By Ben Golliver
The Warriors made a ripple when they unveiled new adidas jerseys back in February, as the design was the first in the modern NBA to include sleeves.
The debut of the jerseys, in a dramatic overtime win over the Spurs, went off without a hitch. Despite the polarizing design, there hadn't been any major incidents until Friday night, when the Warriors lost to the Bulls 113-95 in embarrassing fashion in Oakland.
"You're on national TV, NBATV (the game was not nationally televised), wearing our ugly jerseys," said Curry, who had just eight points on 2 of 13 shooting and didn't hit a three-pointer for the first time in 54 games. "I shouldn't have said that (about the jerseys), but it's just one of those things where there's a lot of attention on us and we don't show up to play. And we just come up short. We want to give our fans a show. We want to give them something to cheer about and make it fun for them to come to the game. When they're leaving with six or seven minutes left, that's not a good night."
Please, if you will indulge us in a rare "I told you so." From our initial reaction to the designs...
It remains to be seen whether this will be a fad or the beginning of an evolution, but one thing is for sure: We know exactly what’s getting blamed the next time someone suffers through a 4-for-18 shooting night.The good news for Curry and for the anti-sleeves folks: the Bay Area News Group reports that the Warriors will not wear the jerseys again during the regular season. To the front-office executives and equipment managers planning to break these out in a potential first-round playoff series: proceed at your own risk.