I'll let you be the judge. (But here's a hint: Yes. Or, at least, I hope it's the worst. Heaven help us if it isn't.) Also, is that The Big O Face or The Big Constipation Face? Or...is it both?!

ugly ass NBA jacket

Hat Tip: From Andy Gray's excellent SI Vault Photo twitter account, via Dan B., who said: " can't get over this picture. It made me actually laugh out loud at work. I mean, they didn't even have jackets this ugly in the early 90s when MC Hammer still had gainful employment."

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15 Comments:
Anonymous Barry said...
That's so...I mean...awesome!

Anonymous jodial said...
Extra bawful props to this photo for including Samaki Walker in the background, who contributed almost as much to the Lakers' 3-peat as I did.

Many was the time during his season with the Lakers when his inept play would force me to yell, "Damn you, Walker!", a la John Lithgow in "Cliffhanger".

Blogger Drake said...
In terms of ugliness, it is rivaled only by the 1995 NBA All Star jerseys. But those were jerseys, not jackets. In any case, both were made to be worn once and hopefully were burned afterwards.

Anonymous Wormboy said...
Look at Shaq off in his own celebration world, while Kobe is focused on Shaq. AGAIN.

No wonder he and Kobe fell out.

"Man, I could really brake this bottle on his head right now..." thought Kobe, while pondering Shaq's demise.

Blogger Eric said...
What are the odds that Samaki still wears his jacket on a regular basis? we know for damn sure that Shaq and Kobe burned theirs.

Blogger Dan B. said...
God, I went to the same college as Samaki Walker, and even I didn't recognize him in this picture. That's just sad.

CAPTCHA: mention Who in the world would have thought we'd mention Samaki Walker as an NBA champion?

Anonymous Arlen said...
wow, that flickr chan is just pure gold.
Some highlights:

http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/multimedia/photo_gallery/0909/cbk.michael.jordan.college.years/images/michael-jordan-dorm-room.jpg

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/images/10/13/larry-brown.jpg

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/images/09/10/topless-shortstops.jpg (not basketball, but great none-the-less)

Blogger CassavaLeaf.com said...
Shaq looks like Kobe just ate his ass

Blogger Wild Yams said...
jodial - You seem to be forgetting that Samaki Walker was the guy who "made" that 3-pt shot after, er, I mean at the halftime buzzer in Game 4 of the 2002 WCF. That's the game in which Horry drilled the game winning 3 after Vlade swatted out Shaq's point blank brick, so Samaki's three BS points definitely made a huge difference. Also, had LA lost that game they'd have gone down 3-1 to chris' beloved Kings, and with Games 5 & 7 in Sactown, it's unlikely LA would have won that year. So Samaki was a huge waste of space, but he did contribute a little bit to that year's title (even if the points shouldn't have been allowed).

Blogger Wild Yams said...
PS: +1 for such a stellar Cliffhanger reference :)

Anonymous Geert said...
I'm wondering to whom that armlike thing that seems to grab Kobe around Shaq's front... It looks weird. Maube he is trying to protect Shaq from Kobe.

Blogger eljpeman said...
shaq's O-face! *shudder*

@Wild Yams - Vlade didn't swat Shaq's shot, he swatted the rebound attempt, which ended up in Horry's hands...

Blogger Wild Yams said...
I didn't say he swatted Shaq's shot, I said he "swatted out Shaq's point blank brick". Reading comprehension FTW!

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