Get Your Kicks From The NY Knicks fan like fat boy Cantonjerk0?

      • cantonbound13 - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        I’d like to reply, but I’m waiting for my trailer trash to English dictionary to come in to understand your post.
        You continue to prove the Dade county school system needs more funding.

      • spthegr8 - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

        @Canton
        ROTFLMFAO!!!!! Comment of the Month right there. Now that’s FUNNY!!! Still LLS, while I’m typing!! Got me crying!!

    • asimonetti88 - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

      The Lakers and the Heat looked like they were playing in their pajamas.

  2. brugis23 - Dec 25, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Best Christmas present! Lakers suck! And their fans as well!

    • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 2:26 AM

      haaaaaaa. u must have had a rough childhood. i actually feel more sorry for you knowing u hav found joy in something like this

    • belleby123 - Dec 26, 2013 at 8:01 AM

      The Lakers can’t suck too much if they lost by only 5 points to one of the best teams in the league. And they were playing without their best player. Almost seems like a loss for the Heat to me.

    • spthegr8 - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      @Brutis
      If the Laker’s losing was your “Best christmas present”. I’d say you are probably single and live a rather miserable life. Just Saying!!

  3. dinofrank60 - Dec 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    Jordan Farmer played 33 min? From a leg injury? What tha…?

  4. drpepper2013 - Dec 25, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    You think lebron is a wuss canton bound? Wow. Tell that to his face

  5. dolphindubs - Dec 25, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    @cantonbound13

    Are you complaining about them complaining? Weak, dude. Weak.

  6. dolphindubs - Dec 25, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    LeBron has been on a tear attacking rims here lately. A couple poster dunks over McLemore and Millsap in the last two games and then the show he put on today. Things of beauty!

    • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 2:30 AM

      none of those dunks were challenged. i believe each time on any of those plays u’ll notice a guy trying to take a charge. but nice display of hops from lebron. alas, i miss the days of vince carter acrobatically throwing it down with some flair

    • muhangis - Dec 26, 2013 at 2:35 AM

      Lebron is a sissy.

    • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:20 AM

      This Lakers fan is so salty, it’s hilarious.

      They were challenged – but thankfully for their loved ones neither were stupid enough to try to jump because they value their lives. You’re not going to find a lot of people dumb enough to try to jump with LeBron when he’s coming at them like that. But both still found themselves falling to the ground with LeBron harvesting their souls from above – and it really doesn’t matter how you got there, you shouldn’t be there, and it looks just as bad.

      And VC can’t hang with LeBron off of one foot – I don’t know anybody in history who can. Coupled with LeBron’s superior size, speed and strength… it’s a brand of ferocity we haven’t seen before.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 3:51 PM

        this weirdo contradicts himself on a regular basis. recently it was his suggestion to lakers that they find a point guard that you can’t find. now he’s saying that lebron’s dunks were challenged, then follows that up by saying NO ONE WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO JUMP. am i missing something ???????? wow . what a dweeb. hahahha first time i said dweeb, but i think it’s appropriate.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        Attempting to draw an offensive charge is a challenge. They were trying to be an obstacle, saying to LeBron: If you want this bucket you’re going to have to go through me, around me, or over me, because I’m not moving. LeBron said, “challenge accepted!” and went over them.

        Not challenging it at all would be just to duck out of the way – as smarter veterans will often do in that situation.

        So yes, you are missing something. You seem to be missing a lot of things. Your parents must be very disappointed.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:27 PM

        they are challenging his body. not the dunk if you want to get technical. wow ! you’re really stretching. do you know what it means to specifically challenge the dunk ? putting up a body-wall, is not a challenge at the dunk. the dunk involves a basketball. no one tried to stop the dunk. just stop. you’re killing me hahah

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:42 PM

        As Millsap himself said, “I got got.” He did. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

        And you seem to be missing something. I’m assuming that you haven’t played the game that much, because you’re not supposed to get dunked over for any reason. You should never be in a place where someone jumps over you to dunk. It’s frowned upon. It’s embarrassing whether you jump or not – it doesn’t matter.

