Greg Speirs Poster


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Overview (1)

Nicknames Skully

Mini Bio (1)

Greg Speirs created the iconic 1992 "Slam Dunking Skullman" skeleton trademark design worn by the 1992 Olympic Men's Lithuanian basketball team at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics on the medal ceremonies podium.

He donated 100% of his profits realized from his iconic Slam Dunking Skeleton design to become the major funder of the 1992 Men's Lithuanian Olympic basketball team and subsequently the major funder of the Lithuanian children's charities in 1992 and 1993.

He was commissioned by Prince Albert of Monaco to create art for Monaco Olympic Bobsled Team sleds, World Cup Bobsled Championships, 1995-1997 and 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics.

He created and donated American Rugby League Uniforms 1996-1998.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Greg Speirs

Trade Mark (4)

Lithuanian Slam-Dunking Skeleton
Skullman brand
Lithuanian Slam Dunking Skeleton
Lithuania Tie Dye

Trivia (2)

Created the iconic 1992 Slam-Dunking Skullman design.
Greg Speirs' Slam-Dunking Skeleton trademark became a household icon when first seen by the world adorning tie dyed jerseys worn by the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team at the medal ceremonies in the Barcelona 1992 Summer Olympics. He acquired the status of being the major sponsor of the team by donating 100% of his profits which were the major funds generated from the sales of his trademarked "Slam Dunking Skeleton" to fund the Lithuanian Olympic basketball team's journey to the Olympics, after their newly found independence and breakaway from the Soviet Union. He donated all further profits realized to Lithuanian children's charities which amounted to at least over $450,000. dollars.

Personal Quotes (2)

What the Lithuanian team means to me is Freedom.
The 1992 Lithuanian Basketball Team represents what happens in freedom...people excel. The Lithuanian Basketball Team symbolized resistance against an oppressor, and the Slam Dunking Skeleton represented them, a whole country's team. The struggle of the Lithuanian team struck a chord with me and the Slam Dunking Skeleton image represented them. It symbolized the team, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, coming up from nothing and rising to overcome the obstacles, which are represented by the hands blocking the shot in the image. The image is one of breaking out of oppression symbolized by the skeleton finally slam dunking the basketball. It also represented what happened to the whole country of Lithuania. This was my interpretation when I created it in 1992 and its real meaning. It's not a dead skeleton at all, but this skeleton represents rebirth and a new life. I know that the Lithuanians really understand what freedom is all about, and anywhere people love freedom Americans are there to help. Also, you can't have freedom without free enterprise.

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