Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 2/22/12

Nike introduced the 2012 Team USA basketball uniforms at their headquarters in Oregon on Tuesday. And in one word, I'll describe them with a "yuck".

According to Fourth Place Medal, the Nike pumped up the unis by hyping the lightness of the fabric and it's composition. The material is made from 96 percent recycled polyester and weighs only five ounces. Granted, I couldn't tell you how heavy five ounces is. The weight of an undershirt? I don't know. Either way, the weight of the digs don't matter to anyone else except the 25 or so players (men's and women's teams) that will be wearing them.

We, the people, get the much lesser aspect of the uniforms - the visual. Had Nike made these for a more mountainous nation, like maybe Switzerland, these would fly. If Team Egypt asked Nike to mimic their pyramids for a uniforms, there would be spot on. I'm not sure what their target was If they were going for ugly, they were dead nuts.

Remember that when the Olympics come around and the the crowd at your viewing venue starts chanting for the Americans, you better stress that "S". U.S.A! U.S.A! U.S.A! It's what Nike would want, apparently.

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