The Raptors have lacked a lot of things in recent years — talent, playoff appearances, respect from around the league — but since Chris Bosh left for Miami a couple of years ago, they’ve also been short on players who were legitimately funny and entertaining. (I’m not aware of Leandro Barbosa doing anything this weird while he was a Raptor.) New Raptor Landry Fields brings some off-the-court intangibles that may not justify his contract in the minds of most Raptors fans, but will almost certainly make this team more fun to follow:
- He has a dry sense of humor, as evidenced by his crack on Jose Calderon’s accent in the video above and his famous stint as a Modell’s employee.
- He’s very creative with secret handshakes.
- He’s a pretty good singer.
- His girlfriend, Elaine Alden, is not in any way difficult to look at.
Why do I get the feeling that the last point will be a bigger selling point for fans than the other ones combined? Regardless, while we don’t know how much better Fields will make this team, he’s definitely going to make the Raptors more interesting.