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49GiantWarriors
02-01-2011, 11:26 PM
The jerseys that NBA players wear every night are pretty tame by the standards of contemporary uniforms. They're fairly loose, feature few colors like teal or the neon yellow adored by the University of Oregon, and generally are engineered to appeal to as many fans as possible. That's why pretty much every team in the league wears blue or red, the least offensive colors of all-time, unless you're a hardcore political activist or a gang member.

However, it turns out the league and adidas have different sartorial plans for the All-Star game. For the first time ever, players will have the option of wearing skin-tight jersey tops. From Paul Lukas at the essential Uni Watch:


Most NBA players these days wear a compression tank top under their jersey. So why not just skip the jersey and wear the compression undergarment function as the uniform top?

That's an idea that the NBA has decided to test-drive in the upcoming all-star game. The league will announce today that all players in that game will have the option of wearing skin-tight compression tanks instead of the standard Adidas jerseys.

It isn't yet clear how many people will take the league up on this offer.


As Lukas notes, the compression top is already standard for players, so this will be a case of the participants shedding a layer rather than changing one. Of course, part of what makes this new look somewhat silly is that it's matched with baggy shorts, a combination that does actually make it so the players look like they forgot to put on their tops. The French national soccer team plays with skin-tight tops, as well, but they look less ridiculous because their shorts match the style.

Regardless, this look exists, and we must learn to deal with it. The question now is who will wear them? Derrick Rose(notes) seems like a certainty since he's involved in the publicity photos above, and Dwight Howard(notes) is also likely since he's sponsored by adidas and generally likes everything that makes him look more like a superhero.

The one major problem for adidas here is that most stars are affiliated with Nike and seem unlikely to give a rival sports apparel outfitter more press. So feel bad for Rose, Howard, and whoever else joins them, because they're all going to look like they lost a bet.
(Via The Basketball Jones)



http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/NBA-to-allow-skin-tight-uniforms-for-All-Star-Ga?urn=nba-315403


That will be kind of wierd

NYtilIdie
02-01-2011, 11:34 PM
Just another chance for D-12 to flex his muscles.

Flash3
02-01-2011, 11:34 PM
rose has a gut

Gators123
02-01-2011, 11:43 PM
I'm sure the world can't wait to see Chris Kaman in one of those.

IAmKira
02-01-2011, 11:57 PM
carmelo is gonna look like a hippo in one of those..

RZZZA
02-01-2011, 11:58 PM
when I opened this thread I prayed that this was gonna be about the cheerleaders uniforms...

kblo247
02-01-2011, 11:59 PM
when I opened this thread I prayed that this was gonna be about the cheerleaders uniforms...

I thought cool as long as it is the Laker girls, but man **** who ever allowed that for the guys

masalex1205
02-02-2011, 12:05 AM
wow ugly


must be trying to appeal to the homosexual market

and let's hope Zach Randolph doesn't have to wear one of these

RapOZo
02-02-2011, 12:07 AM
these make you significantly less air resistance, and gives you some advantage against jersey holder defenders

RZZZA
02-02-2011, 12:08 AM
less air resistance?

they're basketball players, not fighter jets

kingbrentg
02-02-2011, 12:08 AM
They look horrible.

mttwlsn16
02-02-2011, 12:17 AM
They look horrible.

this

when are reserves announced i cant seem to find it anywhere

Gators123
02-02-2011, 12:18 AM
this

when are reserves announced i cant seem to find it anywhere

Thursday, I think.

Crackadalic
02-02-2011, 12:19 AM
How about fitted shorts and man uggs instead of sneakers:facepalm:

RapOZo
02-02-2011, 12:21 AM
less air resistance?

they're basketball players, not fighter jets
LOL, You got me crackin up!
but yeah, its actually true, why do you think Olympic/pro runners wear them tight?

