Raptors unveil new Huskies, Chinese New Year jerseys

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What was the first Canadian team in the NBA or a league that would become the NBA?

Toronto Raptors or Vancouver Grizzlies? Nope.

It was the Toronto Huskies, which played the 1946-47 season in the Basketball Association of America (which merged with the National Basketball League to form the National Basketball Association).

The Raptors are paying home to their Toronto predecessors with these Huskies throwbacks:

The Raptors previously wore white Huskies uniforms. The blues are new – and I like them up close.

The design is relative simple, but the illusion of a thick belt with buckles is a nice nod to the 40s.

My biggest potential gripe is how the blue numbers, outlined in white, show up against a blue background from distance or on television. Watching a game with these uniforms might not match the quality displayed here.

The Raptors also unveiled red Chinese New Year uniforms. Click through to see the clever way the team incorporates a dragon and its logo into the jersey text.