Tim Gunn celebrity judges the Golden State Warriors' new short-sleeve uniforms
Sure, we all wish I'd put a picture of "Project Runway" co-hostess Heidi Klum there instead of Tim Gunn. But I'm not sure Ms. Klum knows what a basketball is, let alone a "Golden State Warrior".
Oakland Tribune beat writer Marcus Thompson did in fact reach out to Tim Gunn for an opinion on the Warriors new alternate uniforms. Gunn did respond via Twitter, with mixed reviews.
"I like the short sleeves. The color is fresh," Gunn tweeted. "But why aren't their shoes uniform? Three guys and three different yellow shoes?" Gunn added in a later tweet, "If the shorts were four inches shorter, I would give the look a thumbs-up."
Personally, I think the Warriors' new uniforms look good -- if you're cleaning trash off the side of the highway to work off your DUI sentence. Or if you're a 14-year-old with no concept of matching your shirts and shorts.
But why the short sleeves, never before seen in the modern NBA era? The blog Golden State of Mind has a theory. "A part of me wonders whether the NBA is motivated to cover up their well-inked employees a bit more," they write. "The sleeved look is a bit more 'wholesome', and may appeal to the, er, more conservative folks out there."
Do I sound stupid if I call Tim Gunn's show "ProRun" instead of "Project Runway"? Maybe so. But Adidas sounds even stupider when they refer this new uniform style as "adizero".
The Golden State Warriors will be rocking the short sleeve alternate uniforms at home on February 22 (vs. the Spurs), March 8 (vs. the Rockets), and March 15 (vs. the Bulls).