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Great Clips of the Week: Royce O’Neale’s new TikTok is the hero we need in self-isolation

By Sean Walker, KSL.com | Posted - Mar. 30, 2020 at 11:04 a.m.



STILL SCROLLING — We get it; there were no live sports this weekend.

Is that definition of a long weekend? Or with the majority of Americans telecommuting to work while self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, are weekends even a thing anymore?

Either way, here are a few social media stars to add to your feed.

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Royce O’Neale, Tik Tok star

Utah Jazz reserve Royce O’Neale has long been a fan of TikTok.

The dances. The stunts. The short, funny videos that have most people calling the social video app “the new Vine.”

His teammates have even publicly remarked about his borderline addiction. Now, because COVID-19 has suspended the NBA season, he has time to join his fellow Tik Tokers.

And they’re happy to have him.

@djroniro

Come hit yo groove real quick ##inthecrowd##fyp##foryou##dance##work

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He’s funny. But the Jazz wing who averaged 6.3 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game before the league’s hiatus has had a few cringeworthy moments, too.

But he’s more than welcome to keep us entertained during our time without sports.

Moves like Kalani

While BYU football coach Kalani Sitake is self-isolating, working from home, and attending to the Cougars’ football program — during a recruiting dead period that requires him to conduct most of his business via email, text and video conferencing, of course — he’s also spending more time with his family.

And his family is apparently bringing out some new hobbies.

His daughter Sadie, for example, is an accomplished dancer and currently performs with the junior company at The Dance Club in Orem.

The Sitake clan made waves last week during Reno Mahe’s dance-off challenge — wide receivers coach Fesi Sitake won the official tally in votes on KSL.com, for those wondering — but BYU’s top boss has shown he’s no slouch, either.

Climbing through the kitchen

The Olympics have been postponed until the summer of 2021, in large part because athletes can’t train effectively in self-isolation.

Competitive climber Brooke Raboutou found a way around that, though — with her “Tour de My Kitchen.”

Stay safe, everyone. Wash your hands.

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