The Golden State Warriors look to be one of the potential contenders in the NBA’s Western Conference this season. After an inspired run to the second round of the playoffs last season, the Warriors improved by adding one of the most dynamic wings in the game of basketball with the signing of free-agent Andre Iguodala.
Adding the transition abilities, veteran leadership and defense of Iguodala to a young core featuring other guards like Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson and this is clearly a team that is going places this season and in the future. They are looking ahead and thinking forward with the team they have now and the future looks bright.
The Warriors have also shown they are forward thinking in terms of their marketing, most notably as they became the first team in the league to wear sleeved alternate jerseys last season. The sleeved jerseys were met with mixed reviews, but it’s hard to deny the fact that it was a smart marketing ploy as now many other teams are hopping on-board the sleeved jersey train. While everyone else is getting on-board, though, the Warriors are expanding their wardrobe of sleeved jerseys.
Let’s be honest here: those jerseys look like white t-shirts that an artistic fan drew on a logo with. At least the yellow ones from last season held some resemblance to a jersey; these new white ones just look awful.
If this sleeved jerseys thing is really becoming a trend, let this be a cautionary tale of what not to do with them. Perhaps I’m alone in feeling this, but the Warriors new white alternates are just awful.
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