Monday, April 18, 2011

Jersey Monday: Allen Iverson (Blue)

It's NBA playoff time!

Rather than regale you with another tale of one of my many LeBron James jerseys, let's shine the spotlight on a jersey from the Heat's first-round opponent, the Philadelphia 76ers.

I don't have a jersey of any current 76ers players, but even if I did, I'd probably be showing this jersey instead. The Allen Iverson blue alternate was one of my favorite basketball jerseys in my collection for awhile, which makes sense, because post-Jordan and pre-LeBron, Iverson was probably my favorite player in the league.

Interesting footnote to this jersey: I have dozens of McFarlane Sports Picks action figures, but only four bobbleheads. Two are Mets related, one is a Jason Terry Hawks bobblehead my mom got for me in Atlanta, and the other -- the only bobblehead I've ever purchased for myself -- is of Iverson, wearing this jersey. It was available at McDonald's in the Philly area to celebrate his 2000-01 MVP award, and I picked it up on eBay that summer. I still have it somewhere in my basement, and I should probably break it out at some point.

Oh, and Heat win by 7 tonight. Book it.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.

1 comment:

  1. Basketball is boring without Iverson. I have no time for this league when they blackballed the best man under 6'5" to ever play this game. If he was still playing he would probably be one of the top 3 players in scoring ever. But this league Stern, ESPN, Dumars and friends have destoryed him. He was such a showman. Oh and remember everyone said he never made anyone better. Small guards dominate today because they all emulated Allen Iverson. They didn't even allow him to have a final tour, but one thing they can't do is stop him from being a 1st round Hall of Famer.

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