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The green tie. The green socks.
MarShon Brooks credited his mother for picking them out on the day he was introduced as a member of the Celtics, his new team after arriving in a massive trade with Brooklyn.
“The green? I love the green, I love what it stands for,” the 24-year-old swingman said Monday at the Celtics’ training facility in Waltham, his face beaming with excitement.
Brooks had a chance to wear the green in 2011, when the Celtics selected the Providence star who averaged 24.6 points his senior season in the first round, 25th overall.
But the Celtics’ brass cut short the storybook narrative of local-standout-gets-called-up-by-nearby-pro-franchise when it dealt Brooks that same night to the New Jersey Nets for forward JaJuan Johnson and a second-round pick.