Raptors star Fred VanVleet has always been open about his love for Toronto, but is he committed to making a long-distance relationship work?

As the team is set to head out to Flordia for the 2021 season, it seems the player is feeling a little homesick. 

Freddie told CBC that he and his family will be missing the 6ix when they move to Tampa.

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Toronto has turned into my second home. 

Fred VanVleet 

 

In fact, he even stated that the city is like a second home to him and his family. 

However, the player does sound hopeful about the upcoming season. 

"Obviously, we miss the city, but I think we've got to be excited about what's ahead of us," VanVleet stated. 

"I can't not be excited about it. We were in Florida for a while with the bubble in Orlando, and right back there in Tampa, so hopefully it's a good experience."

The 26-year-old recently signed an $80 million contract with Toronto. 

However, the Raptors will be forced to start the 2020-2021 season in Tampa Bay due to Canada-U.S. border restrictions.

 
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