Kyle Lowry brilliantly hazed Toronto Raptors' rookies during open training season

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The Toronto Raptors have a special relationship with their fans. There aren't many franchises in the NBA that have a more passionate following than the Canadian organisation.

Part of that has to do with the relationship between the players and supporters. The front office has played a huge role but franchise stars like DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry have really brought a family feel to the organisation. 

That fantastic relationship produced another brilliant moment during the team's open practice at the Air Canada Centre as Lowry had the team's younger players in center court dancing for the crowd. 


Lowry, sat on the scoring table with DeRozan and Jonas Valanciunas, ordered the team's hopeful rookies Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Jakob Poltl and second year Delon Wright to show their moves to the Instagram-famous song 'JuJu On That Beat'. 

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Some of the youngsters were more comfortable than others; Poltl, in particular, struggled despite the encouragement of Lowry, but it was a brilliant moment that will really help their relationship with the Toronto faithful grow. 


Of course, dancing won't help these guys make the final roster. Their basketball has to do the talking. With 20 men currently competing for 15 spots, there will be some unhappy players come the regular season.

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