Inspired by those brave enough to change the game.
— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) September 13, 2019
THE RAPTORS JUST UNVEILED THEIR NIKE PRO HIJAB & IT’S BRINGING OUT THE FEELS
The Toronto Raptors made history this year when they became the first Canadian team to win an NBA Championship. Now, they’re making history all over again. Toronto Raptors new Nike Pro Hijab was announced by the team on Friday morning. The move officially cemented the Raps as the first NBA team in history to have their own licensed line of the traditional Muslim head covering.
In the Raptors’ video announcement, Toronto’s own Hijabi Ballers, a local non-profit group on behalf of the involvement of Muslim women in sports, show off their skill at an outdoor basketball court. READ MORE
This year, the Raptors made by history by becoming the first Canadian team to win an NBA Championship.
Now they're making history again.
They just became the first NBA team to have their own officially licensed line of hijabs, in partnership with Nike.pic.twitter.com/ZGdZfNgDFG
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) September 13, 2019
HIJABI BALLERS INSPIRE RAPTORS TO SELL BRANDED SPORTS HIJAB, THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN NBA
When Shireen Ahmed saw the sleek, silver Raptors’ logo on a hijab for the first time, she got chills.
After learning of the release of the Toronto Raptors’ Nike Pro Hijab — announced Friday morning through a video on the team’s Twitter account — “the 12-year-old Shireen in me screamed with joy,” said Ahmed, a 42-year-old sportswriter, podcaster and longtime athlete.
The Raptors-branded sports hijab, the first of its kind in the NBA, has been in the works since the playoffs this past spring, said Jerry Ferguson, senior director of marketing at Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. READ MORE
THE TORONTO RAPTORS JUST RELEASED AN ATHLETIC HIJAB WITH NIKE
The Toronto Raptors just became the first-ever NBA team with their own, officially-licensed hijab for Muslim women who ball (or simply want to rep the Raps even harder than they already do).
“Inspired by those brave enough to change the game. The Toronto Raptors Nike Pro Hijab is available now,” announced the team on Twitter Friday morning. READ MORE