New city edition jersey for NBA 2021-22 Season I

New city edition jersey for NBA 2021-22

Let’s have a look at the city edition NBA jerseys of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the American Men’s Professional Basketball League for NBA 2023-24 75th Anniversary season.

This year’s Raptors City Edition jerseys pay an ode to the franchise’s first-ever uniforms with the classic giant Raptor on the front, along with the original font and jagged pinstripes. However, the uniform is remixed with the black and gold “OVO” colourway that has become a staple in Toronto’s alternate jerseys since 2015, a tribute to the team’s Global Ambassador, Drake. 

The City Edition yarns pay homage to the team’s legacy and the iconic moments that have defined the franchise’s 75-year history. The jersey projects a white wordmark and number scheme from a solid green base, the back features a white nameplate block under the player’s jersey number, a nod to it. The ribbon around the arms and neck replicates the 1965 team uniform. In addition, 17 clovers are located on the lower left of the jersey, at the top. above the jocktag, each wearing the year of a Celtics championship season. The uniform also recognizes Boston basketball legends with three replica banners containing the 24 player numbers and names that have been withdrawn by the organization.

The 2023-24 76ers City Edition uniform celebrates the NBA’s 75th Anniversary and the franchise’s storied history by honoring their home from 1967-1996, the Philadelphia Spectrum. The front of the jersey features a variation of the art-deco style “Sixers” wordmark that the team wore in the mid-1970s in bold red with crisp white outline. The Spectrum color panels run down both sides of the uniform and nod to Philadelphia’s “4 for 4” sports fans.A “4 for 4” fan supports all four major professional sports teams in Philadelphia.The numerals are derived from 1976-77 uniforms and the overall Navy Blue base color is a fresh and prestigious look for the team that honors their legacy.

The new uniforms for this season were designed to incorporate different eras of the franchise, creating a modern look while paying homage to the totality of Nets history. From the stars and stripes design of the Dr. J era, to the redesigned 1990s wordmark revived with last season’s Nike NBA Classic Edition jerseys, the argyle side panel of the consecutive NBA Finals teams in 2002 and 2003, and the influence of the distinctly styled herringbone court on the team’s uniforms in 2012, the 2023-24 Nike NBA City Edition Uniform honors the Nets’ legacy from New York to New Jersey and back, highlighting a sequence of recognizable looks.

The Jersey features the Knicksâ signature black and orange piping over a black base. Change the black base with blue and it’s eerily reminiscent of the Knicks road jerseys in the late 90s. The new city edition jersey comes with checkered side panels and the Nike NYC logo.It was designed according to a “mixtape” theme and an ode to the biggest Knicks moments over the last 75 years.

Celtics’ 23 retired jerseys

The No. 1 NBA jersey belongs to the above-mentioned Celtics founder and owner Brown, and the No. 2 jersey belongs to “Cardinal” Auerbach.
The No. 3 jersey belongs to Dennis Johnson, who played seven seasons with the Celtics, averaging 12.6 points and 6.4 assists per game, and was a defensive stalwart who was also named to the All-Star and Best Defensive Team first team.
The No. 6 jersey belongs to the greatest player in Celtics history, Bill Russell, who led the team to the finals 12 times in 13 seasons with the Green Jackets, winning 11 championships, including the eight straight.
The No. 10 jersey belongs to JJ White, who played 10 seasons with the Celtics, was named an All-Star seven times, and was the Finals MVP, averaging 18.4 points per game in 717 games.
The No. 14 jersey belongs to the Celtics’ greatest point guard Bob Cousy, who played 13 seasons for the Green Jackets, averaging 18.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, and was named to the Best XI first team 10 times and an All-Star 13 times.

The No. 15 jersey belongs to Tom Haynesohn, who averaged 18.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game in nine seasons, the year the Celtics drafted him with the local draft pick exception and used the trade for the top pick to select Russell, drafting two all-time greats in the same year.
The No. 16 jersey belongs to Tom Sanders, who played all 13 seasons with the Celtics, averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game, but he helped the Celtics win eight championships with his defense.
The No. 17 jersey belongs to John Havlicek, and it was under his leadership that the Celtics could win two more championships after Russell retired. He played 16 seasons for the Green Jackets, averaging 20.8 points per game, was named an All-Star 13 times, and played 1,270 games for the Celtics.
The No. 18 jersey belonged to Dave Cowens, the legendary center who averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds in 10 seasons. Los Kotov did not retire his No. 18 when he retired, so Cowens donned the No. 18 jersey and had the number eventually retired with him.
The No. 19 jersey belonged to Don Nelson, who averaged 11.4 points and played in 872 games over 11 seasons with the Celtics. After retiring, Don Nelson coached the Mavericks and Warriors, and led the Warriors to a miracle Black Eight against the Mavericks.

The 23 jerseys flying in the TD Garden Arena

Celtics, Boston Greens, when fans say this name, there are honors, glory, but also carries a lot of people’s youth, this founding team of the NBA, in TD Garden Arena, leaving too many stories.

Celtics from 1946 as one of the founding teams of the NBA, has been 70 years of history, plus the Celtics brilliant player history, they emerged too many star players, and the retirement of the jersey, is as a player career, the greatest honor it. He represents a team’s recognition of a player, and so far, the Celtics have retired 23 jerseys.

From Bill Russell to the current Tatum, countless green soldiers have fought for the team’s honor, creating many legends belonging to the Celtics. And the flags that represent them are also floating over the dome

In the 23 flags, 20 of them are the jerseys of the legendary players who played for the Celtics before, and the remaining three retired jerseys belong to the Celtics’ most legendary “Cardinal” Auerbach, live commentator Johnny Most and team owner and creator Walter Brown.

