Reporting David Madden
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - NBA lockout or not, the longtime statistician of the Philadelphia 76ers continues his personal quest to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, in a rather unique fashion.
Ever since his wife died in 2003, Sixers’ statistician Harvey Pollock has spent each day in a different t-shirt — and now, in the midst of the NBA lockout, he has reached number three thousand.
He hasn’t bought any of the shirts, mind you — they have been given to him by sports teams, restaurants, casinos. Even a group of West Philadelphia nuns have given him quite a few.
Pollock donates all the t-shirts to charity after he’s worn them just once. The Guinness people say they won’t even consider making a record official until he stops.
So when will Pollock stop?
“When I run out of t-shirts,” he tells KYW Newsradio. “I don’t know if I’m gonna outlive the t-shirts or if the t-shirts are gonna outlive me.”
He’s 89 years old and still gets around quite well. He says he has enough t-shirts to continue this for at least another year and a half.
But, just to be sure, he’s asking for more donated t-shirts. He says you can send them to him in care of the Sixers.
Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio 1060