No. 2 worst: St. Patrick’s Day jersey
The Raptors just do not belong in green, and this jersey confirms that notion beyond a shadow of a doubt. This is a classic case of trying to do too much and come up with an alternate jersey when it really didn’t need to exits. No wonder this hasn’t come back.
This isn’t to say all St. Patrick’s Day jerseys are bad, but the way the Raptors did it just looks odd. One-off alternate jerseys are a personal pet peeve of mine, so that might influence the rankings, but I doubt anyone is vouching for this “classic” to make a return.
No. 2 best: Late 90s/Early 2000s purple with black back
A two-tone jersey could’ve collapsed and burned, but the Raptors managed to pull one off nicely. In addition to a lighter shade of purple on the front, the black back really pops. Many of Vince Carter’s signature moments with the Raptors came in this uniform.
The Raptors decided to rebrand and ditch these unique kits after the 2005 season, and it’s while it did give birth to some very unique and memorable designs, few can match this look purely from a uniqueness standpoint. Toronto is willing to do throwback nights, so why not bring this back.