5. Jalen Rose — Michigan Wolverines
Sure, this is supposed to be a list of NBA jerseys, but it wouldn’t be an internet list without breaking a few rules, would it? This non-NBA look wouldn’t be here without a good run down of reasons. Here they are.
While Allen Iverson was able to combine hip-hop and the mainstream NBA in the late 1990s and 2000s, Michigan’s Fab Five certainly laid the groundwork a few years before.
The baggy shorts, the black socks and sneakers, the oversized jerseys; it was a look that became the norm a few years later, but Rose, along with Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson carried the torch for the look of a new generation of young basketball stars.
Jalen Rose was the point guard, on-court leader, and off-court mouthpiece for the Michigan Fab FIve team. He went on to have a successful 13-year NBA career after being selected 13th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 1994 NBA Draft. Speaking of style, the suit Rose wore to the draft has become the stuff of legend.
On Rose’s official website he is described as:
"…a big guard like Magic Johnson, a style icon like Big L and a leader like Rakim Allah. These days? Well he’s just a damn good broadcaster that runs a free charter school."
Not bad, Jalen. And neither is your silky number five Michigan jersey. Just make sure you wear it a few sizes too big.
Honorable Mention: Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks), Danny Manning (Los Angeles Clippers), Baron Davis (Golden State Warriors), Bill Walton (Boston Celtics)