Original 1992 Lithuanian Olympic Skullman® Tie Dye
Basketball Uniforms Resurface for 25th Anniversary
25th Silver Anniversary Edition of Original 1992 Lithuanian Slam-Dunking
Skeleton Jerseys Reissued for 2017 by Original Creator - Offers Public
Another Chance to Own Part of Sports History.
The 25th Anniversary
Edition of the original 1992 Lithuanian Tie Dyed Slam-Dunking Skeleton
Jerseys have been reissued by their original artist and are now available
Created 25 years ago
by NYC artist licensor Greg Speirs, the tie-dyed Slam Dunking Skeleton
uniforms became an international sensation on the world stage of the 1992
Barcelona Summer Olympics. The ‘way out’ jerseys were worn by the
Lithuanian Men's Olympic Basketball Team as they received their bronze
medals on the podium & became part of sports history one of the most unusual
and memorable moments of the Olympics.
The Slam-Dunking Skullman® became a focus of pride for the team, part of
Olympic history as a legendary piece of Lithuania’s basketball culture & now
forever part of the folklore of Lithuania.
The original skeleton design represented the artist's interpretation of a
team rising from nothing, "like a Phoenix from the ashes to finally
slam-dunk a basketball to bronze victory. It's not a dead skeleton at all,
but this skeleton represents rebirth and a new life. It was not only a
victory in Olympic sports, but it was as if it were a triumph over communism
itself.” recalled Speirs. The story is featured in the 2012 basketball
documentary movie, "The Other Dream Team", about the Lithuanian Basketball
Team’s hardships on the road to the 92′ Olympics. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3998173/
“The major funds
sponsoring the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic Men's Basketball Team actually came
solely from the artist because the bulk of the financial donations came from
his profits, a fact omitted from the original 1992 story.” said Mike
Thompson of Skullman.com
By donating 100% of
his profits to the team, the artist acquired major funder status. Sales
continued to fund the team beyond 1992 pushing his donation past millions of
dollars more for the team, to Lithuanian children’s charities & to help
build the famous basketball school in Lithuania.
The 2017 25th Anniversary Edition is an exclusive release of Speirs'
Original 1992 Skullman® Slam-Dunking Skeleton on the Original Lithuania Tie
Dye® and on the new solid green jerseys. The back of the shirt denotes the
2017 25th Anniversary Edition year with the trademarked skeletal hands slam
dunking a flaming basketball.
The Original 1992 Skullman Lithuanian Tie Dyed Jerseys and the new 2017
Collector's 25th Anniversary Edition are both available at: www.skullman.com