(NEW YORK) — The NBA use of sleeved jersey’s this season has caused a variety of reactions around the basketball world, but Miami Heat forward Lebron James is not a fan of the NBA’s latest venture.
“I’m not making excuses, but I’m not a big fan of the jerseys,” James said after losing Thursday to the San Antonio Spurs. “Every time I shoot it feels like it’s just pulling underneath my arm. I already don’t have much room for error on my jump shot. It’s definitely not a good thing.”
James shot 6-of-18 from the floor while wearing the sleeved jersey on Thursday.
James also pointed out the sleeved jerseys affected his shooting during the team’s Christmas Day game against the Los Angeles Lakers when he shot 0-of-4 on three-point shots and 0-of-7 on three-point shots in the All-Star game. Each occasion he wore a sleeved jersey.
James’ field goal percentage has gone up every season since 2006-2007. He’s shooting a career-high .577% from the field this season.
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Jill Martin, CNN