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Which Boston Celtics Jersey is Worth the Investment: Part 1

August 22nd, 2013 at 4:49 PM
By Sean Melia

It's August, and that means rankings, predictions, and other banter that does not mean much, but can be fun. ESPN took on the task of ranking each uniform in the NBA. The Boston Celtics were honored with the top spot. That got us thinking at Celtics 101. The Celtics have revamped their roster, and that means that maybe those old Celtics jerseys might need to be replaced. Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and Ray Allen are gone. New players are here, and it might be time to invest in a new jersey (or t-shirt jersey for those lacking in the biceps area).

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So, without further ado, here is how Celtics 101 would rank each players jersey and whether it's worth buying.

#16) Walter McCarty

What this purchase would say about a fan:

This fan truly has his/her finger on the pulse of the Celtics, and has been a fan for a long time. McCarty was on the teams in the late 90's, and has returned yesterday as part of Brad Stevens' coaching staff. Digging out an old jersey can be just as gratifying as buying a new one.

#15) Donte Greene

What this purchase would say about a fan:

This fan is probably related to Donte Greene, or he thought Jeff Green added an "e" to his last name and also changed his number. If a fan really wanted this jersey it would probably have to be customized. It might also become a throwback rather quickly.

#14) Vitor Faverani

What this purchase would say about a fan:

This fan is in it for the long haul, and is comfortable watching the player whose jersey he is wearing sit on the bench for the majority of the game. Faverani's three year contract could make this a worthwhile investment. 

#13) Jordan Crawford

What this purchase would say about a fan:

This fan either thought that Jamaal Crawford joined the Celtics, or he enjoys rooting for players who play absolutely no defense. Either way, this is another purchase that might have too much shelf life. 
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#12) Kris Humphries

What this purchase would say about a fan:

This fan does not mind a little bit of teasing, especially if the fan lives outside of the Boston area. A Humphries jersey screams "tank top" doesn't it? This does not seem like a t-shirt jersey type of fan.
The biggest risk of buying this jersey (along with all the others to this point) is that each of these players might not be with the Celtics for very long. 

#11) Gerald Wallace

What this purchase would say about a fan:

This fan could be a collector of Wallace jerseys. Wallace has played for five different teams (and the Brooklyn Nets move from New Jersey to Brooklyn gives him six different jerseys) in his career. Other fans could simply recycle Rasheed Wallace's jersey and just hope no one notices the difference in number.
Which jersey would you buy? Parts 2 and 3 will follow on Friday and Saturday. Put your thoughts in the comment section. What jersey do you own? Are you going to buy a new one?


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Tags: Basketball, Boston, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, donte greene, gerald wallace, Jordan Crawford, NBA, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Vitor Faverani, walter mccarty

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