In an attempt to strengthen team unity and togetherness rather than individualism, Raptors Rudy Gay has banned stat sheets from the post-game locker room.
According to the Toronto Sun:
It’s common practice that after every game each player is provided a scoresheet…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.
“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.”