If you regularly frequent The Basketball Jones blog (and why wouldn’t you?), you might have found some interesting potential NBA uniform news today. And no, it has nothing to do with advertisements on jerseys.
The news seems to have originated from the mother of all sports uniform sites, uni-watch.com. Paul Lukas of uni-watch quoted a guy named Chris Blackstone who says that the Spring 2013 Adidas NBA Catalog features “Hardwood Classics” jerseys for a number of teams, including your Toronto Raptors.
The jerseys mentioned for the Raptors are “late 90′s home.” If the Raptors were to use vintage jerseys from the 90′s, most of us would hope and assume it would be these classic, cartoonish threads. But I will remind you that technically, these home uniforms were worn for the last two months of the 1990′s.
Now obviously, a lot of this is us basketball fans making giddy assumptions based on an NBA catalog, and for what it’s worth, the Raptors maintain that the team will not be wearing throwbacks “this season.”
That could mean it’s not happening at all, or it could mean that it’s just not happening yet (remember that the issue in question is a reported 2013 catalog).
If you ask me, these original Raptors jerseys should be worn for one home game each season, along with Toronto Huskies jerseys.
I’d rather see those than played out St. Patrick’s Day uniforms or tacky camouflage unis (MLSE can make a large donation to Canadian Military families or use ticket/concession sales from that game to donate instead of the camouflage jersey sales).
Either way, we’ll try to keep an eye on things and keep you posted along the way.