didn't even notice but there was 2 different font styles in lakers uniforms 96/97
1st with thinner "A" and standard border/underlay
like that one
as u see, standard "A" and "N" didnt have "ground" on down right side
2nd, with wider "A" and where the border/underlay is much bigger area
and "N" gets ground on both columns
there is also different shadow in "4"
also can't find kobe game jersey with standard name font, "A" is every time wider, like that
thought it was older font, but my ceballos 95/96 jersey is with standard "A" and font
lakers used that font style in their hwc jerseys in 07/08
have no idea why and when lakers were using that font with wider "A"
probably, when they change they tailor? that could be correct.
so name font in that jersey from link is bad
and... "8" is baad too.
there was also 2 or 3 styles of "8" with shadow
jersey from ebay on left, kobe gamer on right
there's also few mistkes inside 8 circles, u will see it when u compare that two 8s
so, that 2k jersey from ebay can't be gamer, am i right?
Can't really speak to all of these font changes, etc but there are documented email exchanges between all the parties involved re that jersey on another forum. It was a pro cut blank that has some Lakers sigs in black then washed and customized into Kobe, very nicely I would say. Then it was sent to a well respected Lakers memorabilia authority to get a LOA that it was a game worn rookie and add a Kobe sig. Passed hands thorugh a couple of sellers that no one on here would trust.