The Raptors continue to work on a rebrand in time for the 2015-16 campaign, when Toronto plays host to the all-star game. A name change has been ruled out, even though new Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Tim Leiweke was initially in favour of such a move, but the colours surely will be getting an overhaul.

A report Monday said a black and gold scheme has emerged as a contender and that makes sense, since global ambassador Drake has built his OVO brand around those colours. An advertisement on for “Drake Night” at the ACC on Jan. 11 depicts a black and gold Raptors logo beside Drake’s similarly coloured owl trademark.