Number of Celtics jerseys – No.0 Jersey

Number of Celtics jerseys – No.0 Jersey

1.Avery Bradley:

Avery Bradley is 6’2 point guard, very short but a total defensive tough guy, first round 19 pick in 2010. A lot of people have grown up with AB along the way, and everyone has witnessed how a great point guard matures step by step. In his rookie season he was a player who averaged less than 2 points per game and couldn’t even dribble the ball well. In his second season, with Ray Allen’s injury, he took his chance and immediately became a starter, averaging 7.6 points per game. With the departure of Ray Allen, AB sat firmly as the Celtics’ starting point guard, scoring has been improving, and defense has not been lost, making the second defense in the 12-13 season and the first defense in the 15-16 season.

Unfortunately, as the last veteran of the Big Three era, Bradley was traded to the Pistons this year.

2、Walter McCarty:

Walter McCarty is a 6’10 power forward swingman who was a first-round pick in the 19th round in 1996. In his rookie season with the Knicks, he could only contribute 1.8 points in 5.5 minutes per game; in his second season he came to Boston, where he spent eight seasons, appearing in 494 games, and was able to score 5.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 19.2 minutes of playing time per game. McCarty was a defensive blue-collar player who played dedicated defense, yet his poor offensive game allowed him to shoot less than 40% from the field.

The Celtics traded him to the Suns before the trade deadline for the 2004-2005 season in exchange for a second-round pick in 2007.

3、Leon Powe:

Leon Powe is a 6’8 power forward who was a second round 19th rounder in 2006. He should be best remembered for his breakout performance in the ’08 Finals, providing the team with firepower off the bench. Starting with his rookie season, Bowie played three years in Boston and was able to contribute 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game in 189 games. He was a great frontcourt rebounder, averaging 1.8 frontcourt rebounds per game and shooting 52 percent from the field during his career in Boston.

In the 2009 offseason, Bowie signed a multi-year contract with the Cavaliers. However, after that, he was plagued by knee injuries. In the 10-11 season, Bowie finally chose to retire due to a serious knee injury.

4、Eric Montross:

Eric Montross was a 7-foot white center who was the 9th overall pick in the first round in 1994. After averaging 10 points per game in his rookie season, he dropped to 7.2 in his second season, then was traded away by the Celtics in the 1996 draft for a first-round pick, which subsequently drafted Anthony Walker. After that, Montrose never averaged more than five points per game in a single season, a classic case of rookie-as-peak.

In 2002, Montrose fell at home and broke his left foot, requiring a surgery that was not guaranteed to heal. So, Montrose chose to retire.

5、Orien Greene:

Orien Greene is a 6’4 two-way guard who was a second round 23rd rounder in 2005. Greene was just a passé for the Celtics, spending his rookie season with Boston and contributing 3.2 points per game.

Due to his poor performance, he was subsequently cut by the team after his rookie season.

6、Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum, the Celtics’ scout in this year’s draft, scored a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists against the Cavaliers in this year’s opener, becoming the first Celtics rookie to score a double-double in his first career game since Big Bird in 1979.

He has the arm strength and height to excel at both frontcourt positions in modern basketball, averaging 13.9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game this season, while shooting 46% from three.

He has a bright future ahead of him.

7、Robert Parish

The reason why Robert Parish is put in last place is because technically speaking, Parish’s number is 00, which is why the Celtics retired his jersey and the next player can still wear 0. But there is only one 00 jersey, so let’s put Robert Parish’s number as a kind of 0 for now.

Robert Parish was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 1st round, 8th overall, in the 1976 NBA Draft. He played for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls in his career, winning four NBA championships (1981, 1984, 1986, 1997) and being named to the NBA All-Star team nine times, and was selected to the NBA’s He was named to the NBA’s Best XI in 1982 and the NBA’s Best XI in 1989.

On January 19, 1998, the Celtics retired Robert Parrish’s No. 00 jersey [. 2003, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

For more NBA jerseys news and information, find the HONOR JERSEY store.

A hug that has been waiting for 10 years!

After all these years, Marcus Smart still remembers the night he first played with Kevin Garnett.

The current Boston Celtics core guard and Garnett never crossed paths in Boston. Garnett and Paul Pierce were traded together to the Brooklyn Nets before Smart was drafted sixth overall by the Celtics in 2014, but their connection to this team, their identical passion for the game, their perseverance, immediately resonated between them.

Smart always remembered his first NBA game, which was the Celtics vs. the Nets and Garnett’s game.

I was defending Jarrett Jack (Bucks guard) and a ball dropped and me, Jared Sullinger and Garrett were all fighting for it and I was the first one on the floor to get it,” recalled Smart. I remember getting the ball and throwing it to Jeff Green, who was open for a dunk, and I remember KG falling right on top of me. After that, he patted me down and said, ‘Good job, young man.’ You know how much the KG team cares about that kind of behavior. Showing respect to people is very rare for him, especially when he’s playing. So that was a great moment for me. It was a moment of, ‘I can do this, I’m doing the right thing.'”

“It’s crazy and ridiculous and taken for granted.” Smart said, “I think it’s not just us, everybody’s excited. Even if you’re not a Boston fan, considering everything he did in the game, you’re excited for him.”

On March 14, Garnett, 45, walked into TD Garden in black and set the entire arena on fire once again. Garnett looked as if he could still inject 10 minutes of tenacity into the Celtics by slapping his big hands on the mahogany parquet floor as he sauntered through the aisles and out to the center circle, looking down at the sign of his reinvigorated team.

Over the past few years, accolades have hit the retired Garnett like a spring rain. He was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, he joined forces with a host of former rivals and teammates to become the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Top 75 Superstar, and his memoir became one of the nation’s best-selling autobiographies. Now, he is going to receive another supreme honor – jersey retirement.

Before that, he walked into the Celtics’ locker room. The Celtic staff told him that there will now always be a place for him in the dressing room. “I WANT TO BE KNOWN AS THE BEST TEAMMATE EVER. (I want to be likened to the best teammate ever.)” Garrett’s quote is emblazoned on the wall at the entrance to the locker room. Smart’s locker is the first in the entrance, closest to the quote. This young man, who in the first game of his career sparred with Garnett for floor balls, is without a doubt the KG of the moment on this team, and the most popular teammate.

