The holiday season is here, and the NBA is breaking out the sleeves.
The 2013 Christmas Day games will showcase 10 new jerseys, and all of them will feature a little extra material attached at the shoulders.
Tweaking the Christmas uniforms of 2012, Adidas is adding large, metallic team logos to the new line, making 2013 the year of the “BIG Logo,” form-fitting uniform.
These uniforms are, quite literally, tight.
Lakers Christmas Day Jersey pic.twitter.com/JNFktWAVj4— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 14, 2013
Shumpert in Knicks Christmas Day Jersey pic.twitter.com/SadA5Hs2La— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) November 14, 2013
Fake? Yes. Creative and awesome? Definitely.
Fans will see the uniforms on the court Dec. 25, as a five-game blitz of hardwood awesomeness plays out over the course of the day.
The Christmas Day lineup goes as follows: Bulls at Nets (12 p.m. EST), Thunder at Knicks (2:30 p.m. EST), Heat at Lakers (5 p.m. EST), Rockets at Spurs (8 p.m. EST) and Clippers at Warriors (10:30 p.m. EST).
That’s a busy, delicious day of basketball, my friends. A couple possible blowouts, a great matchup in San Antonio and a late-night edition of the Blakeshow? Sounds like a full day.
As for the jerseys that will be on display, their reception has been a mixed bag. Some aren’t too jazzed about the look.
I'm looking forward for those good Christmas NBA games but man, those jerseys— Sir Andrew (@DrewxBennett) December 19, 2013
Others cannot wait to get their hands on the new sleeved duds.
I can't wait for the NBA to pull out those Christmas jerseys. Those are too fly— Avery Barnes (@ayyevery) December 15, 2013
How do you feel about the 2013 NBA Christmas uniforms?
Fly? Whack? What say you?
They’re certainly a different look, and I personally didn’t mind when teams broke the sleeves out in Summer League.
It’s cold outside, people. Got to keep those shoulders warm.
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