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

by February 11, 2013

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.”