Kobe Bryant is fifth man to 30,000 NBA points as Lakers sting Hornets

  • 2012/12/07(金) 17:41:40

Kobe Bryant grinned and uttered the word "irony" as he considered the fact that the team that drafted him nearly 17 years ago was his opponent on the night he eclipsed a scoring milestone to join an exclusive club of NBA greats. On Wednesday, by scoring 29 points in a 103-87 triumph for the Los Angeles Lakers over the New Orleans Hornets, Bryant became the fifth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points.

It's easy to forget that it was the Hornets who drafted and then traded Bryant away back in 1996. In the years since, the Hornets have changed cities, from Charlotte to New Orleans.

"It's funny how sports always seems to kind of have that connectivity, in some shape, form or fashion," Bryant said. "It just always seems to come full circle."

Bryant entered the game needing 13 points to make history and no one doubted he would do it. NBA Commissioner David Stern, who happened to be making a scheduled visit with new Hornets owner Tom Benson, offered Bryant a congratulatory hand shake before tip-off.

Bryant had 17 points by halftime, eclipsing the 30,000-mark with a short jumper in the paint over Robin Lopez late in the first half. That might have been the least spectacular of his baskets, which included the usual array of soaring dunks, demoralizing transition three-pointers and twisting, off-balance jumpers.

What is the difference between replica, premier, and authentic hockey jerseys?

  • 2012/12/07(金) 17:40:39

I always thought replica was the "cheapest" in quality, premier was next and well authentic says it all but I'm trying to buy one and the descriptions for replica and premier are almost the same so now I'm confused... Help and Thanks in advanced.

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basically, replica means cheap look alike, something for an average fan to wear to the game that wont cost a fortune. i must warn you. my replica redwing and maple leaf jerseys both front team emblems curl. its because the were steam printed on.
Premier, higher quality, lighter, but still cheep enough for fans. but the front logo is actuall stitching, that will not curl up and ruin the jersey. it has higher quiality faberic and more comfortable feel.
and authentic, my detroit redwings Nick Lidstrom NFL Game Nike Jerseys discount is authentic. it is the most expensive, but most comfortable thing ive ever worn in my life. the reason authentics are made is because of the demand of "what the pros wear" so its made from stretchable faborick that is very light and durrable, it is quad sewed which makes it nearly impossible to rip. its water proof to prevent added weight of sweat and water in the jersey, it has a fight strap which is manditory for all adult league jerseys. and the emblems and names and numbers are actually apart of the jersey, not stitched on after.

the different between replica jerseys and authentic hockey jerseys is they are from different factory.
Some of replica nfl jerseys also have OEM equipment to make the jerseys, they look like same.
Replica jerseys also make with 100% air mesh polyester the number and name are stitched on it same as authentic jerseys, some people would rather want to order replica jerseys because of the price is more reasonable. Below website sell replica jerseys including NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, NCAA.

Replica is a jersey you at the store, that is Identical to those worn by the players but never used by the actual player and has no name on the back.

Premier is a another replica that simply has the name and number of a player in its back.

Authentic is a Jersey that has been made for, autographed or worn by the actual player whose name and number (or other stars as well) are on the actual jersey