NBA Team Stores Leave Much to be Desired

January 8th, 2010 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
Each year I buy one Hornets' jersey, normally because I've either lost my old one, the team's colors have changed so much that I'm hardly recognizable as a Hornets fan anymore, or the previous jersey just won't stop smelling like beer, liquor, and vomit.

In this case, I headed over to the Hornets' team shop to essentially replace my two-year-old beer soaked Chris Paul jersey. Figuring enough people wear a Paul jersey, I was looking for something new.

It was my intention to purchase a Darren Collison or Marcus Thornton jersey since they need some support and nobody else I know has one. The group that sits around me all wear different stuff, so to come back with the same thing as someone else would show a serious lack of originality.

Upon searching the relatively small store for a few minutes, it became clear that the rookies had no jerseys on display. I asked the manager and she told me they have never had any. Odd, I thought as I continued my search for something original.

Finally I made a new decision. Emeka Okafor's creole blue home jersey. I've been a fan of his since he signed a hat for my girlfriend to give to me a while back. So ...

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