For those San Antonio Spurs fans that were born after 1984 were not treated to seeing George “The Iceman” Gervin play in his prime and witness his patented "finger roll" shot.
Well thanks to friend of Project Spurs Mookie Schiralli over at And Rise, the site took some classic black and white pictures of NBA stars of the past and given us those same moments - in color. The colorization process used by these folk’s results in a photo quality product which yields an enjoyable trip back in time.
Check out this classic black and white photo of Gervin facing off against the Nuggets in color. It is pretty sweet.
To see other legendary NBA players from Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to "Dr. J" himself, head on over to And Rise.
So Spurs’ fans, what are your thoughts about the quality of pictures shown? Should they have even messed with an original photo?
Yea looks real good ! High socks will probably come back if it hasn't already. It gives good calf muscle support too. As a kid I got to see Iceman light up Cavs for 36 at the old hemisphere arena.
Color looks good imo. The near thigh-high socks are a bit comical though. And the Nugs unis are pretty hilarious.