        In any case, your excessive whining because of the attention LeBron is getting is not going to make people love these dunks any less.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM

        hahaha how did any of your rambling just now prove the dunk itself was challenged ? haha o man ur a mess

      • antistratfordian - Dec 28, 2013 at 2:49 AM

        Did Millsap try to draw a charge? Did he make contact with LeBron and flop? He tried to stop the dunk and failed and got got. End of story.

        What else do you want to learn about?

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        no one jumped with lebron. the dunk wasn’t challenged. what was challenged was lebron’s body. that what a charge is. lebron could have changed his mind and decided to pass. does that mean if milsap was still in charge taking position that he is ‘challenging the dunk’ ? no . becuase a charge is a challenge of the body. not the basketball. you are insane.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM

        a charge is an attempt to stop the score. it’s a challenge. its not the same type of challenge as a block, but it’s still a defender challenging an offensive player with an obstacle. this is a basic defensive play. end of story, have a nice day.

      • money2long - Jan 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

        you’re so very confused about what a dunk is then. so sad. i will have a nice day and not continue to try to educate hardheaded blind fools.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM

        Millsap tried to stop LeBron by taking a charge and he got dunked on and said he made a mistake, got embarrassed and regretted the decision. That’s all you need to know.

        Now take your medicine like a good boy.

      • money2long - Jan 25, 2014 at 10:16 PM

        so he was taking a CHARGE. he wasn’t contesting the actual dunk. ok. he contested the play. the dunk is a different story. your argument is weird.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 3:53 PM

        you can tell this weirdo really sweats lebron and worships the ground he walks on when he uses talk like, ‘harvesting their souls from above’ …. almost awkward how much he worships lebron. get a grip. besides the grip you have on lebron’s nut sack.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        This dude is sooo salty. But salt retains water – that must be why you have so many tears.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        haha notice how he didn’t actually address what i said. avoidance is the best indicator sometimes of how someone is truly feeling. deep down inside he agreed with what i said !

      • antistratfordian - Dec 28, 2013 at 2:36 AM

        You send me soooooo many messages, man – I can’t have lengthy replies to all of them.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:10 AM

        haha. aw pooky.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 3:56 PM

        and if you want to look at sheer hammering dunks, shawn kemp without question tops lebron. so just stop.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:09 PM

        Kemp was not as big, as fast, or as strong as LeBron.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        one may give lebron the edge in the speed department. the other two can be debatable. ur negligence of trying to include kemp in the size and strength department of lebron shows ur true bias. but that is beside the point. what does that have to do with the dunk itself ? haha ur amazing.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 3:58 PM

        can’t tell you how many times i’ve heard people say a lebron mix gets repetitive with his ‘jump higher than you and throw it down hard’ dunks. there are many people who know how to add flash to their dunks, without the help of someone throwing tham a lob to make it look fancier than it is.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:28 PM

        Power can = flash. For some players they only use agility to be flashy. But LeBron can do both.

        You must be one of these people who wonder why crowds get so excited whenever LeBron throws one down – but you’re not there to experience the wonder – because a guy his size is not supposed to move like that. It never gets old for the regular crowd, and for new people it’s just awesome. When he throws it down, you can sometimes feel the concussion. It’s like someone shot a gun.

        The TV sometimes doesn’t do LeBron justice. You can’t appreciate how he makes someone like Udonis Haslem look tiny until you see it in person. How he’s as big as Alonzo Mourning but the fastest player on the court. This is why crowds get excited – he takes that physical package and elevates to a place he’s not supposed to be able to go, and throws it down from a height and with a speed that shouldn’t even be possible.

        As Pat Riley said last year:

        “He delivers the product in a way we haven’t seen before. Athleticism, strength, power, force — we’ve never seen this explosiveness in anybody.“

        As Alonzo Mourning said:

        “You know LeBron is my size. He’s 265. And he’s doing the things he’s doing as my size. I could never imagine doing the things he’s doing at my size.”

