If you haven’t heard, the Raptors are considering a name change.
They’ve had a few throwback games here and there but for their entire team existence, they are the Raptors. A product of the 1990s and an expansion team, they’ve had an identity that is recognizable and still very fun. I personally like their name and even though I wish they would return to purple, I want them to keep their name.
I don’t think that a name change would do anything. Even though the team isn’t a playoff contender, an identity change like this doesn’t do much. Much like the New Orleans Pelicans or the soon to be return of the Charlotte Bobcats, a new change will keep people interested for a little bit before the play on the court takes over.
Looking at it, I hope the name doesn’t change. It’s not what the team needs and it’s surely not the way I’d go about it. I like the name as is and it should stay.