Classic Raptors jerseys voted greatest of all-time by European fans

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Vince Carter was no stranger to the purple Raptors jersey. (Photo vi Getty)
Vince Carter was no stranger to the purple Raptors jersey. (Photo vi Getty)

As the coronavirus ravages through the Toronto Raptors’ squad and games are cancelled left and right, fans have little to cheer for or look forward to at the moment.

But while the team can’t be lauded for its performance on the court, the organization has been recognized for the brilliance of its creative direction.

The Raptors’ 1998-99 purple uniform was hailed as the best All-Time NBA jersey, as voted on by fans across Europe via NBA.com. Toronto’s classic threads topped a 10-team list, including the Lakers’ gold and purple, the Celtics' clover green and the Bulls' black jerseys of the 1990s.

The shortlist was selected by a panel of various European media, celebrities and influencers.

The vote came as a part of the NBA’s 75th anniversary celebration, with the NBA Euro 75 Vote paying tribute to players and fans from across the continent. The All-Time jersey vote was the second category voted on by European fans, with the first poll crowning the 1995-1998 Bulls as the league’s greatest ever dynasty.

Remaining voting categories include the All-Time NBA European moment and All-Time NBA European First and Second teams, which will be carried out in the spring.

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