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Shawn Kemp Game-Worn Jersey Signed SuperSonics – COA JSA & 100% Authentic Team
Current bid: $480.00
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With apologies to Dr. J, Michael Jordan and David Thompson, Shawn Kemp was possibly the NBA’s most exciting dunker ever. When Kemp rained down with a dunk, he seemed to do so with a vengeance. Half court alley-oops became the norm when he and fellow All-Star Gary Payton teamed in the early ’90s. The magic captured in the Emerald City during those days won’t be relived in the foreseeable future as the team has now moved on to Oklahoma City.
In 1996-97, the Sonics remained as one of the elite teams in the Western Conference posting an 11-game winning streak after losing two of their first three games. The team won their third Division title in four years with a 57–25 record, and entered the playoffs as the #2 seed in the Western Conference. Three members of the team, Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and Detlef Schrempf were all selected for the 1997 NBA All-Star Game. They lost to the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs that season and it was Kemp’s last with the Sonics (he was traded to the Cavaliers).
Let’s remember the Sonics with this great Kemp road gamer from 1996-97. The mesh front projects an arched SONICS team script. The multi-color (maroon, white and yellow) identifiers, arched “KEMP” (on verso) and logo contrast splendidly on the front/back. There is a golden NBA logo embroidered on the left shoulder area representing the NBA’s 50th Anniversary. All of the numerals are screened on in three-color tackle twill. Dual Champion tags appear in the tail: “Sonics Exclusively with Year 1996-97, Body Length +6”, and [size] “50.” It was autographed on the back number “4” in black felt tip by Kemp (“9”). Overall, the jersey shows light use with some thread fraying on the identifiers. A wonderful representation from one of basketball’s most electrifying figures.
What makes the jersey especially wonderful is that it originated from a former front office team member who received the item as a gift.
Authentication: JSA Full Letter & 100% Authentic Team
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