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TFD: Golden State to debut basketball jerseys with sleeves

Posted by: Michael Rand under Sports Updated: February 11, 2013 - 5:32 PM

 

Are you ready for basketball jerseys with sleeves? If not, you'd better stay away from Golden State's game next Friday. Per the San Jose Mercury News (photos via Adidas):

 

About 10 minutes into Adidas' pitch about an innovative new uniform with sleeves, Warriors' co-owner Peter Guber had seen enough.

"I went 'Wow!' " Guber said of the August 2011 meeting. "It was a very profound change. And I think Adidas presenting it to us and giving us the option to be the first one to do this demonstrates our willingness to be inventive."

On Monday, the Warriors will unveil their yellow, alternate uniforms. They will be the first team in the modern NBA era to play in something other than a tank top.

The Warriors will debut the new unis for their Feb. 22 home game against the San Antonio Spurs, which is being aired on ESPN. They will also wear them March 8 vs. Houston and March 15 vs. Chicago.

What's next? Long sleeves? Full pants? Short-shorts in baseball?

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