According to reports from NBC’s ProBasketballTalk and Uni Watch, the Toronto Raptors front office are considering bringing back the purple jerseys as an alternate to wear a few times a season. In my opinion, this is something that should have been done quite a long time ago.
With Tim Leiweke insisting that a logo and jersey change is inevitable as part of the new branding efforts, it makes sense that the team wants to keep some of their old roots from the ‘glory days’. There are certainly a fair share of fans that love the old purple, however they simply aren’t modern enough to be used for more than 5 games a year. It will be interesting to see the new jerseys, but for now we know there is a good chance that the purple will be back.
“But I love the idea of the Raptors wearing something like this again. It would probably be as an alternate jersey, considering their push toward black and gold. But a few nights a year is the perfect amount for that dribbling Tyrannosaurus Rex to grace NBA courts.”
“And there was a new edition of the Raptors’ original purple uniform — a throwback for next season,perhaps..?”