Friday, September 08, 2006
Get your Gay on!
High and Inside are preparing for the upcoming NBA season by doing a little shopping. We know it's still early, but you can never order your Pavel Podkolzen jersey too soon.
This year we decided to make a list of must have jerseys. You know; Ime Udoka (Knicks), You, ME, and Ronald Dupree (Pistons), Maceo Baston (Pacers; for Paul Shirley. He's better than you!), Chris Quinn (Miami; no matter how hard we try, we still can't believe he's better than us), Pops Mensah-Bonsu and Didier Ilunga-Mbenga (Dallas; hyphen-homies) and the new guys: J.J. Redick, Sheldan Williams, Bargnani, etc.
One jersey we certainly can't wait to own is not available on NBA.com. And why? OH, we're not sure. Possibly because he's GAY?
Yes, it's early, but no Rudy Gay jersey is available through the NBA.com store. We found Redick, Sheldan, and Bargnani. We even found Patrick O'Bryant and Leon Powe. Sure, there is no Tyrus Thomas or LaMarcus Aldridge, but eventually there will be. AND eventually there will have to be a Rudy Gay jersey.
Sure it seems a little silly that we are making a big deal and getting excited about seeing the swarm of young men walking around Chelsea with their Memphis jersey on, but it may be the first time since World B. Free where young men can express their feelings on an NBA jersey. Besides, you aren't even allowed to personalize an NBA jersey with the name "GAY" on the back. What ever will the NBA do when they are getting orders of GAY jerseys up the, well, you know....
And what will happen if Rudy Gay does become a superstar in this league? How long before the GAY jersey is embraced by the "streets?" Not long at all. In my opinion, the Association and Rudy will be the ones who will step up and put the "GAY" community on their backs.... Literally!