Title: After earning a ring with the Raptors as a two-way player, Jordan Loyd looks for a fresh start in Spain
Date: August 26, 2019
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about undrafted Raptors signing Sagaba Konate, who the team is taking a slow, cautious approach with ahead of training camp.
For someone who was ineligible for postseason play, Jordan Loyd found his way into a number of memorable moments during the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 championship run.
Most famously, it was Loyd — dressed in street clothes, completely unaware in the moment that he’d even left his seat — crouched beside Kawhi Leonard as a fateful Game 7 game-winner bounced four times before dropping through the net. Later, Loyd would punctuate the response by wearing a “Random Guy In A Suit” shirt during the championship parade, something Raptors manager of player development Shelby Weaver helped him get made and a tagline Loyd has kicked around the idea of trademarking. And, of course, it all started in Game 1 of that series with the Philadelphia 76ers, when Loyd made it on to the shirts being given away to fans at Scotiabank Arena, leading to plenty of confusion and even more requests for copies of the shirt.