1992 VINTAGE LITHUANIA BASKETBALL GRATEFUL DEAD BARCELONA TIE DYE TEE
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Take some coffee and lay back because this is an epic one.
Basically a year after Lithuania separated itself from SSSR (gained independence) they were left broke and the players were looming and desperate to attend the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992.
The very same Olympics where the first USA Dream Team won the gold with Jordan and the company.
A guy called Marciulionis who played for the Lithuanian national team at the time was also a player of GS Warriors where he and the assistant coach raised a fundraiser in the Bay Area.
A local sportswriter wrote an article about the issue which caught an eye of the PR manager of the rock band “Grateful Dead”. The PR manager showed the article to the band who not only cut a large check but designed these amazing tie dye shirts who were worn by Lithuanian players when they won bronze at the Olympics against their former Russian overlords.