Posted December 26, 2013

Gallery: NBA debuts Adidas ‘BIG logo’ sleeved jerseys on Christmas Day

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Heat forward LeBron James models the “BIG Logo” Christmas Day jersey. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The NBA and Adidas debuted the “BIG Logo” sleeved jerseys on Christmas Day, drawing plenty of criticism on social media and some light complaints from players.

The solid-color, sleeved jerseys were first unveiled back in November. They feature an over-sized team logo on the front, with the player’s number being moved from the chest to the left sleeve.

Beno Udrih said the sleeves “bothered me and my shot” after the Knicks suffered a blowout loss to the Thunder, and LeBron James admitted that the uniforms “had a different feeling” and a “little tug” during the Heat’s defeat of the Lakers.

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Thunder forward Kevin Durant (left) and Knicks guard J.R. Smith (right) wear the “BIG Logo” Christmas jerseys. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

“Call me old school but these jerseys with sleeves are awful,” Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki tweeted.

Blazers center Robin Lopez added on Twitter: “[There] needs to be a mass burning of these sleeved NBA jerseys.”

However, NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein, a constant presence courtside and a fashion maven, approved of the look.

“The NBA made a strong fashion upgrade with their move from tank tops to short sleeves,” he tweeted.

GALLERY: NBA’s Christmas Day Sneakers

All 10 teams that competed on Wednesday donned the jerseys in various colors: Nets (black), Bulls (red), Knicks (orange), Thunder (blue), Heat (red), Lakers (white), Rockets (red), Spurs (gray), Clippers (blue) and Warriors (yellow). The NBA and Adidas first introduced the concept of short-sleeve jerseys for the Warriors back in February.

Below, find a gallery showing the “BIG Logo” jerseys in action during all five Christmas Day games.

15 comments
FrankStrazzulla
FrankStrazzulla

only good thing about them was that they covered up all the ugly tats you see on the typical NBA player

dchiu2013
dchiu2013

Check out the socks on PP, KD, JT !!

abaddonspanks
abaddonspanks

I wonder watt Kelly Osbourne has to say about this TRAVESTY of NBA fashion justice. 0)

Psy Power
Psy Power

The middle school throwback gear is hideous.

mike202
mike202

Anyone over 14 that would wear an NBA Jersey of any type is a total tool.  Something are designed for children and women  and somethings are not.

Jgc1221
Jgc1221

Pajamas. Why are the logos all silver? Tell me they're not gonna stick with these, and if you actually buy one of these you're an idiot. Don't support this look. I hope they take a loss on this idea and kill it before it grows.

TheDistrict
TheDistrict

This could have maybe kind of worked if the shirts and shorts weren't the same colors and the logos weren't all silver (or at least so gigantic). Heck, I'm sure a black t-shirt with "BROOKLYN" across the front would look much better and would probably sell pretty well. 

PhillyPenn
PhillyPenn

Go ahead lemmings, head on over to your local sporting goods store and by these cheesy looking jerseys because the NBA told you to.  Those jersey's are worthy of the WNBA.

6marK6
6marK6

I like them because they don't look totally gay.

Voiceover310
Voiceover310

Whoever had the idea to put the NBA players on national television in strange looking pajamas should be FIRED. 

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

Good idea in a sport where you constantly lift your arms above your head to unnecessarily add something that restricts that movement for nothing other than sales to girly men who are fashion-obsessed.