Stunning 1930's Art Deco Basketball Statue
The game was still finding its way in the world when this fabulous statue was created during the 1930’s, somewhere between the demise of the ABL and the birth of the NBL. Picturing an idealized hoopster of the day, pushing off from the base with his left foot while his right arm is pointed upward, the ball gracefully cradled in the palm of his hard, as he strives towards to the goal (and excellence),Evoking an ethos which is an amalgam of the French pillars of liberty, fraternity, and equality and the American template of fundamentals and sportsmanship, the player displays a number “7” jersey, belted shorts, and a classical athletic physique.
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