Paul Lukas of Uni Watch confirmed on Thursday in a tweet that the NBA will unveil new sleeved uniforms on Christmas Day.
Uni Watch Exclusive! NBA Xmas uniforms CONFIRMED: http://t.co/rRVTvhyZ2y pic.twitter.com/GKXuanfn4g
— Paul Lukas (@UniWatch) November 7, 2013
The uniforms, which look more like warm-up shirts, were first spotted by SNY's Brian Erni who saw the jerseys on eBay.
The NBA has experimented with sleeved jerseys in the past, as the Golden State Warriors donned them last season, looking more like a volleyball team instead of professional basketball players.
The one improvement is that the jerseys this year will include numbers on the sleeve, whereas last year's Warriors jerseys had blank sleeves.
Each year, Christmas Day is filled with marquee NBA matchups, and this year is no different. Many of the NBA's best teams, including the defending champion Miami Heat, will play in a slate of five games.
Chicago at Brooklyn, Noon (ESPN)
Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m. (ABC)
Miami at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m. (ABC)
Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
LA Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)