Professional sports leagues and their affiliated brands are constantly searching for ways to improve player performance. Enhancing what they wear and how it’s worn has been one of the primary ways of going about getting the most out of an athlete. With this in mind, the Golden State Warriors debuted adidas’ latest innovation when they played in the league’s first-ever short-sleeve uniforms last Friday against the Spurs and beat them 107-101.
“adidas developed this innovative system to allow for optimal performance on the court while providing fans with a new and unique apparel option,” said the global sports brand. “The Warriors, one of the most aggressive and creative teams in the NBA, were the perfect partner for the new uniforms. In addition to being the Warriors’ lightest uniform to date, the adizero short sleeve NBA Uniform System features the first-ever super lightweight stretch woven short with maximum ventilation for player comfort. The jersey includes armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric that facilitates free range of motion for the arms and shoulders. The adizero short sleeve jersey allows for maximum movement in all phases of the game, equal with that of a traditional basketball jersey.”
The Warriors will don these uniforms again on March 8th when they take on the Houston Rockets, and March 15th against the Chicago Bulls.
Let’s see if other teams in the NBA will adopt this look.