The sweet moment is just another example of the Raptors' incredibly strong bond with Toronto and beyond.

Whether it's Fred VanVleet posing for pics with local kids at Toys R Us, Pascal Siakam selling merch before his All-Star announcement, or Kyle Lowry sending a gift to a 92-year-old superfan, the Raps love doing their bit for the community.

And Powell made another great gesture last week, albeit for a rather different cause.

Norm said he'd switch numbers in a heartbeat if the NBA decides to retire the No. 24 jersey of the late Kobe Bryant league-wide. 

On the court, he's not been too shabby, either. Powell is averaging a career-high of 15.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 28.2 minutes in 38 games this season, starting 17 of those.

And he's led the bench boys in scoring in 12 games, per The Canadian Press via TSN.

That record as a substitute should be no surprise, given that Nick Nurse told Powell back in December that that would likely remain his primary role this season.

According to Sportsnet, the Raptors have said he will be reassessed throughout the recovery process.

Until then, expect more of the same crew love from Norm.

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