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After being forced to change, Kelly Oubre suspects NBA can't handle 'too wavy' Supreme sleeve

After being forced to change, Kelly Oubre suspects NBA can't handle 'too wavy' Supreme sleeve

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. 

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Twitter loses it over Kelly Oubre wearing Supreme sleeve in Brooklyn

Twitter loses it over Kelly Oubre wearing Supreme sleeve in Brooklyn

It's over. There's no contest. Kelly Oubre is the NBA's king of streetwear. He locked up that title in Brooklyn Tuesday night when he took the court for the Wizards wearing a Supreme shooting sleeve on his leg. 

Supreme is a streetwear brand with a cult-like following that spans rap culture, high fashion and skateboarding. It's hypebeast catnip. 

The Supreme shooting sleeve Oubre wore is made in collaboration with Nike, the NBA's official apparel partner, but he removed it at halftime. 

Let's just say NBA Twitter was here for it. 

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This is hardly the first time Oubre's made a fashion statement. He's one to watch pretty much every game. 

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Bradley Beal opted to play rather than go to the hospital, so he'll get another eye exam tomorrow

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Bradley Beal opted to play rather than go to the hospital, so he'll get another eye exam tomorrow

Bradley Beal had two options: Try to go back out and play or go to the hospital. 76ers guard Jerryd Bayless accidentally had elbowed Beal in the eye, sending him back to the locker room on Wednesday night. 

Beal said his vision was blurry at first, but cleared up by the time he got to the locker room. The doctor found no signs of concussion symptoms – headache, confusion, sensitivity to light, pesistent vision problems – or obvious damage to the eye. 

"I went out at halftime to see if I could shoot and that’s all I really needed to see," Beal said after the game. "As long as I could see the basket I was cool."

Replay of the incident showed Beal holding his nose after taking contact from Bayless. "That’s what the confusing part was. I got hit in the eye but my nose started bleeding," he said. 

After re-entering the game for the second half, Beal scored 14 points, including going 3-for-3 at the free throw line, to help chip away at a massive 76ers lead. The Wizards rally was a lot of fun to watch despite coming up a hair short. 

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As for skipping the hospital trip, it didn't get Beal out of a more thorough examination of his eye. He explained that he's set for additional tests tomorrow. 

"The eyes are very important, so [the doctor] said there might be some things in the back that could be going on that may not affect you right now, but could affect you tonight or tomorrow." 

Asked whether he might have to wear protective goggles to play, Beal sounded extremely unenthused.

"I ain’t blind. I already wear contacts. I don’t think I could handle goggles, man, you might as well say put a mask on if that’s the case. But I don’t know, that might be a possibility."