This was reported on the Bay to Beijing blog: Matt Kaplan, a 22-year-old from Lafayette (Indiana California, presumably) was seen leaving Team USA's game against Greece in a Baron Davis Golden State Warrior Number Five jersey.

number five

That's right: Kaplan removed B-Diddy's name, creating a unique and totally anonymous jersey. For some reason, this reminds me of the mid-90s NBA Live game where they couldn't include Michael Jordan on the Bulls because of copyright issues (read that: "Mike is a greedy bastard"), so they put some nameless player (with all Jordan's stats and attributes) in his place.

Actually, Kaplan has a great idea. As soon as I get home from my Clark Kent job, I'm going to rip the name off my Jermaine O'Neal Pacers jersey. Which, now that I think of it, I sort of wish I would have done about two years ago...

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4 Comments:
Anonymous Joe said...
Yeah, these kind of jerseys are pretty common in China. When I was there, you could get virtually any team with either a number or no number, but no name. Saw some funny blank jerseys on Chinese nationals while I was walking the streets (and then they stared at me back, being that I'm a white monster and everything).

Anonymous Anonymous said...
lafayette is in the bay area imo

Anonymous Wormboy said...
Bwahahaha! You bought a Jermaine O'Neal jersey?!?!?

Blogger Eric Vickery said...
So a guy in an Oakland hat, and Warriors jersey is from Lafayette Indiana (presumably)...I would guess Lafayette CA in the Bay Area...
http://www.google.com/search?q=lafayette+CA&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7GGLR

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