Karaoke is a huge part of rookie initiations, at least for the Toronto Raptors. An old video has risen showing current first-team stars Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet showing off their singing chops back in 2016. And, far cry from the current team's sense of style and flair, Spicy and Steady looked like the new kids at school with their fresh faces and white shirts.\nThe video resurfaced on Reddit this week in honour of the superb efforts this year's rookies Terence Davis, Matt Thomas, and Dewan Hernandez strutting their own stuff at the 2020 event.\nThat trio poured their heart and soul into it but possibly proved they're better basketball players than singers. They still brought the house down, though.\nAnd they've all had to do it!\nBack in 2016, Spicy P, FVV, and fellow rookie Jakob Poeltl were just eager newbies themselves, starting their respective NBA careers.\nAnd it seems like this old-school crew knew how to rock Vanessa Carlton's iconic "A Thousand Miles" even better than Davis and Co.\nBack then, though, a spot of karaoke wasn't the only test rookie Raptors were put through. Oh no.\nIn fact, three years ago and change, they had to show themselves off as all-around entertainers.\nDear Yak, @pskills43 & @fredvanvleet... Thank you for this.#RookieInitiation #RapsCitySocial #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/D0nxrWGOj5— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) November 8, 2016\nMore footage from around that time posted on the Raptors' social media shows longtime franchise staple Kyle Lowry and his BFF and then-Toronto teammate, DeMar DeRozan, getting the new crop of players to dance in front of the home crowd.\nThe guys proved that they not only knew how to "sing" but they could also dance, sort of.\nOpen Gym: Moments - Presented by @BellRookies on that beat. Season 5, coming soon. #OGV pic.twitter.com/8c1gOJGwEZ— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) October 16, 2016\nThe rest, as they say, is history.\nThough Poeltl has since left, Siakam and VanVleet are core components of the post-championship Raptors. Pascal, of course, is also an All-Star starter.\nHe came from humble roots, though. A pic he snapped years ago with future NBA-winning teammate Serge Ibaka at a basketball camp in Africa made a recent comeback and it's just an amazing throwback.\nMeanwhile, FVV clearly hasn't forgotten how to party. The Raptors gang went hard for Fred's birthday this month.\nSeeing VanVleet and Spicy P belting their hearts out on stage back in the day is pretty fitting, too, considering they regard each other as bros for life.\nAnyway, good luck to next year's rookies. The bar is high.