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Old 03-16-2009, 07:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"I've already registered my complaint," Anthony Parker said.

Said Shawn Marion, in his mock PA announcer's voice: "The Toronto Celtics!"

Chris Bosh shook his head at the shamrock, which will be worn again tonight in Charlotte, N.C.

"Wackness," said Bosh.

A few Raptor players weren't the only ones ticked off. The Boston Globe reported that the L.A. Lakers were "quietly not in favour" of the league selling green Lakers' T-shirts with a small shamrock on the sleeve. One assumes the Lakers would have been loudly not in favour if they'd been roped into wearing warm-up tops bearing the logo of their historic rivals. A self-respecting team, one that considers the Celtics a hated competitor and not a corporate partner, might have even refused to wear them.

Give Parker credit: He wore his regular red warm-up jersey to get loose for the second half. And though he wouldn't cop to corporate disobedience, he said: "It was a little odd wearing somebody else's logo on my shirt."

GM Bryan Colangelo said it was "awkward" to see his team decked in a Celtics identifier. And though he pointed out that the St. Patrick's Day merchandising was an initiative of the league office, he also acknowledged the team "bought in" to the plan.

Jason Kapono, laughing at the absurdity of it all: "Shamrocks and shenanigans. ... All we need now is a couple of pints of Guinness in the water bottles. Just don't let the fans know."


Yes, we know, O'Bryant appears as Irish as, say, Shaquille O'Neal. But the new world's melting pot produces no end of zig-zag lineages, so follow the bloodline: O'Bryant's mother, Kim Collins, is a Caucasian descendant of Irish immigrants. His father, Patrick O'Bryant, isn't Irish he is an African-American who just happened to hand down a name worthy of a Dublin address.

"Everybody's saying it's the Celtics logo. It's just a clover, a symbol of Ireland," said O'Bryant. "It would be the same if they had Prehistoric Day and everybody in the NBA had a dinosaur on their jerseys."
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Lets have Prehistoric Day

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Say what you will but for 1 night Raps played like they're Celtics... who knows, maybe they should play in green every game.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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What's wrong with Ken Shamrock?
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:38 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What's wrong with Ken Shamrock?
He got caught using steroids recently.

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Old 03-16-2009, 08:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i can understand not liking the clover... but i think the green jerseys look really fresh
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Why do the irish get all the love dammit.


Haggis day for the Scots


bangers and mash for the english folk


Pasta and Polenta for Italians


ANd lets not stop there
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I hate the green jersey's personally. It does make us look like the Boston Celtics. And really, who cares about St. Patty's day? Does the NBA Marketing machine know no bounds?
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Old 03-16-2009, 09:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I hate the green jersey's personally. It does make us look like the Boston Celtics. And really, who cares about St. Patty's day? Does the NBA Marketing machine know no bounds?
they also do it for MLB
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If they have St. paty's day why don't they also wear different jerseys for other holidays
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where are the Valentines Day jerseys?
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I hate the green jersey's personally. It does make us look like the Boston Celtics. And really, who cares about St. Patty's day? Does the NBA Marketing machine know no bounds?
It's the only thing I like about the Celtics..... so I don't mind. They look a lot better than our regular uniform.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:36 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Yeah, the NBA had Valentines Day jerseys a few years back for a select number of teams.

Personally, I love the green jersey and sprung for one last year.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:42 AM   #14 (permalink)
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How about some pink, powder blue and yellow Easter jerseys with bunnies on the front?
"Wackness" indeed!
(I like "wackness". I'm going to use it all the time now.)
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Old 03-16-2009, 11:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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anyone know where I can get a green Pops jersey??
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I think the only place you can get that is at CenterSports
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anyone know where I can get a green Pops jersey??


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Yup. And it's gonna cost about 140 + tax.
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Yup. And it's gonna cost about 140 + tax.
for real? I wanna get one lol
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O'Bryant is a genius... Prehistoric day with Raptors on the uniforms! hahahahaha. NBA take notice of this guys marketing genius
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