Hey what's up GSOMers? With it being the offseason, there's a little basketball news, but not much. I just thought I'd attempt something different and start a discussion of who's jerseys we would wear. Mainly, non-Warrior jerseys. Back when I was younger, I did purchase some other teams' jerseys being that I was an NBA fan in general. Later on as years went by, I was beginning to wonder if it's disrespectful to my teams if I rock another teams colors. However, being that I am an NBA fan, I kinda want to wear replica jerseys of some individual players that I like for when I play in pick-up games. So if you currently have other players' jerseys, who is it? And other than of course you like them, why?
The only replica jersey of the Warriors I have is Nick Van Exel. I wasn't crazy about giving up Antawn Jamison for him, but I was juiced knowing that he's now on our team. I bought his jersey at a game when he hit a 3, 2 of them if I remember correctly, to beat the Spurs. My other Warrior jerseys are an orange swingman J-Rich, a swingman Maggette (Anniversary gift from my girl), and authentics of Pietrus and Ellis (I of course bought that before I started to not like him, but hey, it still reps for our Dubs). I don't want to play in my swingmen or authentics, or course. Back in April of '05, I was in L.A. because I was a diehard WWE fan back then, and went to WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center. At the end of my vacation, I went to a Clippers vs Spurs game, and the Spurs won in double ot after Robert Horry hit a gw 3. Before the game, for a souvenir, I bought a Clippers swingman Maggette jersey. I like his energy, and I knew lots of people would have Elton Brand jerseys. I do play ball in that though since I do have a Warriors one. And since he's my favorite player of all-time, I have an authentic Scottie Pippen jersey with the NBA Finals trophy logo on it. I definitly won't play ball in that. And last but not least, I have a swingman Durant jersey, who most of you might know, is my favorite player in the NBA.
I'm paying off some debts, but when that's done, I'm going to treat myself in getting a replica Posey jersey. I don't see anyone representing for him whenever they're playing. I absolutely love Posey. He puts in his part in helping to destroy the Lakers whenever he plays against them no matter what team jersey he's wearing. I would love to have a Celtics one since he was the x-factor in them destroying the Lakers in the '08 Finals, but I can't find it anywhere, so I'll settle for a Hornets one.
I've asked some of my buddies who are fans of other teams, and they for the most part said yes that they'd wear another jersey, just not a rival team's. So I guess it's not too bad if I do. I just wouldn't wear it on a day/night of a Warriors game.