Don't you just love team bonding? The Toronto Raptors certainly seem to enjoy it. Matt Thomas just told everyone that his teammate and beloved point guard Kyle Lowry basically made him do The Nutcracker with him last month. Lowry definitely knows how to make his teammates feel welcomed and insisted that Thomas doll up with him.\nBoth players made what we assume were their respective theatre-stage debuts in the famous ballet last month, playing the part of cannon dolls.\nAnd now, he has shared with reporters how KLow invited him to join in on the fun. It sounds like it was a case of tell, don't ask.\nWhile Thomas joked with reporters about the on-stage moment as a cannon doll, he shared how despite being out of his comfort zone, he was able to have fun.\n"Kyle asked me to do it... told me I was doing it with him," began Thomas, per Yahoo Sports Canada. Laughter broke out as he corrected himself.\n"It was a fun experience, though. I had no idea, really, what I was getting myself into, both Kyle and I were definitely out of our element with that, but it was fun. I'll remember that for a while."\nView this post on Instagram Kyle voluntold Matt to participate in the Nutcracker 😂😂😂 A post shared by Yahoo Sports Canada (@yahoosportsca) on Jan 6, 2020 at 11:05am PST\nKLow was recently called the "backbone" of the Toronto Raptors by Canadian baller Tristan Thompson, and he's likely to carry a great deal of clout in the dressing room.\nLowry and Thomas may not have been in their wheelhouse, but the pair certainly left a lasting impression on their fans. Some even called for an encore.\nView this post on Instagram From the court to the stage, @Raptors @Kyle_Lowry7 and @Mattthomas_21 did not disappoint! Congrats on a slam dunk performance as Cannon Dolls in #TheNutcrackerNBC! 📷 @karolinakuras A post shared by The National Ballet of Canada (@nationalballet) on Dec 19, 2019 at 5:55pm PST\nTrading their jerseys for costumes covering them up from head-to-toe and donning a face full of makeup is something they're probably not used to.\nThese two aren't the first Toronto sports stars to have tried their hand at the ballet, of course.\nToronto Maple Leafs leading stars Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner were the ones roped into the gimmick last year, and their performances went down pretty well, too.\nFor Thomas, being "encouraged" to take part by Lowry was something of a delayed welcome to Toronto. The guard only joined the Raptors back in July and, along with other teammates, has had to deal with an injury.\nWhen he signed, would he have expected to be dressed up like a Russian doll alongside one of the Raptors' most defining players in history? Probably not.\nEvery day's a new experience.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.