SAN ANTONIO, March 7 (UPI) -- After shooting extremely poorly against one of the league’s best teams only a few days after he went for 61 points against one of the league’s worst, Miami Heat forward LeBron James ripped into the sleeved jerseys that the players were forced to wear on Thursday night.
“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys,” James said after Miami’s 111-87 loss to the Spurs in San Antonio. “Not a big fan of them. I have to figure something out the next time I have to wear the short-sleeved jerseys.”
The short-sleeved Adidas jerseys were worn by both teams.
“Every time I shoot it pulled,” James said. “It feels like it’s just pulling every time I shoot, right underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jumpshot anyway, so it’s definitely not a good thing.”
The reigning NBA MVP shot 6-for-18 from the field and 0-for-3 from three-point land during the loss.
King James last wore a sleeved jersey during a regular season game back on Christmas. He shot much better overall (7-for-14) but again missed all of his three-point attempts (four). “It’s definitely a different feeling,” James told the Sun-Sentinel at the time. “I felt a little tug.”
No matter how the players feel about the jersey, Adidas is happy because they are selling well.
[Sports Illustrated] [Sun-Sentinel]