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    1973 Nate Thurmond Original Painting by Leroy Neiman. Elected to the NBA's 50th Anniversary Team, Nate Thurmond was one the game's premier centers during the 1960's and 1970's. In fact, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the league's all-time leading scorer, has said that Thurmond was the best defensive center he ever played against.

    In this original oil painting on heavy art paper, Leroy Neiman uses his signature bright colors to capture the graceful elegance of the slender and sinewy 6-11 center. Orange, green, white, black and flesh tones abound creating a joyful exuberance for the viewer. Thurmond is shown going to the basket wearing his trademark kneepads against a yellow backdrop. Donning a Golden State Warriors #42 home gold jersey, he is seen jumping off his left foot with his right knee kicked high. His left arm back, and his right arm extended upwards, he glides to the hoop for a finger roll.

    Neiman's ability to capture the essence of important athletes in an honest, transparent template has made his work increasingly sought after in recent years as more collectors are revisiting and rediscovering him for their collections. Signed by the artist in black at the bottom. Double matted and framed: 26x26.5". Visible in frame: 15x15".

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