The Toronto Raptors have an alternate court this season that honors the legacy of Toronto basketball with an homage to the Huskies.
The oft-forgotten Huskies played just one season, 1946-47, for the BAA, a precusor to the NBA, before disbanding.
Most people probably don’t know that the Raptors could have been the Huskies when they joined the NBA in 1995 but decided not to use the name and logo for fear of being too close to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Raptors announced earlier this year that they would wear Huskies jerseys in 2016, but repainting the court is an amazing touch. The Raptors deserve props for ensuring the panting pup logo would remain a feature.
So don’t be alarmed if you come across the Toronto Huskies this year. This is all so awesome.