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The way I see it, as an out of shape, rather pale fan, sleeved basketball jerseys mean I can wear the jerseys and not be self conscious... Perhaps this is why I have no basketball jerseys in my collection; I mean, if I can;t wear it, then I'm not going to buy it. But, no doubt, I am in the vast minority here. So, let's hope the Pelicans come up with a nice sleeved jersey... just for me...

Can't you just wear a shirt underneath it?

Maybe adidas should make an official NBA undershirt.

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Trouble with the "let normal people wear NBA jerseys" theory is that the Warriors jersey fits very tightly, like a compression shirt, whereas a soccer jersey fits pretty much like a normal athletic-fit shirt. Sleeves or no sleeves, it's the same problem: you have to be jacked to really pull off a basketball jersey, otherwise you look real dorky.

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The replicas will probably be "Americanized".

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The replicas will probably be "Americanized".

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Man that just looks so awkward. I have no idea who that appeals to.

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The replicas will probably be "Americanized".

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Man that just looks so awkward. I have no idea who that appeals to.

I agree. I think people look fine wearing soccer jerseys, but this just doesn't look right for casual wear.

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The replicas will probably be "Americanized".

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It's tough to tell if that's fitted or not, though being that it's an "L", it does look pretty tapered.

They'd look better if there was some kind of sleeve trim, because due to the way the seams and inserts are, it looks like a regular jersey with sleeves just appended to the shoulders.

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The replicas will probably be "Americanized".

pDIT-13212385dt.jpg

It's tough to tell if that's fitted or not, though being that it's an "L", it does look pretty tapered.

They'd look better if there was some kind of sleeve trim, because due to the way the seams and inserts are, it looks like a regular jersey with sleeves just appended to the shoulders.

It appears to be fitted in the top/arms and much looser in the midsection which means it will fit...nobody.comfortably.

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Yep, definitely looks weird compared with the relative normalcy of something like this:

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Its summer league and all.

But it just reminds me how much I hate what Adidas has done with the 'inbetween' branding of each team. I know I harp on this. BUT I HATE HOMOGENIZED DESIGN THAT CATERS TO BRANDS INSTEAD OF TEAMS.

Yes, shouting that was necessary. Contrary to what my office-neighbors may think.

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The way I see it, as an out of shape, rather pale fan, sleeved basketball jerseys mean I can wear the jerseys and not be self conscious... Perhaps this is why I have no basketball jerseys in my collection; I mean, if I can;t wear it, then I'm not going to buy it. But, no doubt, I am in the vast minority here. So, let's hope the Pelicans come up with a nice sleeved jersey... just for me...

Can't you just wear a shirt underneath it?

Maybe adidas should make an official NBA undershirt.

Believe it or not, they already do....

http://store.nba.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4201274

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Has any player come out in favor of the jerseys? Aside from Harrison Barnes, who is an adidas-paid spokesperson?

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why is it black? is navy too hard to make? and i hate the lack of yellow on the white.

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why is it black? is navy too hard to make? and i hate the lack of yellow on the white.

From the NBA thread...

Also, these jerseys (as mentioned in the article) will be BLACK, not Navy, due to Navy not being available when they were ordered.

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why is it black? is navy too hard to make? and i hate the lack of yellow on the white.

From the NBA thread...

Also, these jerseys (as mentioned in the article) will be BLACK, not Navy, due to Navy not being available when they were ordered.

Because black is 30% lighter and absorbs moisture better. The technology in black fabric is the wave of the evolution of how we defy the notion that black is heavy, whereas in reality, it is lighter.

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Its summer league and all.

But it just reminds me how much I hate what Adidas has done with the 'inbetween' branding of each team. I know I harp on this. BUT I HATE HOMOGENIZED DESIGN THAT CATERS TO BRANDS INSTEAD OF TEAMS.

Yes, shouting that was necessary. Contrary to what my office-neighbors may think.

Preach on, brother. I just watched 2 minutes of a WNBA game and thought the same thing. Hard to take your league seriously as professional when it dresses like a rec league, with all teams wearing the same uniform in different colors.

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Its summer league and all.

But it just reminds me how much I hate what Adidas has done with the 'inbetween' branding of each team. I know I harp on this. BUT I HATE HOMOGENIZED DESIGN THAT CATERS TO BRANDS INSTEAD OF TEAMS.

Yes, shouting that was necessary. Contrary to what my office-neighbors may think.

Preach on, brother. I just watched 2 minutes of a WNBA game and thought the same thing. Hard to take your league seriously as professional when it dresses like a rec league, with all teams wearing the same uniform in different colors.

Amen to that, it pains me to see what the WNBA's let itself become. For every step forward, they take a few back. Aside from the new logo, the WNBA's a complete visual mess. That's by far Adidas' worst offense in the world of sports design for me.

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