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March Madness Unis

Total Rip-Off

Of Zubaz ... Says Zubaz

2/28/2013 2:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The new NCAA tournament uniforms are the highest form of flattery -- because they're nothing more than an imitation of Zubaz shorts ... at least according to the guys who make the zebra print shorts from the 80s.

Adidas revealed new postseason uniforms today for six of its sponsored teams -- Louisville, UCLA, Baylor, Notre Dame, Kansas, and Cincinnati -- and they look like the 80s vomited up a bunch of highlighters.

But a company called Zubaz -- which made the neon animal print style famous -- isn't offended ... telling TMZ, "Companies have been ripping off our designs for years but as one of our former partners used to say, 'Often imitated, but never duplicated.'"

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The rep adds ... if Adidas ever needs design help, they can contact Zubaz any time.

We're thinking it's already too late.

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1.

jason    

Zoinks !

539 days ago
2.

beautifulMya    

Really?,why can't they were their regular uniform?

539 days ago
3.

Mazor    

The NCAA ones look way better.

539 days ago
4.

bob     

They're awful...the schools should stick with their regular uniforms. Why in the heck did the NCAA come up with this? Oh, yeah...money.

539 days ago
5.

Alex    

Those are the crappiest, most disgusting uniforms in the history of sports.

539 days ago
6.

DudeLebowski    

They couldn't have one token white guy in the photo?

539 days ago
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@iAMTIMWILSON    

Nah not really, NCAA's looks so much better. The gap between the white & color are to big on zubuz's

539 days ago
8.

Mrugowsky    

Basketball is for jerk-offs-hockey is where it's at. And oh yeah those shorts are f*cking hideous and played out.

539 days ago
9.

Rusty Shackleford    

looks nothing like zebra print to me...

539 days ago
10.

en Todo Momento!!    

rainbow satin leopard designs would have been cool too! zubaz needs to go weep into his trousers and put a sock in it. he stole it from ZEBRAS! AND THEY DON'T HAVE ATTORNEYS!

539 days ago
11.

Cricket    

I don't care for them.

539 days ago
12.

Menace to society     

Only appropriate for the Zulu tribe playing the game

539 days ago
13.

DaveT    

Cool colors, flashback to early-to-mid 90's, before everything turned beige and blah

538 days ago
14.

Carl    

Those were more early 90s than 80s. Hard to believe we all thought it was cool at the time (I had a Raiders hat). Harder to believe that this fad would come back again.

538 days ago
15.

Regina    

And this is why some trends should stay good and buried in the past. These 'things" are absolutely hideous. Who chose these, Stevie Wonder???

538 days ago
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