I like Red and White. They're Canada's team, it make sense. Not a fan of the current design/colour schemes though.
Drake and Raps need to look at the Indiana Hoosiers jerseys. Would love to see them use that design/colours. Just change the font to 'Raptors' font.
I remember talking about this in another thread, and I like the color scheme of the Laval Rouge et Or.
Red, Gold, Black. Its classy.
The Wake Forest jersey was what came to mind when reading this though.
Looks like I'm in the minority. Not a fan of the black/gold combination. The alternate Wizards jerseys above are beyond hideous, and the Wake Forrest ones don't do much for me either. I just find gold gaudy in general. Even my wedding ring is white gold.
But I could jump on board a black/yellow combination, like the Penguins or Pirates.
Side Note: The Lakers aren't "gold", despite what their marketing department says. They're yellow (and purple).
How about an all gold home jersey? Nice. No home whites. Home golds.
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I hate when Canadian teams get overly patriotic and make every logo and jersey colour be "Canadian"
I hate the blue and white idea, but I hate red & white Canadian flag idea even more.
I'm sure there are Raps fans in Vancouver, but there are also surely fans of the Sonics (waiting for a return) and Blazers. In Windsor, a shortish drive from Toronto, I'm sure there are tons of Pistons fans. In Montreal, you're probably also going to find Celtics or Knicks fans. There may be fans in random cities with no proximity to other NBA towns who will choose popular or successful teams to cheer for, like the Lakers, Mavs, Heat, Spurs, Thunder, etc...rather than cheer for a team from the city they can't stand, and who hasn't given them much reason to cheer for them from a basketball standpoint.
Are their Raps fans all over Canada? Yes. Are they Canada's team? No, not really. It was just a marketing ploy to go with the re-branding away from the purple.
**I think the Hoosiers jersey is already pretty close to the Rockets. Not exactly alike, but close enough that if the Raps go with something similar it'll be hard to make it look unique. Don't think the Raptors make that choice.
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I think black is a good starting point, especially for rebranding/image-changing purposes. It's a very aggressive colour. Actually, no colour is more aggressive/intimidating than black.
Personally, I wouldn't mind a black/silver/grey combination.....like the Spurs (but not as boring).
Plus, who better to emulate (symbolically, that is) than the greatest pro sports franchise in the last 20 years?
And lastly, how often do we hear people say that the Pistons and Clippers too closely resemble each other?
I think the Raps going to the black and gold format is marketing genius, especially in time for the ASG. You look at what's making the trend these days - Heat, Bulls and Nets - what do they all have in common? A lot of black in their colour scheme. And they happen to sell a lot of merchandise. Combine that with Drake as the MLSE mascot, and it's a cash bonanza. And what does MLSE love more than winning sports teams? The almighty dollar.
When I think of black and gold apparel, I immediately think of this guy, for some reason....
everything is turning so drake-ish
but love the black and love the gold even more
What they got to say now? Nothing they can say now. Mobbin' on the low. Winnin' on the lowThe city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold. -DeMarNo Where Near the South Side #WeTheNorth
Wait a sec...that was from Doug Smith, the only thing we can be sure of at this point is the colours won't be black and gold.
Comic Sans MS is the new Sarcasm
No one has ever cared about the Clippers until now, when the Pistons suck. And when the Pistons were good, no one cared about the Clippers. They do have different enough styles though, so I guess you're right about that.
Anyway, I think you just really hate gold. That's fine. It can be a pretty disgusting choice if done wrong.
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