Raptors Stars Show Big Love For Siakam Before His All-Star Announcement (VIDEO)
Getting us in our feels!
Compared to other NBA teams, the Toronto Raptors seem to have one thing on lock, and that's their love and support for each other. On the eve of the expected Pascal Siakam All-Star announcement, his teammates showed him some love as they arrived in Toronto before their game on January 24. Spicy P is expected to seal a spot in the NBA honours team for the first time and he's just too excited.
The confirmation of which players have been named to the lineup is set for 7 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.
In a video shared on Twitter by the team that day, Kyle Lowry bangs the drum for his pal by showing off a Siakam-line shirt he's wearing under his hoodie, repping his bestie.
Then, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is heard asking Lowry who he's referring to.
"Who's that? P?" asks Hollis-Jefferson.
"Who else that gon' be?" responds Lowry before his teammate breaks out into a little cheer.
Since thecame in at the start of January, Siakam has been widely expected to seal a spot in the All-Star game.
In the January 16 results, Siakam came in second place in the Eastern Conference just behind last season's MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo from the Milwaukee Bucks.
Fan voting was closed on January 20.
“Oh, it would mean everything,” said Siakam, according to Sportsnet, to reporters after the game against Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.
“I think once you get to the NBA and you understand that those are the elite players in the league, it means even more."
Spicy P is averaging about 23.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.5 assists each game this 2019-2020 season, according to Sportsnet.
That's some good ball.
“As a young player coming in and knowing my path and how I got here to be in that competition, that’s crazy to think about," added Siakam.
Raptors fans have been touting Siakam as an All-Star all year. After all, they suggested earlier this season that Spicy could even already be athan team legend DeMar DeRozan.
One fan likes him so much they even made aof him, for crying out loud!
Siakam being named would be a big statement from the Raptors, not just the player himself.
That's because if he's named a starter, the Raps will be the only NBA team to have a player in the lineup of every All-Star game since the year 2015.
Previous years have included Lowry in 2015-16 and '16, DeRozan in 2017 and '18, and, of course, Kawhi Leonard in 2019.
If Siakam's name joins those Toronto legends tonight, it's another win for the 6ix's beloved team.