Yesterday I got a new John Wall 2016 All-Star jersey in the mail in time for the last home game of the season. That brings my collection to nine jerseys, most of which I think are pretty dope. This got me thinking, what Wizards fan out there has the best DC-exclusive jersey collection? Check out my growing collection below, and let’s see who can top it.
Jersey Descriptions: (Clockwise from top right corner)
John Wall Home White– This is the obviously the cornerstone of any fan collection: the home jersey of the franchise player. I got this badboy as a Christmas present from my parents back when the team first changed its colors.
Kevin Durant USA– The #KD2DC dream isn’t dead yet! I’ve worn this jersey to two OKC games at the Verizon Center and pretty much every Fourth of July since 2012.
John Wall Rookie Road Throwback– I wasn’t a big fan of these colors, but you can’t go wrong with a jersey from John’s rookie season. This one is a good choice for a Throwback Thursday.
Wes Unseld Bullets Road Mitchell & Ness– These are my favorite jerseys in the franchise history. The blue on these is super clean, the Bullets logo is fresh, and it’s a throwback to the team’s one championship trophy. I was really lucky to find this jersey for cheap o Ebay.
John Wall 2016 East All-Star– This team has one All Star, so it’s cool to give him props by rocking his All-Star jersey. The jersey itself is not terribly good-looking, but this one is clearly better than John’s 2014 and 2015 All-Star jerseys, which were hideous and bland, respectively.
JR Wizards Rec League(reversible)- I’m not exactly sure where I got this. I actually think my mom bought this from a thrift store or else it was handed down to me from a cousin. In either case, I’ve been balling in this for years and like to pretend that I played for the JR Wizards Rec League.
Michael Jordan Wizards Road– Like every other male my age, I was obsessed with MJ as a kid. And when he came to the Wizards is when I really became a fan of the team. I got the jersey along with tickets to my first NBA game for my birthday when I was in sixth grade, and I probably wore this once a week for the full year following that. Today, I have mixed feelings about Jordan’s legacy as a Wizard, but it’s almost required to have for any Wizards jersey collection.
Nene Brazil National Team– To be honest, this is just a generic Brazil jersey and it’s not even Nene’s number when he plays for the National team. But nobody knows that, and I’m going to get his name screen-pressed onto the back anyway. This is going to be a great wear if we ever get a game on St. Patty’s Day and when I visit my classmate in Brazil.
Chris Webber Bullets Road– Chris Webber doesn’t have much of a legacy as a Wizards player, but he actually was one of my favorite players when he played for the Kings. This jersey is pretty good looking too with the bright red. I had a choice of picking up Webber’s jersey with #2 or #4. I went with #2 as a homage to the WallStar.
My next jersey purchases (if my fiancé doesn’t read this and stop me), is a Marcin Gortat Road jersey, a Bradley Beal alternate blue jersey, and a Gilbert Arenas Zephyrs Throwback. After that, I’ll feel like I have a pretty complete collection.