1992 Lithuania Olympic tie-dye tee

$300.00

Leading up to the 1992 Barcelona Olympic games, Lithuania had recently gained it's independence from the Soviet Union and was making their first independent Olympic appearance since 1939. With a squad of underdogs and heavily oppressed athletes looking to make a new name for themselves, Lithuania players were struggling to try and pay their own way to the games.

Sarunas Marciulionis from the team, who was playing for the Golden State Warriors at the time, worked with Assistant Coach Donnie Nelson to create grass-roots campaigns in the Bay Area to fund the team. Eventually, an article in a San Francisco newspaper expressing the team's struggles caught the attention of GD's PR Manager, Dennis McNally, and word got back to the band of their story. The Dead band members expressed their love for freedom and basketball by offering to help the team out monetarily to get to the games. They also had designer Greg Speirs create Skully (or Skullman), the dunking skeleton seen on this shirt, which turned into the standard warm-up fit for the team.

They ended up placing 3rd in the 1992 Olympic games thanks to the band's support and the team's relentless pursuit to be free. This shirt represents the ultimate story of freedom and music coming together to make history.

- Original Greg Speirs / Not Fade Away design - Liquid Blue tag - 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games Bronze Medal Winners

- Size Extra Large

- Made in USA

1992 Lithuania Olympic tie-dye tee

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