The Boston Celtics are adding gray to their wardrobe.
The C’s on Thursday night unveiled their new alternate uniforms for the 2014-15 season. (Video screenshots via @celtics)
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Overall, they’re … OK. The gray, green and white actually look pretty slick together. The downfall, of course, are the sleeves, which the NBA insists on jamming down our throats.
The C’s will wear the new duds for six games this season.
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UPDATE (9:40 p.m.): The Celtics released more details about the jerseys after the unveiling event. The team picked the dates to wear the jerseys to remember great moments that happened on the famed Garden parquet floor.
The moments are: 25th anniversary of Larry Bird scoring his 20,000 point on Nov. 30, 1990; 25th anniversary of Johnny Most announcing his retirement on Dec. 2, 1990; 30th anniversary of the No. 2 being retired in honor of Red Auerbach on Jan. 4, 1985; 55th anniversary of Bill Russell grabbing a career-best 51 rebounds on Feb. 5, 1960; 55th anniversary of Bob Cousy scoring a career-best 46 points against the New York Knicks on Feb. 7, 1960; 30th anniversary of Kevin McHale scoring 56 points on March 3, 1985; 50th anniversary of John Havlicek “stole the ball!” on April 15, 1965.
Parquet-inspired piping goes down the sides of the jersey and shorts. The jersey has a gold patch with the Larry O’Brien championship trophy and “17x,” which represents the franchise’s 17 titles, on the back collar. The shorts have the Celtics’ new Lucky alternate logo on the waistband.