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[Highlight] Fred Vanvleet crosses Daniel Gafford and recovers to make the mid range shot after getting the ball stripped Highlight

https://streamable.com/eq3789
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u/praxeologue Raptors Dec 06 '21

Thats some drunken master shit

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21 edited 4d ago

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u/skryb Raptors Dec 06 '21

Fred VanVleedmt

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u/YizWasHere Hornets Dec 05 '21

Lmao Fred playing like that fat dude at the Y that lowkey has nasty handles and a mean stepback

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u/VelvetineMilkman [OKC] Jeff Green Dec 06 '21

Boris Diaw

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Dec 06 '21

Crazy that he came in as one of the most athletic players in his draft class.

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u/12yearvintage Raptors Dec 06 '21

Did he?

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u/TheLastSaiyanPrince Dec 06 '21

“Boris walks into the gym one day wearing flip-flops and holding his customary cappuccino, which was a staple for him every morning," former Suns assistant general manager David Griffin recalled. "It was during pre-draft workouts, so he sees the Vertec (machine) and asks what it is.

"We tell him it measures your vertical leap by determining how many of the bars you can touch. He asks what's the highest anyone has ever gone, and we tell him Amar'e (Stoudemire) cleared the entire rack.

"Boris puts down the cappuccino, takes off his flip-flops, and clears the entire rack on the first try. Then he calmly puts his flip-flops back on, picks up his cappuccino, and walks away, saying, 'That was not difficult.'"

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u/ItsReallyMyFault Dec 06 '21

And this is now head cannon for Boris Diaw

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u/TheLastSaiyanPrince Dec 06 '21

It’s also reality, always has been

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u/AloofAltruist Raptors Dec 06 '21

This reads like a copy pasta. But Boris confirmed it himself 😳

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Dec 06 '21

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u/12yearvintage Raptors Dec 06 '21

Oh I thought you meant FVV haha

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Dec 06 '21

Oh, haha. Nah, Freddie is a lot of things but an elite NBA athlete isn't one of them.

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u/12yearvintage Raptors Dec 06 '21

He is just fucking awesome at basketball

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u/RZAAMRIINF Raptors Dec 06 '21

I think Fred is a much better athlete than people think. You don’t see him being pushed around despite his size and he is relatively quick laterally. Also very fast hands.

He is one of the better defensive guards in the league for a reason.

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u/Sperm_Garage Bulls Dec 06 '21

I think we use the word athlete to mean "runs fast in a straight line, has a quick first step, and jumps 35+" when there are different types of athleticism. Guys like Fred are clearly extremely athletic even by NBA standards. The guy is 6'1" and guards the best players in the world at an elite level.

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u/yaboyuncleb [TOR] DeMar DeRozan Dec 06 '21

6'1" is generous too, most people who've been able to get up close to him say he's around 5'11" and maybe 6 in shoes.

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u/FyahCuh Raptors Dec 06 '21

2003-2007 looking like the 1980s

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u/rpgmind Dec 06 '21

Damn those first two highlights was all I needed to see. That was diaw? Looked like some kemp shit to me!

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u/ikkidyl Dec 06 '21

Mobility n y

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u/DavidMerrick89 Raptors Dec 06 '21

A classical human being.

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u/rodrigo_c91 Lakers Dec 06 '21

2014 Finals Boris Diaw is the best Boris Diaw I have ever seen.

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u/I_Always_Grab_Tindy Bucks Dec 06 '21

Apparently I've been gaslighting myself about Diaw's playing history because I forgot he ever played anywhere other than with the Spurs and I could've sworn he had a big play in the finals against Cleveland in 07' and celebrated it with Tony Parker, but now I'm realizing that I'm probably just vaguely remembering something about the Spurs Suns series that year or conflating the 13' and 14' finals with Cleveland because of Lebron.

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u/-HeisenBird- Raptors Dec 06 '21

We legit had an obese 300 lbs dude join us for pick up once and the man legit sauced us with his handles and shooting. But my man couldn't play defense for obvious reasons...

