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I don’t have a problem with this at all, but I feel like some players might. Raptors baller Rudy Gay has banned a specific item from the Raptors locker room. Check out what it is & why he’s doing it…
… their most high-profile player has rejected one of the most standard methods of presenting data known to the sport. From Mike Ganter for the Toronto Sun (via Beyond the Buzzer):
It’s common practice that after every game each player is provided a scoresheet. The sheet breaks down the individual players’ contributions as well as team totals.
That won’t be happening anymore in Toronto. Rudy Gay has put a stop to it.
Gay sees the scoresheets as an unnecessary barrier to team unity or even a temptation to be more focussed on what is best for the individual as opposed to what is best for the team.
“We’re not playing for stats,” Gay said.
Gay said there was no incident or no moment that pushed him toward this decision but as a leader on this team, he felt it was just something that was best for the team.
“I wanted to just nip it in the butt before it became an issue,” he said. “We come in here after losses, after wins and people are staring at those stat sheets, but that’s not what we’re about. We’re a team and the stat that matters is the W.”