Joe Jackson may have gone done in infamy as a member of the Chicago “Black Sox” baseball team that threw the 1919 World Series, but he was known before that time as “Shoeless” Joe — a nickname that has persevered to this day.
The fast-break Denver Nuggets of the early-to-mid 1980s under head coach Doug Moe never had a nickname that stuck quite as well as that Black Sox team had, but they did apparently borrow some fashion tips from the legendary outfielder from that squad.
A photo posted to Twitter by former Nuggets guard Lafayette “Fat” Lever reveals a behind-the-scenes look at some the funny things that can happen on team photo day.
The shot, which includes members of the 1984-85, ’85-86 and ’86-87 Nuggets (so we can’t be sure which year the photo comes from), captures life in the NBA in the late ’80s perfectly.
Take a look and see if you can identify the following items in a little game of “I spy.”
- Doug Moe’s untucked dress shirt
- T.R. Dunn standing on a box
- Fat Lever standing on a Pepsi crate
- Alex English’s dress socks
- T.R. Dunn’s missing shoes
- Wayne Cooper’s Oxfords and dress socks
— Lafayette "Fat" Lever (@phattime12) December 14, 2017