By 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

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