One time Sacramento King sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic didn’t suit up and play on the Arco floor until the 1998-1999 season, but, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t a King prior to that. At least, not to the Kings PR department. Peja, who was drafted by the Kings in 1996 never played in the teams famous “checkerboard” uniform, but the team did sell a FEW checkerboard Stojakovic jerseys prior to the removal of the jersey from the teams arsenal after the 1997 season.
This particular Peja Stojakovic jersey was issued in 1996 after the draft and is made by Champion, who was the Kings official team outfitter for that season. Most “pro-cut” jerseys label themselves as “pro-cut”, but Champion refused to do so for the 1996-1997 season for some unknown reason. This jersey is extremely rare and worth quite a pretty penny. And while I don’t recommend wearing a P.E.J.A. (Pussy, Euro, Jumpshooting, Asshole) jersey…if you are gonna rock one, rock one with swag. And this my friends, is it.