The Boston Celtics are atop the Eastern Conference standings with a 42-17 record, just .5 games ahead of the surging Bucks. But for right now, let’s step away from the players on the parquet and pivot to one particular fan who has been putting in the same amount of work off the parquet.
After every Boston Celtics win, @petemrogers on Twitter designs a new jersey for each win. So far, he’s had the chance to make 42 different jerseys and each one has been equally as creative as the last.
From different color schemes, to jerseys that signify Boston pride at its finest, this Twitter user is coming up with some great ideas.
There’s been some talk about the NBA All-Star jerseys the past couple of year and how they seem to lack some creativity.
When the NBA All-Star Game was first introduced, it was primarily a dark color vs white, whether it be purple, blue, red, etc.
Then they went to a plain red vs white scheme, with their number big on their chest in between “NBA” and “ALL-STAR”. After this plain concept, they got a little creative with the jerseys by switching up the colors and even adding little decals onto them.
After this, they switched to letting the players wear their team jerseys, one conference would wear their white jerseys and the other conference would wear their colored jerseys (my personal favorite).
The league stuck with that until the early 2000’s until they switched back to the number in the middle of the NBA and All-Star print.
Then the decline started.
The league tried using the minimalistic look on the jerseys and at first, they weren’t terrible, but then they kept using less and less each year.
My proposition to the NBA is to have a test run, because, why not? By letting the fans engage in making the jerseys wouldn’t it bring more attention to the All-Star Game? And I’m not saying let every fan have a say, but have fans create designs and let the NBA pick and choose finalists.
Boston Celtics fan famous for making custom jerseys should be considered to make All-Star Game jerseys
If they were to do this completely hypothetical and unrealistic situation, why not start with @petemrogers? He’s shown time and time again that he can create different types of jerseys, all unique in their own way. Based on whatever city the All-Star Game is in, maybe make the jerseys.
The best part about @petemrogers? His Instagram account is filled with other city jerseys that he designed. It’s obvious that he has some sort of creativity for whatever the sport or city is, so why not let him get to throw something together with the help of the creative minds at the NBA and make All-Star jerseys that fans actually want to see.
Jerseys with color, flavor, and authenticity. Like I said, this is a completely hypothetical and unrealistic proposal, but imagine how much fun it would be to have your design chosen by the NBA to be one of the finalists for the All-Star Game jersey!
If the NBA wants to add an in-season tournament, they can add some extra flair for the games biggest stars.