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Nike working with NBA to avoid future jersey tears after LeBron James mishap

Nike working with NBA to avoid future jersey tears after LeBron James mishap
Published On: Fri, Oct 20
Jun 16, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala (9) dunks against Cleveland Cavaliers forward James Jones (1), guard Matthew Dellavedova (8), guard J.R. Smith (5), and forward LeBron James (23) during the third quarter of game six of the NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly three days after one of its jerseys tore in the first regular-season game of its new deal with the NBA, Nike released a statement Friday expressing worry about the issue, without offering insight as to what happened or what will be done.

"The quality and performance of all our products are of utmost importance," the company said in a statement. "We are obviously very concerned to see any game day jersey tear and are working with the NBA and teams to avoid this happening in the future."

Late in Tuesday's season-opening game between Cleveland and Boston, the jersey of Cavaliers star LeBron James, Nike's highest-paid active NBA player, tore down the middle after being grabbed by Celtics guard Jaylen Brown.

Nike just this year took over as the league's official apparel provider -- an eight-year deal worth approximately $1 billion.

In the preseason opener on Oct. 1, Los Angeles Lakers guard Tyler Ennis had his jersey ripped, with the 0 in his No. 10 uniform left hanging.

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