LeBron James made his thoughts on sleeved jerseys in the NBA known earlier this year and NBA commissioner Adam Silver is listening, NBC Sports reported.
Silver has had some conversations already with James about the sleeved jerseys, but plans to sit down with the Heat star after the season for more discussions. NBA president of merchandising Sal LaRocca would also be present, according to the report.
The sleeved jerseys are new in the NBA this year and have been worn on a few occasions. While it is debatable if the jerseys have an effect on a player's shot, James feels that it does affect his.
"I'm not making excuses, but I'm not a big fan of the jerseys. Every time I shoot it feels like it's just pulling right up underneath my arm. I already don't have much room for error on my jump shot. It's definitely not a good thing," James told ESPN earlier this month.
In games where the Heat donned the sleeved jerseys, James showed poor outside shooting which could back up his thoughts. James wore a sleeved jersey three times and will not wear one again this season. The first time was on Christmas Day when he was 0-4 on three-pointers. Then at the All-Star Game, James was 0-7 on his attempts from downtown. Finally on March 6th against the San Antonio Spurs, James went 1-11 on his tries from behind the 3-point line, per ESPN.
Back in January, it was reported that James had some ideas for the new NBA commissioner which could mean the sleeved jersey discussion will just be one item on the agenda.