What you see above are the new TECHFIT PowerWeb compression jerseys that adidas is offering as an option to wear in this year’s All-Star Game. As in, that’s the whole jersey. Nothing under it. Nothing over it. Just skin tight spandex, a name and a number. The look is … interesting.

As you probably gathered from that first sentence, these aren’t the only jerseys that will be offered in Los Angeles, as adidas will also be supplying all the All-Stars with the standard Revolution 30 jersey that you see every night in the NBA. That’s good news, especially if Kevin Love gets picked as a reserve. No offense to the guy, but let’s just say that a spandex top looks better on some people than on others. However, I’m sure somebody will wear one of these, at least for a little bit. If this doesn’t have Dwight Howard’s name written on it, I don’t know what does.

While I can’t see this catching on, it’s not terrible. It’s strange, for sure, but tighter-fitting jerseys have been the trend for the past few years and this is just pushing that to an extreme. Not to mention, adidas had a bunch of their soccer teams wearing similar duds in last summer’s World Cup. The TECHFIT jerseys are weird, but not entirely unprecedented.

At the very least, we should all be happy that Shaq is washed up. If he made the All-Star team, you know he’d wear one of these even if it was just for laughs. And that, my friends, would set jersey design back at least 30 years.

Comments (19)

  1. Dwight already requested his in size “Extra Medium”

  2. Jesus, even DRose looks like he has a belly in this. What chance do the rest of us mere mortals have?

  3. These are stupid. I can’t see fans ever showing up to games wearing these (if they replace current jerseys).

  4. We can only hope Eddy Curry is made an alternate and they run out of Revolution 30 jerseys before they get to him.

  5. If you think this is bad, just wait until the 2012 All-Star Game when they introduce the matching spandex bottoms.

  6. Yep, the Spandex bottom is next….

    I mean, it would look terrible, but a spandex top with baggy shorts just looks weird to me… At least soccer player have shorter shorts…. I hate those 80s looking shorts, but they fit a lot better with a tight top… Plus most of them don’t tuck it in, which makes it look a little more ok.

    Because THIS just looks really effeminate to me…

    I mean: a tight top and shorts that looks like a skirt (especially that picture with the syracuse guy)?

    Isn’t Chris Bosh plenty enough for other sports fans to call NBA players “pussies”?

  7. Dwight will definitely take this. He wore an Orlando one in the dunk contest a few years ago. Looks terrible. Like its body paint or something.

  8. Dwight is the only one I can see voluntarily doing this. Some players might be self-conscious and not want this at all, who knows? The jerseys the players wear in games now are fine, fit, and not awkwardly tight. On a jersey note, have the Heat’s red away uniforms gone completely solid red, I thought they were darker/shadowy last season.

  9. Might want to edit the typo on that headline

  10. Let’s all hope that nobody talks Charles into trying one on in the studio.

  11. And pretty soon they’ll make a full-body version that will be worn in the olympics, everyone will break all these records, and then they’ll be banned..

    And I really hope that Charles WILL try one on. lol

  12. This is awful look for the league & also, WHY THE HELL AREN’T THE PLAYERS SAYING “AH HELL NO” when Adidas showed their masterpiece off. I hope the arena isn’t cold because it’ll get UGLY real quick – pancakes will be served unfortunately.
    How about the outfit for the cheerleaders, that’ll sell tickets NBA!!!!!!

  13. looks a bit silly to have such tight shirts and then long baggy shorts

  14. Damn, these make me wish Oliver Miller and Shawn Kemp were still playing. It’d be hilarious

  15. Looks like Blue Man Group.

  16. Dwight is the only one I can see voluntarily doing this. Some players might be self-conscious and not want this at all, who knows?

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  18. Hah, Charles mkes regular jersey slook like this :))))))))) At least last year for sure, he’s lost weight this year tho…

  19. …jerseys look…

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