Leroy Walter, a homeless Chicago man, has been repeatedly complimented of late by passers-by on the 1969 Walt Chamberlain Los Angeles Lakers jersey that he wears on top of his parka.
"All these kids keep coming by and complimenting me for the jersey,- said Walter. "Apparently these old jerseys are really cool now. I guess I"m just lucky since I found mine near a dead prostitute in an alley about 25 years ago. Who knew that today it would be such a fashion statement?-
Walter says that he primarily wears his jersey in order to keep his parka from disintegrating, not for style.
"The jersey fits real tight over my coat which is good, since for years its been more or less full of holes and held together by duct tape,- he said.