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The authentic replicas we get are not what players wear, it is heavy because of fashion. The earlier runs (US, El Salvador, Mexico) are closer to on court/field versions. No way I believe players felt comfortable playing in what's being produced now. The shorts are fire, but they're stupid heavy. Imagine having to play defense on a professional level in the weight of those shorts lol
 
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Swingmans are watered down joints. Point blank.

If you and someone else was wearing raptors shorts at the same place you can tell how inferior it is. Like the entire logo is stitched and embroidered in full detail on the authentics. Even the eyes and the fingernails of the dinosaur are full of threads. The mesh is a higher quality material and better product all around.

I’ve seen some swingman shorts where the sewn on patches were cracked and faded or the logo itself have rubbed off like a losing lottery scratcher ticket. People in here posted their swingman rocket shorts where you can even see the logo anymore, just a pair of pinstripe shorts with a blank sewn on patch lol.

Best comparison would be legit signature shoes and watered down versions. Like the zoom flight 95 to the thrill fights, The Gloves to the son of gloves, More uptempo to Much uptempo. Then people saying I don’t ball it my more uptempos because it’s too heavy, I’d rather ball in my much uptempos because they’re lighter and I don’t care if they get beatup.
 
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This boi wild affff.
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No sir, I'm just being honest with how I feel about particular products. I know a lot of people dislike certain things like me but won't say it whereas I have no problem saying it.

The authentic replicas we get are not what players wear, it is heavy because of fashion. The earlier runs (US, El Salvador, Mexico) are closer to on court/field versions. No way I believe players felt comfortable playing in what's being produced now. The shorts are fire, but they're stupid heavy. Imagine having to play defense on a professional level in the weight of those shorts lol
Yes it's common knowledge we don't get the same things as the players, but sorry I honestly don't know about the fashion aspect. Yes I agree older versions resembled what the players wore.

It's crazy how MLB players used to have to wear wool to play games decades ago! NBA uniforms have gotten lighter each decade it seems when they were thick as hell before the '80s.
 
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I don’t understand. After a while people’s swingmans gonna look like this:

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Then u got other swingmans that don’t even look remotely the same as the authentics like theses:

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Like the diamond trim on the sides don’t even connect to the bottom trim.

Other Swingman shorts look NOTHING like the authentic version.

idgaf, you can wear what u want to wear, but at least wear the versions that make the most sense.

My list of borderline acceptable swingmans compared to authentics are:

Showtime Lakers shorts (no logos). Plain purple/gold or gold/purple. Looks the same as authentics minus the real trim and different materials, and triangle cut at the side. D

Charlotte Hornets shorts. Teal or dark purple/blue. Looks exactly the same as authentics. No patches or logos you have to worry about.

just saying...
 
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It’s common sense. I used to rock with swingmans but only some versions without excessive logos and that looked the same.

some swingman shorts I had were the Denver nuggets, Lakers,charlotte. The pinstripe rockets and pinstripe bulls were my only exception to the no logo self imposed rule I had because I really wanted them. After a while the rockets Logo on the leg wore off almost completely. And the bulls logo on the sides did the same. It got to the point where I was searching for sew on or iron on patches to replace them. Smh.

After my first few heavily discounted (40% or more like already on sale plus 30-40) authentic shorts, I’ve never looked back. I indeed made the turn and I’m sure others will too. At one point I was pro swingman if you look at my post history.

just sharing my experiences.
 
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The authentic replicas we get are not what players wear, it is heavy because of fashion. The earlier runs (US, El Salvador, Mexico) are closer to on court/field versions. No way I believe players felt comfortable playing in what's being produced now. The shorts are fire, but they're stupid heavy. Imagine having to play defense on a professional level in the weight of those shorts lol
I still have a few pairs of authentics from 93-97 (Champion and Nike). The mesh was just as thick as the current M&N stuff.
 
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I’m still curious what buddy was talking about a few days ago when he said the screenprint on his Magic authentics was peeling and said they aren’t swingmans
Me too. Don’t want to bother him because he was in the hospital getting blessed with a new edition.

I’m curious because there is no way the magic authentics can crack or peel. There is literally nothing to crack or peel.

I don’t pocket watch anyone. They can wear what they want and buy what they want. You got me mixed up with the other dude.
 
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I still have a few pairs of authentics from 93-97 (Champion and Nike). The mesh was just as thick as the current M&N stuff.
Exactly. That was a different era. It was wild back then. Like NBA superstars in that era were playing in heavy *** shoes too. Like penny was hooping in foam ones, pippen was rocking the multiple air max uptempo line, even guards like Derek Fisher were playing in the max uptempos. All those shoes compared to today’s zoom counterparts are all heavy af in comparison.
 
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Has anyone noticed that some sites don’t sell size small (36) anymore?

Like some sites release some new shorts and it starts from size M-3XL. Some sites that come to mind are Champs, Footsites, Eastbay, even Corporate.

I know they stopped making XS (32) in shorts for some reason, but damn are they trying to phase out small too?

kicking myself by not picking up those jkidd nets or Mavs shorts but in hindsight only M&N had them in a size small anyway.
 
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