In recent years, it's become common for athletes to grab hold of their front of their jersey and pull out their team's name. This practice, similar to the tradition of soccer players kissing their clubs' badges to prove devotion, gives athletes the opportunity to celebrate their own amazing play while avoiding the sort of behavior that gets certain types of fans to argue that today's athletes are selfish.
However, it's possible that these athletes have also been engaging in an important test of their uniforms' durability. On Monday night, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan experienced the worst case scenario.
Only a few possessions into the Clips' road game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Jordan challenged several opponents for a rebound. In the midst of the scrum, Sixers point guard Tony Wroten grabbed the front of Jordan's jersey and, like many players do while rebounding, pulled fairly hard. In the process, he ripped off the full script "Los Angeles" lettering from theRead More »from Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan has the ‘Los Angeles’ name ripped off his uniform, literally (Video)