Thursday, November 7, 2013

NBA teams to wear sleeved uniforms for Christmas Day games  

If you thought the NBA's color-on-color Christmas Day uniforms were bad last year, you'll probably think the league's plans for this season's holiday games are just as ho-ho-horrible.

Paul Lukas of Uni Watch confirmed on Thursday in a tweet that the NBA will unveil new sleeved uniforms on Christmas Day.

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)

1 comment:

  1. Oh yeah, Blazers center Robin Lopez even commented in Twitter that these sleeved NBA jerseys need a mass burning. I have to agree that it does look like a volleyball uniform, but it doesn’t look that bad. It’s rather a fashion upgrade. After all, it’s not like we watch the game for the jerseys players wear. =) Linnie @