The Original Superman
On Tuesday night Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard lost his cool and threw an elbow, earning him a one game suspension. He will be sorely missed when his teammates try to finish off the Sixers tonight in Philly. This situation got me thinking a few things…
Shaq looked good in a pinstriped Magic uni, but especially in black.
Jerseys nowadays are just too form-fitted.
Why hasn’t more been made of Dwight Howard’s hijacking of the Superman nickname?
Dude can fly, but Shaq was untouchable in his prime.
At least when Shaq lost his cool, he had enough sense to whiff…hard.
Let’s talk real throwbacks for a moment…
Whereas the Orlando Magic have only been around for 20 years, their playoff opponents, the Philadelphia 76ers, are the oldest franchise in the NBA. This picture just does it for me. Wilt and Bill, two of the all time greats going at it, clean unis, color photo, long socks and short shorts. The NBA doesn’t get much better than this.
Once again we have a case of a relocated franchise. Even the Sixers are not originally from the city in which they currently reside.
"We talking about practice."
You guessed it. The Syracuse Nationals were the original team name and location for the Sixers.
Iverson held it down in Philly for good while, sporting all types of looks, but this is a favorite…
Jordan is stealing show in the battle of 90s uniforms here. I gotta say, there is something about pinstripes on the dark uniforms, more teams need to try it.
That should do it for Round 1. Throwback Thursdays will return next week for some Round 2 action.