AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Mitch Richmond on the Sacramento Kings

It’s been some time since AGR revealed one of its authentic jerseys, but lucky for the world, that time has come again! And thrilled you must be after laying your eyes on one of the rarest and sexiest alternate jerseys. In the case of this jersey, I bought it for its beauty, rarity, and value. Mitch Richmond? I don’t care much for the guy, as he was a part of the trade that stole Chris Webber from my beloved Wizards (who had just changed their name from the bad-ass Bullets to the wimpy Wizards…ugh, that franchise is so frustrating). He scored a lot, but overall he was one-dimensional…he’s like a shorter, heavier Kevin Martin. But maybe that’s too easy as they are both former Kings SG’s. Regardless, he had a sweet jumper, I guess, but I don’t like the name Mitch and he was never particularly exciting. But this jersey is exciting! I’ve always had a thing for this bizarre alternate, ever since I saw Bobby Hurley do his thing in the purple and black. Some highlights of this jersey:

-The purple “half” and the black “half” are not equal, which is great because I like purple, but bad because I like symmetry.
-The white/purple checkers going up and down the sides of the jersey are classic and unique.
-The jersey has the golden NBA patch indicating the NBA’s 50th anniversary during the 1996-97 season.

In addition to celebrating this jersey, we should celebrate Mitch’s finest basketball quality: his smooth jumper. I just got shivers going up and down my spine from watching The Rock work his magic.

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4 Responses to AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Mitch Richmond on the Sacramento Kings

  1. Pingback: AGR Authentic Jersey of the Week(end): Vince Carter on the Toronto Raptors | Alone in the Green Room

  2. KF says:

    “he was one-dimensional…he’s like a shorter, heavier Kevin Martin. ”
    lol, your a fucking moron. Mitch Richmond is one of the best shooting guards in the games history.

    Michael Jordan once called Richmond the toughest player he ever matched up against.

    NBA Champion (2002)
    NBA Rookie of the Year (1989)
    6× NBA All-Star (1993–1998)
    3× All-NBA Second Team (1994–1995, 1997)
    2× All-NBA Third Team (1996, 1998)
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1989)
    NBA All-Star Game MVP (1995)

  3. Izzy Gainsburg says:

    -Mitch played a grand total of 4 minutes in the ENTIRE 2002 NBA playoffs. Citing him as an NBA champion is no different from citing Darko Milicic as a champion when he won as a rookie in 2004.
    -Winning ROY is indeed impressive, but by no means a way to judge a career, as it is, by definition, indicative of a single year.
    -MJ can say whatever he wants, it doesn’t really mean much, especially without a quote or context. I should add that MJ hasn’t proven to be a great evaluator of talent (see Wiz and Bobcats)
    -ASG MVP’s, for reasons I don’t need to explain, aren’t a measure of greatness. Great players often win ASG MVPs, but that doesn’t MAKE them great (correlation doesn’t equal causation)
    -Mitch was a good player, (a better passer and defender than Kevin Martin), but overall, he doesn’t stack up to Kevin Martin. Kevin is in his 8th season, and even with a terrible rookie season, his stats through 8 years are slightly better than those of Mitch in his first 8 seasons:

    Player PER TS% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% WS WS/48
    Kevin Martin 18.8 .597 6.5 11.1 1.5 0.3 10.5 46.0 .151
    Mitch Richmond 17.4 .560 6.5 16.8 1.7 0.5 12.5 49.6 .106
    Provided by View Original Table
    Generated 2/29/2012.
  4. Paul says:

    Hi I’m Paul, looking for this jersey for a while
    Is it still on your hand? Are you willing to sell it ?
    Thank you !


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