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adidas says NBA fans love new sleeved jerseys

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12:44 PM ET 01.18 | If you ask around any circle of NBA fans in your local bar or around the water cooler, the reaction to the new adidas sleeved jerseys has not been positive. Fans have taken to social media to complain about the new look that debuted last year and yet it has been slowly integrating its way into more and more locker rooms. The culmination of the disgust came with the unveiling of the hideous All-Star jerseys, but if you ask adidas what fans think of the sleeved jerseys, they apparently polled the only six people that actually like them and combined that with the impressive sales statistics. The numbers apparently don't lie, but the fan reaction has been far from positive. It's not as though everyone hates the new jerseys, but adidas might be skewing the polling data a bit to favor their gamble on the sleeved jersey look. If they sell in stores and pro shops around the country though, there's really no arguing with that. As for the jerseys being eye sores, that's an entirely different discussion.

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January 18, 2014  01:32 PM ET

the NBA is hurting its image IMO

January 18, 2014  01:33 PM ET

Really? No one that I know thinks they are very nice....

January 18, 2014  01:43 PM ET

I love the sleeved jerseys. I'm trying to find a Steph Curry one.

January 18, 2014  02:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Really? No one that I know thinks they are very nice....

I wear sleeved shirts...

January 18, 2014  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

the NBA is hurting its image IMO

The NA has no image.........

January 18, 2014  02:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

The NA has no image.........

It is a vampire.

January 18, 2014  02:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It is a vampire.

LOL

January 18, 2014  03:24 PM ET

I think Adidas is stretching the truth a touch. People I've talked to and comments I have read run about 9 to 1 negative toward the sleeved jerseys.

January 18, 2014  04:49 PM ET

addidas didnt ask me , i think they stink ... im not alone .. there just money hungry , nba getting to commercialized .. be carefull , fans are gonna quit going more an more ... co0st of goping getting way to hi... salaries way outta hand .. cut in half , players dont like it , let them get there educations an go be a whatever for 15-20 an hour

January 18, 2014  05:44 PM ET

Adidas would tell anyone anything if it makes money for Adidas.

January 18, 2014  07:01 PM ET

The fact of the matter is that Americans are SO sports-crazy and spend disproportionate amounts of time and money on sporting idols, they will buy ANYTHING that's put out there. Sad, but true.

January 18, 2014  09:12 PM ET

I wear mine to hide my guns...

January 19, 2014  10:53 AM ET

You Can't Give Them Away, Bros.

 
January 21, 2014  12:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

the NBA is hurting its image IMO

didn't know they could hurt it any worse

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