Found June 23, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
TEAMS: Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns are one of at least five teams that will wear sleeved jerseys next season, well, mostly in part to help merchandise sales. According to Bob Young, AZ Central: The Suns are among at least five NBA teams who will be wearing an alternate uniform with sleeved jerseys next season, and the change evidently doesn’t have much to do with cutting-edge fashion. We know you’ll be shocked — shocked we say — that this is all about marketing and merchandise sales. ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell, the gold-standard for sports business reporters, revealed that adidas and the NBA came up with the sleeved jersey “to offer a different option at retail.”
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