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Celtics news: Boston’s new Nike-designed uniform makes its first appearance in rookie photo shoot

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One of the Boston Celtics’ new Nike-designed jerseys for the 2017-18 season has been released to the public care of its greenhorns.

Rookies Jayson Tatum, Semi Ojeleye, and Ante Zizic were all gathered for the annual Panini NBA Rookie photo shoot along with their fellow 2017 class members. The freshmen trio was seen sporting Beantown’s new uniform which included an ad patch featuring the logo of General Electric.

Only the Icon edition was used in the photoshoot, while the Association version remains to be seen yet as well as two other designs.

Outside of the jersey updates and ad patches, for a handful of teams, another significant change will be on who wears what on a given night. Home teams used to don the light-colored unis until last season, but starting Opening Night on October 17th, the home team will get to decide which type of uniform they get to wear and the road team adjusts to the former’s choice.

As with most designs, the Celtics’ jerseys do not exhibit any significant changes. It still employs the simple and straightforward approach which Boston has been known for in all their jersey alterations throughout the years.

Understandably so because with a tradition as rich as the Celtics’, it would be blasphemous to steer away from the signature look.