The Toronto Raptors are going throw back for select Raptors home games. They will be bringing back their purple dinosaur jerseys for select home games to celebrate their 2014-15 (20th in the league) as an NBA franchise.
The Toronto Raptors put together a promo video releasing the new (old) jerseys for the 2014-2015 season. The Toronto Raptors showcase the history of such a young team and how basketball has made a dinosaur print on the Canadian landscape.
“We are excited to bring back a piece of team history as part of our 20th Anniversary celebration,” Raptors GM Masai Ujiri said in a team statement. “Our fans have shown affection for the original purple uniform and I think our players will enjoy the chance to wear them next season.”
Toronto Raptors Amir Johnson showing off the 20th season jersey.
I think it doesn’t matter what jersey this team wears, it’s all about winning! Taking that Atlantic Division championship in 2013-2014 and making it back to the playoffs is exactly what this team needs to do. I am excited for the winning culture the Raptors are committed to brining to the table and going back to the roots of the Toronto Raptors with the Purple jerseys has a great feel.
Vince Carter is a free agent next season and only receiving a small salary ($3.5 Million), he has been a valuable player to the Dallas Mavericks in past seasons. It would be interested to see if they look to bring back Vince in a veteran supporting role and see him retire a Raptor. It’s questionable how fans would feel, but it would make bringing the throw back jerseys that much sweeter if we could see VC throw down one of his viscous dunks in a purple uniform.