Friday, March 7, 2014

Photo: Raptors bringing back 'Dino' uniforms for next season

The Raptors have announced that the team's original "Dino" jerseys will make a glorious return for select games during the 2014-15 season.

Here's more on the news from a written statement released by the team:

“We are excited to bring back a piece of team history as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration,” said Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager of the Raptors. “Our fans have shown affection for the original purple uniform and I think our players will enjoy the chance to wear them next season.”

The front of the uniform top features the unique Raptors font in silver with the team’s dinosaur motif in action with basketball in hand. The uniform showcases the original team colours of Raptor Red, purple, black and Naismith Silver, the latter in honour of Dr. James A. Naismith of Almonte, Ontario, the multi-faceted Canadian who invented basketball in 1891. The uniform also features the unique jagged pinstripe design.

Does anyone else think these uniforms are awesome? Sure, they may look a little childish and amateur, but who doesn't appreciate a menacing dinosaur dribbling a basketball?

Kudos to Toronto for bringing back a blast from the past.

Via Pro Basketball Talk

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