Raptors announce Throwback Huskies jerseys
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.
Raptors to don Huskies & Chinese New Year uniforms in 2016-17. #WeTheNorth
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 23, 2016
Check out the photos below of both jerseys, courtesy of NBA.com
The Toronto Raptors released a promotional video yesterday hinting at the return of the Husky to Toronto.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 22, 2016
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.
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.
Stay tuned for the full announcement, which is expected later today.