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aero
09-28-2006, 10:19 PM
Raptors Unveil Changes to Team Uniform

With the start of Raptors training camp less than a week away, players and coaching staff unveiled changes to the team’s jersey Wednesday at the annual Toronto Raptors Charity Golf Classic. The unveiling marked the official transition to the team’s new primary colours - red and white.

"As Canada’s basketball team, it is important to have both a home and road uniform with a strong, distinct Canadian look that complemented one another," said Beth Robertson, vice-president of marketing at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. "The popularity of the team's red road uniform, combined with feedback from Raptors fans and players supported our decision to make this change."

In 2003, the Raptors introduced an alternate road jersey that emphasized the Raptors’ pride in being Canada’s team. The alternate road jersey grew quickly in popularity with basketball fans, outselling Raptors jerseys in the team’s original Raptors colours.

Other noticeable changes to the Raptors uniform include the addition of red trim on the white home jerseys and the popular Raptors claw replacing the TR logo. The new Raptors jersey will be exclusively sold at CentreSports at Air Canada Centre until October 13.

The Toronto Raptors play their first preseason game in Washington on Monday, October 9. Their first home preseason game comes Wednesday, October 11 when the Boston Celtics come calling at Air Canada Centre. The team opens the regular season November 1 in New Jersey before hosting Milwaukee two nights later in the home-opener.

[Credit: Raptors.Com (http://www.nba.com/raptors/news/jerseychanges_pr_092706.html)]


Pictures Of The New Uniforms:

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my thoughts, they look too much like the Houston Rockets uniforms. It says Raptors across the front rather then Rockets...Im not digging these at all.

thoughts ?

JayRedd
09-28-2006, 10:48 PM
How can you change your uniforms every year?

I wouldn't be surprised if they were wearing green jerseys next season.

Evan_The_Dude
09-28-2006, 10:49 PM
My thoughts are: If you hadn't pointed out that they had changed uni's, I wouldn't have even realized it.

pizza guy
09-28-2006, 10:54 PM
They should go back to the Vince-era jerseys.

rexnom
09-28-2006, 11:28 PM
They should go back to the Vince-era jerseys.
Anything but the Damon Stoudamire-era jerseys.

Roaming Gnome
09-28-2006, 11:48 PM
Anything but the Damon Stoudamire-era jerseys.

Aww...I thought the li'l cartoon dino was kinda cute, but not tough...:dunce:

pizza guy
09-29-2006, 12:41 AM
I mean, the Rookie Vince-era...

http://www.weboshawa.com/sports/raptors/vinceshoulderbig.jpg

aero
09-29-2006, 12:43 AM
well im a sucker for pin striped uniforms so i liked those. when we had our pin stripe uni's i loved them

Eindar
09-29-2006, 01:10 AM
I mean, the Rookie Vince-era...

http://www.weboshawa.com/sports/raptors/vinceshoulderbig.jpg

I believe we have our 2nd Shawn Kemp sighting of the off-season :)

Back on topic, however, is it just me, or do those uni's look like the Rockets pinstipe unis of the same era? Have the Raptors just decided to copy Houston every time they release a new uniform?

denyfizle
09-29-2006, 06:29 AM
ooohh i just got ugly flashbacks of the "big-Country" Grizzlies jerseys era... :shakehead:

Cactus Jax
09-29-2006, 07:23 AM
Ok, am I the only one wondering what Fred Jones shot on his golf round?

FlavaDave
09-29-2006, 09:50 AM
Those look like YMCA rec-league uniforms.

Come on guys, put a little stank on it.

pacers31tc
09-29-2006, 10:33 AM
http://i21.ebayimg.com/01/i/00/e5/33/6f_1.JPG
Hailing from Fort Smith, Arkansas. I couldn't be more embara... I mean, proud that he's from my home state. From the Fort to McDonald's to the NBA. Way to go Big Country.

But anyway, yeah check out that bear on the shorts. What happened to all the cartoon mascots on unis?

Pig Nash
09-29-2006, 01:21 PM
But anyway, yeah check out that bear on the shorts. What happened to all the cartoon mascots on unis?

People figured out they looked dumb? :whoknows:

317Kim
09-29-2006, 03:23 PM
Eh, they're alright. I don't see too much of a difference.

:wave: Fred.

sweabs
09-29-2006, 03:44 PM
Man, I look way too similar to Mr. Colangelo for my liking. Some have started calling me by his name as a joke. He's a great GM though - love the guy.

Robertmto
09-29-2006, 04:33 PM
Best Raptors uni ever

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000BHPCS2.01-A2Q41P19X5JJI._AA280_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

Trader Joe
09-29-2006, 04:37 PM
I think they look exactly the same almost. I mean if you're gonna change your jerseys change em dont half *** it.