It has been a pretty busy year for the reigning Finals MVP, Kawhi Leonard, in Canada! The sports star led the Raptors to their first NBA championship in franchise history, won his second Finals MVP award, became a national hero in Canada, and now Kawhi Leonard's 28th birthday is being celebrated in the True North!

Just one day before Kawhi will officially become a free agent again, Raptors fans in Canada are making sure to make a big fuss of his birthday, just in case.

Canadians across the country are sharing birthday wishes to Kawhi today, as 'Happy Birthday Kawhi' is trending on Twitter in Toronto.

It didn’t take long for the basketball superstar to become a firm fan-favourite in Toronto after he was signed by the Raptors in 2018.

In fact, his first media appearance as a Raptor went pretty much viral, as Kawhi told reporters (very sincerely) that he was a ‘fun guy’ and gave everyone in Canada the first glimpse of that laugh.

From then on, Kawhi has won over the hearts and minds of Canadians across the country, with his hilariously earnest responses to reporters, his dorky laugh and, of course, his phenomenal basketball skills.

While Canadian brands and Raptors fans Canada-wide wish the MVP a very happy birthday, nobody is shying away from saying what they really want to say! One Twitter user posted "Happy Birthday Kawhi Leonard. He should totally treat himself this weekend by signing for 190 million dollars with a championship organization located in the best country in the world or something like that."

Fans also used Twitter to share their favourite photos of Kawhi from this Raptors season, as well as to share praise for the player on his 28th birthday. 

Whatever the plans are for next season, everybody in Canada wishes you a very happy 28th birthday, Kawhi Leonard!

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