On June 13, 2019 the Toronto Raptors hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors in six games in the NBA Finals.
Oct. 22, 2019 saw the Raptors raise a banner to the rafters of Scotiabank arena and receive the largest championship rings in league history.
Custom championship bomber jackets from the franchise's global ambassador and multiplatinum recording artist, Drake, of course.
1 of 1 exclusive from The Boy @Drake. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/GFTTvkag5f- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2019
The Raptors took to Twitter to share images of the jackets being modeled by Norman Powell and Malcolm Miller along with the perfect Drake lyrics for the situation:
Don't worry 'bout fittin' in when you custom made. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/XuOcFHmn7L- Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 29, 2019
Upon a closer look, the details of the jacket are quite impressive.
On the left chest is Drake's October's Very Own (OVO) Owl logo, which is also present on the Raptors' practice jerseys.
The left sleeve features a Canadian flag along with a flag representing the nationality of the player the jacket is for. In between the two flags is a name or, in the case of Fred "Steady Freddy" VanVleet (aka "Twin") a series of nicknames can be found.
The right sleeve features the Raptors alternate basketball claw logo above text that reads "2019 NBA Finals Champions" and the championship roster, with the name of the jacket bearer highlighted in gold.
Perhaps the most impressive detail is found on the back, which features a custom graphic of a retro Raptors logo perched on the Larry O'Brien Trophy along with text that reads "The Best in the World … 2019 Champions."
Drake, who has held the title of the franchise's global ambassador since 2013, has had an impactful presence over the years. In addition to the practice uniforms, the team has donned uniforms with different variations of the OVO black and gold colour scheme for the team's "Welcome Toronto" nights, and the Toronto native was visible throughout the team's championship run as well as during the championship parade on June 17, 2019.
While he has yet to be spotted in his courtside seats through the first two home games, Drake is sure to be a mainstay at Scotiabank Arena once again this season.
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