In honor of Kevin Ollie and UCONN's recent Final Four accomplishment, we must answer a serious question. The question that everyone forgot and none remembered to answer:
Which sixes was better: Kevin Ollie #5 v. Kevin Ollie #12? Who ya got??
#5. Kevin Ollie's first two stints with the Sixers ('99-'00 and '00-'01) resulted in a total of 91 games played and we were graced with Kevin starting 4 of those games. Ollie was forced to wear #5 due to Bruce 'Lockdown' Bowen sporting #12. Let us not forget that he also shot an astounding 100% from the charity stripe during the 2001 NBA finals.
#12. Kevin Ollie's third stint with the Sixers ('04-'05 through '07-'08) yielded a total of 189 games played and started 26 total games thanks to the basketball brilliance of Maurice Cheeks. Ollie wore #12 when he attended UCONN and, AND, he was acquired from Cleveland in for Eric Snow. It was a, how do you say, 'out with the old and in with not quite as old, even though Kevin Ollie is chronologically older than Eric Snow'.
Who ya got?? Pop an Ollie, start sweatin'.