The game rallied from a 13-point deficit as Jayson Tatum’s game-winning 3-pointer bounced off the rim and the Mavericks came back from a 13-point deficit to turn the game around, 95-92. An afternoon worth celebrating had a few more regrets. Maverick head coach Jason Kidd patted Garnett as he left the court, man, sorry to spoil your day.

Although the two Hall of Famers never played together in the NBA, they enjoyed games together on Team U.S.A., All-Star. 2013-14, Kidd had the opportunity to coach Garnett directly. In Kidd’s eyes, Garnett has the work ethic and competitiveness that makes coaching him a “coach’s dream.

“As a teammate, you’re asking a guy who comes to practice every day.” Kidd replied in the interview, “Just the output he puts into practice is unbelievable. He has so much energy and he’s so much fun to be around. You know you have to be ready to go.”

From the moment the Celtics brought Garnett in from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a big “seven-for-one” trade in 2007, players, coaches and staff agreed that his arrival changed the entire look of the team. And so it is, Garnett has reshaped the Celtics’ backbone.

That summer, Garnett went to the Celtics’ Waltham training facility right after the trade was completed, underwent a physical and received a general report from the Celtics on his new future job.

At one point, several people lost contact with Garnett. After looking around they found him on the practice floor, alone and staring thoughtfully at those NBA championship banners hanging from the ceiling.

He was engrossed,” recalled Celtics assistant general manager Mike Zarren. We’ve signed and traded for a lot of different players, but none of them would actually take the time to really soak it in like he did.”

Because of this incident, the team quickly learned about his qualities. Garnett’s best known trait is his unwavering toughness. Throughout his career, everyone who came in contact with him marveled at his indomitable will. Most famously, Doug Rivers was forced to end his off-day workouts early because of him. During the first few practices of the 2007-08 season, then head coach Rivers had given Garnett a privilege because they both decided it wasn’t necessary to put the team’s cornerstone player on both offense and defense through too much basic training.

“KG didn’t want to be special at all, so when he was thrown off the practice team, he would start sprinting and running on the sidelines all by himself.” Said former Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Angel, “That’s him declaring in his own way, ‘I’m going to keep working even though you’re taking me off the team.'”

Garnett, with the ball in one hand and his practice clothes on, ran and shouted the same things he did during the game, even ducking to avoid colliding with others.

As time went on, this approach became very common. During one practice, Garrett was once again scheduled to rest, but he was also once again pounding the ball alone on the sidelines.

“We looked over to him and he was just saying to himself ‘Come on, KG, don’t let them beat you! You’re better than them!'” Leon Bowie, a member of the 2008 championship team, said, “Every practice run on the field, he fought hard to get to the front of the pack, and every time he got behind, he would get mad at himself. Those of us who saw that were like, ‘What the hell is going on with Big Ballot (Garnett’s nickname)?'”

Brian Scalabrine prefers to tell the story of how Garnett giggled while watching the animated sitcom “House of Mischief” in the cramped training room inside the home locker room. But as soon as it’s time for kickoff, Garrett immediately shifts into game mode.

One game day, Skara Bryan walked by Garrett’s room and Garrett said to him, Hey this TM is too funny. Skara Bryan laughed and agreed, then left. After a while, he forgot to get his wrist guards and walked back in.

“Exactly 30 seconds ago, we were laughing about that cartoon. So I made a few jokes about it, but KG suddenly just snapped his face and said, ‘Hey, damn it, focus! We’re going to focus up!’ I look up and it turns out the clock starts ticking an hour before the game starts, and I’m like, oh my bad, I grabbed my wrist brace and left.” Skara Bryan said.

The season before Garnett came to the Celtics, the “powerhouse” team had just 24 wins and 58 losses, the second-lowest in the league. It is still hard to believe that in just one year, the Celtics, who had been sinking for 21 years, were on top of the world and became NBA champions. There are always people who believe that as long as the “Big Three” are assembled, they can win the title in place. However, for more than a decade, it has been proven that no championship team is led by the “Big Three” temporarily assembled that season, LeBron James did not do it, Durant, Irving and Harden did not do it either.

“Garnett has a ton more energy in him than any player I’ve ever seen. He’s like a kid who just got drafted. Because that’s his style, because of his excitement and energy, because of his rapport with Pierce and Ray Allen and how rare they are together.” Angie had this to say.

Garnett is like one of those radiant, confident people in your circle of friends who, when he approaches, has an energy and aura that changes the entire space. Former Celtics physical coach Brian Du confessed that before Garnett joined, Paul Pierce’s work ethic had been very serious, but when Garnett announced he was joining, Pierce seemed like a completely different person. Pierce realized that he was being watched by the same level of superstars, and he had to come up with the strongest performance.

Bill Russell compared Garnett to another version of himself after he joined the Celtics. in March 2008, after the Celtics beat the Pistons to clinch an early playoff berth, Russell came into the locker room to have a face-to-face meeting with Garnett.

“I’m always saying, you’re my favorite player to watch from the sidelines.” The Celtics’ all-time best player had said to Garnett.

Reid Auerbach, the chief architect and founding father of the Celtics dynasty, wrote in his book, “When the game was on the line and the ball was in a position where you could all scramble for it, Russell was unparalleled.” Forty years later, even though Garnett couldn’t do what Russell did to go 10-0 in a steal, he approached every play, every scramble, every round with the same level of commitment. Scrambling, shoving, ranting, stepping up to protect his teammates, and treating his opponents with chatter.

Tony Allen, Brandon Bass, Avery Bradley, Rajon Rondo …… More than one teammate was surprised by his focus on the game.

He doesn’t allow us to fool around and get into the game,” Bass said. Even if it wasn’t even a playoff game, it was just a regular season game.”

Bradley: “I’ve seen him yell and scream before a game just because somebody had music playing before the game. He takes the game as seriously as I’ve ever seen him take it.”

