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Lakers to wear short-sleeve jerseys in select games, report says

August 21, 2013|By Eric Pincus
  • Forward Marcus Landry wears a short-sleeve jersey while playing with the Lakers' summer league team.
Forward Marcus Landry wears a short-sleeve jersey while playing with the… (Julie Jacobson / Associated…)

The Lakers will wear short-sleeve jerseys during select games this coming season, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPNLosAngeles.com

The short-sleeve experiment began with the Golden State Warriors last season, with mixed results. Emerging star guard Stephen Curry called them "ugly" after a loss to the Chicago Bulls in March.

The Lakers' summer-league squad in Las Vegas wore white short-sleeve jerseys in July. The team's alternative jersey during the season will also be white.

Hoopsworld's Steve Kyler recently wrote that most of the league will experiment with sleeved jerseys this season.

— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) August 4, 2013

According to NBA supplier Adidas, the short-sleeve jersey is 26% lighter than the standard tank top.

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Email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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