Yesterday, the NBA’s Golden State Warriors dropped a bomb on uniform-aware sports fans: they’ll soon be wearing the first jerseys with sleeves in the history of the league. And they won’t be the only ones for long. According to sources at the league and Adidas, other teams are in talks to wear sleeved jerseys and will probably start doing so in the near future.
Of course, the reaction to the new look has been mostly critical. Fans of every sport tend to like the unique features of the sport’s uniforms, and this is certainly true of basketball fans. Nevertheless, this is hardly the first time a sports league or team has introduced a questionable uniform innovation. And today we’re going to see where this one stands in relation to the other legendarily terrible changes.