Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal included an article about the league’s plan to stop selling lower-priced replica jerseys at brick-and-mortar shops next season (which, as you can imagine, doesn’t matter to me one little bit), and buried within that article was the following tidbit: Nike, meanwhile, is expected to present its initial NBA jersey designs to retailers beginning this week. The company said it doesn’t plan to produce sleeved jerseys, a style debuted by Adidas in 2013 that received mixed reviews from players and fans.
Richard Hamilton: Detroit is where I celebrated the greatest achievements during my pro basketball career and to be recognized by the organization in this way, I’m honored and I look forward to sharing this experience with all the fans and who supported me throughout my years as a Piston and look forward to celebrating in The Palace one final time. Yessirrrrrrrrrr #holdat #Best5Alive
20 Dec 16
Popovich, though, acknowledged that the famously media-shy Duncan had to be talked into Sunday night’s post-game ceremony after San Antonio takes on the New Orleans Pelicans. “It was a tough one,” Popovich said. “He knew that, in the end, he had to do it because he knows he owes it to the fans, more than anything, who’ve come out and supported him through all those years. But that’s really the only reason he’s doing it. He doesn’t want any of the accolades, he doesn’t want to sit there in a chair and listen to us talk about him. He’s dreading it.