The Golden State Warriors are the first team to adopt the NBA short sleeve jersey by Adidas. The Warriors yellow and blue cover this lightweight, shoulder hugging uniform that shakes up the traditional basketball jersey. This change could signal the beginning of a shift towards these uniforms by all teams in the NBA. The Warriors cite fan appeal and enhanced performance as the reasons why they are switching to this design. The uniforms will make their first in-game appearance on February 22nd agains the San Antonio Spurs.
Aside from having sleeves, the uniforms are unique for being 26% lighter and made of 60% recycled materials. The fabric is 360-degree stretchable, which allows a full range of motion for the arm, shoulder and back. It is also equipped with tiny mesh holes to increase breathability.