Toronto Raptors: Fans Split on New Logo


Toronto Raptors: Fans Split on New Logo

Dec 12, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The Toronto Raptors fans show their support during the fourth quarter in a game against the Indiana Pacers at Air Canada Centre. The Toronto Raptors won 106-94. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

With an Eastern Conference leading 21-6 record, it’s not like the Toronto Raptors are in much need of extra publicity right now. Regardless, they decided to go out and get some anyway, by revealing their new logo design:

As the Raptors hoped, the new logo lit up the sports media world. Among those talking about it were Sportsnet Fan590 radio hosts Tim and Sid: 

Although original reports indicated it was Drake-inspired, this has since been rebuffed by those in the know. Of more importance, one of the major talking points is how much the Raptors logo looks like the Brooklyn Nets:

Unsurprisingly, people took to Twitter in their droves to comment on the new logo. And as you’d expect, a lot of the tweets were of the angry, negative variety. (Why are there so many unhappy people on the internet? Maybe they’d be less frustrated if they went out more.)

Hard as it may be to believe, not everyone was unhappy with the Raptors new logo. Here’s some of the more positive responses:

In many respects, I think I agree with that last tweet most. While I didn’t initially think it was as bad as people were saying, I wasn’t entirely sold on it either.

However, over the last couple of days, it’s started to grow on me. I have a feeling a lot of other Raptors fans will get there eventually as well.