It can be tough to find the right piece of sports apparel: the generic t-shirt is just that, jerseys are going overboard if you're not at the game, and jockstraps just aren't as sexy as they sound, unless they were used by Visanthe Shiancoe. For sports tees that hit the sweet spot, check out Million Dollar Ballers.
From a Portland dude who was once screamed at by Bobby Knight, and his designer buddy who somehow wasn't, Million Dollar Ballers honors
the University of Miami sports stars of days past with colorful, cleverly designed wearables drawing on a distinct '80s sports nostalgia "sweet spot". Boldly refusing to make more than 999 prints of each style, their initial drop focuses on 2011 Basketball Hall of Fame inductees notable for their iconic hairdos, represented by stripped-down, coif-sporting facelessness like Artis Gilmore's fro, goat, and 'burns, one of Rodman's bizarro dye jobs, and the crewcut of one Chris Mullin, who the makers admit to including because "not a lot of great white guys have played this game", except of course for Jo Jo White, who was absolutely not. If you're sick of having dudes all over your chest, MDB also offers a line of limited-edition logo tees, some in somber hues featuring a prominent faded "Ballers", plus white, red, and black jams with a swoopy throwback "B", which'll ensure you're Golden with the Girls.
Just weeks into their baller adventure MDB already has designs on future drops like a series that'll feature a Blazer or two and a Ringside series featuring old-school boxers, also something you wish Visanthe had worn...who're you kidding, no you don't.
Published: August 30, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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