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It's Throwback Thursday on Page 2 as we celebrate sports' new/old fashion trend. Jim Caple says these retro jerseys are the answer to all the prayers he said as a kid, while Page 2 rates the 10 hottest classic jerseys in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL and asks for you to pick the trendiest.
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It'll be out with the old (MJ), in with the new (Yao) at this year's NBA All-Star Weekend. But beyond those two obvious storylines, what will be the hottest topics down in Hot'lanta? From Mariah and Ja Rule to Manu Ginobili and Andrei Kirilenko, Page 2's Dan Shanoff offers his verdicts on Who's Hot and Who's Not for pro hoops' midseason showcase.

The Daily Quickie Cool Threads
Forget Duke-UNC. The real intrigue of rivalry week is found in court, not on the courts. The Daily Quickie passes its latest judgment in the case of LeBron James and also offers verdicts in the affairs of Pat Riley vs. NBA officials and Lefty vs. Tiger, plus predictions for the NBA's All-Star Saturday.
What were Sapp and Keyshawn trying to say with their retro jerseys at the Super Bowl? Dan Shanoff explains what your choice of throwback says about you, while Eric Neel is waiting for personalized retro jerseys -- a cool breakthrough that would let fans really express themselves.

SPORTOON
Let us get this straight: Phil Mickelson says Tiger Woods is so good that he's able to dominate even while using inferior golf equipment. So, what does Lefty have in his bag that gives him such a sizeable edge? Page 2's Sportoon examines the clubs and a few "extras" that Mickelson's carrying.


With our the next NBA No. 1 pick sitting on the bench, Page 2 reflects on the 10 best high school athletes ever.. Check out our list and vote for the best ever.

10]  Connie Hawkins (Boys High, New York City)
Hawkins was All-City first team as a junior as Boys went undefeated and won New York's ultra-competitive PSAL (Public School Athletic League) title in 1959. His senior year he averaged 25.5 ppg., including one game in which he scored 60, and Boys again went undefeated and won the 1960 PSAL title.
9]  Marion Jones (Rio Mesa High and Thousand Oaks High, Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
As a 16-year-old, Jones was already one of the fastest sprinters in the world, and won an alternate spot on the 1992 Olympics 400 meter relay team. She chose not to go to Barcelona, but if she had, she probably would have raced in at least one prelim round and taken home a team gold.
8]  Wilt Chamberlain (Overbrook High School, Philadelphia)
In a preview of what would come when he hit the NBA, Chamberlain scored a city-record 90 points in one game his senior year, even though he only played about 28 minutes (he ran off 60 points during one 10-minute run).
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VEGAS' ODDS TO WIN 2004 SUPER BOWL
Eagles 5-1   Raiders 10-1
Rams 6-1   Dolphins 10-1
Buccaneers 7-1   Packers 15-1
Steelers 7-1   49ers 15-1
Patriots 10-1   Giants 15-1
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Got a comment about something you've seen on Page 2? Here's your chance to sound off to the editors and columnists. Plus, if you'd like to send an e-mail to The Sports Guy, here's your direct link to Bill Simmons.



THE SPORTS GUY
How is The Sports Guy biding his time until March Madness begins? Well, we've got four sad words for you: The Yard Sale Guy.

KIDD'S GAME
Nobody is watching, but the Nets are headed back to the NBA Finals, says Page 2's Jim Armstrong.

VILLAGE IDIOT
Peyton Manning and Tony Dungy are winners. Mike Vanderjagt can't see this, because he ain't a football player, writes Page 2's Ralph Wiley.

WELL SUITED
With swimsuit issues making a comeback, Page 2's Dan Shanoff has the scoop on plans at a few other publications.

HEY, RUBE
For a moment, it seemed as if the '60s were back as the anti-war movement and the X Games arrived in Aspen -- home of the Good Doctor -- at the same time.

BASKETBALL DIARY
The Suns may be young and wrestless, but according to Charley Rosen, Stephon Marbury and Co. have a bright future.
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It's Sharks center Patrick Marleau, left, and actor Kyle Chandler of "Early Edition" and "What About Joan." Page 2 has received 16 requests for this match. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo.


Lakers at Knicks
7:30 p.m. ET, TNT
Lakes might break .500, after all.
 
Avalanche at Red Wings
8 p.m. ET, ESPN
Avs' last loss was to Wings three weeks ago.
 
Men's Hoops: Virginia at Maryland
9 p.m. ET, ESPN2
The real rivalry game for Maryland.
 
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