Queen LeBron Has Cleveland Browns Seamstress Alter Sleeved Jersey So That It’s Comfortable Enough To Wear

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OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 13: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts during the first half against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2016 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 643779261 ORIG FILE ID: 540012294

Many remember the instance of LeBron giving a big middle finger to the NBA and their sleeved jerseys which by LeBron’s account are hard to shoot in when back in November he literally ripped the sleeves out mid-game.

Those sleeved jerseys made a comeback for Game 5 in Oakland where the Cavs saved their series sporting them. As expected, they’re back for Game 6, in a dubbed “blackout” in Cleveland to try and keep the good luck mojo going.

But it wasn’t the easiest thing to get James to wear them for another game, especially a finals game. LeBron reportedly has a seamstress who alters his sleeves so that he’s more able to shoot in them.

ESPN has the story of why Cavaliers director team operations Mark Cashman went with the black jerseys — the team was 5-1 in the sleeved versions before Game 5. Plus, James’s problems with the shoulders had been fixed:

Cashman called up a friend of his, Becky Zielinski, who works as a seamstress for the Cleveland Browns, and asked her to look into making some alterations on James’ jersey. She had experience over the years with quarterbacks who preferred to wear tight-fitting uniforms while having a looser fit around the shoulders and armpits to provide them greater range of motion to make throws. She made the same alterations for James.

I didn’t even think about whether NFL teams employed seamstresses, but that’s a pretty cool fact. If the Cavaliers sweep the rest of the way — they won’t be able to wear the unis until Game 7 if they make it that far since “the NBA does not allow the home team to wear a dark-colored uniform” during the Finals — does she get a ring?