The photos shown above, which appear to be the Celtics’ new City Edition uniform for the coming season, were circulating this afternoon. So was this next photo:
Shortly after those pics began making the rounds, the Celtics essentially confirmed the leak’s legitimacy by posting the following teaser photos:
Like most City uniforms, this one feels completely unnecessary, but it’s a nice enough design. The note above the jock tag suggests that the uni is supposed to be a shout-out to James Naismith inventing basketball in Springfield, Mass., in 1891, which presumably explains why the trim has a conventional wood-grain pattern instead of the Celtics’ parquet floor motif.