        You brought up Shawn Kemp – he was small at 6’10 235 compared to LeBron.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        this can be settled with one question.
        can you show me the highlights form lebron’s most recent dunk contest…
        i’ll wait.
        cue the jeopardy jingle (do-do-do-do-do-do-do)

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        Most dunk contests are less exciting than what LeBron does in games. Like Kobe’s in 1997, which is considered by some to be the worst of all time*. LeBron’s left handed windmill dunk in the 2012 all-star game by itself was better than the entire 2012 dunk contest.

        *http://nba.si.com/2013/02/12/nba-slam-dunk-contest-worst-kobe-bryant-nate-robinson/

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        lol. you amaze me. you truly do.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        And you amaze nobody.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:25 PM

        cute. hahaa

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:41 PM

        Look, friend – criticizing LeBron’s game in general is a losing proposition, and especially so when your motivation as a Lakers fan is so obvious, petty and immature. Criticizing his dunks is equally unproductive, as he is universally recognized as one of the greatest dunkers of the day, and of all-time. So it’s futile. You will never win this argument.

        When LeBron impresses again, you’re better off just sulking in private like you normally do, rather than commenting here about “It’s not that impressive” and letting everyone know how butthurt you are over James surpassing your favorite players.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 12:14 AM

        that quote you used, please tell me where it’s from and what it’s addressing.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 28, 2013 at 2:41 AM

        it’s a summary of your position. “nice hops, but…”

        but you knew that already. any other questions?

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM

        so how is that me downgrading any of these recent highlights ? take your time. you’ll have no answer

      • antistratfordian - Dec 28, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        Well it’s obvious, but you’re a little slow on the uptake. Let me spell it out for you:

        “none of those dunks were challenged. i believe each time on any of those plays u’ll notice a guy trying to take a charge.”

        “alas, i miss the days of…”

        “if you want to look at sheer hammering dunks, shawn kemp without question tops lebron”

        “can’t tell you how many times i’ve heard people say a lebron mix gets repetitive with his ‘jump higher than you and throw it down hard’ dunks”

        “there are many people who know how to add flash to their dunks, without the help of someone throwing tham a lob to make it look fancier than it is.”

        All of your quotes here are downgrade attempts which can be summed up with your “nice hops, but…” effort.

        But I don’t mind you changing your tune and being a little more appreciative – that was the whole point of having this conversation with you. So my job here is done.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:36 AM

        haha! me saying no one challenged the dunks changes the dunk itself? you’re a mess !!!

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        and talking about a lebron mix has nothing to do with those dunks !! you’re a mess !

      • antistratfordian - Dec 28, 2013 at 9:32 PM

        My work here is done. Until next time, fustilarian.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:00 PM

        SEE YA POOKIE BEAR

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:45 PM

        your quotes have me in awe. lol
        is it just me or does anyone even really know lebron’s true weight ?
        it seems his weight changes all the time. is he 240, 245, 250, 260 , 265? his weight varies from mouth to mouth. everyone has a different weight for lebron. it’s amazing. fact of the matter is, kemp and lebron are comparable in size. you act like kemp is allen iverson. lets just say kemp was indeed 235. (we all know his weight fluctuated as well, but i’ll let u have the lean 235 haha) any way, lebron at 250-260. oh boy 30 pounds. that really blows me away. fact of the matter is, both of their weights are pretty close, meaning their size’s can be compared ! you are trying soooo hard ot give lebron the edge, when we all know he’d be shivering in his boots to go in a dunk contest with kemp. and the world knows it.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:02 PM

        You haven’t heard anyone say anything about 240 or 250 in an official capacity since he was a teenager.

        Since Cleveland his teams have said 260-265. LeBron himself said 265. At one time he was said to be 270+. I think if he was ever at 270 it was his first year in Miami where he looked a little heavier than normal.

        Last year Gregg Doyel of CBS Sports wrote:

        ”Today he’s roughly 6-9, 275. The Heat list him at 6-8 and 250 pounds, but those numbers are wrong and everyone knows it. For whatever reason, James is one of those players who doesn’t want to admit just how big he is.”

        Yahoo Sports chimed in last year as well:

        ”James is an enormous man. He is listed at 6-8, 250 pounds but it’s very unlikely he’s 250. James has been very elusive about his real weight, which has been estimated between 270 and all the way up to 300 pounds.”

        Again, if you’ve seen him in person you wouldn’t argue with these observations. That’s why nobody does.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM

        those numbers are wrong and everyone knows it. hahahhaah. like i said, inconsistency everywhere . i have to thank you for proving my point. you’re becoming infamous with your blunders.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 6:37 PM

        You didn’t prove anything, son. You only proved that you’re unwilling to believe things that are well accepted but run contradictory to your haterism.

        Either way, you lose, because LeBron owns you as much as I do.

      • money2long - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

        give us us free ! hahaha

      • antistratfordian - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        What is your argument about this exactly? You think LeBron is less than 250 pounds?

        LeBron’s pre-draft weight is recorded as 245 pounds – he was 18 years old. He’s a lot bigger now than he was a decade ago. It’s much more than a 10 pound difference. I think at the very least we can all agree that he’s well over 255.

        I think it’s reasonable to assume that he’s at least 25 pounds heavier than he was as a rookie. You can deduce that just by looking at photographs.

        Kobe came back this year 20-25 pounds heavier than he was last year – it was noticeable, but not extreme. But the difference between LeBron as a rookie (245) and LeBron now (???) IS extreme. So if someone said he was 35 pounds heavier, I wouldn’t think that’s out of order – but that would make him 280 pounds. So maybe Doyel is right.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 12:23 AM

        stop always including kobe in any argument . you are starting to sound like a psychopath. if kobe is not a part of the discussion, leave him out. your brain is truly wired around kobe and LA. fact of the matter here is that kemp and lebron can be comparable in size and strength. pay attention. you’re throwing out all these useless quotes that don’t prove anything against what im saying. they are both big people. of course they are not going to be twins. the point is they are both within the same range enough to be compared to in size. golly.

      • antistratfordian - Dec 28, 2013 at 2:48 AM

        lol, wow. You Lakers fans are so sensitive about Kobr. You’re about the fourth one that has basically begged me to “stop talking about my Kobe!” even when I’m not criticizing him.

        But I brought him up in this case because 1) you’re a Lakers fan so you’re familiar with him and 2) he gained weight, so he serves as a solid, current example of 25 pounds before and after. I see no problem with that in this context.

      • money2long - Dec 28, 2013 at 8:13 AM

        i didnt beg u to stop talking about kobe. im sorry you failed literature class so let me speak slowly for you. i said stop speaking about kobe when it the topic has nothing to do with it. you are so consumed with kobe and la that you’ll try to bring them into 90% of your arguments when they are irrelevant. it shows ypu have more of a passion for hating than loving. do you follow? haha weirdo .

      • antistratfordian - Jan 25, 2014 at 1:58 PM

        “i said stop speaking about kobe when it the topic has nothing to do with it”

        You don’t get to make the rules about when and where people can talk about something. So grow up and stop being a whiney brat, or go off somewhere and cry about it like you normally do. I don’t really care.

      • money2long - Jan 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        theres a big difference between being told stop talking about some, versus stop talking about someone WHEN HE OR SHE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MAIN ISSUE. your obsession to always look in kobe’s direction even when he is irrelevant to the topic is a twisted mind you have. you will try your best to connect the dots to kobe. for instance, anti mentality:

        grandma broke her leg today johnny.
        what! aw grandma. how that happen.
        she slipped and fell.
        dang, she fell. you know whose fault this is right? kobe’s.
        huh, how is it kobe’s fault?
        because grandma likes steak. and she had kobe beef last night. so it’s kobe’s fault.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM

        I can make it the main issue whenever I want to. You don’t have to read it if you don’t like it. Instead, you just whine and cry about people talking about your boo on the internet when you feel it’s unnecessary. Grow up.

