Adidas unveils 2014 NBA All-Star short-sleeve jerseys

Adidas has just unveiled the 2014 NBA All-Star jerseys and odd thing is that they have sleeves. We’re accustomed to basketball jerseys as being sleeveless but now Adidas is marketing a new set of uniforms.

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The uniforms are inspired by New Orleans’ rich and unique culture, featuring vibrant Mardi Gras colors and shiny brass and silver accents on a short-sleeved silhouette. The NBA All-Star logo appears on the chest of the blue “East” and red “West” jerseys in the shape of the fleur-de-lis, the official symbol of Louisiana, with a purple “W” or green “E” cut out to identify the conference of each player.

According to Adidas, the jersey features armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric that facilitates free range of motion for the arms and shoulders.

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Actually, short-sleeved jerseys started in the NBA early last year for the Golden State Warriors’ three remaining home games. Then in Christmas last year, a lot of teams debuted their adidas “big logo” jerseys to the dismay of some players. In his Twitter, Dirk Nowitzki said it was awful while Blazers’ Robin Lopez said that these jerseys should be burned.

What do you think of sleeved basketball jerseys? I’m kinda seeing it already in the PBA where players would wear skin-tight sleeved shirts underneath their jerseys and the effect is pretty much the same as this one. In my opinion though, I think they should stick with sleevless.

Anyway, the 2014 NBA All-Star jerseys are already available at leading adidas Stores and retail for Php2495.

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