Warriors debut new yellow alternate jerseys with sleeves
By Ben Golliver
The Warriors debuted their new yellow alternated jerseys with sleeves during a 107-101 overtime win over the Spurs at Oracle Arena on Friday night.
The jerseys, which were first unveiled on Feb. 11, feature a Golden Gate Bridge logo in white on the front with blue block lettering and large, distinct numbers. In addition to the yellow sleeves, the uniform had a blue and white collar line and a blue and white design up the sides. The jerseys were complemented by yellow shorts with blue pinstripes and larger blue and white stripes up the side.
Take a look at more photographs of the jerseys below.
The San Jose Mercury News reported Adidas’ concept behind the jerseys earlier this month.
“It was the right moment, the right team,” said Lawrence Norman, Adidas’ vice president of global basketball. “Even more important, the right city. When you launch something as innovative as this — that will change the way the players look on the court and the way the fans support the team forever — why not launch it in the most innovative part of the United States?”
The new jersey is much less a T-shirt than the next phase in the evolution of basketball apparel. It’s being called the “adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system.” And Adidas boasts it as a revolutionary marriage between performance and aesthetics.
The uniforms are 26 percent lighter than their traditional counterparts, which Adidas said its research revealed was most important to players. They come with the ever-popular moisture-absorbing feature. The sleeves are made with stretch fabric that wraps 360 degrees around the shoulder to ensure full range of motion, because anyone who has played basketball knows how a T-shirt’s sleeve can interfere with a jumper.
The Warriors have broken other new ground with their look in recent weeks, putting their players’ Twitter handles on their shooting shirts for Social Media Night.
David Lee finished with 25 points and 22 rebounds while Jarrett Jack added a game-high 30 points and 10 assists off of the bench. Danny Green finished with a team-high 20 points for the Spurs. Golden State improved to 32-23 with the win; San Antonio dropped to 44-13 with the loss.