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Raptors rookies are the latest victims of backpack hazing (Pictures)

Don’t worry, guys — everyone has to do it. The Toronto Raptors are welcoming their rookies to the big show this week the only way NBA veterans know how. As you can see from the photos above, 2011 first-round pick Jonas Valanciunas and rookies Terrence Ross and Quincy Acy have been rocking children’s backpacks with the added bonus of stuffed cartoon characters. Since Valanciunas is technically a sophomore he got to rep someone cool like Bart Simpson. Ross wasn’t so luck and neither was Acy:

Like these Nuggets rookies last year and Kendall Marshall with his Justin Bieber backpack earlier this season, Toronto’s rookies are simply paying their dues. If ever they start to feel sorry for themselves, all they need to do is look at the horrible haircuts NFL veterans give their rookies and remember it could be much, much worse.

H/T SportsNet
Pics via Terrence Ross, John Lucas III, and Quincy Acy on Twitter


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