Raptors announce Throwback Huskies jerseys

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UPDATE: The Raptors announced via NBA.com the re-introduction of the Toronto Huskies throwbacks, as well as being one of the teams that will feature a Chinese New Years jersey.

Check out the photos below of both jerseys, courtesy of NBA.com

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The Toronto Raptors released a promotional video yesterday hinting at the return of the Husky to Toronto.

The short video gives hints to a revival of the Toronto Huskies’ throwback jerseys the team wore in 2009-10, DeMar DeRozan’s rookie season.

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The 1946-47 Toronto Huskies were the original professional basketball team, hosting the first ever NBA game when the league was known as the Basketball Association of America. The Huskies suffered a close 68–66 loss to the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens to kick off their lone season, in front of a crowd of roughly 7,000. The Huskies went 22–38 in their only season before formally disbanding in the summer of 1947.

The short preview video, which hints at the bigger announcement today, has some interesting imagery, including what looks like a Chinese dragon and a snarling Husky. The inclusion of the Chinese dragon has led some fans to speculate about another jersey announcement regarding Chinese New Years.

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Year of the Raptor?

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Stay tuned for the full announcement, which is expected later today.

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