UPDATE: LeBron defends the jerseys.
During the first half of the LeBron vs Melo show – a show we have been enjoying since 2002 when they were both in high school – a pissed off LeBron turned into the Hulkster and ripped the sleeves off his too tight “jersey” after missing a 3-pointer.
“I was just frustrated with myself,” said James who has been vocal in the past about the sleeved jerseys and only made 4 of 11 shots in the first half. “I was just off rhythm and the jersey is the only thing I can go to. I couldn’t do nothing to my face. I couldn’t make a bucket so I had to take it out on something.”
LeBron did have a big 4th quarter with 11 points and after the game said he would wear the jerseys again for the fans.
“If the fans love them, I love them,” he said. “If our fans love the uniforms, I’ll wear them for 48. I’m so used to the sleeveless cutoffs, the tank top. I’ve been playing in tank tops all my life.”
So basically, LeBron hates the jerseys.