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When I was 11 (2003), LEGO signed a deal with the NBA to market their players. 24 players were recreated as minifigures, wearing their team's jersey. Did anyone else collect them, even just for the jerseys?

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McGrady, Webber, Houston

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Kukoc, Bryant, Kidd

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Malone, Iverson, Francis

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Nash, Pierce, Stackhouse

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Nowitzki, Payton, Carter

Here's the full list:

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I had about a dozen of these, most of which I'd customized in retro uniforms...

Did you guys ever get those little NBA figures with the big heads in America? They were pretty big over here in the mid-late 90's. They were about 2 1/2" tall, on a round base. Each team had 2-3 players to collect, and they came in those vending-machine type plastic eggs.

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I had no idea that Tony Parker was black in 2003.

You didn't? Pretty sure he still is today, too. I take it you're talking about the single shades for black and white skin colors...but still, that came off kind of dumb.

We he does go to Western!

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Did you guys ever get those little NBA figures with the big heads in America? They were pretty big over here in the mid-late 90's. They were about 2 1/2" tall, on a round base. Each team had 2-3 players to collect, and they came in those vending-machine type plastic eggs.

You talkin about these?

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If so, I have like 20 of these arranged in a grid-pattern on my wall...varying from NBA, NFL, and NHL. They are awesome.

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I got caught up in trying to collect the NBA players, but since I live in Southern California the Kobe and Shaq boxes couldn't be found. I decided to take pics of all the sports themed Lego Minifigs. I forgot to take a pic of the generic Lego basketball players from the streetball set.

Group shot

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Close up of Jalen Rose

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Skateboarder Bob Burnquist and I can't remember the name of the snowboarder

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Lego Soccer

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Lego Hockey

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I bought a pack of these one time and returned them about five minutes later because they were so much cheaper and more flimsy than than normal Lego men. I always wished they made Lego NFL characters.

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Did you guys ever get those little NBA figures with the big heads in America? They were pretty big over here in the mid-late 90's. They were about 2 1/2" tall, on a round base. Each team had 2-3 players to collect, and they came in those vending-machine type plastic eggs.

You talkin about these?

anfernee-hardaway-1996-corinthian-headliners-figure_cca159ec7f3fae81c33c9f80b80c9487.jpg

If so, I have like 20 of these arranged in a grid-pattern on my wall...varying from NBA, NFL, and NHL. They are awesome.

That's them! I had most of 'em, but they're long lost (although I still have Karl Malone, oddly). I seem to remember that the Rodman figure had several different hair colour variants...

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Where did you get Lego hockey from? I've never heard of that.

I think it came out a year later from the NBA sets.

The Minifigs I have came from this set, and I think I bought my set at WalMart

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Where did you get Lego hockey from? I've never heard of that.

I think it came out a year later from the NBA sets.

The Minifigs I have came from this set, and I think I bought my set at WalMart

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Yeah I remember having this! Sadly my little brother destroyed it along time ago and is now in pieces somewhere in my basement. Could be worth some money, I have all the little basketball figures somewhere too. I love the Gary Payton Supersonics one... now that's a classic

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Did you guys ever get those little NBA figures with the big heads in America? They were pretty big over here in the mid-late 90's. They were about 2 1/2" tall, on a round base. Each team had 2-3 players to collect, and they came in those vending-machine type plastic eggs.

You talkin about these?

anfernee-hardaway-1996-corinthian-headliners-figure_cca159ec7f3fae81c33c9f80b80c9487.jpg

If so, I have like 20 of these arranged in a grid-pattern on my wall...varying from NBA, NFL, and NHL. They are awesome.

That's them! I had most of 'em, but they're long lost (although I still have Karl Malone, oddly). I seem to remember that the Rodman figure had several different hair colour variants...

Those bring me back. I collected MLB ones b/c those were the only ones the store ever seemed to keep in stock. The only problem was that the mini baseball caps rarely seemed to fit the heads and the bases always seemed to come a bit deformed so that I could never quite stand the figures up without them toppling over. Now that I think about it, I might still have my Paul O'Neill figure stored away somewhere.

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