The Toronto Raptors’ biggest fan has finally chimed in on the trade the team made on Wednesday morning. After it was announced that Toronto had decided to send DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio as part of a package to acquire Kawhi Leonard, it seemed like only a matter of time before noted Raptors fans Drake chimed in on the move.
On Wednesday afternoon, Drake broke his silence and spoke out about the deal on his Instagram account. He offered up heaps of praise to DeRozan for everything he did, both for the franchise as its captain and as someone that Drake considers a friend. He then welcomed Leonard to Toronto on behalf of “the most intense and supportive city in NBA basketball.”
DeRozan is Toronto’s best player ever, plus as Drake wrote, the pair were really tight, so it makes sense that he would issue such an emotional tribute to the now-former Raptor. As for Leonard, well, there are rumors out there that he might be opposed to suiting up for Toronto before he hits free agency next summer. While getting welcomed to the city by Drake probably isn’t going to change all of his thoughts on playing for the Raptors, perhaps any little thing can help.