Is there such a thing as "too wavy?" Kelly Oubre – a.k.a. Wave Papi – doesn't think so, but the NBA just might.
That was his best guess when asked why he changed leg sleeves at halftime. He had been wearing one by Supreme, a New York streetwear brand, in collaboration with Nike.
"It was just what I got informed from one of our trainers. He was like ‘switch leg sleeves,’ so I switched no questions asked."
Maybe no questions asked at the time, but Oubre had plenty of questions (and a few statements) afterwards.
"It had the NBA logo on it, has a Nike sign on it. The NBA is sponsored by Nike, it’s just Supreme, so I don’t really know what’s the quarrel," he said.
"They shouldn’t have sold it to me or they shouldn’t have dropped it if we can’t wear it and it has the NBA logo on it, because I play in the NBA right? I should be able to wear anything that has the logo of what I represent."
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Not a terrible point considering Nike is the official apparel partner of the NBA.
So there must be some other reason. The one that Oubre suggests, though, is the most Oubre statement in his 22 years of life.
"It’s just something wavy, honestly. I don’t know if it’s too wavy for them, but honestly I had fun."
The league must just be threatened by the waviness of the whole thing. Too wavy to handle. The packaging should say, "Warning: Contains extreme levels of waviness. Wear with caution."
The NBA might have been overwhelmed by the sheer wave factor, but NBA Twitter was here for it. Oubre wore the sleeve long enough for pictures of it to get picked up by national media outlets.
Hypebeast mode activated.