On St. Patrick's Day, the New Jersey Devils dusted off their old Red & Green uniforms for the first time in 18 years when they took on the Penguins (and won) for the sixth time this season. As you know, here at Mitchell & Ness, we are rooted in history and were so excited the Devils were bringing back these colors that we decided to celebrate in one of our favorite ways... with fitteds and snapbacks.
Check out what our friends at Universal Article had to say about them and let us know what you think!
March 23, 1955, Moses Eugene Malone was born in Petersburg, Virginia. He played in the ABA (American Basketball Association) as well as the NBA (National Basketball Association). A three time NBA MVP, Malone went straight from Petersburg High School to being drafted in 1974 by the ABA's Utah Stars. After a twenty one year professional basketball career and nineteen seasons in the NBA Moses finished with a championship ring and a NBA finals trophy won with his Philadelphia 76ers teammates in 1983, also being named the NBA Finals MVP that year. He has a laundry list of honors earned during his career that we could go on and on about. (Click below to read more of his stats and honors)
We thought we would celebrate his birthday with this awesome Sports Illustrated Cover from June 6, 1983 pictured at the top and include his Mitchell & Ness home and road jerseys from that same year! Hope you enjoy!
On March 22, 1969, Coach John Wooden and UCLA won their fifth national championship in six years as they beat Purdue 92-72 in the finals of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball tournament. UCLA was led by the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, Lew Alcindor (now Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), who scored 37 points and grabbed 20 rebounds. UCLA Men’s Basketball holds several NCAA records. Here are just a few: - 11 NCAA titles. - 7 consecutive NCAA titles, from 1967-1973. - 13 NCAA title game appearances. - 10 consecutive Final Four appearances, from 1967-1976.
Getting exctied about the upcoming NFL draft and it's prime time debut?
We're happy to help you get ready with these great new NFL hats .
The NFL Throwbacks 2 Tone Fitted Hats.
Below are a couple of our favorites. Go here to see more.
The two little words Bulls fans will never forget...
Today marks the 15 year anniversary of Michael Jordan suiting up and returning to the NBA from his first retirement. Fresh off a minor league baseball stint with a few Chicago White Sox farm system teams, Jordan laced them up for one more go around with the Bulls half way through the ’94-’95 season. Wearing his new #45 jersey (his #23 jersey was retired by the team promptly after stepping away from the game in '93), Jordan would lead the Bulls to a 13-4 record to close out the remaining 17 games of the season and average just under 27 points per game (PPG), over 6 rebounds per game (RPG) and 5 assists per game (APG) over that span.
With Jordan’s help, the Bulls were able to turn a mediocre season around and advance into the NBA playoffs. The first round would be a cake walk for the Bulls, defeating a Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues lead Charlotte Hornets team in 4 games. Jordan took his scoring to a higher level in the first playoff series, averaging over 32 PPG, over 6 RPG and just under 6 APG. Unfortunately, the Bulls second round matchup against the Anfernee Hardaway and Shaquille O’Neal lead Orlando Magic would end in 6 games. Jordan’s offensive production dipped in the series averaging 31 PPG, 6.5 RPG and under 4 APG.
Jordan would use the early departure from the ’95 playoffs to fuel a back to back to back Championship run with the Bulls the following 3 seasons…