New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony reacts after getting fouled and making the basket in the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bulls at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 8, 2012. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 100-99 in overtime. UPI/John Angelillo

Who makes shirts to fit an NBA physique like Melo’s, anyway?


Why aren’t ‘basketball t-shirts‘ actually made to fit basketball players?

Any basketball player will tell you that the taller you are, the harder it is to find clothes that fit. Even if you are 6’4″ or 6’5″, regular sizes don’t really work. Unfortunately, most of the ‘larger’ sizes available (when they are available) are not built for the ball player’s physique. Basketball players are known to be tall and slim – but most clothing sizes are for ‘big and tall’ with an emphasis on big, but not tall.

That’s why Basketball Elite gear is built with basketball players in mind, offering not only the standard sizes but taller sizes, like XLT, 2XLT, and so on. Shirts from Basketball Elite also use the most rugged athletic material available, because playing pickup basketball can be a contact sport.

In other words, comfortable shirts actually made for basketball players. These shirts aren’t the same mass-produced stuff you find on the shelves at Sprawl-Mart or Slick’s Sporting Goods. Those shirts are for fans. These are for ballers.

However, each design is limited and only available for short periods of time. This is because the high quality demands a limited release. These are the best shirts available for basketball players anywhere, built for elite players who are serious about the game. But don’t worry – if you want to be notified when the next design is revealed, you can sign up for early notification by clicking this link.

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