NBA commissioner, Adam Silver, has had enough of fans burning players jerseys. “I fucking hate it. It’s a disgrace to the League, the to players, and to the player’s former team.” The internet trend of burning jerseys started when LeBron James made his “Decision” to take his talents to South Beach and play for the Miami Heat. Cleveland Cavaliers fans burned his #23 jersey in displeasure of James’s move.
Kevin Durant also received the same hate when he decided to join the 73-9 Warriors making the NBA completely unwatchable and boring. (This one’s well deserved)
To kill this trend, Silver has made an agreement with Nike and Fanatics to sell “unburnable” jerseys. Jersey’s put on the market will now have a special fabric used by firefighters that is able to withstand intense heat for hours at a time. Because of this special fabric, jersey’s will now run for $400 each.
Silver hopes that this will limit the amount of hate some players receive when they make a move to another team.
So next time you’re favorite player decides to sign elsewhere, be happy for the guy that’s doing something to better himself instead of being a narcissistic asshole and burning that $120 jersey you bought last year for your kid so you can get 5 retweets on your lame meme account.
By: Rodrick Joseph