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Basketball Uniforms are Getting Sleeves

Assessing a sports sartorial shift

A new breed of basketball jersey is showing up on major college hoops courts—and, bucking tradition, they aren't sleeveless. Our critic asks if they're any good.

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Empty Garden

On the basketball courts of New York City, there may be no truer measure of a player's stature than his nickname. If a player is considered good, then his moniker will be something straightforward: "Pee Wee" if he is short; "Lefty" if he shoots with that hand. But if a player is viewed as great, then his talent can actually inspire poetry. He will be called "Half-Man Half-Amazing" for his superhuman dunks or "Skip to My Lou" for the way he hopscotches down the court as he dribbles past hapless opponents.

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