The Toronto Raptors have just done a blockbuster trade sending their star DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard.
Leonard won the championship and was named the playoffs MVP with the Spurs in 2014, while DeRozan has been one of the best Raptors of all-time since joining the team in 2009.
Usually trades fire up fans but Canadian Raptor fans are pissed off, because apparently, Leonard doesn’t want to live in the city.
According to a tweet by ESPN reporter Chris Haynes, Leonard has ZERO interest in being a Raptor and representing Toronto.
Kawhi Leonard has no desire to play in Toronto, league source tells ESPN.
And Raptor fans are outraged.
Dude's a big fucking baby. Who cares what he wants? Be a professional. Play the damn game.
i’m so dead lol, bro threw a tantrum (basically) to go to LA...they finna send him to a whole other country
Raptors gonna trade Demar and Kawhi never gonna even suit up for them 😂😂😂
This is going to end badly for the Raptors.
This is so stupid on the Raptors part
Read this dumbies @Raptors
And it isn't just Raptors fans getting in on this, fans of other teams are just laughing at Toronto's management for trading for someone who doesn't want to play in the city.
What Kawhi is up to... pic.twitter.com/pzaV1uwR7m
The Raptors will also be sending Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick to the Spurs and get Danny Green in addition to Leonard.
Spurs have agree to trade Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green to Toronto for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, league sources tell ESPN. Trade call with league office is starting shortly.
But you can imagine there's going to be a lot of drama around the team this year with a player who doesn't want to be in Toronto.
Maybe the Raptors should buy him the most expensive house currently for sale in Ontario to make his stay more comfortable.