After they leaked on Twitter last week, ---
---the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics officially revealed their new Bill Russell-inspired City Edition uniforms for the 2022-23 campaign in a touching tribute to the legacy of the 11-time champion (and the retroactive 1979 hashtag good guy of the year).
Not to be Mr. Dozie Downer, because I like the cursive "Celtics" font and details for Bill Russell, but the shade of green is a tad too dark for ya boi. It just isn't Celtic-y to me. It's more of a 90's Seattle SuperSonics or current Milwaukee Bucks vibe, but compared to past Celtics alternates, I think they're fine. They've certainly done worse. I loved last year's 75th anniversary greens, seen here by C's legend Joe Johnson.
I just can't believe the season starts tomorrow. That's what I'm genuinely concerned with—finishing the deal after losing the Finals with a 2-1 lead. I love uni talk (the Pats reds looked fantastic vs. the Lions) but to paraphrase a good friend of mine who once said this about 2008 Olympic Games star Shawn Johnson. "idc if he name is Doug, I'd still fuck her" after I was like yeah she's hot, but it's weird her name is Shawn in lunch or like 11th-grade social studies. I don't care what the Celtics are wearing; I'm still gonna be bleeding, crying, sweating, and cu*ming green all season long. It's all about 18 (even though I kinda hate that phrase because it's pretty Yankee-adjacent).
I haven't blogged about the Ime situation since blogging some emotional reactional takes, but if he's not a hashtag good guy, fuck him (not literally, that's probably what that horn dog would want!). My bad for being a product of the internet and giving out takes without all the facts in hopes that they'd garner clicks. All aboard the Mazzulla train (even though he's from Johnston...who I'll always hate for beating my high school football team in the 2008 playoffs). Actually, these kind look a little Hendricken-y. They could definitely have Mazzulla's finger prints on it (he went to Hendricken).
Whatever, it's all about 18. I'd like to see Grant Williams stay in whatever shade of green the C's are rocking past this season, but apparently, that's up in the air like Clooney in '09.
Happy birthday Timelord. Please get healthy.