The buzz from basketball heads in Tampa about the Toronto Raptors doing what so many Canadians do every winter — move to Florida — has been muted. Nobody knows how many game tickets will be on sale, will season tickets even be available, and how many games will the Bay Area get before the 2019 NBA Champions head back to The 6.
But if these jerseys leaked from Sportsnet Canada are to be believed, with apologies to those in the TO Metro, you can literally never go home again. Because these jerseys are just too amazing to not be worn on the regular.
Full disclosure: We don’t know if these are real, and the account which made the original post has now been suspended by Twitter. But if they are, they will be the hottest fashion statement to make at Gasparilla in 2021. They’re a bit more Miami than Tampa to be honest, as you don’t see a ton of pastels around Tampa Bay, but that gorgeous baby blue and pink is worth painting a few buildings around Amalie Arena for to match if needed.
We’ll see if these are real pretty soon (and if they are, we’ll update this post with a picture of us wearing one below), but it’s quite the outstanding look if this is going to be for sale soon.