Heat's LeBron James is still not a fan of sleeved jerseys

By Zach Harper | NBA writer

The Miami Heat were blown out in San Antonio Thursday night with the Spurs stifling the offense of the Heat and shredding them in stretches with their offense. The Heat would normally rely on LeBron James to carry them through a tough night, but he couldn't get going either. James made just 6-of-18 from the field for 19 points as the Spurs rolled his team.

After the game, LeBron voiced his displeasure over the sleeved jersey he was wearing, claiming it bothers his jump shot. He admitted he didn't have much margin for error with his jumper anyway so any tug or pull that occurs physically in his shooting mechanics could throw it off. It was just the fourth time this season James has shot under 40 percent in a game and it was the second worst shooting percentage in a game he's had this season (worse is 30.8 percent against the Jazz in February).

He's not the only player to voice their concerns over wearing jerseys with sleeves. Beno Udrih, Robin Lopez, Stephen Curry, and Dirk Nowitzki have all complained about them in some manner since they were introduced. But it certainly didn't seem to bother the Spurs who were wearing sleeved jerseys as well. San Antonio hit 39.1 percent of their 3-pointers in the game and 45.9 percent on shots outside of the paint.

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