TORONTO — “The 6ix” will be lit tonight.
Instead of the traditional red, black and silver uniforms, the Toronto Raptors will be breaking out their brand new black/gold uniforms, inspired by Canadian rapper Drake’s OVO record label, against the Utah Jazz at 5:30 p.m. MT.
In addition to the jerseys, the black and gold home court will also be on display for the “Welcome Toronto” game.
Toronto will wear these Nike City Edition jerseys on six total nights this season.
In 2013, Drake was named Toronto’s global ambassador and is often spotted courtside for games at Air Canada Centre, which could very well be the case later.
The Raptors (32-14) topped Utah 109-100 in their last meeting against the Jazz on Nov. 3 in Salt Lake City behind DeMar DeRozan’s 37-point performance. Toronto has won three of the last four games, including a 108-93 against the Hawks Wednesday.
Both DeRozan and Raptors floor general Kyle Lowry were both announced as 2018 NBA All-Stars for Team Stephen.
Utah (20-28) is looking to put together its first back-to-back win in over a month to spoil Drizzy Drake’s big night.
“They’ve been one of the top teams in the league offensively for a number of years,” said Jazz coach Quin Snyder. “Obviously, Coach (Dwane) Casey, their staff, you always look at your team and try to evolve and clearly that’s been a point of emphasis for them.”