The Golden State Warriors will debut an alternate jersey with sleeves later this month. On February 22, the Warriors will be the first NBA team to wear a sleeved jersey and will be the only team to do so this year. Dubbed the “adizero NBA short sleeve uniform system”, the jersey is 26% lighter than the traditional NBA jersey, and according to adidas research, weight is the most essential element for players.
Warriors’ rookie Harrison Barnes thinks the new jersey that the team will wear 2/22, 3/8 and 3/15 will be a “trendsetter” telling Mercury News:
“I think it will be a trendsetter. I think its something it will take people a little bit of time to get used to, but once they do it’ll be good. As long as I’m able to shoot and move, that’s all that matters.”
(photo via Mercury News.)