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Do You Like The NBA’s Idea Of Putting Players’ First Names On Their Christmas Day Jerseys?

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Every year for the last few years, the NBA and adidas have created special Christmas Day jerseys for their players. And every year, they’ve tried to make those jerseys a little bit different—and in some cases, a lot different—from teams’ regular jerseys in an effort to get fans to purchase them. Christmas Day is one of the NBA’s biggest days of the entire year. So the thought is that, by making special jerseys for the occasion, the NBA can capitalize off of all the extra eyes that they have on their product on Christmas Day. And this year isn’t going to be any different as the NBA just unveiled what 2014′s Christmas Day jerseys will look like.

The good news is that the league’s Christmas Day jerseys will not look anything like last year’s Christmas Day jerseys. Those jerseys featured sleeves and they didn’t go over very well with fans or players, who complained that the sleeved jerseys were too restrictive. However, the NBA and adidas have come up with a concept for this year’s Christmas Day jerseys that make them different from regular jerseys. That concept? Instead of featuring players’ last names on the back of the jerseys, they’re going to feature their first names. So instead of seeing “Bryant,” “James,” and “Wade” on the Christmas Day jerseys, you’ll see “Kobe,” “LeBron,” and “Dwyane.” The NBA actually did something similar at one point last season when they printed up jerseys for the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets that had players’ nicknames on them. But the Christmas Day jerseys take that concept to a whole other level.

Here’s a look at what a few of the Christmas Day jerseys will look like this year:

Are you a fan of what the NBA and adidas have come up with? We weren’t super into it at first, because there are a lot of players who have ordinary names that won’t really look right on the back of a jersey (that “Stephen” Steph Curry jersey looks weird). But we have to admit that fans of guys like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are in for a treat with these jerseys, because it’ll give them an opportunity to add a jersey to their collections that they definitely don’t already have.

What do you think about the 2014 Christmas Day jerseys? Would you pay $110 for one, which is what adidas is going to sell them for?

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