lithuanian basketball legend arvydas sabonis and european basketball brand k1x have joined forces. “sabo”, who retired from active play in 2005 after being named to the euroleague first team and winning mvp honors for zalgiris kaunas, will be freelancing for k1x as a creative advisor. “arvydas is a trendsetter and always keeps his ear to the streets”, commented k1x c.e.o christian grosse. “his outstanding career made him one of the most amazing centers ever to play the game, we are extremely proud to have him join our squad. and of course, we look forward to benefit from his expertise in issues of style. “sabonis has always wanted to do something in fashion” and will start his new job by tackling the reinvention of protective gear. “i don’t want to give away too much now, but i think tie-dye knee pads have huge potential for growth”, said arvydas from his office in kaunas, where he will remain for now due to his management duties for zalgiris.
arvydas sabonis is an olympic gold medalist (1988) and bronze medalist (1992) as well as euro bronze medalist (1995). he won two spanish league championships (1993/94) and the european club championship with real madrid in 1995. sabonis then moved on to the nba, playing 470 regular season gams and 51 playoff gams in 7 years for the portland trailblazers. he is considered one of the most talented big men ever to play the game, and was a bona fide passer/shooter considering his size and position. in terms of pure game, possibly the most talented center ever.
sabonis is thrilled about his new adventure in fashion