Former ABA and NBA great George McGinnis died on Wednesday at the age of 73. While looking at old photos of McGinnis, Uni Watch reader Derek Linn found this 1968 team portrait of McGinnis and his Washington High teammates in Indianapolis (McGinnis is No. 45). The team was called the Continentals, but neither that name nor the school name appeared on the jerseys. Instead, as you can see, they just had an illustration of a minuteman soldier from George Washington’s Continental Army — sensational! I love the diagonally oriented uni numbers, too.
I was hoping to find some game photos of this uniform. Unfortunately, I came up empty, but I did find another team portrait:
McGinnis also had a signature aesthetic move: the one-handed jump shot. Here’s a gallery showing him executing that sweet maneuver:
Some serious uni goodness in that gallery, too. R.I.P.