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Monday, February 11th, 2013 at 1:45 pm  |  61 responses

Golden State Warriors to Wear Jerseys That Look Like T-Shirts

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Jerseys are so yesteryear; t-shirts are where it’s at now. Or so claim Adidas and the Golden State Warriors. The dubs will debut these new duds next week, during a nationally-televised affair. Per the Mercury News: “On Monday, the Warriors will unveil their yellow, alternate uniforms. They will be the first team in the modern NBA era to play in something other than a tank top. The Warriors will debut the new unis for their Feb. 22 home game against the San Antonio Spurs, which is being aired on ESPN. They will also wear them March 8 vs. Houston and March 15 vs. Chicago. If Adidas has its way, the new look will be a growing trend. [...] The new jersey is much less a T-shirt than the next phase in the evolution of basketball apparel. It’s being called the ‘adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system.’ And Adidas boasts it as a revolutionary marriage between performance and aesthetics. The uniforms are 26 percent lighter than their traditional counterparts, which Adidas said its research revealed was most important to players. They come with the ever-popular moisture-absorbing feature. The sleeves are made with stretch fabric that wraps 360 degrees around the shoulder to ensure full range of motion, because anyone who has played basketball knows how a T-shirt’s sleeve can interfere with a jumper. The shorts — which have pinstripes inspired by the Bay Bridge — have been modernized, too. The stretch woven fabric, pricked with thousands of holes, make the bottoms as lightweight and airy as ever. [...] The ‘swingman’ jerseys will run about $110, about $40 more than the traditional replicas. The authentic versions will be $300.”

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  • Anthony Dixon

    Warriors tryna be superheroes!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kumar.ram.73113 Kumar Ram

    love it

  • JML-G

    interesting…

  • Hart26

    Volleyball lookin shirts? No thanks

  • Slick Ric

    Hate it

  • http://www.facebook.com/Alanpg Alan Pg

    Like the colors, but don’t like the shirt.

  • spit hot fiyah

    that looks like t-shirts? that ARE t-shirts

  • spit hot fiyah

    i think harrison barnes leads tour the france

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Don’t think fans will want to buy a $300 tshirt…

  • RKJ92

    This is gayer then the pelicans.. Omg what’s happening to the NBA..

  • Stroshow

    Clear ploy to sign dwight howard in the off season. That guy cant say no to a tight t.

  • TheUnspokenTruth

    Sleeves = more advertising space.

  • http://twitter.com/SupermanayrB B!

    LMAO!

  • Redd

    you could be right.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    soon they will be wearing those full body swimming suits

  • Caboose

    1. Don’t use gay as derogatory.
    2. This is actually pretty neat.
    3. The NBA is gaining more and more fans every day.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    the shorts are fantastic

  • MJJack73

    I mean, depends on how it feels I guess. If its like a compression shirt like under armour, then it gonna be tight. Kinda expensive too. And plus, I mean, as person that buys basketball jerseys, they’re unique from other sports. Now you would just be making em look like soccer jerseys. Plus, could you imagine somebody big big wearing that thing. Would be an eye sore. Imagine glen Davis

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hahahahaha

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    right on the money.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    hideous things

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    dont be a sensitive sally.

    @rkj92:disqus use the word gay freely

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    those training t shirts

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    Lets see Big Baby rock these mugs

  • Happy

    I actually like them. Granted Big Baby Davis shouldn’t be seen in such a uni, but I think it’s cool the NBA is going for a more global look.

  • Redd

    Warriors keep letting me down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jhemp15 Jamar Hemphill

    C’mon Son!…when is the Adidas contract up with the NBA?

  • Lloyd

    Am I the only one who thinks they look like male cheerleaders? Pass

  • RayJr

    So $40 more for sleeves.

  • RayJr

    no no NO! Every team should have the same style of uniforms. Everyone wear jerseys and shorts. If not, then some team is gonna start wearing masks, another gloves, another pants, and so on.

  • jdubb

    love how they made the rookie pay his dues by modeling them. Classy.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.brodes Jay Brodes

    looks like a shooting shirt…GSW playing volleyball?? wnba jerseys..come on man!!

