The regular season debut of Nike's new NBA uniforms was marred by wardrobe malfunction this week when LeBron James, one the brand's biggest endorsers, had his jersey ripped during the first game of the 2017-18 season on Tuesday night. For its part, Nike says it's trying to find a solution to the problem.
"The quality and performance of all our products are of utmost importance," a spokesperson told Sole Collector. "We are obviously very concerned to see any game day jersey tear and are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future."
For what it's worth, this feeble-bodied writer was unable to rip one of these jerseys during a segment on Full Size Run, Sole Collector's weekly sneaker talk show.