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The Toronto Raptors announced the release of a new jersey for the 2021-22 season on Monday, adding a fresh twist to a familiar look.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 1, 2021
The sleek new uniforms come as part of the NBA’s “City Edition” release, an annual tradition that sees a fun and flashy design added to every team’s jersey rotation.
The jersey includes the vintage Raptor logo, famously used as the centrepiece of the franchise’s very first uniforms, with the player’s number hanging to the top right and the team name flashing above in a primitive-style font. The black and gold colourway, popularized by Toronto-born rapper Drake and his OVO brand, returns in celebration of the team’s association with the superstar artist.
Here are the Raptors’ city edition uniforms. 🔥 or 👎 pic.twitter.com/b0u9DBDhMa
— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) November 1, 2021
Fans of both the Raptors and the NBA in general took to Twitter to share their impressions of the club’s fresh new digs.
The Raptors consistently put out the best jerseys in the league https://t.co/PGzgevDSyl
— C (@YoungRyan_44) November 1, 2021
Raptors - how can you not love the dinosaur, plus black and gold is an elite colourway
Timberwolves - reminds me of the KG era
Warriors - the lightning bolts on the sides are dope https://t.co/pNoNAwxRHB
— Mo Mooncey (@TheHoopGenius) November 1, 2021
Raptors finally brought back the Dinosaur jersey and someone said but make it OVO pic.twitter.com/kNwg25Ue3a
— Pola Burr 🐻❄️ (@jaay_cool) November 1, 2021
There’s no word yet on when the team plans to debut the new jerseys.
The Raptors take on the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Monday night, looking to extend their winning streak to four games.
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