Toronto Raptors Unveil Old School Logo for 20th Anniversary

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 4, 2014

TORONTO, CANADA - FEBRUARY 11:  A Mascot of the Toronto Raptors waves the flag during the game against the Portland Trail Blazers on February 11, 2011 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The Trail Blazers won 102-96. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2011 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The 2014-2015 season will mark the Toronto Raptors' 20th anniversary of the team's expansion into the NBA, so it's only natural that the organization released a logo to celebrate the milestone.

via Raptors.com

Purple—the team's primary color for 11 yearsmakes a return on the logo. The anniversary logo does a great job of honoring the past and present. The organization incorporated the team's old font and jagged pinstripes with the team's current claw logo.

Toronto will sport some variation of the logo on patches next season. The team also announced that 20th anniversary events will be revealed on a later date.

Update: Thursday, March 6 at 9:40 p.m. EST

The Raptors announced fantastic news on Thursday. For select home games next season, the team will wear throwback jerseys:

Awesome. 

Toronto also released a 20th anniversary video that shows off the franchise's jerseys:

[Toronto Raptors Twitter, Toronto Raptors]

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Hopefully that means they will wear throwback jerseys:

HOUSTON - 1999:  Vince Carter #15 of the Toronto Raptors elevates for a spectacular slam dunk against the Houston Rockets during a 1999 NBA game at the Summit in Houston, Texas.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges that, by downloading and or using
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It doesn't get much better than that.

[Raptors.com, h/t USA TODAY's FTW]