Weirdest NBA Gifts: 2015 Edition — Gifts You Can Still Buy
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If you’re reading this now, it is too late. With Hanukkah come and gone and Christmas right around the corner (literally, RIGHT around the corner), now is not the best time to look for a gift for that special NBA fan in your life. But I am here for you in this delicate moment. I have surfed the world wide web, looking for some of the oddest NBA-related gifts.
Model is 6’ 1/4” and measures approximately 34-24-37
Model wears size XS
Officially licensed NBA product
Team colors and logo
Made in the USA
Mike’s Take: I put this in last year’s edition of weirdest NBA weird gifts and I will put it in every year until they sell out. The oddity of the bikini bottom isn’t even necessarily that it exists, but the photo of the bikini bottoms boggles the mind. It is almost completely sexless, airbrushed to the point of being indefinable. It’s an ‘It’s Pat’ situation.
Mike’s Take: These plaques are meant to commemorate a team’s illustrious history, while also celebrating the team’s present. But this reads more like a tombstone. Brooklyn Knight – Dead. Deron Williams – Gone. Fans – Extinct for the season.
Description from the store:Prove you are the #1 Philadelphia 76ers fan with these steel cubes! Featuring printed Philadelphia 76ers graphics, these 6 cubes will keep your drinks cold without watering them down. The cubes will show off your Philadelphia 76ers pride while you enjoy some of your favorite drinks with friends. NBA Store is your source for officially licensed Philadelphia 76ers gear.
Add to drinks to prevent watering down
Comes with velveteen pouch with drawstring top
Design on one side only
Each cube measures approximately 1″ x 1″ x 1″
Quality printed graphics
Set of six
Made of steel
Mike’s Take: Perhaps the most appropriate gift for a 76ers fan, besides a urinal mat. I’m sure everyone in the fan base could use a stiff drink.
Mike’s Take Would’ve been a creepy mask even when Deron Williams was on the Nets. There is value in owning it though. May be the only photo in recorded history that shows the typically grumpy-faced Deron with a smile.
Mike’s Take: Who doesn’t want to keep track of days in 2012? It’s silly when teams continue to sell old calendars at a discounted rate. Also, when ‘Made in China’ is the top selling point for your item, you should probably give up on it. At least it’s only $2.99.
Mike’s Take: Typically adding a team’s logo to an item increases the value of that product. But somehow putting the Nets logo on a bathrobe is driving down the price because $21.99 for a bathrobe is a steal.
Main zippered compartment with interior zippered pocket
Measures approximately 15″ x 11″
Officially licensed Nets bag
Mike’s Take: I don’t want to pretend that I know #WhatWomenWant. But it’s hard for me to believe that a Nets logo’ed quilted hobo purse (a what?) is what they want. Significant others, look elsewhere for a gift.
Description from the store:With the first pick, Golden State selects the newest member of Warriors Nation. Celebrate the new addition with this unique personalized birth announcement on canvas.
This is the type of gift that completely depends on which team you support. Warriors or Spurs fan, go ahead, make a faux birth certificate claiming your newborn was drafted by your favorite franchise. But if you are a Sixers fan, do you really want to attach the team’s stinky mojo onto your new son or daughter?