On February 22, the Warriors will be the first NBA team in history to wear jerseys with sleeves. They will also wear the jerseys on March 8 against the Houston Rockets, and on March 15 against the Chicago Bulls.
Via San Jose Mercury News:“It was the right moment, the right team,” said Lawrence Norman, Adidas’ vice president of global basketball. “Even more important, the right city. When you launch something as innovative as this — that will change the way the players look on the court and the way the fans support the team forever — why not launch it in the most innovative part of the United States?”
The uniforms are said to be 26 percent lighter than the regular NBA uniforms. Additionally, the uniforms are made with 60 percent recycled material.
Warriors rookie Harrison Barnes is one of the plenty who think this just might be a trendsetter.