Everything on the court is worthy of his seriousness, and every detail counts. In his six years with the Celtics, Mike Zarren said “KG has been consistent, he hasn’t changed a bit.”

Skara Bryan: “It’s hard to find a guy who is as focused on basketball and as willing to give to his teammates as Garnett. No one cares more about his teammates than Garnett. No player in the history of the game is better than him in my eyes.”

him forever. The game against the Lone Ranger ended, leaving about 30 minutes of empty space on the floor. The team’s staff was setting up the floor, a dimly lit scene still reeling from the loss. When Garnett took the court, he quickly let the pain from the loss dissipate with a few words, infusing everyone on the floor with energy and enthusiasm in his own way.

“Listen, I know you’re all with me, but what I don’t know is you’re fucking standing with me like this.” Garnett finished, then got up and pounded his chest as his roar grew louder and louder.

It was a night that belonged to Garnett, yet not just to Garnett. Garnett’s former teammates, members of the 2008 title-winning team, arrived early, and Eddie House, Glen Davis and Kendrick Perkins were hanging around the court nearly an hour before tipoff. Pierce shot a video and posted it to social media.

Life is made up of many memories, and spending time together is making memories. His memories have you and your memories have him, and that’s the best.

So the moment he returns, the spring breeze rises, the ice melts, and the sleeping mind is gently knocked awake.

Ray Allen, one of the “Big Three”, is here. Ten years have passed since he decided to leave the Celtics for the Heat in 2012. Ray Allen’s move to the Heat hurt Garnett, and he never hid his emotions. But in the past few years, Garnett has become less obsessed. Pierce, Allen and Garnett posed for a photo together at the Big 75 party during All-Star Weekend, which has signaled that the relationship between the three of them has thawed.

During a timeout in the first quarter of the game, Allen appeared on the big screen, where he received a warm and sustained applause. During the ceremony, Garnett interrupted Scalabrine’s Q&A session by grabbing the microphone and calling out Allen, who was sitting next to Pierce.

“I want to say something.” Garnett said, “It’s great to see Ray Allen here. Really.” Allen got up from his chair and walked toward Garnett at midcourt, and the two embraced in an excited hug. Moments later, Pierce joined in. Under that championship banner they had won that year, the Big Three were truly together again, reunited 14 years after winning the Green’s only championship since 1986.

“Ray’s next, damn it, you’re next.” Garnett said. Yes, Garnett was referring to Allen’s Celtics No. 20 jersey. Maybe Allen has taken a few steps toward that possibility, knowing that this is his first time back at TD Garden in nearly eight years.

“I was hesitant when it came time to announce the jersey retirement, not because I didn’t want it here, but because I wasn’t sure Kevin wanted me to be here.” Allen said, “I was never sure if he wanted to. I love this building and I haven’t been here in a long time, so I wanted to stand in front of the fans.”

In the 2010-11 season, the Celtics were defeated 4-1 in the playoffs by the new “Big Three” of James, Wade and Bosh. After winning the series, James dropped to one knee to cover his face and sobbed for a long time without getting up. For the NBA, this victory meant a new “Big Three era” at the time. However, the three men were not crushed at the end of the season.

The three sat together, facing the ESPN camera also open heart to speak freely, Garnett said: “This season, we are from all sides is not easy, we have set the height of their own team, when we lost two or three games, everyone will ask: ‘What happened this season? “

“We’re a team. If a warrior’s armor breaks, you know what happens? Lose the game.” Garrett said, “But you have to get up again and recover from the broken armor. I’ve lost my mind sometimes and it’s discouraging.”

At the time, Ray Allen said, “We’ve played long enough to know every kind of trap, very few we haven’t seen, and all three of us know to each other that no matter what happens, the game has to be played.”

After the first loss to the Heat, all three men reflected individually. Allen was blunt in front of the camera, in front of the other two: “What didn’t you do? What did you do? I don’t want any regrets between the three of us.”

Ten years have passed and all grudges can seem to die in a mutual smile.

“No words are needed to communicate.” Allan said, “Just being around each other and talking is enough. We’re old men now, we have nothing to sit down and be angry about, after all, we did something very special together.”

The two finals experience has made the “Big Three” work seamlessly with each other, playing the game is a set of Mozart-style classical music. Whenever they play, it is unparalleled and perfect. If you change one note, the piece will lack rhythm, if you change one phrase, the structure of the piece will disintegrate.

Garrett’s controversial comments, appropriate or inappropriate, his long-winded trash talk and profanity are all part of who he is. If he’s your teammate, he’d die for you, and if you turn out to be his on-court rival, he’ll be doing it to you even if you’re his own brother. This is probably the best teammate ever and the reason why he is so infectious.

Those who were there, those who weren’t, Rondo, Kevin McHale, Sam Cassell, Rivers, they all talk about Garnett’s dedication, his insatiable desire to win. And it was all a little overwhelming for Garnett to hear.

“It’s incredible, guys. I can’t imagine, I didn’t expect this at all.” Garnett, 45, watched the video playing on the big screen, unaware that two lines of tears were trickling down from the corners of his eyes.

The trio reunited, taking away all the questions and replacing them with hugs, tears and grateful smiles. This time, as Allen had hoped: no more regrets between the three.

Celtics history connects every generation, and each of the 17 championships deepens the connection between the past and the present. A few moments later, Garnett walked to the sidelines and, with Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” blaring, he pulled the rope with his daughters to slowly raise the jersey banner labeled No. 5 to the top of the dome. Next to his No. 5 is Pierce’s No. 34 NBA jerseythen next to the championship banner that he, Pierce and Ray Allen raised together 14 years ago.

I’ve waited my whole life for this moment, can you feel it coming from the night sky tonight.

The best teammate Garnett, the most incomparable Garnett, the Garnett who gave 100% every game.

“I love you, Boston.” Garnett said. After saying that, he struck his heart again.