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u/3CarolynBuckner Dec 06 '21

Morbidly chonky (and obese)

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u/iEatPalpatineAss NBA Dec 06 '21

Are we sure he isn't the incredibly black obese man?

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u/DamnReality Dec 06 '21

Obese guys are the GOAT help defense…sounds like you guys didn’t know how to play to that scheme /s

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u/-HeisenBird- Raptors Dec 06 '21

Mans had him out guarding shooters at the perimeter cus he was too short to guard the paint. Unfortunate situation.

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u/SCUMDOG_MILLIONAIRE Dec 06 '21

We have that guy at the LA Fitness court. He’s about 45 years old, 6’3” and fat, goes by bigmac. He ain’t fast but he has great handles and will smoke anyone with a shimmy and a step back

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Dec 06 '21

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u/welmoe Lakers Dec 06 '21

SVG would ball up the nephews in this sub.

Same with Michael Malone

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

I love this clip every time I see it. Such a good jumper.

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u/so-cal_kid Lakers Dec 06 '21

The Van Gundies and Malone all played college ball. Granted the Van Gundy's played lower level college ball but still better than 99% of the population.

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u/KyleLetsss34 Heat Dec 06 '21

Jordanesque

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u/I_Love_Justin_Fields Raptors Dec 06 '21

There ain’t any videos but Nick Nurse was a 45% three point shooter in college

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u/aresman [CLE] LeBron James Dec 06 '21

damn, smooth asf

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

I love that he grins afterward and is clearly trying to hide it. Lol. He knows damn well those kids had no idea this was coming, and I bet he does this at every camp he holds/goes to.

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u/aresman [CLE] LeBron James Dec 06 '21

Whatever you can put together!

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u/WestleyThe [SEA] Kevin Durant Dec 05 '21

That around the back with the ball was nasty haha

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u/ClimateHoliday Nuggets Dec 06 '21

That was filthy wtf

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u/WestleyThe [SEA] Kevin Durant Dec 06 '21

Fred’s not fucking around. That’s a nasty move that’s gonna be a top play on his career highlights for sure

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u/Xelisyalias Raptors Dec 06 '21

Its funny how universal this is lol I definitely know a dude like that, he was so polite to everyone too

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u/LambeauFields Dec 06 '21

Adam Sandler

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u/merchseller Dec 06 '21

I love watching this vid of Fred smoking Marcus Posely and Jordan Poole. He creates his shots so effortlessly while the other two look like they have to work so much harder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diklDy3-aaM

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21 edited 10d ago

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u/merchseller Dec 06 '21

lol forreal. The last move he pulled to win the game is so nasty too. Trying to add all of these moves to my bag

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u/Thats-Puff Dec 05 '21

i hate that i know exactly who youre talking about

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u/Bendrake Suns Dec 06 '21

Bro every Y has that guy? Haha

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/Dropsix Raptors Dec 06 '21

YMCA gyms

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u/MODS-HAVE-NO-FRIENDS Warriors Bandwagon Dec 06 '21

He is that guy.

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u/Troll_In_The_Dungeon Raptors Dec 05 '21

His mid range shooting has been soo good this year.

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u/jp2kk2 Rockets Dec 06 '21

What is a midrange? /s

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u/EchoSlammaJamma322 [MIA] Dwyane Wade Dec 06 '21
  • Ben Simmons

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u/redditnathaniel Warriors Dec 06 '21

-Stephen Curry

(he prefers beyond the arc, if he can help it)

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u/thatsong [TOR] Kyle Lowry Dec 06 '21

*beside the logo

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u/redditnathaniel Warriors Dec 06 '21

"Midrange = Midcourt"

-Stephen Curry, probably

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u/tarvoplays Raptors Dec 06 '21

What is basketball *

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u/DunderdoreClarissian [SAS] Josh Primo Dec 06 '21

he said midrange, not no range

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u/slippy7890 Nets Dec 06 '21

Irrelevant but when that announcer starts yelling he sounds like Uncle Hank from Breaking Bad

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u/DoctorSkeeterBatman [TOR] Fred VanVleet Dec 06 '21

Matt Devlin.

