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(On the right: Mitchell & Ness fitted hat)
(On the left: Hall of Fame x Mitchell & Ness fitted hat)
If you are headed to Citizens Bank Park this weekend, or anytime soon, be sure to check out the newly renovated Mitchell & Ness Ashburn Alley Store. Here's a sneak peek.
Isiah Thomas was born on April 30th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. One of the most prolific point guards in NBA history, Thomas was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. Even before he was a standout player in the NBA, Thomas was named the Most Outstanding Player in the 1981 NCAA tournament when he led his Indiana Hoosiers to a National Championship. Fresh off that National Championship, Thomas was drafted by Detroit Pistons second overall in the 1981 NBA draft. He would play his entire career for the Pistons.
An immediate impact player, Thomas was the starting point guard for Eastern Conference in the ‘82 All-Star game and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team his first year in the league. In his 13 years as a NBA player, Thomas was snubbed from the All-Star game only once. In the 1988-1989 season, he led the “Bad Boys” to the first of back to back NBA Championships. Over the course of his career, Thomas averaged over 19 points per game (PPG), over 9 rebounds per game (RPG), and just under 2 steals per game. He won 2 All Star Game MVPs, 3 All-NBA First Team awards, 2 All-NBA Second Team awards and a Finals MVP award when the Pistons for the NBA Championship in 1990. Thomas was also voted into to the NBA Hall of Fame in 2000 on his first year of eligibility. The Pistons have since retired Thomas’ #11 jersey, making him one of only nine players with retired numbers by the team.
Happy 49th Birthday Isiah!
We got another round of new MLB tees in stock today. Here are a couple of our favorites.
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The Mitchell & Ness office is buzzing about the excitement brought by the NHL playoffs right now. Last night, the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals in game 7 to became the first No. 8 team to come back from a 3-1 series deficit to knock off a No. 1 team since the NHL adopted its new playoff format in 1994. Next up for the Habs are the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
One M&N staffer even yelled, 'Go Habs', as he walked in this morning, not because he is a Canadiens fan, but because the outcome of last night's game determined the Flyers' opponent for the Conference Semifinals...the rival Boston Bruins. These two teams have not met in the postseason since 1978 when the Bruins defeated the Flyers in five games. Four years prior, the Flyers upset the Bruins in the 1974 Finals and went on to win the Stanley Cup. Obviously, we are hoping for a repeat of '74...
Don't forget to check out the NHL section at mitchellandness.com for your favorite team's gear!