Customized jersey merchants have found good business in the Boston area recently.
Julian Edelman turned heads earlier this month by rocking a No. 11 Boston Celtics jersey in a press conference after the New England Patriots’ Week 5 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
That number belongs to Kyrie Irving, who had just announced his intention to re-sign in Boston next offseason. But Edelman’s jersey had his own name on the back; he wears No. 11 for the Patriots, after all.
When Irving caught wind of Edelman’s unique threads, he naturally wondered aloud if he could have a No. 11 Patriots jersey made with his name on the back.
Shortly after the Celtics’ season-opening win over the Philadelphia 76ers — which Edelman attended, of course — the Patriots delivered on that request.
This whole number-swap thing admittedly is a little confusing, but we’re here for the crosstown sports love.
It does beg one question, though: How can we get Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers involved in the No. 11 club?