Today is all about basketball! In celebration of the beautiful weather in Philly today we thought we'd start off with some of our newest tees for Spring 2011! Check out our NBA Undefeated V-Neck Tees!
Especially you, Adam.
It's the Kirk Gibson 1984 mesh batting practice jersey. Available this spring.
On February 16, 1972, Wilt Chamberlain of the Los Angeles Lakers became the first player in NBA history to reach 30,000 career points. He scored his 30,000th point during the third period against the Phoenix Suns. Although the Suns were victorious, beating the Lakers 110-109, Chamberlain had 19 points and 21 rebounds in this game. Also during the 1971-1972 season, Wilt Chamberlain passed Bill Russel to become the NBA's all-time leading rebounder.
Chamberlain is considered one of the most extraordinary players in the NBA and is the holder of numerous NBA all-time records. Among numerous other accomplishments, he is the only player in NBA history to average more than 40 and 50 points in a season and score 100 points in a single NBA game. He retired as the all-time in career points with 31,419, which was later surpassed by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone and Michael Jordan. Wilt is tops in rebounds with 23,924 and led the NBA in scoring seven years in a row.
With the NBA ready to celebrate their All Stars this weekend, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite NBA All Star jerseys of the past.
1951 - the first All Star Game
1952 - George Mikan
1958 - Paul Arizin
1963 - Bill Russell
In the 1970's the league started making the All Star jerseys in the style of the city that was hosting the event.
1972 - Los Angeles
1975 - Phoenix
1980 - Landover, MD
1981 saw the return of the red, white and blue star theme for All Star jerseys.
1982 - East
1987 - East
In the mid-90's the league went back to designs that were inspired by the site of the All Star Game.
1995 - Phoenix
1996 - San Antonio
In 1997 the All Stars wore their team uniform which included a commemorative All Star patch. We defintiely prefer the All Star specific uniform to the patch. The league went back to the All Star uniform in 2004.