RZZZA
02-02-2011, 12:22 AM
because they're trying to gain any advantage they can in a competition where milliseconds make the difference between losing or breaking a record. Do they count in basketball?

hgtiger32
02-02-2011, 12:25 AM
hah its not going to be that bad

Raps08-09 Champ
02-02-2011, 12:28 AM
Sound homo.

The Flash
02-02-2011, 12:36 AM
SHAQ in skin tight uniform?

lakerboy
02-02-2011, 12:36 AM
Glen Davis would look good on these

Rego247
02-02-2011, 12:37 AM
that looks so stupid.

TheDiggler
02-02-2011, 08:08 AM
when I opened this thread I prayed that this was gonna be about the cheerleaders uniforms...

:clap: my thought too ...

John Walls Era
02-02-2011, 08:23 AM
Most NBA players these days wear a compression tank top under their jersey. So why not just skip the jersey and wear the compression undergarment function as the uniform top?

That's an idea that the NBA has decided to test-drive in the upcoming all-star game. The league will announce today that all players in that game will have the option of wearing skin-tight compression tanks instead of the standard Adidas jerseys.

I laughed a bit when I read this. The league thinks this will be a big hit with the players.

goose15
02-02-2011, 08:25 AM
thats tight..

Khalifa21
02-02-2011, 08:27 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Dwight is the only one that takes up this offer... He loves to show off his physique. Whoever chooses to do it is gonna look kinda gay.

JayTee1981
02-02-2011, 09:16 AM
I can't believe the NBA is even considering this if they go to this then Im going to stop watching the games

RapOZo
02-02-2011, 09:28 AM
because they're trying to gain any advantage they can in a competition where milliseconds make the difference between losing or breaking a record. Do they count in basketball?
dude, a ten of an ounce counts in a sneaker weight,
so they're doing all these and going lighter for nothing? just for the look?
how many milliseconds you think there is between a nice pass or a reflected,
between a blocked shot or a "in your face"?
it counts, its not even something to argue about, its physics 101

Swashcuff
02-02-2011, 09:33 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if Dwight is the only one that takes up this offer... He loves to show off his physique. Whoever chooses to do it is gonna look kinda gay.

:nod:

magichatnumber9
02-02-2011, 10:01 AM
Right now Dwight Howard is fist pumping Jersey Shore style.

FadeAwayLikeMJ
02-02-2011, 10:23 AM
leotards? really??

avrpatsfan
02-02-2011, 10:23 AM
That's nasty.

YankeeClipper5
02-02-2011, 10:38 AM
Thank god for Eddy Curry not being anywhere near an all star.

SirDJ
02-02-2011, 11:00 AM
this is going to discourage husky guys from joining the nba

-Kobe24-TJ19-
02-02-2011, 11:13 AM
wow thats kinda gay

nstojic
02-02-2011, 11:14 AM
yuck...

"if it ain't broke..."

TheDiggler
02-02-2011, 11:17 AM
Wow ! Great news ... I hope the "hot pants" from the early 60's come back too ! :laugh:

DeyAce
02-02-2011, 11:46 AM
gayyyyyyy

jayl1377
02-02-2011, 11:46 AM
do they jerseys have snaps for under your nuts?

Mile High Champ
02-02-2011, 12:03 PM
Not really what I was hoping to see at a basketball game.. haha

20R8ersfaN08
02-02-2011, 12:07 PM
HBA All Star Game at its fullest

NYYCowboys
02-02-2011, 12:07 PM
Too bad Eddy Curry didn't make the allstar team I've been dying to see him in a skin tight tanktop :drool:

zB_#85
02-02-2011, 12:08 PM
these jerseys are the player's option to wear. not all the guys will be wearing them (thank god). i'm sure dwight, bron, wade, rose, and maybe rondo will wear them. aside from that, i don't think we have to worry about seeing melo or pierce in these!!!

tbone2171
02-02-2011, 12:12 PM
Derek Rose needs to lay off the Twinkies

mttwlsn16
02-02-2011, 12:32 PM
How about fitted shorts and man uggs instead of sneakers:facepalm:

perfect

RZZZA
02-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Derek Rose needs to lay off the Twinkies

lol!

