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Wednesday, July 17, 2002
Updated: July 18, 1:50 PM ET
What's hot, not for the week

By Dan Shanoff
Page 2 columnist

Whether you attend one of the sneaker companies' summer hoops showcases for prep players -- or you just want to look like you do -- take that tired replica basketball jersey and turn it around, so the team name is on the back and the player name is on the front. From West 4th to the Venice Beach courts and from Indianapolis to Teaneck, N.J., all the cool kids are doing it.

You always liked Jason Terry more than you liked the Hawks as a team, so why not show it? We like the look because it takes the archaic college-hoops mantra "It's not the name on the back; it's the name on the front" and turns it inside-out. Or should that be backwards? Regardless, it'll breathe new life into your old wardrobe of jerseys.

Now that you've got the scoop on one thing that's all the rage, take a look at the rest of what's hot and what's not this week. Feel free to share with your co-workers, buddies, significant others and fellow outraged baseball fans:

What's Hot, What's Not this week
Category Hot Not
Fan chant "Free A.I.!" "Let them play!"
Williams' will "Yes, freeze me. Uh, wait a sec..." "No, don't freeze me. Uh, wait a sec..."
Tough shoes to fill
Scotty Bowman

Chauncey Billups
Comfy in a bike seat
Igor Gonzalez Galdeano

Lance Armstrong
Vintage '80s retro uniforms Baseball (i.e. '86 Mets) NBA (i.e. '83 Moses)
Response to being hit by pitch Throw ball at pitcher immediately Throw ball at pitcher during his next at-bat
Non-Tiger British Open bandwagon
Sergio Garcia

David Duval
Kevin Garnett sez... My frustration was scripted! My frustration was sincere!
Summer-league hoops NBA hopefuls hoop it up High-schoolers preen for pros
Revisited college-football rivalry Florida-Miami Penn State-Notre Dame
Active Matthews-type
Dave (new CD)

Bruce (retired from NFL)
Celebrity golfer Jack Wagner Bill Murray
U.S. Olympic bid city Washington, D.C. New York
Weekend flick Anything with Tom Hanks Anything with David Arquette
U.S. national soccer team rivalry MLS All-Stars (a k a "The Wannabes") Germany (a k a "The Vannabes")
Shaq of the WNBA Lisa Leslie Chamique Holdsclaw
MLB trade bait
Jim Thome

El Duque
Who's fault is impending MLB strike? George Steinbrenner Bob DuPuy
Hurler
Jarrod Washburn

Odalis Perez
NBA contraction Salary-cap gets lowered Let's just disband the Blazers

Dan Shanoff is a columnist for Page 2. His "What's Hot, What's Not" trend-spotting list appears Thursdays. Got inside scoop on an up-and-coming trend? Want to declare something passé? Send this glimpse of your hipness to hotnotlist@yahoo.com.