The Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks went away from traditional colors and took the court with green uniforms last week. Both teams decided to shake things up for St. Patrick’s Day, which was celebrated last Saturday.
The Bulls unveiled their green Irish jerseys on March 14th against the Celtics of all teams. They wore them again on the road against the Grizzlies on St. Patrick’s day. I thought it was ironic that the Bulls wore them against the Celtics, but I guess it just happened to be that Boston was on the schedule. The jerseys were not entirely lucky however, as the Bulls beat the Celtics but lost to the Grizzlies. The design of the uniform is the same as the Bulls’ home jersey, except this special uniform was green.
Along with the Bulls, the New York Knicks decided to partake in the festivities of St. Pattie’s as well. Unlike the Bulls, who wore the green jerseys twice, the Knicks only dressed up for last Friday’s game against the Hornets at Madison Square Garden. The jersey was the Knicks home uni with a small “touch” of green. Just in case you’re wondering, the special St. Patrick Day jersey did not give the Knicks any Irish luck, as they lost to the Hornets 92-90.
I thought it was nice to see the Bulls and the Knicks do something different and bring out the holiday spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. Baseball teams in spring training wear special gear for the day, so it was nice to see another sport take on the tradition as well. Both jerseys can be purchased on nbastore.com if you’re interested in having something out of the ordinary.