We’re celebrating NBA Jersey Week on SBNation and I’m here to remind everyone that the Celtics have the best jerseys anywhere. In fact, they’ve always been the best, so they haven’t really changed all that much over the years, which is fine by everyone.
Here’s Zach Lowe’s take on the Celtics style.
The parquet floor is iconic, and their green jerseys might be the best in all of U.S. sports. They should just wear them 82 times, and waste zero nights on their black-for-black's-sake alternates. Boston should be above such rote design trends.
Personally I love the home whites as much if not more than the green aways, but that’s splitting hairs.
I will diverge from Zach and others on the alternates though. I happen to enjoy most of the alternates as a change of pace. The Christmas uniforms were fresh last year, the black “statement” uniforms look pretty nice to me, and I even enjoyed the St. Patrick’s Day alternatives they rolled out in March for several years.
Notice that I didn’t mention the abomination that was the grey-pajama-sleeved jerseys. If I could erase that uniform from all the archives I would. Do not want, never did want.
Seriously though, the standard “home” and “away” uniforms the Celtics have been rocking all along are hard to top. There have been minor tweaks in the cut, trim, and (of course) shorts length. But the standard template is the same and that’s not changing any time soon (or ever).
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Check out the best (and worst) of Celtics jersey history!Posted by Celtics Blog on Wednesday, October 4, 2017