Old School LA Gear Commerical – Who doesn’t fit?

By October 13, 2011June 18th, 2018No Comments

This is an LA Gear Commerical from back in the 90’s that does a fantastic job of re-enacting “White Men Can’t Jump”. It’s staring Joe Montana, Karl Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, “the Czar” Mike Fratello and Scott Williams. How in the world did Scott Williams get lumped in with this group of Hall of Famers? The only thing that I can think of is that he is the person that created LA Gear.

For his career Williams averaged 5.1 ppg and 4.7 rpg. Even in his best season he only averaged 7.6 ppg. Despite his completely mediocrity he managed to play in the NBA for 15 seasons and make over $30 million. In his career he was involved in two trades:

1. He was traded from Philadelphia along with Tim Thomas to the Milwaukee Bucks for Tyrone Hill and Jerald Honeycutt.
2. He was traded from Milwaukee with a 1st round pick to the Denver Nuggets for Aleksandar Radojevic and Kevin Willis.

Talk about trading a bag of crap for a bag of crap. It’s shocking that LA Gear is as relevant as today as Hypercolor shirts.

Rob Cressy

Rob Cressy

Sports loving free throw specialist and yinzer living in Chicago who is awesome most of the time, has run with the bulls in Spain, and is a graduate of Second City's Improv program.