Friday, December 27th, 2013 at 9:50 am  |  10 responses

Mark Cuban Hates the NBA’s New Sleeved Jerseys

The League unveiled the new t-shirt jerseys in a big way during the Christmas Day games, and like most people watching, Mark Cuban was horrified by what the players were forced to wear. Per ESPN:

“Hated them,” Cuban said before the Mavs hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. “I just thought it made our guys look more like a high school wrestling team or a college wrestling team.”

“I could have thought of better ways to sell [the short-sleeved jerseys] and a lot of different ways by having them in a casual-wear situation,” Cuban said. “We would have been better off, if we want people to wear them casually, to get the trainers and everybody else to wear them to show them in a realistic setting. So I would have done it a little differently, but we’ll see what happens.”

“I think the people that will buy them are more the jersey heads and the people who are trying to be hip and cool as opposed to the mainstream fan who just wants something to wear to work or something to wear to school,” Cuban said. “I don’t think schools are going to be happy if 16-year-old boys come in wearing skin-tight gym wrestling gear. My opinion, they’ll sell, but we could have sold more. You live and you learn. That’s just my opinion. Maybe I’ll be wrong. Maybe they’ll sell like gangbusters in China.”

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  • spit hot fiyah


    says the guy who rock a mavs football jersey

  • Jay Brodes

    i am all in with cuban…great it sells jerseys…dont wanna sound like a fashionista but it is a horrible look…thanks lord stern for this bad trend! as long as short shorts dont come back i am cool i guess!

  • Dfrance

    That’s kind of his point tho, it should be loose fitting, fan apparel, not form fitting performance wear.

    Sorry to be joke killer guy. lol

  • Fitzy

    Short sleeved jerseys means more real estate for sponsors. That is all.

  • spit hot fiyah

    hey man,

    i’m just trying to make fun of good ol cube and post a picture were it looks like he screams “they suuuuuck!”

    football alternates might be next thing though lol

  • rhys

    these jerseys arnt for fat people

  • nonstoptroll

    cuban cant rock tight fitting shirt with his relaxed jeans period

  • Ugh

    They are the most hideous uniforms the NBA has ever had. They have no design. They were made from a memo: “Logo on front. Numbers on sleeves. Name and number on back. Solid colour. Stern out.”
    Flush them and don’t bring them back.

  • BOY!!!!

    It’s an adidas thing, dey trying to shove down our throats 3 stripes crap, starting with the logo on the jerseys, so unoriginal. Why wud I buy a jersey dat has a brand logo on it when the real game jersey doesn’t. Had it been one of those champion branded nba jerseys, it would have been cool, not adidas..

  • danpowers

    so true, those sleeved jerseys just look awkward and thats not because were not used to it.