Monday, April 27, 2009
Vintage Poster of the Week...
Speaking of World B Free above is a vintage Nike poster from 1979. Usually I have all the vintage posters I post in stock but this is an exception. Unfortunately I dont have this poster and Ive been looking for it for quite awhile and never had any luck. The poster features Word B Free standing below the hoop holding a globe with a stary sky behind him and the word WORLD in caps at the bottom. This is such a classic poster like most of the old Nike posters and I hope to track it down one day :-)
Born Lloyd Bernard Free and later changed to World B Free is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA from 1975-1988. He played for the San Diego Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets in the National Basketball Association. He got his name from his days in Brooklyn, where a friend nicknamed him "World" because of his 44-inch vertical leaps and 360-degree dunks. He was known for taking high-risk shots and playing flamboyantly. For both the 1978-79 and 1979-80 campaigns, George Gervin and Free were number 1 and 2 in the league in scoring. Free averaged 20.3 points per game over 13 seasons in the NBA. His best season was 1979-80 with the Clippers, averaging 30.2 points per game, as well as 4.2 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per game in 68 games. He was an All-Star that season as well.