  • Dutch Rich

    Form follows function. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Please keep Adidas away from performance related design. It usually takes them about three tries to create something that’s actually not harmfull.

  • Max

    No.

  • Max
  • jayrose

    well played sir

  • redunwoody

    Glad Hot Plate Williams and Oliver Miller and Robert Traylor (RIP) aren’t around to be seen in these.
    Starting to resemble the Austrailian Womens’ Basketball team

  • http://twitter.com/NotThe2 The W

    I wish theyed bring back a mascot

  • http://twitter.com/NotThe2 The W

    Its almost a tailored fit tight up top and loose around the bottom like a really good/expensive t shirt he could rock it no prob

  • K_HOLIDAY

    Even though these look like wife-beaters with sleeves, I dig em.

  • ado

    really? unless you want to be in the same league as that of the basket team for girls in australia where they kinda wear something like this, No.. sorry, this is just not a good look.. just wear a damn white tee

  • roscoe

    making fun of ppl’s weight is not cool…

    but it will be interesting to see the thicker athletes wearing tight shirts…

  • str8 from samoa

    i want reebok to come back

  • Happy

    Being fat when you’re a professional athlete isn’t cool. You get paid millions to stay in shape and play a sport.

  • Willi Billy Imre

    cmon stick to to what we know. first the fight in the nba died, then the centers, then the rivalries and now the jerseys?
    I love this game but you dont have to constantly test us.

  • shutup

    Lmfao, Nates jersey was 6x bigger than Dwights

  • Shifty

    What an abomination.

  • http://www.facebook.com/justcdro Ysidro Galaviz Jr.

    these jerseys are cool as eff.

  • Caboose

    I mean, I’m not a big fan, but at least somebody is trying it.

  • RKJ92

    My thoughts exactly! thank you Ferret :D and Chevy Chase ofc.. :)

  • Ron

    Why not just use body paint?

  • Sanchess

    That was sexist and homophobic… Nice, if being an @ss is what you were going for.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    ehh. it happens

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    haha

  • Ugh

    I’ll rewrite this so it passes the Slam moderation.

    White people don’t get to tell black people when it’s okay to use the ‘N’ word.

    On the other hand, a straight man has the right to dictate when it’s okay to use the word gay.

    This is profoundly hypocritical, and as hetereosexist as freely and unconsciously using the ‘N’ word is racist. You just don’t want to admit you’re a bigot.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    im none of those things. i do believe freedom of speech.

    i never throw gay slurs at anyone.

    guilty as charged for the N word. growing up between NJ and the Bronx as a dark skinned Cubano. that work gets thrown at me often.

    this is the internet. anyone has the right to say anything. you can take your sensitive sermon and go away.

    i mean jeeze, look how ruffled your feathers are. grow a pair buddy.

  • Ugh

    Oh, come on. You’re clearly deflecting having to respond to my point by saying I’m ruffled and I’m not, but you really don’t like your opinion being demonstrated as being wrong, and you don’t like trying to read, which is how you misunderstood my point. You’re not what and I know you’re not white. If you can’t extrapolate my point, don’t try and distract the argument by saying I’m ruffled. Just admit you don’t get it. It’s actually less embarrassing for you.

    I’m gay – openly gay. I play basketball and I play pickup ball on an inner city outdoor court and I live in a Muslim country. If you think an idiot like you (and of all the idiots on Slam, you’re probably the single thickest frequent commentator) can ruffle me on the internet by using some stupid language, you’re really profoundly stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    aint nothing wrong with being gay. just like theres nothing wrong with being straight.

    grow a pair and take your sob story somewhere else.

  • Francis

    After I saw this on nba.com I came to this page just for the comments and you guys did not disappoint! Hahaha

  • http://www.facebook.com/slaihing Steven LaiHing

    It’s the end of the league if this abomination is allowed to continue. They were making the jerseys with wider and wider shoulders as it is. Bring it back to the basic designs! this is horrible.

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