Mark Cuban says sleeved jerseys made NBA teams look like high school wrestlers

December 11, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban smiles behind the bench during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Mavericks 95-93. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The short-sleeved jerseys the NBA made teams wear on Christmas Day were met with a lot of raised eyebrows – namely because most didn’t like them.

Of course, this wasn’t the first time we had seen the sleeved jersey as we were told teams would be wearing them during the holiday games months ago. We also had seen the Golden State Warriors wear a short-sleeved jersey during the 2012-13 season which too was met with a ton of skepticism.

The NBA continues to push the new threads though, despite owners like the Dallas Mavericks’ Mark Cuban blasting them:

“Hated them,” Cuban said before the Mavs hosted the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night. “I just thought it made our guys look more like a high school wrestling team or a college wrestling team.”

Cuban also went on to suggest how he thinks the uniforms could be marketed better, suggesting they be used more in casual-situations to show them off in ‘realistic settings’ rather than on the court.

He may have a point considering I’ve yet to see anybody in public wearing one of the new styled uniforms.

Topics: Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, NBA

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