I’m keeping this short and sweet because I don’t really have time to talk about how bad these uniforms are to me. I haven’t worn an Adidas shoe since 2005. Ever since I found the Nike Air Zoom Huarache 2K4 in the middle of April, I fell back in love with Nike and haven’t left them. A lot of people tell me all the time how dope Adidas is. This is dope?
Here’s Adidas’ statement(from SB Nation)
PORTLAND, Ore. (February 28, 2013) – adidas today unveils the new eye-catching adizero uniform system for six of its collegiate teams to wear during the 2013 NCAA basketball postseason. The uniforms feature adidas’ most advanced uniform technologies and a limited-edition camouflage print designed to make an impact on the court.
[…] “The adizero uniform system gives players the leading performance technology with a distinctive on-court style,” said Chris McGuire, adidas Director of Sports Marketing. “The NCAA postseason brings together the best teams in the country and these uniforms celebrate the excitement of the game letting players stand out during college basketball’s biggest moments. These programs will wear the most innovative basketball uniforms and footwear to help them elevate their game during the most important time of the year.”
Designed for a bold on-court look and engineered to enhance player performance by improving fit, comfort and mobility, the adizero short sleeve uniform system is made from 60 percent recycled materials and features FORMOTION technology for comfort and maximum mobility during shooting and dribbling. Jersey armhole insets with 360-degree stretch fabric promote free range of motion for the arms and shoulders.
[…] The uniform’s limited-edition design and coloring is created for this season’s NCAA basketball postseason run. The impact camo pattern is designed to let players stand out on college basketball’s biggest stage, while patches on the jersey backs feature school specific detailing to pay homage to team spirit and pride. Teams will suit up in the adizero uniform systems beginning with conference tournament play March 13-17. Fans can pick up team gear at adidas.com and campus bookstores.
So someone at Adidas thought this was a good idea? Someone out there thinks these short-sleeve uniforms are…….. dope? Someone thinks these shorts are …….. fire? Adidas, who the hell are you speaking to when it comes to your products? You must FIRE, and I mean FIRE whoever came up with this. The sad thing about these short-sleeve uniforms is that in a couple of years, NBA teams will be wearing them. Not just Golden State, but EVERY team in the league.
You couldn’t create a lighter uniform with just a jersey, but you could add it lighter with sleeves added on? Huh?
The funny thing about this whole thing is that Baylor, a team who has 11 losses won’t be in the Big Dance UNLESS they win the Big 12 tournament (Which I doubt). So they’ll be wearing these awful things in the NIT? You notice how Indiana and Michigan who also wear Adidas aren’t getting these “special” uniforms. That’s the smartest thing both of these programs have done in awhile.
I bet none of these teams will make the final four with these uniforms, which will make Adidas look like a damn fool once again. I feel like Adidas is paying homage to the 90s, and talked to Chris Webber about these.
Keep taking those L’s, Adidas. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Nike, just take over the NBA and all college athletics. For good.