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    NBA to allow skin tight uniforms in All Star Game

    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/bal...urn=nba-315403


    That will be kind of wierd

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    Just another chance for D-12 to flex his muscles.

    Its Over.

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    rose has a gut

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    I'm sure the world can't wait to see Chris Kaman in one of those.

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    carmelo is gonna look like a hippo in one of those..

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    when I opened this thread I prayed that this was gonna be about the cheerleaders uniforms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RZZZA View Post
    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

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    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
    Quote Originally Posted by clutchski View Post
    I don't mean to be offending or anything, but if Lebron goes the the Bobcats, I'll eat my own poop.

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    these make you significantly less air resistance, and gives you some advantage against jersey holder defenders

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    less air resistance?

    they're basketball players, not fighter jets

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    They look horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingbrentg View Post
    They look horrible.
    this

    when are reserves announced i cant seem to find it anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by mttwlsn16 View Post
    this

    when are reserves announced i cant seem to find it anywhere
    Thursday, I think.

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    How about fitted shorts and man uggs instead of sneakers
    Stay Humble

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    Quote Originally Posted by RZZZA View Post
    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?

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