he's such a fat *** :laugh:

ATX
02-02-2011, 12:38 PM
First Beiber, now this?? WTF is going on here? Is the NBA trying to market to 13 year old girls?

pd1dish
02-02-2011, 12:56 PM
rose has a gut

hater lol.....

anyways, idk about you guys, but i play much worse when i wear something that is tight on me. i like having loose, long shorts and a loose shirt/jersey when i play ball



First Beiber, now this?? WTF is going on here? Is the NBA trying to market to 13 year old girls?

the nba is not the first ones to use these tight jerseys. a lot of college teams have picked up these tight jerseys with the long shorts. i go to UK and i know the players here have them. im pretty sure OSU also wears these tight uniforms. i guess some people just like them better.

KingPosey
02-02-2011, 01:02 PM
DHoward just jizzed in his shorts.

KingPosey
02-02-2011, 01:04 PM
rose has a gut

Ya really, I thought he was buff as **** till then. He looks like he has a swollen 3rd world country belly.

ATX
02-02-2011, 01:05 PM
hater lol.....

anyways, idk about you guys, but i play much worse when i wear something that is tight on me. i like having loose, long shorts and a loose shirt/jersey when i play ball




the nba is not the first ones to use these tight jerseys. a lot of college teams have picked up these tight jerseys with the long shorts. i go to UK and i know the players here have them. im pretty sure OSU also wears these tight uniforms. i guess some people just like them better.

I haven't even seen these jersey's yet. I assume then, that they are not actually skin tight, just tighter fitting. I know what kind your talking about then, cause the Longhorns wear the same style as UK I believe.

IamKaiserSoze
02-02-2011, 01:09 PM
looks like an olympic swimmer

KingPosey
02-02-2011, 01:17 PM
I haven't even seen these jersey's yet. I assume then, that they are not actually skin tight, just tighter fitting. I know what kind your talking about then, cause the Longhorns wear the same style as UK I believe.

The link is on page 1. They are skin tight.

KingPosey
02-02-2011, 01:21 PM
do they jerseys have snaps for under your nuts?
hahahahahahahaha:laugh2:

King Koopa
02-02-2011, 01:50 PM
I love them, for players like John wall, rose, wade and Lebron this jerseys would look tight. But for players like shaq, big baby, or any other fat **** they'll look pretty bad. Besides even wearing the loose ones for these fat guys it's still going to look like if they were skin tight.

GodsSon
02-02-2011, 02:11 PM
Donald Sterling will be in heaven

Swashcuff
02-02-2011, 02:21 PM
I love them, for players like John wall, rose, wade and Lebron this jerseys would look tight. But for players like shaq, big baby, or any other fat **** they'll look pretty bad. Besides even wearing the loose ones for these fat guys it's still going to look like if they were skin tight.

:speechless:

You are a chic right?

topdog
02-02-2011, 02:21 PM
Looking for female ratings? :eyebrow:

1-800-STFU
02-02-2011, 02:23 PM
Looks like Ill have my masturbation material for another month.

StriveGreatness
02-02-2011, 02:33 PM
Looks like Ill have my masturbation material for another month.

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

@ Your sig :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:

AIMelo=KillaDUO
02-02-2011, 02:41 PM
Sound homo.

You're sig :worthy:

6deep
02-02-2011, 05:47 PM
I wanna see Eddy Curry in one of those,,,,

jim51990
02-02-2011, 05:55 PM
dwight and lebron must be excited

JNA17
02-02-2011, 06:09 PM
might as well make the shorts assless chaps while they are at it. In fact, they should take notes from Dodgeball.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2WN4X28qCY&feature=related 5:58 - 6:30 or so on. :laugh:

arkanian215
02-02-2011, 06:14 PM
I thought cool as long as it is the Laker girls, but man **** who ever allowed that for the guys

should be paint on kits for them ladies.

arkanian215
02-02-2011, 06:14 PM
zach randolph?

