forward LeBron James
models the "BIG Logo" Christmas Day jersey. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
The NBA and Adidas debuted the "BIG Logo" sleeved jerseys on Christmas Day, drawing plenty of criticism on social media and some light complaints from players.
The solid-color, sleeved jerseys were first unveiled back in November. They feature an over-sized team logo on the front, with the player’s number being moved from the chest to the left sleeve.
Beno Udrih said the sleeves "bothered me and my shot" after the Knicks suffered a blowout loss to the Thunder, and LeBron James admitted that the uniforms "had a different feeling" and a "little tug" during the Heat's defeat of the Lakers.
Thunder forward Kevin Durant
(left) and Knicks guard J.R. Smith
(right) wear the "BIG Logo" Christmas jerseys. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)
“Call me old school but these jerseys with sleeves are awful,” Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki tweeted.
Blazers center Robin Lopez added on Twitter: “[There] needs to be a mass burning of these sleeved NBA jerseys.”
However, NBA superfan Jimmy Goldstein, a constant presence courtside and a fashion maven, approved of the look.
"The NBA made a strong fashion upgrade with their move from tank tops to short sleeves," he tweeted.
GALLERY: NBA's Christmas Day Sneakers
All 10 teams that competed on Wednesday donned the jerseys in various colors: Nets (black), Bulls (red), Knicks (orange), Thunder (blue), Heat (red), Lakers (white), Rockets (red), Spurs (gray), Clippers (blue) and Warriors (yellow). The NBA and Adidas first introduced the concept of short-sleeve jerseys for the Warriors back in February.
Below, find a gallery showing the "BIG Logo" jerseys in action during all five Christmas Day games.