Best T-shirt of the year award belongs to the best basketball team of the year: the Lakers. This shirt is a feast for the eyes, the definite "must have" among all the Lakers shirts that were hawked at the downtown L.A. victory parade. The winning design has caricatures of the whole team's beaming faces on the front, along with all their autographs.
Add this to the postgame talk about the Lakers' championship season. The morning after Game 6, which the big guys won by a single point, KLAC radio announcer Chick Hearn (a.k.a. the Voice of the Lakers) was played out. He showed up--wearing running shoes, not high tops--at the Shoe and Clothing Connection in Encino, and he never got off the couch. Stephanie Simon of the store says Chickie spent the whole time recapping the game for her while his wife browsed. "He was too tired to think about shopping," Simon says. "He just plopped down and couldn't move a muscle." Moments later, Loni Anderson picked up the slack when she bounced in and plopped down about $800 in exchange for five pair of high-heel shoes and a lavender sports shirt. The shirt was for Burt Reynolds. "He loves pink and lavender," she told Simon about her new husband.