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The Dallas Mavericks Cheerleaders’ New Uniforms Raise Eyebrows

“You can see the sides of their bodies! This is an outrage!”

The Dallas Maverick cheerleaders’ new outfits have been getting a lot of press both foreign and stateside. Why? Because they’re so damn skimpy, of course. But are they? When I first saw the photos, they didn’t seem the least bit controversial. In fact, with the piece of fabric down the middle, they seem far less revealing than most. But I am a member of the hallowed fourth estate, so I couldn’t take that on faith. I needed to see cold, hard facts. Time to compare:

Mavs Girls:

(AP)

Orlando Magic dancers:

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Mavs Girls:

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Miami Heat dancers:

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Mavs Girls’ new uniforms:

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Mavs Girls’ old uniforms:

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So they don’t seem that out of place in the NBA. Are the NFL cheerleaders more well-covered?

Nope. Stephen Morton / AP

Nope. Andy Lyons / Getty Images

Nope. Andy King / AP

Verdict: This kid is disappointed in you for getting him excited for skimpier outfits.

Stephen Morton / AP

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