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Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at 9:00 am  |  20 responses

Los Angeles Lakers to Wear Sleeved Jerseys Next Season


The NBA is increasingly moving towards the sleeved jersey look. The Los Angeles Lakers will be one of the teams rocking the new duds next season, according to ESPN: “The Lakers will wear short-sleeve jerseys next season in ‘several’ games, according to a team source. The jerseys will be white, the same color as the alternative uniforms the Lakers introduced for the 2002-03 season and traditionally wear on Sundays. The Golden State Warriors were the first team to wear the adizero short-sleeve jerseys designed by adidas last season. The jerseys, according to adidas, are 26 percent lighter than the traditional NBA jersey. The Phoenix Suns, who recently redesigned their jersey, also will have a short-sleeve alternate in their uniform set next season. According to a league source, adidas has mocked up short-sleeve alternative jerseys for all 10 teams playing on Christmas Day. The Lakers were one of 17 teams to experiment wearing the short-sleeve jerseys during summer league this offseason. [...] Lakers point guard Steve Nash suggested last season that each player should be able to choose his own uniform preference. ‘I don’t see why we all need the same tailor, as long as it’s pretty uniform,’ Nash said. ‘I’m sure within reason.’ Nash, who said he used to wear a T-shirt under his jersey in high school and college, did not have a problem with the NBA harming the sanctimony of the league by changing the cut of the jerseys.”

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  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Just not a good idea. Some things are better left alone. No change needed. Just like that new ball that no one wanted or asked for years ago. Just leave it alone.

  • spit hot fiyah

    is it too late for dwight to change his mind?

  • spit hot fiyah

    player protest actualy worked when it came to the ball. hopefully the same thing happens here

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  • shockexchange

    After the Lakers were acting so thirsty, would you? http://clicky.me/7hUN

  • LLC#12

    They are so ugly, I don’t care if they are “26% lighter”. If them “being lighter” is the point, why have sleeves at all?

  • Interdico Scriptor

    What???

  • Interdico Scriptor

    No it didn’t… did it?? They changed the ball despite player protests, right? But hey man, you know I’m just going on what I read on here.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Cool clip. Do u know the Eng. Office?? the original one??
    Waaaaay better, but this clip is apt.
    NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    Just no…

  • Shooting Guard

    steve nash will be very pleased

  • i_ball

    Exactly what I was thinking. Keep the material, remove the sleeves and they would be like 28% lighter

  • Ben Ireland

    They changed it back pretty soon. Players hated it and made their feelings clear.

  • LLC#12

    Cosign, the Original Office is better than the American Office, but I like both, they’re different kinds of humour I think.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    a lot of players like the jerseys. they are lighter, and supposedly the compression improves performance.

  • robb

    Those t’shirts make players look like amateurs. I hate them.

  • spit hot fiyah

    they changed it back mid-season after the players complained

  • spit hot fiyah

    i wouldn’t even call them compression

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that’s what Adidas said.

  • spit hot fiyah

    to me compression shirts are what the dudes wore on the kicks cover, these jerseys that the warriors and suns have shown are much looser than that

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