It’s that time of year when we are supposed to be grateful for all of the little things in life. However, it’s time to get real. When it comes to basketball culture and athletic wear, these are the five things I am most unthankful for:
1) Fake Shoes
Yes, I’m talking Kayne West here. Anyone who knows anything about shoes can tell if your Yeezys are fake in about .005 seconds. Having fake Yeezys does not make you cool, it makes you an insecure sheep who has no respect for sneaker culture. If you can’t afford his shoes try and buy something real that you actually like.
2) New Puke - Colored Heat Uniforms
It’s nice the Heat wanted to give a nod to the Armed Forces with these uniforms, but they really couldn’t come up with anything better than these? Casual fans tend to think these uniforms are a vintage throwback gone wrong.
3) Basketball Players with Floppy Hair
This is for players of all ages, and yes, everyone is sick of this. Whether you’re rocking a High School Musical cut, something similar to Anderson Varejao, or the business student comb over you need to cut it off. This is basketball, not a photo shoot.
4) Adidas Bandwagoners
I’m talking about those people who wear spandex Adidas from head to toe and go to the gym for selfies and wrist curls. I can apprieciate the fact that you’re matching, but is your only dream to be a Kardashian or what? Because you were bashing Adidas and people who wore causal athletic wear like yesterday.
5) Shorter Shorts
Wasn’t the whole purpose of ESPN’s Fab Five 30 for 30 to let the public know who got rid of short shorts in basketball?