Nike NBA Jerseys Ripped During Gameplay, Brand Investigating

By Staff  |  10/20/2017

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Nike is reportedly scrambling to figure out why its new NBA jerseys on ripping on the court.

During the Cleveland Cavs' opener against the Boston Celtics this week, LeBron James' jersey split down the middle during the game.

It didn't tear on its own though. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown grabbed at James' jersey while defending him and it tore in between the Nos. 2 and 3 on the back.

It's not just bad quality Jordans... another ripped #nikenbajersey #nbanikejersey #nikejersey #nbajersey 😂

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Nike has not commented, but ESPN reports that brand officials spent an entire day investigating the wardrobe malfunction.

Its actually the second time its happened so far to the new Nike NBA jersey. In the preseason opener earlier this month, Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis had his jersey ripped, and the 0 in his No. 10 uniform was left hanging.

that's the new #nikenbajersey ! @nike @nikebasketball WTF, is that the quality to expect from your NBA line??? 😂

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This is the first season players worn the new Nike NBA jerseys, after the Swoosh outbid Adidas for the rights to be the league's official uniform supplier, signing an eight-year deal worth approximately $1 billion.