I'm biased as fuck but him working with Jack Armstrong gotta be one of the most fun duos to listen to

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u/iHGItalian Raptors Dec 05 '21

What a wild sequence

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u/jackbennyXVI Jazz Dec 06 '21

And1 got the right guy to lead their brand this might be one of the smoothest plays I’ve ever seen

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u/thegoat6ix Raptors Dec 06 '21

He actually left And 1 for Li Ning

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u/-Listening Dec 06 '21

Dude fights himself. He wins. He loses.

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u/NoseBlind2 Raptors Dec 05 '21

FVV basically did the basketball equivalent of tapping a guy on the opposite shoulder while walking past him

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u/Beavshak [SEA] Horace Grant Dec 05 '21

Thrice

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u/ghost91372 Timberwolves Dec 05 '21

This is gonna be one of those clips that's like "Nobody has hit this move since" in 5-10 years like the penny one

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/SpartanFlight Bucks Dec 06 '21

winner gets a bigmac?

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u/FreckenZeDeutsch Dec 06 '21

What's the penny one?

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u/RODjij Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

I'm guessing he means this one ?

https://youtu.be/MvEbgJiVVtA

Because no one has hit that move since Hardaway in the 90s lol.

Edit. I stand corrected, pointed out to me Wiggins just did the same move.

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u/DrBallHard Rockets Dec 06 '21

Wiggins

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u/RODjij Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21

Has he done it too? I might have seen and forgot or just never seen it I suppose. Unless only the original was worth remembering lol

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/RODjij Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21

Shit, really? I missed it. Was pretty busy last week and never caught it (addicted to Reddit lol).

Edit.

Oh shit okay I seen it now. Yup that looks like the Penny move. I stand corrected.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/QuarantineSucksALot Dec 06 '21

Definitely something to be said!

/s

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u/FreckenZeDeutsch Dec 06 '21

Damn, that was deceptively silky

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u/sleepyghostmp3 Dec 06 '21

Wiggins does this somewhat often

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u/Hamlet_271 Bucks Dec 06 '21

Middleton did it years ago

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u/kevpsp101 Raptors Dec 05 '21

Greatest to ever wear 23

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u/NoseBlind2 Raptors Dec 05 '21

And its not even close

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u/thecrimsonlion Raptors Dec 06 '21

Top 2 and he aint #2

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/eeem1l Dec 06 '21

Oh, so you're really gonna forget about lou williams huh

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u/st3adyfreddy Dec 06 '21

Y'all disrespecting ma boy Mitch Richmond like that? SMH

yes-i-know-he-wore-#2-most-of-his-career-but-he-wore-23-at-the-very-beginning-and-very-end-so-it-counts!!

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u/Conceited_Penis [TOR] Andrea Bargnani Dec 06 '21

Idk how none of you have said michael jordan yet. Personally, imo, I think he's better than anybody you guys have mentioned

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u/TheRealCoolio Dec 06 '21

Well I just think you’re being more than a little biased there.. need to realize when you’re doing that

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Haha this joke again!

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u/Cul_what Lakers Dec 06 '21

I came

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u/npvuvuzela [BKN] Drazen Petrovic Dec 06 '21

Dude looks like he's playing at half speed as well. Just crazy

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u/lonny__breaux Raptors Dec 05 '21

Absolutely filthy.

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u/DeComp10 Raptors Dec 05 '21

Absolutely Disgusting

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u/Ozymandiassss USA Dec 06 '21

me playing as Drake in 2k11

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u/sreynolds1 [BOS] James Posey Dec 06 '21

Gave him the ol’ razzle dazzle

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u/larvinmill Nets Dec 06 '21

Dope lmaoooo

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u/NickDerpkins Magic Dec 06 '21

Reading the title: that can’t be right

It was 100% right

What

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u/ImLiterallyDepressed Raptors Dec 05 '21

ALL STAR

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u/hallandale Raptors Dec 05 '21

He deserves it but won't get it unless were a play-in team tbh

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u/RODjij Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21

I'd say Pascal gets in maybe, and then FVV too if the Raptors are above .500 and fighting for playoffs.

