Today was rookie photo shoot day, which is basically the first time fans get to see their favorite team’s newest players in their jerseys, unless they’re on the cover of SLAM. For all those other suckers, however, it’s all new. And usually, it’s a pretty fun affair. Totally bizarre pictures are taken, sometimes there is breakdancing and usually one viral meme emerges from the session. Thus far, unfortunately, there’s been nothing. Aside from some vaguely fart-esque fog in the pictures, it’s been a bunch of guys who don’t want to look silly.

Except one man, Toronto Raptors forward Quincy Acy, who absolutely crushed his rookie photo shoot.

Just look at that beard and the way he tilts his head so jauntily, as if to say, “Look at how big my beard is.” That is literally the best way to hold your head if you’re growing an Abe Lincoln.

Though, I’ll admit, this is a pretty smart angle too.

In this picture, it’s like his beard functions as neck camouflage. It’s so dark and perfectly shaped that it makes everything from his jaw to his Adam’s apple disappear. Not sure what he’s hiding, but he’s doing a really good job of it.

But this, my friends, is the best.

I don’t know if Quincy Acy is going to do anything in the NBA — the track record for tweener forwards is all over the place — but it is good to know that he already has a highlight under his belt elasticized waistband. Between this photo and the one up top, he’s already started a nice lookbook. Even if he doesn’t light the league on fire, I hope they just let him keep taking pictures. At the very least, he’s already an All-Star when it comes to that.

Comments (10)

  1. The last photo is letting us know that Quincy Acy is the one who knocks.

  2. I like to think of the last one as one of those great 80s posters where players acted out their nicknames.

    In this one, Quincy’s saying “Hot in here, huh? Good thing you called the AC Man!”

  3. Have seen Quincy play many times since I am a Baylor alumni. if he was 3 inches taller he would have been all american and lottery pick. He is a beast.

    When he crushed University of Texas his sophmore year and Rick Barnes whined and cried the whole game, he proved he was a man.

    That game he had 10 dunks. Repeat 10 dunks in one game. It was the entire ESPN top 10 list for the night. he will succeed in the NBA and be the surprise rookie of the year. Toronto you will love Qunicy Acy.

  4. I watched all the Raptors summer games that were aired and even though Kyle Lowry was getting a lot of the attention, Quincy Acy was giving the Raptors coaching staff things to think about.

    He seemed to always be in the middle of loose ball fights, banging under the boards and setting pretty fierce picks. I’m looking forward to seeing him play this summer.

    I totally believe @mike – I’m looking forward to seeing this guy play.


  6. First picture has pure CHEMTRAILS in the sky…lol

  7. I covered the event for work and guys definitely loosened up more after lunch when most of the media were gone. Austin Rivers swatted the shit out of a 12 year old, UK guys kept ruining the UNC teammate photoshoot by walking through, Andre Drummond gave out some piggyback rides and Anthony Davis broke out the gold medal. I threw up some of our pics here and we’ll have some video soon too:

  8. Plus Harden now has a beard nemesis!

  9. This is the only person who can stop Acy in that last photo:

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