What happens when the new star in town is off the team in 15 games or less? You get Allen Iverson jerseys in Tanzania.
Meanwhile, children in Memphis have Marc Gasol jerseys. Would it be wrong to ask which kids are luckier?
So what will happen to all of those unused Iverson jerseys?
The Grizzlies plan to ship the jerseys to impoverished children in Tanzania -- the birthplace of rookie center Hasheem Thabeet.
An NBA program -- Basketball Without Borders -- will facilitate the shipment to the African country. Basketball Without Borders is the NBA's global basketball development program that helps education, health and wellness.
[The Commercial Appeal via Ben Maller]