I noticed that since the Shaq trade, when Amare takes his jersey off hes wearing what appears to be some sort of football/lacrosse mixture of padding under there? I have never seen basketball players wear pads before, except for those pillows Patrick Ewing used to tie around his knees. Anyone out there know how long basketball players have been wearing upper body/torso pads? Who else wears them other than Amare. I believe Shaq wears them too.