Arm Sleeves....why does EVERYONE wear one now?? Vol. wanna be like AI

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by proph515, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. proph515

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    Yo, Im watchin the Celts and the LeBrons, er I mean Cavs on ESPN and It reminded me of somthing that I continuously wonder about. Why in the world it seemslike EVERY player is wearin an arm sleeve. Back When AI started wearin his religiously, it became the style and the 'thing' in the NBA but Answer worehis cause of an elbow injury and cause the league mandated that he cover up some of his Tats. Now every player is wearin one!!!. Yo ive been told, thatplayers usually have to wear them cause of the elbow injury/ keeping their elbow tight/comfortability or cause of their Tats, but come on, not everyone needsone.....whats yalls take on them and does anyone beside me think their outplayed??
     
  2. c5a5d5a5

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    they look dumb as hell

    anybody notice the leg sleevs are down?

    the one's tmac used to wear religously
     
  3. jaysfordays

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    A.I. is the ultimate trendsetter [​IMG]
     
  4. dr 715

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    The %$** does Glen Davis need an arm sleeve for?
     
  5. casperjr

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    go slide on some hardwood and tell me how it feel and you will have your answer
     
  6. mateen cleaves

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    they need to ban these
     
  7. proph515

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    if thats the case then they'd wear one on each arm...whats the logic of protecting one arm from sliding without the otha....
     
  8. shabooyah1124

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    Sliding on hardwood isn't that bad and even if it was, how often do you hit the deck sliding? It isn't like sliding on turf [​IMG]
     
  9. jcuk3tm0

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    agree with the ban. so glad kobe stopped
     
  10. thesouthside

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    No they didnt. If they did post proof...
     
  11. casperjr

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    cuz when you diving for the ball you not diving on some superman #*!+ with both arms out its almost always just one arm thats going for the ball
     
  12. proph515

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    Mah bad, should have stated that someone told me that...actually, I think it was someone from NT back in the day lol
     
  13. eightysbaby

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    I guess some dudes wear it for style[​IMG]
     
  14. mateen cleaves

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    never happened, im sick of people posting that. The league never did that and never will.
     
  15. executive76

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  16. philly5fan

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    QFT!! dude brought the sleeve to everyone in the league....and had dudes rockin braids in the league and the streets for years
     
  17. vctry20

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    Yeah i've gotten into arguments over that before.

    I remember right before he started wearing it he did a SI cover and there was a picture where you could see his arm clearly and there was nothing that couldvebeen considered offensive. I remember from Day 1 them just saying it was a compression sleeve, not he probably doesn't need it.

    I crack up when I see people at open gym wearing them
     
  18. airjordan jb23

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    I've heard that "tattoo cover up" rumor a bunch of times regarding Iverson & the sleeve as well. Pretty sure he started wearing it because ofhis surgically repaired elbow & not to cover any tattoo(s) up.
     
  19. rpappy6

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    It's a style
     
  20. therenegade23

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    Some wear it for an injury, some for style, some to keep the shooting arm warm.
     
  21. lilstarz07

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    ai set every damn trend in the NBA ... i mean hell, stern out in a dress code cuz he couldnt stand his pinwheels anymore lol
     
  22. agthekid

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    I think A.I. wore his because his arm was strained not because of tats.
     
  23. davis

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    i want one of those leg sleeves, anyone know where to get those?
     
  24. tmoney85

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    they wear it for psychological reasons. get over it.
     
  25. clutchshooter

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    pro athletes use things like this to distinguish themselves visually from the pack thus possibly increasing their marketability.

    casual athletes use them to look 'cool'.

    when tights were still allowed the nike forum was overrun with people looking for nike tights saying that they legitimately needed them for their 'bumknee'

    now that they're disallowed, and not adorned by peoples favourite players, i havent heard even one person ask for them in over a year. not a peep.

    same would happen with compression sleeves.