Started From The Bottom: Raptors Reveal City Edition Jerseys Inspired By Rapper Drake
The Raptors' City Edition jersey borrows the "black and gold colourways" from rapper Drake's OVO brand and "boast the word 'NORTH' instead of Toronto or Raptors," according to Mark Daniell of the TORONTO SUN. The jersey has "six points to represent the six boroughs of Toronto." When the Raptors wear the jerseys they will "play on a redesigned court with the slogan, 'Welcome Toronto'" (TORONTOSUN.com, 1/12). SPORTSNET.ca's Dave Zarum wrote the Raptors' jerseys are "fine and certainly a departure from the teams traditional digs, but are fairly white bread compared to the recently unveiled looks" from teams like the Magic or Trail Blazers. Zarum: "Regardless of what you think of the Raptors’ new threads, we can all come together and agree that at the very least they’re not as bad as Cleveland’s" (SPORTSNET.ca, 1/12).