Celtics' rookies unveil new jerseys

The Boston Celtics rookies, including Mr. Dirk-Step-Back, Jayson Tatum, the Human Freight Train, Semi Ojeleye, and Ante Zizic, the young Euro stud we hope to dub the "Croatian Sensation," have all completed one chapter in their lives: their collegiate/overseas careers are over and they're all officially NBA players.

Luckily for them, and us as fans, they get to rock the green-and-white for the most storied franchise in the league, our beloved Boston Celtics. But, along with the honor of wearing the same name on the front of their jerseys as countless legends before them -- Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, John Havlicek, Larry Bird, Robert Parish, Paul Pierce, etc. -- these rooks have a special honor all their own.

They get to sport Nike-designed NBA jerseys.

Here's what they look like, as modeled by the aforementioned new Celtics rookies:

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.

Until now.

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.

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