I shouldn't congratulate myself, but I'll take credit for it anyway. The Raptors have gone silent on social media, and I think it's because this column exists. I mean, I've run the numbers on how many eyeballs we're grabbing here at Raptors HQ, and there's a good chance that players are in that audience group.
Whatever the reason, this week's look at the Raptors on social media will be pretty light, so bear with me as we get through this.
Patrick Patterson is moving up my social power rankings after a couple weeks of sadness. Here he is complaining about airport security, the bug-a-boo of middle class America, after losing his lotion bottle. I'm dubbing this Lotiongate, because I have no creativity.
So we fly private.. Go to Pearson Airport.. thru security.. Get my lotion bottle taken.. Meanwhile bags of food & drinks make it thru.— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) November 14, 2015
Someone we haven't featured yet is rookie Norman Powell, who's got a serious love affair going with television. Based on the frequency of tweets saying he's "on to [insert show here]", I'm willing to say that the man spends every waking moment watching shows on his phone. To his credit, he's got good taste.
Finally getting on the TV show Power.— norman powell (@npowell2404) November 14, 2015
Catching up on my @WalkingDead_AMC finally.— norman powell (@npowell2404) November 13, 2015
He's also less than pleased with the team's performance after this week's loss to Utah.
Mood:— norman powell (@npowell2404) November 19, 2015
Here's DeMarre Carroll sending love to his old teammates in Atlanta. Like I said, it's a slow week.
"@SBNationNBA: They still love @DeMarreCarroll1 down in Atlanta. https://t.co/e8jOlouhqP pic.twitter.com/NboPQkvr9n"— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) November 15, 2015
Finally, here's Bald Jonas Valanciunas, kindly threatening to shave Leo Rautins.
. @LeoRautins you are next one for a shave :)) pic.twitter.com/okYrqJGrHq— Jonas Valanciunas (@JValanciunas) November 14, 2015
On a related note, how upset was everyone else that Rautins got rid of the beard so early in the season? I, for one, was a huge fan.
See you next week.