.Greg Speirs, creator of the famous Lithuanian Slam Dunking Skeleton® & Lithuania Tie Dye® Brand Jerseys. 1992 © Copyright & Official trademarked brands of Greg Speirs. Official Licensor/ Original Source/All rights reserved.
30th Anniversary 2022 Lithuania Tie Dye Hoodie (back shown) 1992 © Copyright & ® Trademark property of Greg Speirs. Lithuania Tie Dye®, Lithuanian Slam Dunking Skeleton® are official trademarked brands of Greg Speirs Official Licensor Original Source/All rights reserved
The Famous Slam-Dunking Skullman® LithuaniaTie-Dyed Tees are Still Popular After 30 Years and are a Much Sought After Collectible
— Mike Thompson
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Lithuanian Tie Dyed Skullman Jerseys became an international household icon when seen on the world stage of the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics. They were created by a New York fashion designer so the Lithuanian Olympic Men’s basketball team could have something fun to wear during the Olympics. But they ended up wearing them at the bronze medal ceremonies for the world to see.
Immediately the public wanted to know where they came from and where they could buy one. The way-out warmups, created by New York fashion designer Greg Speirs, started selling and became a hot collectible. Speirs saw it as great opportunity to help the team and chose to donate all of what would have been his profits to the team. Instead of receiving any royalties he let 100% go to the team, at that point becoming the major funder of the team.
The story was also documented in the in the 2012 movie “The Other Dream Team” highlighting Lithuanians’ experiences behind the Iron Curtain, where elite athletes were subjected to brutalities of communism. Lithuania’s basketball stars shared a common goal – to utilize their athletic gifts to help free their country. Aside from the hardships on the road to the 92′ Olympics, the film celebrates the artist’s famous Skullman tie-dyed uniforms, now an historic piece of Olympic history.
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Skullman was also enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993:
“The 1992 Lithuanian Basketball Team represents what happens in freedom…people excel. Winning bronze medal was not only a victory in sports but symbolized triumphing over communism itself. Skullman symbolized coming up from the ashes. It’s about freedom and free enterprise.” added Speirs.
Marketed and sold consistently for 30 years, the brand’s collectability is the reason for its popularity and longevity. The 2022 Official 30th Anniversary Lithuania Tie Dye® Tees and Hoodies are available from www.skullman.com
“The story was a major news event impacting popular culture, taking its place in history. It had a major influence on the future of sports fashion, changing the way it was perceived and viewed. The Tie Dyed Slammin® Skullman® became a legendary household icon.” said Mike Thompson of Slammin Sports®.
1992 © Copyright & ® Trademark property of Greg Speirs. Lithuania Tie Dye®, Lithuanian Slam Dunking Skeleton® are official trademarked brands of Greg Speirs. Official Licensor. Original Source/All rights reserved. www.skullman.com
Official Original Lithuania Tie Dye® Skullman® basketball uniforms in production for our 30th consecutive year. Official Licensor/ Original & Exclusive Source.