NBA Jerseys: Every Team from Worst to First

March 16th, 2010 by Rich Kurtzman Leave a reply »
Jerseys are the thread of the NBA—literally and figuratively. Jerseys are made of team colors and logos, names and numbers; they are what every NBA fan identifies with. NBA jerseys have evolved from functional, plain and ugly wool shirts to silky and stylish. They are now a bigger part of the game than Jon Naismith or even the NBA inventors ever dreamed. NBA jersey sales are now the barometer we use to determine the league’s most popular players (1. Kobe Bryant, 2. LeBron James, 3. Dwight Howard) and it’s got to be amazing to be one of those guys who have their name and number on the back of thousands, if not millions of fans. As a player ages, so do his jerseys, and they leave a lasting, tangible evidence of one-time greatness. Likewise, owning a vintage jersey gives a fan proof of how long they’ve followed a team, and just how diehard they are. Nowadays, a fan is in the minority if they don’t have a jersey on while attending an NBA game. But the reach of the NBA doesn’t stop there. NBA jerseys are now used as a fashion statement as well; remember when everyone in rap videos was wearing a jersey a few years ago? They have become an in ...

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