If you thought making the NBA playoffs was just about basketball, you were wrong. It’s not about a fun regular season, a chance to see your team on national television, or seeing great games against great opponents — no, the NBA playoffs are about new jerseys, baby.
Today, Nike revealed their “Earned Edition” line of uniforms for all 16 teams that made the playoffs in 2018. For the Raptors, it’s a red variation on their City Edition jerseys — with the focus on the We The North slogan.
Not much different with the Raptors “earned” edition Nike jersey. They’ve kept it pretty simple and streamlined in the first two years of the new system. pic.twitter.com/cz6xetwKwF— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) December 12, 2018
There you have it. A bright red jersey for those who would like such a thing.
Nike says that the uniforms will first be worn on Christmas Day, with the Raptors debuting it shortly after (because they’re not playing on Christmas).
What do you think of the new look?