Raptors Superfan Honors Kawhi Leonard With Touching IG Post
Kawhi Leonard was the missing piece the Toronto Raptors needed in order to take home their first NBA championship. Leonard cemented himself as one of the best players in the league while on the Raptors and with the help of Danny Green, they were able to win it all. Unfortunately for Raptors fans, Leonard announced over the weekend that he would be signing with the Los Angeles Clippers, while Danny Green revealed he would become a member of the Los Angeles Lakers.
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All day I've been asked what do I want to say to #kawhileonard and @greenranger14 . To both of them: you will both be missed. The heart you both played with. How you both embraced this city, this country and all the fans. The highlights you gave us that will be etched forever in our memories…that game 7 shot, that steal from lowry and following dunk, the many clutch 3's, the 18 points in game 3, the comeback defence, so many memories. But most of all thank you for your contributions to our 2019 NBA Championship team. You gave this fan a 24 yr old dream that many never experience. I could never be upset with any decisions you make for yourselves and your families because of what you have given to me, to the city, to the country. As much as I would love to have you both here again. For Kawhi's sake, i am happy you are home. I am happy for your family, I am happy you proved your critics wrong.To the other guy in the trade, Danny I am happy you locked in for 2 yrs in LA for some very good money. I am grateful for how much you did in our community. No matter where you play you will always be a part of the greatest NBA championship team of all time (no bias here 😁). Even without these two remember we are the defending NBA Champions. Our coaching staff are a championship staff, our organization is a championship organization. Masai did it once and he will do it again I have no doubt. No matter what team is on that floor we are the champs! So Kawhi and Danny when we see you next year we shall give you the standing ovation you deserve, once a Raptor always a Raptor, but when the game starts and you are shooting free throws at my end you better believe I will be waving that towel! With love, your NBA Champion @raptors Superfan, Nav Bhatia
This was especially heartbreaking new for Nav Bhatia, the Raptors superfan who became famous during their run through the postseason.
While Bhatia might be sad that it’s over, at least he was able to experience such an incredible championship run from his team. Very few people in Toronto seem to be mad at Kawhi’s decision which just goes to show how appreciative they are of what he was able to accomplish.