No Kyrie, Kemba isn't the same, Beal not playing like usual self, no Simmons, Lowry on the heat now. His chances are as good as ever to make it looks like.

Also currently his stats are 20/5/3 on 43/38/85 on not bad defense while not being tall and athletic. He should be in the convo anyways.

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u/Cheechers23 Raptors Dec 06 '21

on not bad defense

That's the understatement of the year. With fantastic defence*

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u/Anal_Iverson Raptors Dec 06 '21

I'd say Pascal gets in maybe,

Freddy on 20/5/6 @ 57.7% TS playing 22 games vs Siakam on 18/7/4 54.7% TS playing 12 games?

I don't think it's particularly close, and that's not even looking at advanced numbers where it shows Freddy is our most important player by far

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u/ILikeFPS Raptors Dec 06 '21

To be fair, Pascal is heating up now and I think he's gonna keep improving. Both Pascal and Fred should be All Stars but I'm not sure if they will be, and OG was playing at a near All Star level before getting injured.

Narratives matter most so if we aren't a winning team this season I'm not sure if we'll have a single All Star.

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u/hallandale Raptors Dec 06 '21

Lamelo and Trae though. I agree, beal doesn't look great.

You still have Harden and Lavine.

Is Jaylen Brown a guard or a forward? There was some confusion there in prior years.

It really depends on viewership and fan voting. We were abysmal last year in that regard.

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u/Anal_Iverson Raptors Dec 06 '21

It really depends on viewership and fan voting. We were abysmal last year in that regard.

That only determines the starters. No point in voting when there's a very slim chance FVV is an allstar starter

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u/RODjij Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21

Yeah there's still a few very good players ahead of him, just named the ones that aren't in his way right now (Lowry not on Raps I mean as well).

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u/Troll_In_The_Dungeon Raptors Dec 05 '21

Just like they drew it up. Freddy playing with so much confidence after Lowry left.

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u/LongBoi90 Dec 06 '21

Fred Van SKEET on everybody

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u/Velox_de_Raptor Raptors Dec 06 '21

Wit that wrap-around too

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u/FallingYields Dec 05 '21

Ball handling is so smooth

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u/chicogarciamarquez Raptors Dec 05 '21

Best PG in the East

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u/IanicRR [TOR] Amir Johnson Dec 06 '21

Still Kyle in my heart, Fred will probably never be able to replace him.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21 edited 6d ago

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u/SerenadeSwift Supersonics Dec 06 '21

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

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u/myuzahnem [TOR] Chris Boucher Dec 06 '21

I still like Kyle but I'm with Fred now he's our PG and "vet". Players will come and go but I will root for the home team.

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u/MrMcDudeGuy7 Pistons Dec 05 '21

Trae Young would prob like to have a word.

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u/Thats-Puff Dec 05 '21

I do not concern myself with the opinions held by trays of ice

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u/ihavetwonoses Timberwolves Dec 06 '21

Thanks Kratos

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u/Musicferret Dec 06 '21

Ouch. That's cold.

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u/tornait-hashu Supersonics Dec 06 '21

That's how ice works. If ice was hot I'd have to sue God for false advertising.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/Thats-Puff Dec 06 '21

"shaq uses icyhot to freeze his mortal enemies and later burn them to ash"

🅱️haq

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u/chicogarciamarquez Raptors Dec 05 '21

Who

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u/twinbloodtalons Dec 05 '21

Future mayor of New York

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u/SmarkInProgress Raptors Dec 06 '21

best PG in Canada

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

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u/SerenadeSwift Supersonics Dec 06 '21

You’ve committed atrocities against the nation of Canada

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u/devndub Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21

The north remembers.

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

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u/[deleted] Dec 06 '21

Dude, Jrue is like the 3rd option on an insanely deep roster lmao

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u/TeamZiggler Raptors Dec 05 '21

Get this man into the all-star game.

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u/flossdog Dec 06 '21

did Fred have another baby?

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u/funnieruphere Dec 06 '21

The way he goes behind his back as if it's part of his form is amazing

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u/carlosspicywiener576 Raptors Dec 05 '21 edited Dec 06 '21

Daniel Gafford wants of Mr. Vanvleet's wild ride

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u/Musicferret Dec 06 '21

That was one of the ugliest best plays i've ever seen.

