EDIT: The NBA makes it official.
We knew sleeves were going to be included in the All-Star game jerseys this year. But I didn’t realize the entire set would look like crap. Seriously, does Adidas not know what is considered fashionable? Check out the link above as the jerseys have been leaked by a French basketball site.
I don’t want to go too much into detail as to what bothers me because it’s pretty easy to see what is wrong. We have sleeves. We have no number on the front, just the logo. The back is cluttered with two logos, a name and a number. Random one shoulder stripe? Three stripes down the side because Adidas wants to remind you that they are making this. And the three stripes on the three stripes. And also, that incomplete colored collar just looks so amateur.
Looking at this, I just have to wonder how much more of these sleeves abominations will we have to endure. We already see them in the summer league games. Teams are adopting them even more for regular season games. The All-Star Game and the Christmas games are all sleeved. Despite complaints from players, Adidas continues to give us something that doesn’t look good.
I don’t know what their end goal is, but so far, I am not impressed.