NBA will make all heritage jerseys sleeved next season

Feb 16, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of the NBA logo and the Sprint Arena at the 2013 jam session for the NBA All-Star game at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Let me guess – you’re not a big fan of the NBA’s new ‘sleeved’ jersey phenomenon, right? Few are, but the NBA is and they’ve decided to implement the new threads even more going into the 2014-15 season.

According to Chris Haynes, the league has decided to make all ‘heritage’ jerseys sleeved next season:

For the 2014-15 season, the heritage jerseys of NBA teams will be converted to short sleeved jerseys, a league source informed

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the plan being subject to change leading up to next season, but it’s “highly unlikely,” the source explained.

If you’re having a difficult time recalling what exactly ‘heritage’ jerseys are, they’re the alternate uniforms many teams wear to pay homage to either their city (Detroit Pistons wear a ‘Motor City’ jersey, etc) or team history (Portland Trail Blazers wear ‘Rip City’).

Fans aren’t the only critics of the uniform as many players have expressed irritation with the threads as well.

Regardless, the NBA sees a marketing opportunity and doesn’t seem ready to give up on the uniform style yet.

Topics: NBA

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

7 minutes ago

Peyton Manning, Nick Saban may have violated NFL offseason rules

8 minutes ago

Trials Frontier Sees Six Million Downloads In First Week

21 minutes ago

Pro golfer attacked by hornets, jumps into lake