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So, for Christmas, I got an authentic Jason Kapono jersey (#24 for the Bobcats), and I just received it this afternoon. I must tell you... this jersey is gorgeous. I'm in love with it. It's so unbelievably comfortable to wear and very smooth to the touch. I thought I'd share some detailed views of the jersey for you uni-nuts.

Note: Click on the picture to enlarge it.

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Front and back view of the jersey.

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An up-close view of the wordmark and number 24 on the front. The craftsmanship is very, very nice. And I actually noticed that the wordmark slopes and curves upward at the bottom. It always looked crooked to me on TV. But, looking at it still, it looks wonderful.

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A more detailed shot of the number 24 on the back. Again, great craftsmanship.

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A flat look at the side paneling. I absolutely love the design of this. It's by far my favorite jersey in the NBA. You can notice on the closeup of the paneling the difference in the venting pattern on the jersey. The main cloth in orange is actually microvented. There are vent holes, but they are extremely tiny in comparison to the standard venting that the side panel has.

Some other notes: The material is extremely light, and does not feel stiff at all. It's incredibly flexible and doesn't bunch up and cause awkward folds when you're wearing it.

Hope you guys enjoy the pics. Go Bobcats! :D

Oh, and some people asked me to post a larger version of my Bobcats tweak that I have in my avatar, so here you go! Enjoy! (Steal it and I will crucify you.)

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I'll pass on your sentiments to Tom O'Grady - the guy who was in charge of designing those things.

I have to admit - they did a great job in color-balancing all five colors...Orange, Blue, Black, Silver and White. It works.

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Oh yeah, almost forgot one other small detail: the "white" buffer around the armholes and the side paneling actually isn't white. On the side paneling, it's a metallic silver, and on the armholes, it's a flat gray.

And yes, please tell Mr. O'Grady that he did a fantastic job and to call me if he ever feels like sending me a white authentic Okafor jersey to review.... :D

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The black shadow effect on the wordmark and numbers - is it a seperate piece of twill, with white twill stitched on top of it so it is two layers, or one layer with both the black and white?

I've yet to see one of the bobcat auth's up close, but this looks pretty darn nice. My only beef is with the italicized numbers (at least on the front.) I think a more plain number would make the wordmark appear more dynamic.

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Reporter: So why did you guys come to the draft party?

Friend: To see my favorite player.

Reporter: Who's your favorite player?

Friend: JASON KAPONO!

Reporter: Has he been your favorite player for a long time?

Friend: Since he joined the Bobcats. I cried.

Reporter: I didn't know guys cried.

Friend: I'm a sensitive guy.

Reporter: There you have it ladies, a sensitive guy!

Makes absolutely no sense to anybody, haha. Came from an interview with my friends and I at the Bobcats draft party that was supposed to be on C-SET promos, but didn't make it.

Just had to bring that up because it's fluffin Jason Kapono man.

And that jersey looks sweet. I still want a white Okafor.

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I'll pass on your sentiments to Tom O'Grady - the guy who was in charge of designing those things.

I have to admit - they did a great job in color-balancing all five colors...Orange, Blue, Black, Silver and White. It works.

werent they supposed to use some kind of clear fabric and how was that supposed to work? and what kind of material would that be made out of?

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werent they supposed to use some kind of clear fabric and how was that supposed to work? and what kind of material would that be made out of?

That was a completely false rumor...I emailed the designer about it, and he got a good laugh about it.

Never was even considered. An Urban Legend.

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