RANDALL’S ISLAND, New York — Dressing for an outdoor music festival like Governors Ball is an art, not a science. Above all else, concertgoers have to factor in style and comfort. Finding the balance between the two is the key.
For the 2014 festivities, which went down over the weekend at Randall’s Island in New York City, heat was a major player. And as the scorching sun pierced through the sky, we couldn’t help but notice all the dudes rocking basketball jerseys. And why not? They’re sleeveless, breathable, and let you rep a player or team of your choosing.
Not all of these are throwbacks in the way that Jay Z, Fabolous and your favorite rappers made popular last decade. Plenty of them are of the I-used-to-wear-this-in-middle-school-and-still-have-it origin. Salute to all the hoarders out there.
Here are 16 of our favorites.
Jalen Rose, last played for Denver Nuggets in 1996
Vince Carter, last played for Toronto Raptors in 2004
Ray Allen, last played for Milwaukee Bucks in 2003; and Charles Barkley, last played for Phoenix Suns in 1996
Karl Malone, 1992 Team USA Olympic jersey
Shaquille O’Neal, 1996 Team USA Olympic jersey
Michael Jordan, 1996 All-Star Game jersey
Wes Unseld, last played for Washington Bullets in 1981
Patrick Ewing, 1992 Team USA Olympic jersey
John Starks, last played for New York Knicks in 1998
Penny Hardaway, 1995 All-Star Game jersey
Juwan Howard, last played for Washington Bullets in 1997
Allen Iverson, last played for Philadelphia 76ers in 2010
Shareef Abdur-Rahim, last played for Atlanta Hawks in 2004
Jason Kidd, last played for New Jersey Nets in 2008
Walt Frazier, last played for New York Knicks in 1977