Sources: Blazers' "Rip City" jerseys, NBA heritage jerseys going sleeved next season

Sources: Blazers' "Rip City" jerseys, NBA heritage jerseys going sleeved next season
January 1, 2014, 10:15 am
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OKLAHOMA CITY – For the 2014-15 season, the heritage jerseys of NBA teams will be converted to short sleeved jerseys, a league source informed CSNNW.com.

The source spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the plan being subject to change leading up to next season, but it’s “highly unlikely,” the source explained.

In the case of the Portland Trail Blazers, their popular white “Rip City” jersey will be converted to a short sleeve fit. The same goes for the Detroit Pistons and their blue “Motor City” jersey.

There’s reluctance by some teams to switch up their look, we’re told. However, this is something the league wants to occur and there’s more teams in favor of the change oppose to the ones that are not, another source said.

CSNNW.com reached out to adidas, the jersey manufacturer, for comment on the shakeup, but they politely declined to speak on the matter.

The sleeved jerseys have received mixed reviews over the last couple of years. Regardless of preference, it appears sleeved jerseys are here to stay.