It’s a testament to the myopic tendencies of some sportswriters that many of them were ready to hand the keys to Los Angeles to the Clippers, who had suddenly become the hot ticket in the Southland this season thanks to the trade for CP3 and the emergence of Blake Griffin as a human highlight reel. But let’s face it, the Lakers have Kobe, still one of the best finishers in the game, and Andrew Bynum, who’s undeniably become a premier big mean in the league. Los Angeles is home now to fantastic basketball thanks to both its teams, but ultimately it’s still Kobe’s town. And as always, the Lakers have the support of L.A. institution UNDFTD. The brand’s 2012 Playoff Tee, done up in signature purple and gold, is playfully taunting and full of home team pride. (Thankfully they trounced the Nuggets in Game 1 of the first round series.) It’s set to release tomorrow in UNDFTD chapter stores and online.
Release Date: May 2nd, 2012 (Wednesday)