The great numbers of Celtics jerseys

The great numbers of Celtics jerseys

The Celtics retired Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 NBA jersey on March 14, 2023 at home against the Mavericks. Garnett, who had helped the Celtics take the team’s 17th championship trophy in franchise history in the 2007-2008 season, enjoyed the highest honors with the Celtics, and the Celtics became the team with the most retired jerseys in history, and the rare single number jersey is Only No. 0, No. 4, No. 7, No. 8 and No. 9 are left to choose from. The following whinny takes a look at the owners of other single-number jerseys.

  1. No. 1 jersey: Walter Brown jersey retirement date: October 17, 1964

Walter Brown single-handedly created the Celtics and has a great influence on the promotion of basketball, if everyone has heard of Nye Smith, then I can only tell you that Brown’s contribution to basketball is not smaller than Nye Smith, he is the founder of the NBA predecessor BAA, he once joined forces with Auerbach to contribute to the Celtics six championships, and the Celtics also retired his jersey No. 1 in his playing days, since then the Celtics no longer No. 1 jersey.

2. No. 2 jersey ; Arnold Auerbach Jersey Retirement Date: January 4, 1985

“Cardinal” Auerbach has a total of 16 championship rings, of which he led the Celtics as head coach won nine, and then as the team’s general manager won seven, which also makes him a Celtics dynasty of merit, Auerbach is particularly good at identifying players, such as Bird, Mike Hale and Parrish were discovered and developed by Auerbach.

3. No. 3 jersey: Dennis Johnson jersey retirement date: December 13, 1991

Johnson, who started out with the Supersonics, was sent to the Suns because of a personality issue that first clashed with Supersonic star Wilkins, and then fell out with the Suns’ head coach Mike Riod, but the talented Johnson was still seen by “Cardinal” Auerbach, and since then he has started his legendary journey with the Celtics, creating the Celtics dynasty again with Bird and others, winning three NBA championships and being crowned MVP of the 1979 Finals.

4. No. 5 jersey: Kyle Garnett jersey retirement time: March 14, 2023

Although Garnett only brought the Celtics a championship trophy, although Garnett also did not win the FMVP, although the team’s boss at the time or Paul Pierce, but this does not affect the Celtics team’s respect for Garnett. Because Garnett went to the Celtics, to the team to bring the toughness of the Celtics dynasty, Garnett went to the Celtics before the team only hovered on the edge of the playoffs, and Garnett brought tough defense and roar of dominance is the spirit of the Celtics dynasty needs to be passed on.

5. No. 6 jersey: Bill Russell Jersey Retirement Date: March 12, 1972

Russell has also lived up to the expectations of the Celtics, helping the team win 9 total championships in 10 years as a player, and 2 championships as a coach and player since then, all kinds of easy since most, and now the FMVP is named “Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award” and presented by Russell himself, which is the biggest recognition of Russell’s achievements.

In addition the Celtics have retired jerseys #00 of Robert Parrish, #10 of Joe Joe White, #14 of Bob Cousy, #15 of Tom Hainthorn, #16 of Tom Sanders, #17 of Havlicek, #18 of Cowenson, #19 of Don Nelson, #21 of Bill Sharman, #22 of McCollum, #23 of Ramsey, #24 of Sam Jones, #25 of KC Jones, #31 of Maxwell, #32 of Kevin McHale, #33 of Larry Bird, #34 of Pierce and #35 of Reggie Lewis.

Madar: It’s really like a dream come true to play in a Celtics jersey

Madar: It’s really like a dream come true to play in a Celtics jersey

The Celtics defeated the Hawks 85-83 in the Summer League.

After the game, Celtics player Yam Madar spoke to the media about the game.

“It’s really like a dream come true to walk on the court in a Celtics jersey. Madar said in the interview.

For the game, Madar had 8 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.

Yam Madar is a deft and versatile Israeli guard whose dribbling and passing are his forte. In 2019, he teamed up with this year’s draft pick Denis Avdia to lead the Israeli men’s basketball team to a sweep at the U20 Men’s EuroBasket, where he was the team’s top passer and second-leading scorer.

How many numbers of NBA jerseys have the Celtics retired?

How many numbers of NBA jerseys have the Celtics retired?

How many numbers of NBA jerseys have the Celtics retired?

Garnett’s No. 5 jersey was retired on Mar.13th, 2023, some fans commented: how many jerseys have been retired in the history of the Celtics? Today we’ll talk about it. Because there are so many retired jerseys, the Green Army’s retired jerseys are presented in a banner, not a separate one like other teams.

Currently the Celtics have retired 23 numbers. The chart below is a count of Pierce and Garnett before they retired, so it is not complete, only 21.

Finally, let’s take a look at the 23 retired numbers of the Celtics: 00 Parrish, 1 Walter Brown, 2 Arnold Auerbach, 3 Dennis Johnson, 5 Garnett, 6 Bill Russell, 10 Joe Joe White, 14 Bob Cousy, 15 Tom Heinsohn, 16 Tom Sanders

No. 17 John Havlicek, No. 18 Dave Cowens, No. 19 Don Nelson, No. 21 Bill Sharman, No. 22 Edward McCauley, No. 23 Frank Ramsey, No. 24 Sam Jones, No. 25 KC Jones, No. 31 Cedric Maxwell, No. 32 McHale, No. 33 Byrd, No. 34 Pierce, No. 35 Reggie Lewis.

Why are the Celtics willing to retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey?

Why are the Celtics willing to retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey?

It should be June or July 2020, when the epidemic no longer affects Chinese people’s daily travel, but the U.S. Empire is still under infestation offlockroom, one night I ate dinner outside for a walk, walking and brushing up a certain puff.

Nash praised Paul (that time in the Thunder) can still play many years ball, former Timberwolves center Pekovic surprisingly has a gang background, the

Ray Allen is still having trouble with Pierce Garnett, and Garnett is fighting with Timberwolves management.

