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Toronto Raptor gets funny on Instagram

Things are pretty good in Raptor-land right now. Not only is Toronto's basketball team at the top of the Atlantic Division by a healthy margin, but their arena-mates are so bad that it makes the Raps look even better. And when things are going well, morale is often high enough to withstand even the embarrassing moments.

Cue Patrick Patterson on Instagram. The power forward took some ribbing on sports blogs and social media yesterday when he was photographed wearing some enormous mittens while riding the pine in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Rather than be a suck about the joking at his expense, he decided to take it up a notch.

Given that pretty much everyone picked up on the similarity between his gloves and oven mitts, Patterson Photoshopped in a sheet of cookies being offered to his unimpressed teammates, thereby owning the joke and delighting pretty much all of his Instagram followers. Very savvy indeed. One question: how were the cookies?

Correction: An earlier version of this post indicated that the Raptors lead the Eastern Conference. This error has been corrected.


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