"Ultimately, if the players don't like them, we'll move on to something else," Commissioner
Players don't like them -- at least, many players don't, including the biggest NBA star of them all right now, Miami's
"I've had conversations with LeBron [James] about the jerseys, and we agreed that we would park the issue until the end of the season," Silver said. "And that once the season is over, he expressed an interest in sitting down with me and Sal LaRocca [the NBA's president of merchandising] and discussing his point of view."
James actually has already made his point of view on the new-fangled jerseys loud and clear -- he hates them.
He blamed the tight-fitting tops -- which have been used by certain teams at sporadically since their debut on Christmas Day -- for his 6-for-18 performance in a March 6 loss to San Antonio.
"I'm not a big fan of the jerseys, not a big fan of them," the
Many other players -- such as Dallas'
"I don't regret doing it for this season," Silver said. "But it's intended to be something fun for the fans and the players. And if it becomes a serious issue, as to whether players should be wearing sleeves, we'll likely move onto other things."