The NBA's Golden State Warriors must be trying to channel their inner Patrick Ewing, as the team unveiled it's new short-sleeve uniforms Monday.
According to ESPN.com, the Warriors will wear the NBA's "first modern short-sleeve jersey" during three of the team's final home games during the rest of this season.
The team will wear the adidas-made jerseys on Feb. 22 against the the San Antonio Spurs, against the Houston Rockets on March 8 and against the Chicago Bulls on March 15.
"I think it will be a trendsetter," rookie forward Harrison Barnes told the Mercury News. "I think its something it will take people a little bit of time to get used to, but once they do it'll be good. As long as I'm able to shoot and move, that's all that matters."
This isn't the first time in history that short-sleeve jerseys were envisioned for the NBA.
Former NBA marketing executive Rick Welts had the idea to create the new brand of uniform 30 years ago, but the idea lacked innovation technologically.
"(NBA Deputy Commissioner) Russ Granik and I spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out a way at that point if there was a way to create the short-sleeve jersey," Welts, now the Warriors chief operating officer, told USAToday. "Frankly, from a technology and performance standpoint, we really couldn't get to a point where we thought we had a jersey that worked."
The uniform is 26 percent lighter than other NBA uniforms and is "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," according to adidas.
The Warriors join nearly a dozen NBA teams to make a uniform adjustment this season, most notably the Denver Nuggets, which introduced a new yellow home jersey with the team's old skyline logo.