Yesterday's NBA slate of Christmas Day games was largely overshadowed by the bizarre Euro-inspired (?) uniforms that the players were required to wear. Lebron James and Dirk Nowitzki were vocal about their displeasure with the jerseys, but they certainly weren't alone. Below is a recap of our favorite tweets about the NBA's ill-conceived fashion statement:
Call me old school but these jerseys with sleeves are awful.....
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) December 25, 2013
Years from now, we'll look back at this Christmas and someone will bring up the NBA sleeve jerseys and we will laugh and laugh...and laugh..
— Kevin Negandhi (@KNegandhiESPN) December 25, 2013
The Christmas jerseys got these cats looking like volleyball players.
— Hannibal Buress (@hannibalburess) December 25, 2013
And the good news is, win or lose, in 12 minutes we can burn these Christmas Day jerseys and never speak of them again.
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) December 26, 2013
Love these Christmas NBA jerseys. They look like all the players woke up in in their holiday jammies and decided to put on a game. #NBA
— Ronald Funches (@RonFunches) December 25, 2013
Crosses fingers! RT @AlexKennedyNBA: Next Christmas, let's try turtleneck jerseys with short shorts.
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) December 26, 2013
NBA expected D-Rose, Carmelo and Kobe to play on Christmas Day and for fans to like these sleeved jerseys. #Fail
— Kyle Banks (@kylebanks) December 25, 2013
A scorer's timeout resulted in the Kinks' 'Father Christmas' being played in full and it nearly made up for stupid sleeved jerseys. Nearly.
— Kelly Dwyer (@KDonhoops) December 25, 2013
I had a great Christmas until I watched an @nba game and saw the sleeved jerseys. My lord they are ugly.
— Peter Cambor (@petercambor) December 26, 2013
How many disappointed kids on Christmas morning got AWFUL NBA Shirt Jerseys the players were wearing yesterday for Christmas?
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) December 26, 2013
These NBA Christmas jerseys are dope!
— SportsShitNoOneSays (@SNOSSports) December 25, 2013
Are these jerseys the NBA's version of the ugly sweater Christmas party?
— Bryan Rooney (@CoachBRooney) December 25, 2013
Even the Sabres' third jersey is laughing at those NBA Christmas jerseys. — Bill Hoppe (@BillHoppeNHL) December 25, 2013