During the 1989-1990 men’s college basketball season, there wasn’t a better team than the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels.
Led by Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon, David Butler, Greg Anthony, and Anderson Hunt, UNLV finished the regular season as co-champions of the Big West Conference. Then, they won the conference tournament. The Rebels capped off their season with a run through the NCAA Tournament that ended with them cutting down the nets as national champions after beating Duke 103-73 in the final.
On Saturday, during the March Madness Music Festival, Brandon Flowers of the Las Vegas-based band The Killers took the stage wearing the above pictured jacket, complete with the names of UNLV’s starting five from that title-winning team.
That jacket is fantastic. I’m not from Las Vegas and don’t have an allegiance to UNLV, but I would wear it in a heartbeat.
Photo via Twitter/lukezim