New York Original Celtics 1925 T-Shirt
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Description: Soft, classic and ready to wear. We've printed our favorite historic teams on this 6-ounce cotton to make the perfect T-Shirt.
- 6-ounce pre-shrunk 50% cotton 50% Polyester
- Imported, Printed in USA
- Item #: NYC25BT
League: American Basketball League
History: The actual "original" Celtics (the later Boston NBA club is unrelated) had their roots in New York City during the early days of professional basketball. The first New York Celtics squad was a barnstorming team that disbanded during World War I. In a move perhaps appreciated by Spinal Tap fans, ("The New Originals"), the re-formed Celtics team called themselves the "Original Celtics". This club played in the first (we won't say "original") American Basketball League beginning in 1925. The Celtics were so dominant that the league broke them up and assigned their players to other teams. In the mid-1930s the team was sponsored by singer Kate Smith.