Toronto Huskies, Let’s Go Blue and White

December 9th, 2009 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
On Tuesday night, the Toronto Raptors donned blue and white uniforms as part of the NBA’s Hardwood Classics promotion, which will see 12 NBA teams will celebrate their basketball history.

In 1946, the Toronto Huskies graced the city for a season of professional basketball as a member of the Basketball Association of America, which eventually became the NBA. Unfortunately, the franchise disappeared after a 22-38 season.

When the NBA returned to Toronto in 1995, the team had a “naming” contest and selected the popular choice of the moment, Raptors—most likely because of the popularity of the Jurassic Park movies.

And in that inaugural season, the team did play a game in the old Huskies uniform to honor their roots. But the big Barney was here to stay, much to the dismay of groups like

This season, the Huskies will appear at the ACC for six games and if the first night’s contest was any indication, the uniforms should become a part of the team’s history next.

The first Hardwood Classics game was an ugly defensive battle in which the Huskies domesticated the T-wolves from Minnesota, thus illust ...

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