The NBA has made a tradition out of playing on Christmas Day the same way the NFL has made a tradition out of playing on Thanksgiving each year. One of the unique parts about the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys playing games on Thanksgiving is the possibility of alternate uniforms being used that aren’t used any other time of the year.
Naturally, the NBA has taken this uniform change idea to heart but have botched the process pretty bad by choosing jerseys that are absolute assault on the eyes of viewers. The T-shirt jersey has garnered plenty of criticism from fans and now the players who have to wear them are starting to speak up as well.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat play the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas and the NBA MVP has spoken out against the jerseys, saying the Heat shooters are not happy about having to wear them.
LeBron said in pregame that the Heat’s shooters “are already upset about” the Christmas jerseys.
LEBRON: “I can’t have my shooters out there worrying about some sleeves and not shooting the ball.”
It’s not as though the Heat have a lot of work cut out for them on Christmas as the Lakers will be without virtually every single one of their star players not named Pau Gasol. Still, the jerseys were not popular to begin with and now that LeBron James has put the hex on them, the NBA will likely reconsider such a change next season.