LeBron Tears Open Sleeves on Too-Tight Jersey, Leads Cavs to Comeback Win

LeBron Rips Sleeves AP

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has intentionally torn the sleeves on the new jerseys being worn by the Cavaliers in their game against the New York Knicks.

James has said in the past that he’s “not a fan” of the body-hugging jerseys because they restrict him when he’s shooting. On Wednesday night, an irritated James, in the midst of a 4-of-11 shooting performance in the first half, did some in-game alterations by ripping the seams on the sleeves around his biceps.

The Cavaliers were wearing the black, retro uniforms for the first time this season.

James initially complained about the sleeved jerseys following a loss in 2014 when he played for the Miami Heat. He said they didn’t provide enough room for his arms or shoulders.

“I was just frustrated with myself, I was just off rhythm a lot tonight, and the jersey was the only thing I could go to,” James said after the game “I couldn’t do nothing to my face.”

The Cavaliers went on to defeat the New York Knicks 96-86.

Breitbart Sports contributed to this report.