The cause seems to be that Garnett wants to get the Timberwolves’ equity, according to his own words, before the boss was promised, but then backtracked, it is also said that Garnett has a bigger problem in this coordination process, WHATEVER, in short, he fell out with the Timberwolves, the parent team that he had played for more than a decade.

Things are so serious that, look at the comments section said Garnett may even refuse the Timberwolves to give him a retired jersey, some fans can not help but feel

The company’s main goal is to provide the best possible service to its customers.

Sensei fans regret or not, KG is not planning to leave himself behind, as always, both to his circle of powder and to his black, tough to the end: “Timberwolves do not have a successful management culture, but the Celtics have!” While raging against the management of his parent team, he did not forget to mention the goodness of the Green Army.

At that moment I was thinking: “If the Timberwolves don’t retire the jersey for the Wolf King, will the ‘No. 1 NBA powerhouse’ Celtics retire the jersey for Garnett?”

Without checking any information and making a subconscious judgment by my mind alone, I believed without a trace of doubt that the Green Army would retire Garnett’s jersey. Even after checking the information, I was surprised to find that Garnett only played six years for this deep Boston team, I also believe that the Green Army will not let Garnett’s “pulling the pedal” on the Timberwolves issue, over time, become his unilateral “self-interest The Green Army will not let Garnett’s “pulling and stomping” on the Timberwolves become a one-sided “wishful thinking” over time.

WHY? Because Garnett’s temperament matches the most distinctive stylistic trait of the Green Army’s historic legacy: don’t play hard to get.

Don’t get tough with me, when I want to win and am capable of winning.

The 2009-2010 Lakers’ two-game winning streak was the most immersive basketball watching existence of my life. At that time, commentators, media, and fans said that playing the Rockets in ’09 was super high intensity defense because Kobe was subjected to the suffocating defense of Atai and Battier for 48 minutes without stopping.

But really wait for me to grow up, in fact, on watching live at that moment I also vaguely feel the intensity of the 10 year finals some unusual, but really wait for me to grow up and then go through the video to appreciate, “this fucking called high intensity? The Green Army is the entire team combined with a strong defense, is more than 09 rockets defensive intensity of hell.”

Looking at that picture, the kind of unreasonable pushing, shoving, jamming, overhand, players like on the court in the boxing, recall the loss of Tennant Hill that moment, really feel and the Green Army than hard too difficult, this time to lose again?

The good thing is that the Lakers have a more mature Bynum inside than the year before, the last game both sides are crazy iron, Atai into the key three points, the Lakers in the case of trailing most of the game, a thrilling reversal, revenge.

Garnett’s characteristic is hard, once on the field “six relatives do not recognize”, in order to win the game do whatever it takes, like to keep on soaring trash talk to people, which makes several players who see him as an idol and he played on a ball does not like him, do not like his ordinary fans say he played dirty, black people say he is not really hard, and even gave him a derogatory He even gave him a derogatory nickname: “Stiffy”.

But the personality of a person is a double-edged sword, a more classic question, “Duncan and Garnett, who do you like better?”

I began to watch the ball at that time, more than ten elementary school began to contact the NBA, all said more like KG, because he was always full of passion on the field, has a very strong team uplifting infectious power.

As long as it is in the Celtics, Garnett these attributes are advantages, the Green Army is like his spiritual attributes, is like and the enemy than willpower, than who first destroyed who. This thing more than not to give examples, do not know the year things can go to ask James fans of the Green Army feelings, good bad all into, say out to protect you can deepen the understanding of the Boston Celtics this team.

From the hard level of honor, although Garnett came to the Green Army has been over 30 years, but he is, after all, no suspense Hall of Fame level superstar, is one of the best power forwards in the history of basketball, in the North Shore Garden, a teammate more powerful environment, KG took the best defensive player, several times selected as an All-Star, many campaigns have ironic view of the playoffs, and

In order to trade him over the Celtics paid the price of trading most of the team, and eventually in exchange for a championship.

When the Lakers 0910 take the championship, I understand it more as Kobe alone with the team’s ability to self-prove, and for the Lakers championship is not too thirsty, after all, 00-02 has taken three.

But the total number of championships at the time was still ahead of the Green Army of my lake, before they got the title in 08, the last title surprisingly goes back to

1986, after 22 years of waiting, this is a non-Celtic can not empathize with the experience.

They chose to throw their hopes on three veterans who combined to be more than 100 years old, especially Garnett as the core of the offense and defense, the interior barrier.

This thing, whether then or now, are nothing to dispute. Although the leather team has more seniority and the finals got the FMVP, but the Green Army throughout the playoffs journey over, the first credit must be the interior of the “Hulk” Garnett.

Before the start of the 09 season, when I was in sixth grade, my best friend joked with me and said together to buy a pair of Garnett’s Adi shoes, I said I could not afford to buy, your family has money to consider.

Well, it is the championship aura, we first thought of Garnett, think especially handsome and cool – this probably explains why, even if born in different generations, men in boyhood are very easy to like basketball.

At the end of August 2023, the Boston Celtics social media official account announced that the number 5 jersey of Kevin Garnett will be retired on March 14 next year.

In slightly earlier May, KG and Duncan, Kobe, as the strongest trio ever, were officially inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Although as a Lakers fan I naturally do not like the Celtics, but I have always liked Garnett. I think he is very explosive when I don’t know how to watch the ball, and I find that he is still a historic all-rounder and great.

I know that Kobe’s first all-star Garnett said “I’ll pass you the ball”, originally just a simple greeting, compared to Jordan’s first all-star experience, but the more you think about it, the more you feel very moved.

This is my personal, linked to the Garnett green jersey retirement, reliving the moving.

For Celtics fans, especially because of the old Big Three to love the Celtics “old uncles”, the real moving fear is from yesterday, from the Garnett jersey retirement ceremony site, from the years of separation finally well together again

Garnett, Pierce and Ray Allen.

Why the Timberwolves do not retire Garnett’s jersey?

Why the Timberwolves do not retire Garnett’s jersey?

