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I actually don't hate the idea of recolored team jerseys as All-Star jerseys, and it seems like they'd sell better than your typical "West All-Stars" jersey which I hardly ever see in the wild. Wonder if they're for the Saturday night events, though? Just guessing.

But "dark grey" and "light silver?" They couldn't differentiate a little more?

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Three more years and their contract with Adidas expires. I hope when that does happen Silver will tell the Adidas brass to take their short sleeved, revolution 30, swiss cheese of basketball apparel of NickNOBs and ugly numeral fonts out the door. NBA decision to switch to that apparel company and how they agree on letting them change their looks as far as a hoops apparel is concerned, really ruined any hope for me to buy anymore jerseys. I will not do so until NBA does to switch to a different company (Nike perhaps). I am just happy for my lucky stars that I still have my Tim Duncan basketball jersey manufactured by Nike that I bought for an arm and a leg ten years ago.

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Yes, let's blame Adidas and not the NBA. All things must pass through the NBA so blame them.

Well to be fair I don't think Nike or ua have released anything as bad as some of the Adidas stuff.

If the NBA switches apparel licensees and still wants to do stuff like sleeved jerseys and nicknames on the back, the new licensee will have to continue those ideas.

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Yes, let's blame Adidas and not the NBA. All things must pass through the NBA so blame them.

Well to be fair I don't think Nike or ua have released anything as bad as some of the Adidas stuff.

If the NBA switches apparel licensees and still wants to do stuff like sleeved jerseys and nicknames on the back, the new licensee will have to continue those ideas.

Everyone loves to bitch and moan about this and frankly the all the sleeves and new designs suck but the blame here should be shared equally. Given the explosion of sleeves and fashion alts making their way onto the court, I'm fairly confident both parties are attempting to address stagnant merch sales. adi has a fixed contract that they need to show a profit off of and the league is in a ffairly stagnant period in terms of popularity which would translate to lackluster merch sales.

All of these new attempts seem to be be pretty lame marketing 101 and reek of a lack of creativity (more and more alts) and just straight up tone deafness (sleeves). After saying all that I don't know if a different vendor will come close to helping. If anything a new licensee may realize that rbk/adi way overpaid and the new contract could come in for considerably less which might not change much at all.

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Yes, let's blame Adidas and not the NBA. All things must pass through the NBA so blame them.

Well to be fair I don't think Nike or ua have released anything as bad as some of the Adidas stuff.

Adidas gets slammed for trying to put their 3 stripes everywhere but Nike gets a pass for using the same template for every national basketball team jersey?

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Yes, let's blame Adidas and not the NBA. All things must pass through the NBA so blame them.

Well to be fair I don't think Nike or ua have released anything as bad as some of the Adidas stuff.

Adidas gets slammed for trying to put their 3 stripes everywhere but Nike gets a pass for using the same template for every national basketball team jersey?

Yeah, but national team basketball isn't really relevant at all. It's not even close to what national teams are in soccer.

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