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Raptors new primary logo will be the one with red circle, silver ball, white lettering, black background. Black/gold version is alternate
Amir on Masai: "That shows you he's all in. He's 100% about this team and winning. To have a GM do something like that, that's unheard of"
Masai & members of front office surprised a bus of Raps fans, riding with them to the game in Detroit tonight - singing, trivia, free shirts
Amir was surprised to hear he'll be playing in his 400th game as a Raptor tonight. "Is it? 400? Wow. Its a blessing, 6 years w/ the Raptors"
Of course someone else said: “They stole Vince Carter, we stole their logo."
Raptors staffers, including Masai, seem confident that once fans see the new jerseys (in the summer) everyone will come around to new look
Consensus in locker room - most players dont seem to have a strong opinion on logo, one way or another. Say colors/uniforms more important
Landry Fields is a fan of the new logo. James Johnson too. Amir Johnson didn’t seem to care one way or the other. Some said meh.
Masai also said there were two buses to Detroit. Part-way he boarded the second bus and the fans “went nuts.” Did a Q-and-A.
Masai told us once you see the uniforms, it doesn’t look anything like Brooklyn’s design.
Hearing the "claw" in the basketball of new logo, which I thought was strangely wavy, is actually "claw scratch marks". Okay then
Hey, the Raptors logo has claw marks on it, not an arthritic claw. Just clarifying
Patrick Patterson signs a Canadian flag at the Palace http://t.co/Q9y6Xtk1zG
Would say 80% of the fans here at Palace early are Raptors fans
Casey said he'll wear whatever they give him. Didn't seem too concerned about the new logo. Said he hadn't seen it.
Asked Casey about logo: "Did we get a new logo?" the man is dialed in. Hadn't seen it
Going to get reaction from Raptors on new logo. First one from DeMar DeRozan was a shrug
JV remains terrible at hiding his emotions, which is both endearing and perhaps not ideal.
Re-reading my Oct. 2012 profile of JV. "Sometimes I get pissed off at myself because I'm not doing well on the court or in life."
Opinion on branding.
Masai is on a bus to Detroit with Raptors fans apparently. Pretty unique.
Masai, ahead of 2013-14 season: "You can have the best name, worst name, you can have any colours if you have the right basketball players"
My apologies. Heading straight to Twitter jail.
Twitter seems to think Drake/the Raptors were Doing it Wrong re: re-brand.
Nothing says "We the North" quite like an assist from our friends to the Southeast, right?
Like always, the answer is $$$$ as to why the Raptors logo is similar to Brooklyn’s. Nets have made tons of $$$ with re-design...
There's no way we're avoiding Raps-Nets first-round rematch, now.
What’s wrong with Twitter? How has nobody photoshopped Bargnani’s face onto the new logo yet?
Dont mind logo in & of itself but similarity to Brooklyn's, especially given timing (7months after emotional playoff series) is embarrassing
We interrupt this logo discussion for … mini-Woj Bomb
Jurassic Park the book was fantastic though.
Setting myself up for some venom, but never loved the name or the red dinosaur or even Jurassic Park the movie, so, this is fine.
Now, carry on with your day, as if that's possible in this brave new world.
Last bit on logo: one they release today is black and white, but red will be involved. Unsure about use of OVO gold, but possible.
The Raptors appear to be having some fun, but the correct version is the red version of the logo.
Also, Sid Lee did the re-design (same as We the North) Drake was “one voice on it.” Consulted. So not fair to say it’s Drake’s logo.
Uniforms, other elements and colours will be out in new year, but nothing for sale until next fall.
Similarities between Raptors new logo & Nets most recent redesign. Will be interesting to see what they do w/ new uniforms, coming in summer
Raptors say it wasn’t ideal to release it now, but as it goes through trademark process, someone would have found out and revealed it.
Claw/dinosaur will still be brought out for retro occasions, but this is new primary starting next season. http://t.co/lGBlMQxwKm
FWIW, the Raptors have re-posted it on their FB page with a white circle, not a red circle, around logo.
Can confirm that is the new logo. Expect uniforms and a full colour scheme in the new year. http://t.co/G7H9pvZGl1
"To get him out of our division is a major plus for us as a team.” - Lou Williams on Rondo. Added Rondo will elevate Monta’s game.
But where is the owl?
The colour differentiates it from the Brooklyn Nets logo. Too similar black and white.
Guess the black and gold didn’t test well.
So, Drake said you’d be floored, are you?
That is indeed the Raptors re-brand, but will be more colourful. Not sure if in stores in time for Christmas.
As 2014 ends, re-listening to some interviews. Bruno’s reaction to first appearance was great: “Feel butter-flying in my stomach."
Probably like it better than Brooklyn’s rebrand, but awfully similar.
Drake’s rebrand complete? http://t.co/xg7gVtP7uX
Anyway, those are my opinions on a logo that may or may not be meaningful/official.
That said, I like that it's simple and minimalistic, although it's awfully reminiscent of Brooklyn's scheme.
Also, releasing a new logo on the Friday before many are set to go on Christmas vacation would be kind of bizarre.
You have all changed the game forever. Congrats.
Alas, I have to dispute that "We The North", quote, "changed the game forever."
Casey said don’t overlook the Boston angle of Rondo deal. Wright is a huge addition.
Comfort the afflicted and afflict the filthy podcast-loving masses!
DeRozan still not close to returning
Took four tries but Kyle Lowry eventually answered a question about Rondo. Like other Raptors said division takes a hit with him gone.
My favourite part of 2014 was using "ooofta" in conversation for two weeks after watching Fargo.
Making my ugly Xmas sweater is so fun
Glad that all of these Rondo pieces are "worth my time," but I have none today, so please start writing crappy pieces.