Our own Jeff Garcia had a difficult task recently for our Bloguin affiliate site, Crossover Chronicles. He had to choose four jerseys for every NBA team through four different categories which were: the jersey you gotta have, the jersey you can’t go wrong with, the “oh that’s cool” jersey, and the “oh that’s funny” jersey.
When it came time to selecting the San Antonio Spurs jerseys through the these categories Garcia chose these present and former Spurs:
• Jersey you gotta have – Tim Duncan
• Jersey you can’t go wrong with – David Robinson
• “Oh that’s cool” jersey – George Gervin
• “Oh that’s funny” jersey – Dwayne Schintzius
I respect all of Garcia’s picks but I think this idea needs to have a fifth category, “Most popular jersey today.”
The obvious answer for that one would be Spurs current shooting guard Manu Ginobili. Ginobili is not only an NBA star, he’s a worldwide icon as he’s one of the biggest international players in the game today. When the Spurs visit arenas there’s tons of Argentinean flags and Ginobili jerseys all over the place.
If you ask most Spurs fans today who might be the “Oh that’s funny” jersey, some of them might not hesitate to point out the player who currently wears number 24 for the team.