Under Armour makes warmup suits for Dunbar hoops team -- from 1983

Under Armour didn't exist yet in 1983. But no matter.

The fitness apparel and footwear company, which was founded in 1996, presumably used a little imagination to design warmup suits for a reunion of 1981-83 Dunbar basketball players. Those Dunbar teams are considered among the best high school teams ever -- not just in Baltimore, but nationally.


The Poets of that era featured four future NBA players -- Muggsy Bogues, the late Reggie Lewis, David Wingate and Reggie Williams.

The 1982-83 team went 31-0 with Bogues, Lewis and Williams  and retains a certain aura. Players from that period came together last year  for a reunion that was filmed for a later documentary for ESPN.


That's where the apparel comes in. Under Armour says it made "throwback-inspired" warmup suits and shirts for the occasion.

It's not the first time the company has designed retro clothing, which requires some research to get the look just right.

Last year, Under Armour formed a partnership with the firm that manages the Muhammad Ali brand to incorporate the former boxer into its ad campaigns and products.

The Ali line is designed to be appealing in the modern era but with a nod to the athlete and the period in  which he thrived in the ring.