footballer2369
02-02-2011, 06:16 PM
Hawt

braveniler58
02-02-2011, 06:37 PM
Hot

lvlheaded
02-02-2011, 06:50 PM
Those are awful. I pray that I dont have to see Shaq in one of those

Or Eddy Curry for that matter...:facepalm:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://athletetattoodatabase.com/img/wiki_up/eddy.curry.jpg&imgrefurl=http://athletetattoodatabase.com/Eddy%2BCurry&usg=__Y2yX3hVhKUStf2qy9Pf0f7z1Z-U=&h=524&w=604&sz=66&hl=en&start=22&zoom=1&tbnid=EHkhwkCqedgJyM:&tbnh=161&tbnw=184&ei=9t9JTfVggbSVB9uknD4&prev=/images%3Fq%3Deddy%2Bcurry%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw %3D1366%26bih%3D677%26tbs%3Disch:10,397&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=507&vpy=280&dur=25&hovh=209&hovw=241&tx=188&ty=135&oei=899JTdSaDIqugQejoJHqDw&esq=2&page=2&ndsp=20&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:22&biw=1366&bih=677

xabial
02-02-2011, 07:04 PM
Whoever said their trying to appeal the homosexual market couldnt be more wrong. First bringing in Justin Beiber to play, now its all starting to make sense.. NBA is trying to appeal to 15 y/o Girls.

Mplsman
02-02-2011, 07:44 PM
rose has a gut

:laugh:

mjt20mik
02-02-2011, 07:46 PM
less air resistance?

they're basketball players, not fighter jets

best quote ever!

knightstemplar
02-02-2011, 07:47 PM
wow ugly


must be trying to appeal to the homosexual market

and let's hope Zach Randolph doesn't have to wear one of these

:laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:

TO Rapz
02-02-2011, 08:00 PM
Looks like Ill have my masturbation material for another month.

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh2:

dominater6192
02-02-2011, 08:02 PM
I'm sure the world can't wait to see Chris Kaman in one of those.

or scalaberine

fadedmario
02-02-2011, 08:07 PM
I wish these were around when Oliver Miller played...

Giaps
02-02-2011, 08:11 PM
less air resistance?

they're basketball players, not fighter jets
I loled hard.

JWO35
02-02-2011, 08:18 PM
Is this the NBA or the NBGAY?

albertc86
02-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Rudy Gay would look funny in one of those uniforms for obvious reasons.

SugeKnight
02-02-2011, 09:12 PM
if its like the kentucky jerseys i think its okay. if its completely skin tight then its gay.

Weeks
02-02-2011, 11:33 PM
I thought these would be cool (like the Ohio State jerseys), but once I saw the picture...I realized the were actually "skin tight".

LA_Raiders
02-03-2011, 12:01 AM
cant wait to see Gasol. lol

Mplsman
02-03-2011, 12:03 AM
I wish these were around when Oliver Miller played...

That was my dude! The Big O.

BRICKCITYPIMP12
02-03-2011, 12:15 AM
HAHAHA man this is gonna be way to funny...lol

KobeOwnSU
02-03-2011, 12:18 AM
Somwhere John Amaechi just got an instant boner.

IBleedPurple
02-03-2011, 12:40 AM
Dwight will likely be rockin the skin tight jersey, just watch

Anilyzer
02-03-2011, 12:51 AM
is Justin Bieber going to wear a skin tight outfit

Anilyzer
02-03-2011, 01:00 AM
http://www.roadcyclinguk.com/news/images/sky-track-team-kit.jpg

SA5195
02-03-2011, 01:12 AM
eww, they're ugly

Evolution23
02-03-2011, 01:16 AM
no homo.. whats next booty shorts?

Sadds The Gr8
02-03-2011, 01:16 AM
Sexy!

0nekhmer
02-03-2011, 01:20 AM
WNBA needs this.

o0jmadr0x0o
02-03-2011, 01:25 AM
it went from as baggy and saggy as possible to skinny jeans and painted on jerseys