Are Fanatics and Nike Killing the Sports Uniform?

Joel Anderson, Stefan Fatsis, and Josh Levin discuss whether the NBA All-Star Game is fixable. They also talk about whether Fanatics and Nike are destroying the sports uniform. Finally, writer Abraham Josephine Riesman joins to explain the allegations against wrestling impresario Vince McMahon and why they matter.

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver was not happy with the league’s uncompetitive All-Star Game.

• Defector’s Chris Thompson: “Would Anyone Miss the NBA All-Star Game?

• Major League Baseball players complained that their new jerseys and pants are ill-fitting, cheap-looking, and aesthetically flawed.

Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas explained that the uniforms are made by the pro sports apparel giant Fanatics but designed by Nike.

• Columnist Drew Magary of Defector and SF Gate has lambasted Fanatics for poor quality and service.

• Defector’s Patrick Redford compiled a list of Fanatics glitches.

• Buy Abraham Josephine Riesman’s Vince McMahon biography Ringmaster and read her Slate pieces about the allegations against McMahon and Bret Hart’s response to them.

• Riesman’s 2src22 piece for New York: “She Was WWE’s First Female Referee. She Says Vince McMahon Raped Her.”

Hang Up and Listen’s weekly Dr. Dunk:

Josh’s Dr. Dunk: The time the mayor of San Francisco insulted the 49ers’ backup quarterback.

On this week’s bonus segment, Joel, Stefan, and Josh discuss the 3-point shootout between Stephen Curry and Sabrina Ionescu and Kenny Smith’s weird comments about the contest.

Podcast production and edit by Kevin Bendis.

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