This is a regular series which attempts to combine my passion for trading cards with my interest in celebrities. With the NBA playoffs underway, I am giving some love to two teams not involved.
Representing the Washington Wizards (I still like Bullets better) is Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who gained fame while on Survivor. Hasselbeck, wife of former NFL qb Tim Hasselbeck, has built a successful career as a co-host on The View. Hasselbeck has no real ties to the Wizards. She wore the jersey to encourage the NBA to resume play (during the strike of 2011). Still, it was enough to earn her a Celebrity Jersey Card.
Representing the woeful Minnesota Timberwolves is Craig Kilborn. Although he was born in Kansas City, he grew up in Minnesota and grow up he did...to 6'5". He was a basketball star in high school and earned a scholarship to Montana State University. He has remained true to his roots, despite the continual problems of the T-Wolves. While I couldn't find a picture of Kilborn in an actual jersey, the picture below is from a legit team practice and that is good enough for Kilborn to star on his own Celebrity Jersey Card.