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NBA 50th Anniversary 1996-1997 – NBA at 50 Champions Jerseys (Part 1)

During this 1997-97 seasons, the NBA commemorated 50 years of existence. The aim of the NBA was showcase the story of the league and the earlier teams and stars. The NBA is not the same as it’s counterparts, the NFL or MLB which has a younger audience that have a familiarity with old superstars. While the NBA enjoyed its greatest popularity in the in the 1980s and 1990s (Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird), the present stars surpassed the legends of the past. The 80s and the early 90s the league was looking to the future as it grew into a worldwide brand. It was not able to take the time to look back at its history. replica soccer jerseys As a result, kids like me back in the mid 90s had no clue which Bill Russell, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Pistol Pete Maravich or George Gervin were and didn’t even know about the ABA.