A couple years ago, the Raptors were considering changing their colors to black and gold.
Why didn’t the Raptors go full Drake?
Apparently, DeMar DeRozan.
We was supposed to change everything. We was supposed to go to black and gold everything.
And DeMar was like, he didn’t want to do that, because he’s been here with the red and the white – and they’re Canadian colors.
Listen, our colors are red and white. This is what it is. Let’s leave it how it is. We’re Canada’s team.
It’s very cool how the Raptors have embraced being Canada’s team. It wasn’t long ago players like Steve Francis and Vince Carter seemed to loathe it up there.
Now, it’s a place some – including DeRozan – want to be.
We The North has been a brilliant marketing scheme, as it really reflects how fans feel.
Keeping maple-leaf read in the color scheme only helps form that identity.