      • money2long - Jan 27, 2014 at 9:24 PM

        lol lol lol
        whine and cry.
        lol lol lol
        my boo
        lol lol lol

        nice summary. you are obviously hurt that my logic actually went through to you. i feel like you understood what i was saying about the difference between not being allowed to talk about something vs irrelevancy. you have now resorted to sticking out your chest (blah blah talk about whatever when i feel like it blah blah). you know you are wrong and now you are lashing out. haha. no one said flat out stop talking about an individual. you don’t have to admit you were wrong, because i think we are all finding out you are somewhat insane.

      • antistratfordian - Jan 28, 2014 at 1:04 AM

        You prattle on like your mother. Grow a pair.

      • money2long - Jan 28, 2014 at 2:21 AM

        so to be clear, we can talk about mothers now ?

  7. tigers182 - Dec 25, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    I’m so glad we have around the clock Heat coverage. Please tell me Brett, is Lebron chewing his food well enough? Does Dwayne have regular bowels? Does Ray Allen clip his toenails the exact average as a normal adult male? Please tell me because I cannot handle living a single moment without your incredible updates.

    • Kurt Helin - Jan 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM

      writes the guy who clicked on the story, since we use traffic and hits to determine what people like reading about….

  8. gquesen - Dec 25, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    Yeah…cantonbound13, your comment makes no sense. They won, it would have been way more applicable had they lost. I don’t get why people still hate on the heat. And I’m a blazer fan. The heat are winning the title every year so long as the big three are around. The haters are going to struggle for a while…

  9. rodge1 - Dec 25, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    @cantonbound13

    Oh you’re back now?… How are those Knicks doing?

    • leahcima1 - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:51 AM

      That’s not a fair question. Cantonjerk0’s Knicks suck, as usual, the Heat are champs, as usual, and Lebron is headed for another MVP season, as usual. Poor cantonjerk is only back because the sewer department kick him out of his rat hole. He smelled the place up, gave sewers a bad name.

      • cantonbound13 - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

        So much hate Princess Leaha and what is with your obsession with sewers? Must be because you’re full of sh**!

    • cantonbound13 - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM

      This coming from the clown that disappeared after “his team” went down 3-2 in the Finals last season. The name Rodger Dodger fits you to a tee.

  10. ashutto20 - Dec 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    I play a little ball (not in the nba of course…or do I???) and I agree w the Heat. ..

    Can not shoot as comfortably in sleeves then w a regular jersey on…im a nike man myself

  11. rushbacker - Dec 26, 2013 at 4:49 AM

    Damn, that’s gotta be the fugliest jersey I’ve ever seen. Seriously hope they ditch that underarmor crap and just stick with regular basketball jerseys.

  12. davidly - Dec 26, 2013 at 5:47 AM

    How long before the league extends the sleeve down the arm and requires Birdman to wear a scarf. #nbaburka

  13. 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 26, 2013 at 7:56 AM

    From “Can’t win a Ring” to “Didn’t like the Shirt”: The Evolution of LeBron Hating. On the next 30 for 30.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Dec 26, 2013 at 8:10 AM

      Speaking of LeBron Hating, did anyone else catch Bill Simmons’ belittling of LeBron’s 60% FG percentage by saying he only takes makeable shots? And did anyone else catch Jalen reminding him that taking makeable shots is actually a GOOD thing?

      I forgot how terrible the national announcers are. Van Gundy has never seen a call that shouldn’t have gone against the Heat, and every game is analyzed through the perspective of their opponents’ coach.

      Just give me Eric & Tony. Anyone else play the “Tony Mentioned Mt. Vernon” Drinking Game?

    • bcwildcat24 - Dec 26, 2013 at 9:41 AM

      “What if I told you that people hated a man so much that they started inventing ways to hate them?” In the classic Neo voice lol.

  14. 24thesho - Dec 26, 2013 at 10:06 AM

    The new NBA jerseys make everybody look like the 21st century Village People. I’m jus’ saying.

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