Monday, April 25, 2011

Jersey Monday: Kevin Garnett

So the Heat still need one more win to advance to the second round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs. If they get that win, they'll set up a series with the Boston Celtics, who've already advanced via a sweep of the New York Knicks.

"But Adam," you say, "That's not a Celtics jersey over there."

No, it's not. It's a Minnesota Timberwolves jersey, from back before I disliked Kevin Garnett. I'd started to turn on him in his later years in Minnesota, but there was a time when he was among my favorite players in the league. That time was obviously pre-Boston; with the Celtics, I've found Garnett's over the top tough act to be kind of annoying and unnecessary.

Still, I can't deny that he was once ridiculously cool -- remember the Nike "Fun Police" commercials? -- and that led me to buy this jersey during a trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004.  It's one of two KG Wolves jerseys I own, one of three for KG overall. Of the three, this is the only "authentic" in the bunch, with the other two being swingman jerseys. Its also the only home jersey I have of KG. In fact, only about 1/4 of my NBA jerseys are true "home" jerseys

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.

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