“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.