Monday, January 30, 2012

Jack Sikma

Sent: 1/19/12
Received: 1/27/12
Time: 8 Days
Address: c/o Minnesota Timberwolves
Item Sent: 1986-87 Fleer, 1991-92 Hoops, 1991-92 Upper Deck
Item Received: 1986-87 Fleer, 1991-92 Hoops, 1991-92 Upper Deck.  All signed in black Sharpie.

When I first started following basketball in the late 1980s, Jack Sikma was instantly recognizable.  Because of his hair.  He was a big, slow white guy with a big, curly blond perm.  To 12 year old me, that was more significant than his outstanding NBA career.  I know better now.  I know he was one of the most consistent and most underrated big men in the league during his time with the Sonics and Bucks.  And I am thrilled that he is now a part of the Timberwolves coaching staff.  I still love that blond perm, though!

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