Adidas and the Boston Celtics unveiled its “Parquet Pride” home alternate uniform and merchandise collection this week, celebrating the franchise’s storied history from the famed Parquet Floor.
The year-long program will be the centerpiece to the partnership between adidas and the Celtics, which is entering its eighth season.
The Parquet Pride jersey features a green and white Celtics wordmark on a grey background with parquet-inspired piping down the sides. The accompanying shorts feature the parquet piping along with the Celtics new Lucky alternate logo on the waistband. Consistent with the other home and road jerseys, a gold patch showcasing the Larry O’Brien championship trophy, as well as “17x”, which represents the franchise’s league-record 17 titles, is featured on the back collar.
In addition to the new uniforms, Adidas will release a Parquet Pride merchandise collection, consisting of T-shirts, hats, and other team gear honoring the Parquet Floor and commemorating the six historic moments.
The team will debut the new Pride uniform on Nov. 28 against the Chicago Bulls and don the uniform an additional five times throughout the 2014-15 season on the follow dates:
November 28, 2014 — 25th Anniversary of Larry Bird scoring his 20,000 point on November 30, 1990 against the Washington Bullets
December 7, 2014 — 25th Anniversary of Johnny Most announcing his retirement on December 2, 1990
January 2, 2015 — 30th Anniversary of the number “2” retired in honor of Red Auerbach on January 4, 1985
February 6, 2015 — 55th Anniversary of Bill Russell pulling down his career best 51 rebounds against the Syracuse Nationals on February 5, 1960; and 55th Anniversary of Bob Cousy tallying his career best 46 points against the New York Knicks on February 7, 1960
March 4, 2015 — 30th Anniversary of Kevin McHale scoring 56 points vs. the Detroit Pistons on March 3, 1985
April 12, 2015 — 50th Anniversary of John Havlicek “stole the ball!” vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on April 15, 1965