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 CSNNW.com.
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.