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Re: New Nike uniforms

Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:38 pm

Knee pads were a very important fashion statement then. If they were integrated with the socks, all the better.

We must have fallen down a lot then.

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Re: New Nike uniforms

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:15 pm

PurpleGeezer wrote:Knee pads were a very important fashion statement then. If they were integrated with the socks, all the better.
Magic to Larry: "Yo, Bird, have you no fashion sense?"




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Re: New Nike uniforms

Post by DoubleDipper on Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:36 pm

But, in my mind, the "Father of the Knee Pads" was former De Paul and Minneapolis Laker legend, "Mr. Basketball" George Mikan. Legend has it he spent almost 18 months in bed with a shattered knee as a youth, so took to wearing the knee pads sometime in the early 40's at De Paul. (Those socks the Nebraska team is wearing in the picture are the same style socks the Pilots wore until the late 60's)


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