The Boston Celtics debuted a new alternate home uniform dubbed "Parquet Pride" on Thursday.
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Marcus Smart models the new Parquet Pride uniforms.The Adidas-made gray jerseys feature parquet-inspired piping down the sides. The shorts also feature the parquet piping along with the Celtics new Lucky alternate logo on the waistband.
The team will wear the jerseys six times this season with a goal of celebrating great moments in Celtics history that occurred on the parquet floor. Those six dates/moments from the team's press release:
• Nov. 28: 25th anniversary of Larry Bird scoring his 20,000 point on Nov. 30, 1990 against the Washington Bullets
• Dec. 7: 25th anniversary of Johnny Most announcing his retirement on Dec. 2, 1990
• Jan. 2: 30th anniversary of the number “2” retired in honor of Red Auerbach on Jan. 4, 1985
• Feb. 6: 55th anniversary of Bill Russell pulling down his career-best 51 rebounds against the Syracuse Nationals on Feb. 5, 1960; 55th anniversary of Bob Cousy tallying his career best 46 points against the New York Knicks on Feb. 7, 1960
• March 4: 30th anniversary of Kevin McHale scoring 56 points vs. the Detroit Pistons on March 3, 1985
• April 12: 50th anniversary of John Havlicek “stole the ball!” vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 1965
The jerseys go on sale Nov. 24 in the team's online store and will feature other Parquet Pride clothing.
"We are proud to partner with Adidas on unveiling the Parquet Pride collection which honors significant moments in Celtics history and the iconic parquet floor,” Celtics team president Rich Gotham said in the team's press release. “Incorporating our franchise’s storied tradition into our alternate home uniform provides a contemporary new look our players and fans will enjoy, while embracing the history that makes the Celtics brand unique."
A glimpse at the jersey reveal from the team's Instagram account: