What does the Randy Moss trade mean…

March 11th, 2005  |  Tags:  |  2 Comments

…for the benighted West Coast hip-hop scene? Here’s Bill Simmons on the merchandising implications of the Moss trade, in response to a questioner who asks if the Randy Moss Raiders jersey could be “the most important jersey in rap history?”

I’m almost ashamed to admit this, but that was my first reaction when I heard about the trade – “Wow, he’s going to shatter the record for jerseys sold.” […] This is going to be the jersey version of that year when Malcolm X came out and Spike Lee started wearing those “X” hats.

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