Despite what seems like an obvious reference to
Boeing Microsoft Starbucks Amazon I Can Has Cheezburger?, the Townbiz series of tees from streetwear slingers G.A.J. does not rep Seattle's most notable businesses, but instead features hyper-local mash-ups of 'hood names and NBA logos, because that's just the way it's done out Westphal.
Now prepare your mind for a Czar-of-the-Telestrator-esque breakdown of (presumably) why each team is perfect for its respective 'hood (with bonus player correlations!):
The Hood: Everyone knows the Bulls're great, and have won a ton of rings, but the Chi-town squad is actually perfect for Cap Hill because
they're both just a little too popular the logo has a nose-ring.
The Player: Joakim Noah
Why: Like Cap Hill, Noah lives in the shadow of his past (his dad was a tennis champ/total ladies man), and thinks having a fro makes his game more weird & eclectic than it actually is.
The Hood: A neighborhood with a storied-yet-forgotten history (Ballard) is repped by a team with a forgotten-and-less-than-storied logo (the Bullets).
The Player: Tom Gugliotta
Why: Back in the day, it was a mainly Nordic, working class neighborhood. Back in the day, Googs was a probably Italian, but maybe Nordic, working class forward for the Bullets. Plus, both almost died in 1999 after taking a sleep-aid known as gamma-butyrolactone (okay fine that was just Gugliotta).
The Hood: Lake City's mostly known for its strip clubs, but actually got its name 'cause it's close to a lake -- just like the Lakers used to be, before they ditched Minneapolis for the City of Girls Who Look Like Angels But Had To Do Some Pretty Bad Stuff to Get That Supporting Role on Vampire Diaries.
The Player: Any player from the '80s Lakers, except A.C. Green.
Why: It's always showtime at Deja Vu, son!
The Hood: Like the Grizzlies, Green Lake is full of people who've stayed briefly in Vancouver.
The Player: Bryant "Big Country" Reeves
Why: They're both mad white.