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Paul here, taking a rare weekend turn while the rest of the Uni Watch team enjoys the holiday weekend.
Couple of NBA teams revealed new throwbacks yesterday. Let’s start in L.A., where the Clippers announced that they’ll be dressing up this season as their franchise forebears, the Buffalo Braves. I’m not nuts about reviving a team that used Native American iconography, but I do like to see a team acknowledging its history, and I’ve always loved the diagonal striping on those old Braves unis. You can see some additional details in this promo video.
No word yet on when this uniform will be worn.
Meanwhile, in Toronto, the Raptors announced that they’ll be bringing back their inaugural 1995 white home uniform as a throwback this season:
An All-Time Classic.
The return of The Dino. Coming soon. pic.twitter.com/RGYaMC0yvy
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) August 30, 2019
Again, no word yet on when this uniform will be worn. As you may recall, the Raptors wore the purple version of this uni as a throwback in 2014-15, which raises an interesting question: How many uniform designs have been revived as throwbacks in both their home and road versions?
That’s it for today (sorry, holiday weekend and all). See you back here tomorrow! — Paul