The Celtics have officially announced that they will retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey for the March 13, 2023 game against the Mavericks.

The Green Jackets announced the news of sealing Garnett’s No. 5 uniform back in February 2020, but the Celtics postponed the date due to the subsequent outbreak of an epidemic on U.S. soil, restricted fan access, and the jersey retirement ceremony couldn’t lack a live audience.

Garnett’s No. 5 jersey was retired by the Celtics, but what about his No. 21 jersey?

No. 21 represents Garnett’s “King of Wolves” years, the first 12 years of his career were wearing No. 21 for the Timberwolves, which is the peak of Garnett’s personal state, and is also the highest in the history of the Timberwolves so far.

In reason, Garnett’s jersey should get retired in the Timberwolves, but this still has not happened.

“Glenn knows what I think, and I’m not interested in it. That (Timberwolves retiring his jersey) was not sincere, Glenn was pressured by the fans and the community. I’m not going to forgive him, I don’t deal with small people.”

Garnett gave this response when he spoke about the prospect of his uniform being sealed with the Timberwolves when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2020 and was promised a Celtics jersey retirement.

The Glenn Garnett referred to was then Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, and there is a tangled love-hate story between the two of them, where it is written about Garnett’s good fortune and his “misfortune”.

In August 1997, Garnett, who had just finished the second year of his NBA career, negotiated a contract extension with the Timberwolves, and Taylor made an offer of six years and $102 million, a contract that could be considered quite generous at the time, only to be rejected by Garnett.

“My client deserves a bigger contract.” Garnett’s agent, Fletcher, told Taylor.

Garnett’s rejection surprised Taylor, who couldn’t imagine an NBA “sophomore” saying “no” to a billion dollar contract. Somewhat surprised and a little angry, Taylor made a not very wise decision to disclose the Timberwolves’ offer to the media, which caused an uproar and American basketball reporters verbally attacked Garnett, labeling him as “greedy”.

Taylor’s approach angered Garnett’s team, and Fletcher gave an ultimatum, either to open the contract as Garnett requested, or Garnett would walk away after fulfilling his rookie contract.

In fact, Taylor had bitterness in making the details of the contract public, when rumors were circulating that the Timberwolves offer was very stingy, which is why Garnett didn’t sign it, and this news was especially widely circulated in the fan base, making it unbearable for Taylor. “Glenn felt that someone was questioning his generosity and that he was the owner and had the right to disclose the contents of the contract.” Then-Timberwolves general manager Mike Heil said.

Conflicts aside, Garnett did not have a problem with money, and Taylor could not afford the risk of losing KG. So, on October 1, 1997, an hour before the extension deadline, the Timberwolves agreed to a new contract with Garnett, who was not present at the time and was listening to music at home when he received a call from Fletcher.

“Kevin, get over here, the deadline is coming up and this contract has to be signed.” Fletcher said over the phone.

That contract was for 6 years for a total of $126 million!

The news came out, shocking the whole league, a player who has only played in the NBA for two years, but got an average annual salary of more than 20 million contracts, if the rookie players who play well in the future are using this as a standard, what about other teams?

After Garnett’s one-year contract extension, the NBA ushered in a lockout, and while it can’t be said that Garnett’s big contract was the main reason for the labor dispute, industry insiders generally believe that was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. After a long tug-of-war between labor and management, the 1998-99 season was not spared to shrink, and a new agreement was finally reached, in which the relationship between a player’s NBA playing age and the starting salary of his contract was qualified in more detail, and the terms of the rookie contract were adjusted.

Taylor and Garnett’s contract battle, it seems that both sides have won, Taylor retained the team’s box office security, Garnett got a sky-high contract, but the two are also “losers”.

When Garnett’s contract extension was finalized, McHale confided to team insiders that something was definitely going to happen. Sure enough, Garnett’s teammate Mabry was the first to express his dissatisfaction, because after the labor agreement was modified, Mabry could only get half of Garnett’s contract amount if he renewed with the Timberwolves. The Timberwolves had no choice but to trade the emotionally exploding Marbury to the Bucks.

Garnett’s growth trajectory in the Timberwolves proved that he really deserves a top contract, but his contract tied up the team’s payroll space, the Timberwolves were restricted in their reinforcements, plus some of their maze operations, such as the Joe Smith “yin and yang contract” incident, which started because the Timberwolves did not have the space to directly give Smith a big contract. The two sides reached a secret agreement, Smith and the Timberwolves to sign three consecutive one-year low-cost contract, wait until the Timberwolves get his Bird rights, and then once again give a 7-year 80 million big contract.

This kind of thing is actually not uncommon in the professional sports world, but most of them are verbal commitments between the two sides, not implemented on paper, but the Timberwolves did so, and as a result of the lawsuit between Smith’s agent and his agency (the owner of the company is none other than Garnett’s agent Fletcher), which led to the exposure of the secret contract between the Timberwolves and Smith, the Timberwolves were fined, Taylor and McHale were suspended, and what made the team even more Although the league later returned two first-round picks to the Timberwolves, the team’s talent pool still suffered a huge loss.

Between 1995 and 2007, the top five players representing the Timberwolves were Garnett, Sam Mitchell, Szczerbiak, Pillar and Trenton Hassell, seeing these names, you can basically tell that Garnett was isolated for a long time in those 12 years. But his two helpers Cassell suffered a back injury, Sprewell and the Timberwolves on the contract extension tug of war, “I have to raise a family” refused the team 3 years 21 million offer, the result of a year later only from other teams to get the base salary offer, discouraged decided to retire.

Garnett in the Timberwolves in the 12 years, he is an all-star, is averaging 20 + 10 + 5 Mr., is beyond the era of all-round big man, but there is no set of stable and not bad around the lineup to match, which has the Timberwolves management operation problems, there are factors of luck, but also can not ignore Garnett that big contract for the wage space constraints, and KG himself in the regular season and playoffs is not KG’s performance in the regular season and playoffs was not equal.