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u/IAmGrum Raptors Dec 06 '21

This needed the "Sweet Georgia Brown" soundtrack, and Gafford wearing a Generals jersey...

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u/Bemeup57 Dec 06 '21

Sweet Georgia Brown should be playing when this clip is running.

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u/goobly_goo Nets Dec 06 '21

That's a professional basketball player move.

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u/RemyGee Lakers Dec 06 '21

After watching a few times, that was really defense from Gafford.

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u/TheGiant406 Nuggets Dec 06 '21

It really was defense from Gafford.

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u/1000001_Ants Dec 06 '21

Truly defense

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u/invertedearth [TOR] OG Anunoby Dec 06 '21

Thanks, guys. I'm still trying to understand the game better, so this really helps. I guess this also means that what Van Vleet did to Gafford was offensive?

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u/1000001_Ants Dec 07 '21

I wasn't offended but I can see how some people would be

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u/-BeefSupreme Dec 06 '21

Not even that impressive, I do the same thing in NBA street all the time

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u/bokthebok Raptors Dec 06 '21

BBQ chicken

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u/laneswitchin Dec 05 '21

the best to ever do itttttt the gooooaaaaat

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u/MolicOnePGR Raptors Dec 05 '21

GOAT doing GOAT things 🤷🏾‍♂️

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u/Synth-Pro Trail Blazers Dec 06 '21

10 Points, 4 Assists, and 4 Turnovers

Apparently Fred put all he had to give this game into this one shot

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u/I_Love_Justin_Fields Raptors Dec 06 '21

Who cares he got the win

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u/thissiteisbroken Raptors Dec 05 '21

Big Cat's reaction is all of us

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u/corntraveler Dec 06 '21

Silky smoooooth

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u/RepeatedLikeRepeated Raptors Dec 06 '21

Game winner

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u/inprofile Dec 06 '21

That's a 20 point play right there.

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u/zbub88 Dec 06 '21

Atta boy!!

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u/SealUrWrldfromyeyes Dec 06 '21

felt like ncaa

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u/Rude_Journalist Dec 06 '21

See you in the ncaa finals!

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u/st3adyfreddy Dec 06 '21

Just like the coach drew up

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u/RODjij Tampa Bay Raptors Dec 06 '21

I had to rewind and go full screen just to see what he did there after the drive lol that shit was smooth

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u/omarcomin647 Raptors Dec 06 '21

fred van vleet SENIOR

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u/marksor_13 Dec 06 '21

Too many moves bruh.

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u/Rocky970 Nuggets Dec 06 '21

Sick

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u/s_s Cavaliers Dec 06 '21

"Look what I found."

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u/tchiseen Dec 06 '21

Playground tactics

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u/Rude_Journalist Dec 06 '21

“Uraraka s gonna make it before going over.

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u/blindwuzi Dec 06 '21

that was nasty

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u/weekendpostcards [LAC] Lou Williams Dec 06 '21

ROCKFORD'S FINEST

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u/Makaveli80 Raptors Dec 06 '21

Steady Freddy at his finest, looks like he's done this 1000x before and nothing phases him

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u/IntervisioN Raptors Dec 06 '21

Man's just toying with them

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u/joleary747 Dec 06 '21

What a call though. "Loses it ... keeps it ... oh FRED VAN FLEET" silky smooth throughout.

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u/picknroll0123 [UTA] Andrei Kirilenko Dec 06 '21

Scrappy play

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u/KingOfWeTheNorth Raptors Dec 06 '21

Fred is just slo mo Curry

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u/NFresh6 Lakers Dec 06 '21

That was messy lmao

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u/QuarantineSucksALot Dec 06 '21

Even if the internet goes out"

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u/Cantremberuser Dec 06 '21

Fred I’d awesome!

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u/Dimaaaa Spurs Dec 06 '21

just like they drew it up

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u/-Listening Dec 06 '21

“You’re not getting offers, practice interview skills