Originally Posted by ninjahood
when thousands of ebay post has these listed as raptors a decade later after its initally retro, da sailboat has sailed as far as "renaming" this nickname...
i mean its simple, it addresses da prominant purple colorblocking all over da shoe, and its easy to remember...whats da big deal?
i was thinknig of cool greys or some other retro + colorway up in here only to find out OP has a agenda to change da course of "nickname history" cuz he thinks raptors is ehh
"Renaming" a nickname happens all the time:
Example: Puff Daddy becomes P. Diddy then Diddy
Air Max III becomes Air Max 90
Air Max IV becomes Air Classic Bw
It makes sense to call the Heineken SB Dunks "Heineken's" because that was the inspiration for them
The Orlando 7 Jordan from the DMP was inspired by the Orlando Magic color scheme - calling them "Orlando 7s" makes sense
"Hare 7s" make sense cause Bugs Bunny was in the Super Bowl commercial as "Hare Jordan" wearing that colorway
These Jordans were not inspired by the Toronto Raptors, so I don't refer to them as "R*****s"