The NBA, sleeves and the early Rockmonster




NBA players are known for their sharp dress.

That’s off the court. On-court? You decide.

On Thursday the league released images of its All-Star uniforms. Sure enough, following trends begun by various teams, the uniforms will have sleeves.

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I have to say, I was once a fan of sleeved uniforms. I played a lot of pickup games in tees. A lot of church ball in them, too. When I was in junior high and grade school I loved them, mainly because my arms looked like twigs in traditional cut uniforms.

Me, front row, far left

Rockmonster, on 8th-grade team, No. 3…up in the front row!

Still, the new trend in the NBA looks a little weird to me. NBA players don’t really need to cover up their arms.

So while I don’t hate the sleeve look in the NBA, I’m going to chalk it up as a temporary trend. I’m guessing that two years from now they’ll be back to the usual look…or something else entirely.

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Brad Rock

Brad Rock writes a sports column for the Deseret News. Plus this blog thingy, which usually runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. If you're reading this, rather than his column, stop. Go back. Read his column, too at You'll feel better about yourself.

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