Basketball Players Show Less and Less Skin

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The guy shown above is Nick Emery, a freshman guard who plays for BYU. As you can see, he goes with a long-sleeve base-layer shirt under his jersey, which he wears due to circulatory issues in his arms.

Emery isn’t alone. The long-sleeved look, which dates back at least to Oklahoma guard Tony Crocker around 2009, is spreading — and not just in the men’s game. Check out this shot from a recent Auburn/Alabama women’s game:

The legality of these long-sleeved shirts seems to be somewhat nebulous. Some players have apparently been told not to wear them: (Continue reading)

LeBron James Channels NBA Fans’ Collective Rage, Rips Open Sleeves on His Jersey

Sleeved NBA jerseys: You’re sick of them, I’m sick of them, and now the greatest player on the planet is officially sick of them.

That’s the obvious conclusion to draw from last night’s Cavs/Knicks game. The Cavs were debuting their new sleeved BFBS alts, and LeBron James was not having a good time of . . . → Read More: LeBron James Channels NBA Fans’ Collective Rage, Rips Open Sleeves on His Jersey

Meanwhile, at the Home Run Derby...

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As you know, cubs are ferocious, rabid beasts that snarl like the demon hellspawn they are. They stalk the landscape in zombie-like packs, striking fear into the hearts of all who are unlucky enough to cross their path and laying waste to those foolish enough to . . . → Read More: Meanwhile, at the Home Run Derby…

Sunday Patchwork

Some interesting MLB patches yesterday, beginning in Kansas City, where the Royals celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1985 championship team by wearing patches on their caps and sleeves for their game against the Cardianls (click first two photos to enlarge):

But there were some exceptions. Pitchers Yordano Ventura and . . . → Read More: Sunday Patchwork