Somewhere, legendary Boston Celtics executive Red Auerbach would be smiling down from up above, if he ever saw this helmet. The green just screams “Celtic pride,” and the shamrock image on the side perfectly accentuates the Irish green color, while coinciding perfectly with the old Celtics logo also containing the shamrock.
How well the merging of two key symbols on this helmet might depend on the person who’s looking at it. On one hand, the citizens of the greater Toronto area might be thrilled with the idea of having the iconic Canadian maple leaf used to represent the Toronto Raptors, especially given how the raptor claws protrude from the top of the leaf. But other people might see it as too similar to the logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and not immediately catch the claws concept.