Time can make us forget how good a player once was, and can also make us ignore a player’s former crotch pulling performance. Garnett, who could do everything in the regular season, was not so reliable in the key games of the playoffs. There are many examples of this. 1998 first round game 5 of the playoffs, winning and losing to be eliminated (the first round was a five-game, three-win system), Garnett only got 7 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists on 3-of-11 shooting, and had 10 turnovers. 1999 first round game 4 of the playoffs, the Timberwolves were down 1-2 and out, Garnett shot 6-of-20. 2000 first round game 4 of the playoffs, also down 1-2, Garnett shot 6-of-20. Garnett made 5 of 20 shots in Game 4 of the first round of the 2000 playoffs, also down 1-2 and not to be missed.

Garnett, unlike Duncan, is not a core championship player, his style is actually closer to that of the current Browns, the perfect two-way player. After a brief trip to the Western Conference in 2004, the Timberwolves failed to make the playoffs for three consecutive years. Garnett’s numbers still looked good, but the team’s record was in the toilet. A reporter at the time asked Taylor what was wrong with the Timberwolves, and Taylor responded, “Do you think me and management screwed up, or did some people screw up?”

In 2007, the possibility of Garnett and Tyler continuing to work together was close to zero. Tyler received an offer from the Celtics that he was more than satisfied with, but Garnett did not agree, and he even threatened to jump out of his contract if the deal was reached, leaving the Green Jackets empty.

Garnett is unwilling to go to the Celtics because the team only won 24 games in the 2006-07 season, is the bottom of the East weak, if the “pot” to do the deal, the depth of the lineup will be worse, even with him and Pierce, I’m afraid that can not bring.

Celtics GM Angie got permission from the Timberwolves to communicate directly with Garnett, and after learning KG’s thoughts, Angie broke the bank and traded for Ray Allen from the Supersonics. After that trade was finalized, Allen got a call from Garnett, who had played together in AAU during their high school days and had some friendships.

“KG asked me then what would it take to make a difference and get us a championship if he went too?” Allen recalled, “I told KG, ‘Dude, you play how you used to play, we’re fine with that.'”

The Celtics’ Big Three were formed, and before the 2007-08 season began, the three stars were interviewed by a local Boston reporter. When asked who would execute the shot if the game needed to be decided by one late, Garnett pointed to Pierce and Allen and replied, “One of them.” .

The answer is a demonstration of Garnett’s tactical positioning in the Celtics, he no longer needs to play the role of Mr. Key, but can focus on his own strengths, the core of the defensive end, the offensive end of the all-around body, the example in training, the locker room to inspire the troops, with their own strengths, laying the foundation of the Celtics championship.

The famous basketball media person Bill Simmons commented on Garnett’s role in the 2007-08 season: “That simply can not be measured by data, he used his words and actions, teaching his teammates what is a valuable professional attitude, giving his best in practice and games, and focusing on defense. He treats every game like a Finals steal, motivating his teammates even in garbage time. I’ve never seen a more contagious, unselfish, team-oriented player who, with those details, formed the backbone that holds up the dream of a championship.”

The 2007-08 Celtics, who played a defensive efficiency of giving up only 98.1 points per 100 possessions, saw Garnett selected as the best defensive player. Garnett changed the defensive culture of the team, and had a particularly big impact on Pierce. The company’s main goal is to provide the best possible service to its customers.

“Under the influence of KG, Pierce no longer say ‘vacation’ and so on, he began to take defense very seriously, these seemingly subtle things, constitute our drive to the championship.” Allen said.

Allen’s personal relationship with Garnett, which fractured towards the end of their partnership, saw Garnett flip him right off and ignore him when they met in games after Allen moved to the Heat, but Allen still considers Garnett the best teammate of his career.

“In a game against the Bulls in the 2007-08 season, KG hit a signature step-back jumper, and Noah, the Bulls’ rookie center, said to KG, ‘Big guy, that was a beautiful shot, you must teach me.’ Noah respects KG, but KG doesn’t give his opponents a good look in games. ‘Get the hell out of here!’ KG yelled.” Allen recalled, “That’s KG, if you’re his teammate, he’d die for you, but if you’re his opponent, he won’t even tell you what time it is. I have many teammates from college to the NBA, if you want to pick one to work with, it must be KG, others simply can not compare with him. It’s not just because he’s versatile, it’s because he never lets up in any round of any game, and I’ve played with a lot of stars, but I can’t find a teammate like KG.”

Garnett won the title in his first year with the Celtics, and before that run to the top, the Green Jackets were in a 22-year championship gap, after which they failed to be crowned again.

That 2008 crown was a renaissance for the Celtics that was short-lived but etched in stone.

Garnett returned to the Timberwolves in 2015, when he returned via trade, with Garnett waiving the trade veto in his contract. According to Garnett, the Timberwolves agreed at the time that he would receive a stake in the team and enter management after his retirement, when Garnett’s mentor, Timberwolves general manager and head coach Philip Sanders, was involved in the negotiations, but after Sanders’ death, Taylor changed his mind, which infuriated Garnett.

“I had thought Taylor was a sincere person, but after Phillip’s death, it all fell apart and I won’t forgive him.” Garrett said, “Minnesota will always have a special place in my heart, but I don’t deal with people who go back on their word.”

Taylor’s argument differs from Garnett’s, who believes the so-called share deal was negotiated privately between Garnett and Sanders without his knowledge, so there is no such thing as a broken promise.

When Taylor decided to sell the Timberwolves, there were rumors that Garnett formed a consortium to compete, which could be considered a big noise at that time, but Taylor said Garnett never contacted him about buying the team.

Taylor’s sale of the Timberwolves may be an end to the feud between him and Garnett. Professional sports, business is business, from different points of interest to consider, will inevitably produce some differences, some can be quickly digested internally, some to be left to time to resolve.
Garnett’s No. 21 jersey hanging high on the Timberwolves’ home court belongs to the latter.