The Toronto Raptors unveiled a new logo on Friday and while it may not be as awesome as the concept of a dinosaur dribbling a basketball while wearing a jersey, it’s certainly an improvement over the previous “integrate a basketball into a raptor claw” motif that the team had.
The new design is definitely cleaner and the basketball now takes center stage rather than being a part of a claw design. It is a more ‘modern” take on a logo and team name that has been trapped in the era of the first Jurassic Park.
Of course, another NBA team which recently did their own modern logo redesign took exception to the Raptors’ new logo’s striking similarity to their own.
.@Raptors Looks familiar
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) December 19, 2014
Brooklyn may have a point.
— Brad Hamilton (@bradhams) December 19, 2014
The best thing that could come out of this is a Drake and Jay-Z beef over graphic design.