For Release 02-01-18 -New York- Original 1992 Lithuanian Olympic Skullman® Tie Dye Basketball Uniforms Resurface for 25th Anniversary
1992 Lithuania Tie Dyed Slam-Dunking Skeleton Jerseys Reissued by Original Creator Offers Public Chance to Own Part of Sports History.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of the original 1992 Lithuanian Tie Dyed Slam-Dunking Skeleton T-Shirts from the Barcelona Olympics are reissued by their original creator and available from www.skullman.com.
Created 25 years ago by NYC artist licensor Greg Speirs, the tie-dyed Slam Dunking Skeleton uniforms became international news on the world stage of the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. The jerseys were worn by the Lithuanian Men’s Olympic Basketball Team on the bronze medal podium becoming part of sports history as 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 slam-dunking 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/title/tt1606829/
Greg Speirs’ 1992 Lithuania Tie Dye Skullman® basketball uniforms are now forever part of Lithuania folklore. Original Skullman t-shirts are available from www.skullman.com (1992 Copyright & ® Trademarks of Greg Speirs / Licensor).
“The major funds sponsoring the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic Men’s Basketball Team came primarily from the artist donating 100% of his profits to the team.” recalled Mike Thompson of Skullman.com. Sales continued to fund the team beyond 1992 pushing his donation past millions of dollars more for the team, Lithuanian children’s charities & to help build the basketball school in Lithuania.
Skullman® was “enshrined” at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. on Dec.7th 1993, becoming the first & only cartoon character to be “enshrined” in any Hall of Fame. http://www.lithuaniatshirt.com/basketball%20hall%20of%20fame.htm
The 25th Anniversary Edition is a release of Speirs’ Original 1992 Skullman® Slam-Dunking Skeleton on green jerseys with trademarked skeletal hands slam dunking flaming basketball on back.
The Original 1992 Skullman Lithuanian Tie Dye & 25th Anniversary Jerseys are available from: www.skullman.com
Contact: Mike Thompson
25th Anniversary 1992 Lithuanian Tie Dye basketball uniforms by Greg Speirs