Adidas threw a party at the NBA Store on 52nd Street in Manhattan Wednesday, introducing its new lightweight (and presumably more comfortable) uniforms. They can make you jump higher...and have a "V" neck! A armored car delivered the jerseys to the store and two Nets--Brook Lopez and Jordan Farmar--were there to model them along with Wilson Chandler and Dwight Howard.
But that wasn't the big story. The big story was the height difference --in every photo and video-- between Brook Lopez, listed at 7'0", and Dwight Howard listed only an inch shorter. As Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Striped Post tweeted, "Hmmm". Lopez looks a couple of inches taller than the Magic center.
For the record, Lopez was measured at 7'0.5" at the Orlando Pre-Draft Camp in 2008...just after his 20th birthday. Howard was listed at 6' 10.25" in 2004 when he was 18...but claims to have grown.
Adidas to unveil NBA uniforms with players' comfort in mind - Michael McCarthy - USA Today
- Uniform Talk (Video) - Rick Kamla - NBA.com
2010-11 NBA Uniforms Improve Performance, Not Looks - Chris Sesno - FanHouse