Raptors Weekly Roundup: Moving Problems, Pay It Forward & #ProveEm
Holly MacKenzie - Raptors.com
Keeping up with everything that’s happening on social media can be difficult. We know. Even for those of us with multiple TweetDeck columns and near-hourly Instagram checks. In an effort to highlight some of the best posts around the Internet from the week that was, we've recapped the best Raptors-related social media for you.
With the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in full swing, this was the week of Instagramming accepted challenges and nominating other teammates. It also saw DeMar DeRozan’s hard work with Team USA pay off as he was named to the team’s World Cup roster.
Shortly after finding out he made the final cut and would be heading to Spain with Team USA to represent his country in the FIBA World Cup, DeMar DeRozan took to Instagram to show his excitement. #ProveEm indeed.
Landry Fields has been missing in action for the Ice Bucket Challenge (now that head coach Dwane Casey has called him out we might see him soon, though), but his adventures in parenthood have led to him giving some advice to his fellow men:
Lou Williams gave a glimpse into his kicks collection as he showed the downside to moving when you’re involved in a trade:
Kyle Lowry provides us with the single best social media post of the week with the heartfelt caption accompanying the Instagram photo he posted for son Karter’s third birthday:
Amir Johnson spent much of the past week training with P3 Sport Science in Santa Barbara with Charlotte’s Al Jefferson:
Greivis Vasquez paid it forward in Maryland, having a backpack/school supplies giveaway for children in the community:
Lucas Nogueira wanted to give everyone an update on his training and let the Raptors fan base know he’s getting ready for the season. Fun note: During Las Vegas Summer League, Nogueira said he couldn’t wait to sign his contract so he could finally use the #wethenorth hashtag that Raptors fans were tweeting at him:
— Lucas Nogueira (@Lucasriva_bebe) August 21, 2014
Succinct life advice from Lowry:
You gotta know that you can't control what you can't control.....
— Kyle Lowry (@Klow7) August 19, 2014
We’ve seen a lot of ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, but it’s hard to top the (slightly delayed) reaction from Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri:
Courtesy of the NBA’s YouTube account, revisit the best moments of Terrence Ross’ sophomore season and get excited for October: