The Boston Celtics are one of the two greatest franchises in NBA history. With 17 league titles to their name, the respect typically bestowed upon the organization is both understandable and justified.
That said – even the Celtics can have missteps. One such misstep? Their apparent design for their 2020-21 City Jersey Edition uniforms.
This week, the uniform mock-ups made their way online and were immediately endlessly scrutinized by the team’s fans.
Reactions from fans were merciless.
If these are the city jerseys whoever came up with the design should be fired https://t.co/5BD2ppOH0n
— Dan Snods (@_snods) November 15, 2020
— Tyler Valley (@tyval15) November 13, 2020
Good for you, KAT. https://t.co/owwg4nVtCz
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 15, 2020
Never seen a lazier attempt at a jersey in my life https://t.co/owortiFXMJ
— James🍥 (@scooter_trayvis) November 12, 2020
They’re alright 🤷 https://t.co/06UancXUMf
— Arlando 🍀 (@mrbigchillin) November 12, 2020
— ĆÃM (@tonymorris1212) November 12, 2020
I refuse to believe these are real https://t.co/PBJRZ3tFhg
— Pat Coupe (@coupe_pat) November 12, 2020
Lol this looks like a practice jersey https://t.co/TKlHuzvzgl
— TKo 🦃 (Understands dialectics) (@RealTKoBoston) November 12, 2020
There ain’t no way https://t.co/eC1cxoRcsj
— HR🥤 (@HRHoopsXO) November 12, 2020
Dwight Howard kept it very real. https://t.co/aE7f0VaDIA
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 14, 2020
Interested concept but this might be up there for the most boring/bland jersey in all sports https://t.co/5AdtG7HZdI
— Ryan Salvaggio (@ryan_salvaggio) November 12, 2020
Nah….it looks like they got lazy https://t.co/caTeuwX793
— BandGang Lonnie Bands Fan Account (@tacosoverrated2) November 12, 2020
— PrimeTime Beantown Sports (@PTBeanTown) November 12, 2020
— ☘Boston Draftpics☘ (@KGTwoThree) November 12, 2020
— Mile High Massholes (@MileHighMAHoles) November 12, 2020
Steph forgot he was mic’d. https://t.co/aHQ26YVM1b
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 13, 2020
— Vini ✈️ (@ViniB95) November 12, 2020
finally a new jersey i’m not tempted to spend 150 dollars on, these are disgusting lol https://t.co/vwi25bwks0
— Peter Lindholm (@peteyoself) November 12, 2020
If this is the final design, I have to admit I’ll be disappointed. I would’ve expected a little more than something that looks like our Summer League jerseys. But, the meaning of the jersey makes up for it, and I have to say, they’ll look pretty clean. https://t.co/Q4ljOgh7xa
— Celtics Report 🍀 (@celticsreport20) November 12, 2020
Obviously it hasn’t been confirmed yet that this is the real design, but if it is, it’s hard to see how all parties involved don’t go back to the drawing board after getting such a negative reaction.