The San Antonio Spurs have made some major roster changes this week, sending superstar Kawhi Leonard and guard Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors for All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan, center Jakob Poeltl, and a protected first-round pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
It certainly caught the attention of NBA players around the league and excited starting point guard Dejounte Murray.
The best part of Murray’s day might not have been the trade announcement that shook the league, though.
As Murray was at the beach at the Four Seasons Resort in Maui, an island in Hawaii, the 21-year-old rising star saw a little kid who said Murray was his favorite player.
Naturally, the two shared a moment and the kid asked if they could play catch in the water.
“It Was Dope,” Murray shared on Twitter. “Always Show Love We Are All Human!”
The quick glance of the game of catch was pretty impressive, too.
Both Murray and the young kid completed each pass, and the Spurs point guard even showed off a nice one-handed grab.
Murray played in 81 games with 48 starts during the 2017-18 season, averaging 8.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.7 steals in 21.5 minutes per game. He was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team.
A Parade All-American at the famed Rainier Beach High School in Seattle, Murray was selected No. 29 overall in the 2016 NBA Draft after averaging 16.1 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.4 assists in his lone season at Washington.
Murray definitely has a lot to be excited about this week. He got a new All-Star teammate in DeRozan, met one his biggest fans at a fancy vacation resort, and created a memory of a lifetime for the young boy.
He did it all at the beach.
The NBA offseason life really isn’t too shabby for some.