Those of you who took in some of the NBA action on Christmas Day got a chance to watch players wearing sleeved jerseys. Most players and fans were not fond of the jerseys leading up to and during the game. New York Knicks guard Beno Udrih even felt that they negatively affected his performance.
Udrih, who got the start in a 123-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder because of injuries to Raymond Felton and Pablo Prigioni, went 1-for-6 shooting and scored just two points in 30 minutes. His most embarrassing moment came when he clanked a wide open 3-pointer off the side of the background. Udrih was later seen pulling up the sleeves on his jersey.
“Personally it bothered me and my shot,” Udrih said, per Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal. “On a normal shot, I’m used to getting my shoulder and elbow up [unhindered]. That was my personal feeling. I don’t know how anyone else was feeling. I know Timmy [Hardaway] was saying he wore it in college before. I never did it before.”