NBA Rumors: Boston Celtics to wear sleeved St. Patrick's Day jersey (Photo)

Sep 28, 2012; Waltham, MA, USA; The Boston Celtic logo on the hardwood floor during the media day at the Celtics training facility. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics wearing a St. Patrick’s Day jersey isn’t exactly shocking considering they wear something to honor the holiday on a yearly basis.

Sometimes it’s a spiced up jersey – other times it’s nothing more than a patch.

This year though, they’ve decided to break from tradition and not only will they wear a ‘new’ jersey, it’ll be sleeved.

The news had been rumored for some time, but the team confirmed it with an in-house message on the scoreboard which featured Jerryd Bayless modeling the new threads.

The sleeved jersey phenomenon that the NBA (and Adidas) continues to push on us continues to get more and more backlash from fans who generally don’t appear to be fans of the new look.

If for some reason you just had to get your hands on these (please don’t), they’ll be made available for purchase on NBA.com and presumably at the Celtics team store.

Boston will wear the dud’s on March 17th when they travel to Texas to play the Dallas Mavericks. Hopefully that will be the last time the experiment takes place.

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