College Basketball’s All Undershirt Team

The undershirt wore by college basketball players was a popular fashion trend from the 80’s all the way through Y2K.  Many players wore an undershirt and half-assed the trend,  Allen Iverson comes to mind.  But the true fashion visionaries wore an undershirt so big that it undoubtedly affected their shot and ability to get their arms up on defense.  Unfortunately in recent years the trend has vanished outside of Storrs, CT and the occasional player who is trying to hide the fact that his body has never seen a weight room.  Yes, John Henson I’m talking about you.  So to honor those fashion forward ballers of the past I thought I’d give my list of all time great undershirt wearers and let you know where the undershirt is now.

Keith Van Horn  (Utah)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Keith’s undershirt was last scene being sold ironically at a thrift shop in Brooklyn for $85.00.

Khalid El-Amin (UConn)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Khalid’s shirt was passed down among UConn players until it it fell into the possession of Jeremy Lamb who took the shirt with him to Houston.  El-Amin’s undershirt is actually the final piece included to complete the James Harden trade.  It’s not widely known outside of NBA circles, but Thunder GM Sam Presti is a collector of El-Amin memorabilia and could not turn down the opportunity to acquire his hallowed undershirt.

Scotty Thurman  (Arkansas)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  The rumor out there is that Scotty’s shirt was last scene being clutched by a deranged Nolan Richardson shuffling around the streets of Panama while repeating the phrases “my precious” and “I’m the best thing about this university.”

Bob Sura (FSU)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Bobby’s shirt was recycled and is now best known as the tank top worn by Jenn Sterger.

Marcus Camby (UMass)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Marcus’ undershirt still resides in his dresser.  However the shirt is to this day still barred from stepping foot on the UMass campus after Calipari and Camby named Camby’s undershirt as the main beneficiary of cash bribes during the UMass basketball scandal.  The NCAA bought the story and Calipari still laughs about it with his buddies.

Charles O’Bannon  (UCLA)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  O’Bannon’s shirt parted ways with his owner shortly after O’Bannon’s basketball career ended and has since gone on to have a career as a show runner.  His most recent projects were the Anthony Anderson show Guys With Kids and the short lived Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23.

Acie Earl  (Iowa)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  ????????????????????

Larry Johnson  (UNLV)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Larry gifted his shirt to his beloved Coach Tark who has turned it into one of the towels he would famously hang onto and bite when stressed out during basketball games.  The only difference is now Tark spends his time stressing out over Mahjong tiles.

Patrick Ewing (Georgetown)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Patrick’s shirt is still in evidence lock up down in Atlanta after being submitted for evidence during the Gold Club trial.  Patrick was wearing the shirt when according to him, “The girls danced, started fondling me, I got aroused, they performed oral sex. I hung around a little bit and talked to them, then I left.”

Corey Brewer  (Florida)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Corey’s shirt was sadly lost and shredded into rags.

Harold Miner  (USC)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Seeing the writing on the wall with regard to Harold’s playing career his undershirt left Harold and returned to Hollywood where the shirt was worn in a handful of well known movies.  Harold’s undershirt’s credits include Failure To Launch, Life As We Know It, and the Arthur reboot.  Recently though the shirt is rumored to have scored the role as the first shirt taken off by Channing Tatum in Magic Mike 2.

Sam Cassell  (FSU)

Where Is The Shirt Now?  Sam’s shirt passed through the Stargate 8 years ago to return to Sam’s home planet of Duende 6 which is part of the Sombrero Galaxy.  The shirt is said to be on display at the planet’s history museum as a symbol of Sam’s successful mission to earth where he was able to assimilate with us humans.


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