Celtics' rookies unveil new jerseys
They get to sport Nike-designed NBA jerseys.
Here's what they look like, as modeled by the aforementioned new Celtics rookies:
Finally in the @celtics green! Cant wait to get the season started. Go check out my 1st trading card #Celtics https://t.co/pHLahkkxyJ pic.twitter.com/mEqqVim4zb— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) August 11, 2017
While most teams have seen a revamp in jersey designs over the years, the Celtics have stayed true to their classic design, with minor, subtle changes at the most.Finally in my @celtics uni! Thank God for this opportunity! Check out my 1st trading card #PaniniNBARookie https://t.co/PLCZRPC7Hz pic.twitter.com/17vseRt5Me— Semi Ojeleye (@SemiOjeleye) August 11, 2017
Personally, I like the new jerseys. They stay true to the Celtics' heritage. That is if you completely ignore the atrocious design of the back. Jared Weiss puts it best.
I guess I'll just focus on the fronts of the jerseys. Speaking of the front, you'll notice a new first for a Celtics jersey, or any NBA jersey for that matter: a sponsor logo.A few changes in the venting pattern to be more subtle and out of sight, on low back & side. The yoke on the back is pretty bizarre though. pic.twitter.com/d0Q3XnCMve— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) August 11, 2017
After an agreed partnership, the Boston Celtics will now have a Celtics-esque General Electric logo stitched into the fabric.
Naturally, the partnership is a financial win for both sides, but that's not all. According to Adam Vaccaro and Jon Chesto of the Boston Globe, GE will also be working with the Celtics team doctors and data gurus, offering health-related analytics -- to help with injury-prevention.
Well, if GE can help keep the C's on the floor and off the injury report, then I'm all for the logo. It'll also keep my eyes distracted from looking at what-were-they-thinking backs. That's a nice win-win right there.
What do you think of the new jerseys? Would you buy a jersey that had a partner logo on it?
Let us know in the comments below.
Photo Credits: Steve Lipofsky; Kyle Clauss; NBA.com