It’s good to be the King.
LeBron James has been pretty vocal about his dislike for the sleeved jerseys in the NBA this year and blamed one of his bad shooting nights on them. He was quoted as saying:
“I’m not a big fan of the jerseys, not a big fan of them,” James told reporters. “I’ve got to figure something out the next time I wear the short-sleeved jerseys.”
Now NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says that he will meet with LeBron about them this summer to determine if they will get rid of them:
“Ultimately, if the players don’t like them, we’ll move on to something else,” Silver told Bleacher Report. “I don’t regret doing it for this season. But it’s intended to be something fun for the fans and the players. And if it becomes a serious issue, as to whether players should be wearing sleeves, we’ll likely move onto other things.”
It is a great move on Silver’s part to meet with LeBron and ultimately get rid of the sleeved jerseys. They could always just leave it up to the teams as well. If they do get rid of the jerseys altogether, it’s a quick way for Silver to build up some goodwill with fans and players.
This should be a no-brainer.