Are the Celtics Cursed by Their Black Trim Uniforms?
After a close 102-101 loss to the Hawks in Atlanta over the weekend, the Celtics are hoping that a change in fashion will keep the team’s playoff hopes alive.
According to ESPN.com, Boston has failed to win a playoff game since introducing green alternate road jerseys with black trim during the 2005-2006 season. ESPN notes that the Celtics have worn the uniform eight times in the playoffs over the years, losing every single game, including Saturday’s contest against the Hawks in Game 1 of the NBA’s opening round of playoffs.
Point guard Isaiah Thomas, who’s no stranger to switching up his style for the sake of superstition, seems into the idea of changing up the jerseys for Game 2.
Thomas recently revealed that a swap to the team’s traditional green and white road jerseys has already been confirmed, as the team brought both styles to Atlanta prior to the start of the series.
“We’re changing to the other ones next game,” Thomas said, according to ESPN. “I already told [team travel and equipment manager John Connor] and [basketball facilities manager] Andy [Mannix] that. So you don’t even gotta worry about that.”
Hopefully the new clothes will give the team an extra boost when they face the Hawks at Philips Arena on Tuesday night.