Celtics

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If you love bad sports movies, 1996's "Celtics Pride" has gotta rank pretty high up the list. But on Wednesday night, Celtics Pride meant something entirely different.

The Celtics joined the ranks of countless other professional teams that have held events recognizing the LGBT community, holding their inaugural "Pride Night."

The C's added a rainbow to their Twitter logo and even lit up the outside of TD Garden with rainbow lights.

As Amanda Pflugrad explains in the following Twitter video, the C's went all out for the occasion, with the Celtics Dancers and street team wearing special Pride Night clothing.

Brad Stevens wasn't aware of the festivities before the game, but he appreciated what the Celtics organization did.

"I thought it was great," Stevens said. "One of the things that I've loved about being a member of the NBA is I feel like when you go home and you have a 13- and a 9-year-old and you're able to talk about diversity and inclusion, making sure not only that you work hard to be the best person you can be, but you make sure that you celebrate [others], I thought it was great. I was very happy we did that."

 

Stevens had to be even happier with how his team performed, as the Celtics routed the Indiana Pacers 135-108, their most points in a regulation game since Stevens was hired six seasons ago.

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