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Aren’t These The Ugliest Basketball Uniforms You’ve Ever Seen?

Submitted by on March 1, 2013 – 11:22 amOne Comment
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In recent years, both Nike and adidas have outfitted college football and basketball uniforms in a bunch of ridiculous uniforms. Thanks to new forms of technology—and a call for brighter, more explosive uniforms—there have been a number of college teams that have worn uniforms that looked like they came off the clearance rack at a thrift store. In fact, there have been times when we’ve turned on games and seen two teams playing and had absolutely no idea which team was which! But, the unique unis that teams have worn have helped drive sales and give extra publicity to the companies that designed them, so we don’t expect the concept of revamped uniforms to go anywhere anytime soon.

With all of that being said, we simply cannot believe the uniforms that adidas just unveiled. They recently came up with fresh takes on basketball uniforms for Cincinnati, Kansas, Notre Dame, Baylor, UCLA, and Louisville and the uniforms are so hideous that we promise not to watch any games that feature them. Described as “eye-catching” in an official press released from adidas (you can say that again!), the uniforms feature sleeves (ugh!), a “limited-edition” camo (which actually looks like the old Zubaz design), and…well, just look at them and see for yourself. There’s a whole lot going on with each of the uniforms. For instance, what in the world possessed adidas to go with that shade of green for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish?!

At any rate, these uniforms will be worn during the 2013 NCAA postseason despite the awful response that they’ve received from college basketball fans so far. They’ll also be sold through the adidas online store and on the college campuses of each of the teams featured here. But, we have just one question: Outside of the players who are being forced to wear these awful unis, who else is buying them?! We’d really love to know, because these things are most definitely not coming anywhere near our closets anytime soon. Nice try, adidas. But, better luck next year.

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