When I first saw this article last season about the Golden State Warriors unveiling the short sleeve uniforms made by Adidas, my first thought was why are they wearing one of those give away t-shirts during a game.
Thinking this must have been a new design that got “leaked out” to gauge the fans reaction. I thought it would follow in the tradition of the San Francisco 49ers new logo that saw the day of light for one day.
The Warriors, after mixed reviews, decided to move forward and have the team wear the short sleeve jersey in games (although I have to see any Warriors fan wearing the jersey).
During the Las Vegas, the San Antonio Spurs also donned the short sleeve jersey made by Adidas. Looking at them they didn’t seem too bad and didn’t think much of it.
Now, according to Steve Kyler of HOOPSWORLD and USA Today Sports, currently there are five teams that have added the short sleeve jersey to their collection full time. While another 20 teams will be donning the jersey at least once during the upcoming season. Will the Spurs be one of those 20 teams remains to be seen.
So Spurs fans, would you be rushing to your local retailer that sells jerseys and plop down your hard earned money for a San Antonio Spurs short sleeve jersey? How do you feel about the look?
Stupid. One of the dudes who runs the "Spurs Talk" Facebook channel has heard rumors from a source inside the Spurs organization that sleeves definitely are in our future this season. However, when a marketing dude in Spurs, Sports, and Entertainment called me up randomly yesterday, a cold call of sorts to try and sell me tickets (not sure how they got my number), I asked him if he had heard anything about sleeves to which he replied, "No, I don't believe so." My point: Who the heck knows. I certainly hope not. It would be a disgrace to watch Tim Duncan play in what would look like a YMCA youth league jersey.
god i hope not. they're horrible. one thing that made the warriors' so bad (besides the sleeves) was the clash betweent he shirt and shorts. the shirt was a dull, knit yellow while the shorts where silky and shiney. they reflected differently and ended up looking like a clash of yellow even if they were technically the same color.
Seriously, isn't it supposed to be about the product on the court. I am perfectly fine with a home and away jersey. Adding a whole "line" of jerseys just seems to me to be another way to try to get fans' money. And doesn't it seem like the NBA's worst franchises seem to go through the most uniform changes?
Nope. I won't be rushing in to buy a Spurs t-shirt. What is this, park district or pee-wee basketball league? lol