Scientific Solution To NBA Short Sleeve Jersey Problem Of Miami Heat Star LeBron James

Miami Heat star LeBron James may be the best player on the planet. After many felt as if this may be the year that Oklahoma City Thunder stud Kevin Durant dethrones James as the NBA MVP, it now appears as if James is back on track to win his fifth MVP in the past six years. That is a feat never accomplished by Bill Russell. Michael Jordan never did it either. Neither did Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Moses Malone, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Wilt Chamberlain. No player in the history of the NBA has ever won five MVP awards in a six-year span. Nobody. James can be the first to accomplish this achievement, that is, unless the NBA continues to force him to wear the newly designed – and poorly received – short sleeve jersey.

“I’m not making excuses,” James said. “I’m not a big fan of the jerseys, not a big fan of them. I’ve got to figure something out the next time I wear the short-sleeved jerseys.”

Thankfully for James, when the Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night, it marked the last time that Miami will have to wear the sleeve jerseys this season.

Phew, right?

Many players have complained about the sleeve jersey, but James has been the most vocal, especially since he is in the news for anything and everything. If this guy sneezes, ESPN is ready to pounce on the story just in case he may be coming down with the sniffles. It would be the No. 1 story on SportsCenter.

That is, unless Tiger Woods is on the golf course. Or the practice course. Or at the driving range or playing Putt-Putt mini-golf. Tiger and LeBron come first. Period.

Still, what James has failed to realize is that there is an extremely scientific solution to his massive sleeve problem. It turns out that a lot of research has been done on the matter. Some players have even gotten involved, as this is posing a major problem throughout the NBA. Scientists and research specialists are now involved, and one solution has come to light.

The answer?

Wear a larger size.

Seriously. That is it. Put your ego aside and hide those massive guns, at least for a night. We all know how big you are. But other players – nowhere near your overall caliber – have realized that by wearing a bigger jersey, that means that it becomes less restricting and much less tight. They have gone on to have career nights. Therefore, as much as the other players may not be a fan of the NBA sleeve jersey, at least they do not publicly come out and whine as often as you do. They take action.

And a larger size.




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Rob Kelley

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.