SUNTORY BALL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT 1981 Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

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If you're an Eighties fan AND a basketball fan, this t-shirt is right up your alley.

What's it about? Well, it was Louisville's first international trip -- and was it a lonnnnng one! Clear to Tokyo to play in the Suntory Ball. Here's how Sports Illustrated described the tourney...

The final game of the Suntory Ball in Tokyo was a classic basuketto (basketball) matchup between the fasuto burekki (fast break) of Oregon State and the suramu danku (slam dunk) of Louisville. Fasuto burekki won out as the Beavers upset the Cardinals 62-56. The Ball also included Penn, which got trounced 102-64 by Oregon State and 76-68 by Louisville. In the finale, the Cardinals held a 14-point lead in the second half before the Beavers, led by Guard William Brew, rallied. Brew was twice named MVP, while his coach, Ralph Miller, won the Besuto Kochi (best coach) award and Louisville's Derek Smith got a Fighting Spirit award. Said one Cardinal fan, "This is the damndest, awardest-givingest country I've ever seen," thereby winning the fractured-syntax prize. Source: Sports Illustrated, 12/28/81

 

Design includes graphics by vecteezy.com

This thick cotton t-shirt makes for a go-to wardrobe staple! It's comfortable, soft, and its tubular construction means it's less fitted.

• 100% ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.5 oz (153 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Double stitched sleeves and bottom hem

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL 3XL
Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26 28

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