Raptors bringing back ‘Dino’ jersey for 25th season

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry celebrates during the Raptors championship parade. (Frank Gunn/CP)

The Toronto Raptors are going back to their roots for the franchise’s 25th season, bringing back the inaugural “Dino” jersey.

In a video posted on Twitter Friday, the reigning NBA champions showed footage from their championship season spliced with some throwback clips from the early days.

The team wore the “Dino” jerseys – which came in both white and purple – from 1995 to 1999. The Raptors brought the purple jerseys back for a few games during the 2014-15 season when the team was celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Kyle Lowry wore the white jersey during the Raptors’ championship parade in June with Damon Stoudamire’s No. 20 on the back.

Toronto will begin their 2019-20 season on Oct. 22 against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans, during which they will unveil their championship rings and raise the banner ahead of tip-off.

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