The Toronto Raptors were among the four teams that weren’t a part of the major unveiling of the NBA’s Nike City Edition uniforms. The Knicks, which also delayed the release of their City Edition unis, recently revealed their firefighter inspired jerseys this past week and the Raptors followed suit over the weekend.
As expected, the Raptors City Editions are Drake-inspired uniforms in the black-and-gold colorway that’s been part of their partnership since Drake became the team’s “ambassador” and the franchise started doing Drake Nights.
This year’s uniforms feature some new elements from those in years past, most notably the change to saying “North” on the front of the jerseys rather than Toronto or Raptors. The gold and black colors are standard for their Drake jerseys, but the introduction of the chevron, representing the six boroughs of Toronto, is also new.