San Diego Conquistadors/Sails T-Shirt

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Team Info

Years Active: Conquistadors 1972-1975, Sails 1975
Stadiums: Peterson Gym, Golden Hall, San Diego Sports Arena

The Conquistadors were the first and only expansion team in the ABA. The team had constant feuds beginning in the first season when a dispute with the stadium manager prevented the team from playing in the San Diego Sports Arena. Despite having to play at small courts around the city, hall of famer KC Jones coached the team to the playoffs in its first season. The following year, the team signed Wilt Chamberlain as a player-coach, but the Lakers sued to prevent Chamblerlain from playing in games. With Chamblerlain only serving as a coach, fans lost interest in the team. The team changed its name to the Sails in 1975, but was informed it would not be included in the ABA-NBA merger with the rumored cause being their feud with the Lakers. As a result, the Sails folded early in the season rather than continue. 

Notable Players

  • Wilt Chamberlain (Hall of Fame)
  • Caldwell Jones
  • Warren Jabali
  • Stew Johnson
  • Chuck Williams
Product Info
  • 100% Cotton (52% Cotton 48% Polyester for heather colors)
  • Extra Soft
  • Lightweight
  • Classic Fit
  • By request: available up to size 5xl, youth sizes, women's sizes and long sleeves

This product is an historical representation of the defunct team in the description. The product is in no way affiliated with any existing team, league or other organization.


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