NBA jerseys you thought you'd never see again   

Updated: January 17, 2008, 12:40 PM ET

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Conventional wisdom would suggest that the winter is the absolute worst time to find an obscure NBA jersey. After all, a thin layer of polyester mesh offers very little insulation from the cold, especially when it lacks sleeves. Of course, conventional wisdom is wrong here. Any fan who is loyal enough to still wear his Jeff Malone jersey isn't going to be discouraged by minor setbacks like blizzards or potential hypothermia. This is prime NBA-jersey-spotting season, so don't go to a game without your camera in your pocket and your best jersey on your back.

As always, remember to check our blog for daily updates at straightcashhomey.net, and if you find a candid shot of a gem jersey, e-mail it to us at badjerseyblog@gmail.com. Who knows? Next week we could be running your snapshot of a wishful-thinking fan in a Nick Anderson Orlando Magic jersey!

Mengke Bateer Mengke Bateer, San Antonio Spurs: Bateer could still have a solid career in the NBA -- as a tattoo translator. (Found by Louis in Fort Worth, Tex.)



Scottie Pippen Scottie Pippen, Portland Trail Blazers: Everybody remembers Scottie's playing days on Torpan Pojat of the Finnish Korisliiga, but did you remember Scottie also played for the Blazers? (Found by Blake in Portland, Ore.)



Karl Malone Karl Malone, Los Angeles Lakers: At least John Stockton didn't have to sell out to never win a championship. (Found by Jesse in Los Angeles.)



Donyell Marshall Donyell Marshall, Utah Jazz: "Can't hit anything today, something must be wrong. Go get my Donyell Marshall home jersey." (Found by Karen in Hopkinsville, Ky.)



William Avery William Avery, Minnesota Timberwolves: Coach K likes to prepare his players for the rest of their lives. If that's true, we hope he taught Avery to speak Ukrainian, Greek, Turkish and Hebrew. (Found by Jeannie in Minn.)


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