The Golden State Warriors have announced that during their February 22 game versus the San Antonio Spurs, the team will wear a new, short-sleeved jersey design. It will be the first of its kind in the NBA’s modern era.
The jerseys, as unveiled in the San Jose Mercury News, feature a compression sleeve that is said to allow full range of motion to the player; a problem that caused previous designs to be roundly rejected at different points across the league.
The Warriors tested the jerseys during training camp and have also completed full practices while wearing the new threads. The Adidas-designed uniforms are a reported 26 percent lighter than their traditional counterparts and also feature a new design on the short, allowing them to be lighter as well.
The Warriors will ear the “swingman” jerseys on at least two other occasions, all of them home games. The uniforms will appear again March 8 versus Houston and one week later when Golden State takes on Chicago.