If you can't beat 'em, copy 'em.
That would seem to be the m.o. of the Indiana Pacers' marketing department, whose "Gold Out" playoff campaign added a little extra for the official T-shirt for Friday's Game 6, and it looks familiar -- for Raptors fans, perhaps too familiar.
Note that "tickets available" tag. The Indy Star's Gregg Doyel has a pretty good idea who's going to be coming in for those:
Canada is coming, Pacers fans. They're coming with their black shirts and white towels. They want to buy your tickets and watch the Raptors end your season and then parade back to Toronto to present Drake with a love offering: the Pacers' season on a stick.
This is not going down too well with the Raptors, or at least, Patrick Patterson, whose love for The 6 is well documented.Read More »from Desperate times as Pacers unveil #WeTheGold riposte for Raptors