A shirt featuring the dunking skeleton, nicknamed 'Skully,' designed as a Grateful-Dead-appropriate mascot for the Lithuanian team. Source: buinesswire.com. When Lithuania's men's basketball team played at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, they did so with help from the Grateful Dead. The relationship with the long-running rock group was evident from the tie-dyed t-shirts team members wore when they weren't on the court, featuring the image of a slam-dunking skeleton.
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The Grateful Dead really did sponsor Lithuania’s men’s basketball team, and they did provide the team with tie-dyed shirts bearing the country’s national colors (yellow, green, and red), and ...
Vinyl Decals by the Grateful Dead supporting the Lithuanian '96 Olympic Basketball Team made by Not Fade Away offered by Lithuania Strong. LithuaniaStrong. 5 out of 5 stars.
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Bronze winners at the 1992 Olympics, the Lithuanian basketball team accept their medals wearing Grateful Dead tie-dyes. Posted Sunday, November 25, 2018 8:00 am In 1991, the iconic Grateful Dead music band helped sponsor Lithuania’s national basketball team, a talented but financially-strapped squad that went on to win bronze at the Seoul Olympics.
The 1992 Lithuanian mens basketball team had tie-dyed uniforms because they were financially supported by the Grateful Dead. In 1990 Lithuania gained independence from the Soviet Union after 50 years of communist occupation. As a new country they had nationwide economic problems and funding their Olympic team was low on the priority list.
Lithuania Slam Dunking Skeleton artist's Facts: This art was created by Greg Speirs. Attention! Notice to the public! This is not a grateful dead T-t-shirt! This was never a Grateful Dead T- t-shirt design.