The Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures.
The team’s parent company, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, unveiled the Nike Pro hijabs emblazoned with the team logo in a social media post Friday.
The International Basketball Federation and FIFA lifted bans on head coverings in recent years.
The National Council of Canadian Muslims praised the Hijabi Ballers for spurring the Raptors to act.
The Raptors say they are the first NBA team to offer an athletic hijab for Muslim women.
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