Toronto Raptor Fred VanVleet may be integral to Toronto culture, but he's not actually Canadian.
"I'm definitely a Canadian, honorary Canadian. I think I'm going to work on getting my passport. Try and get some citizenship or something for sure," said VanVleet.
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VanVleet said his kids also "love it" in Canada.
"My daughter's Canadian. She was born in Toronto. Toronto's been great, man it's been good for me and my family. The country has embraced me. I couldn't ask for a better reception."
While talking about his legacy in Toronto, VanVleet shouted out Kyle Lowry for paving the way.
"I watched Kyle do it. I got the blueprint. I just got to stick around long enough to say I was, you know, the longest-tenured guy and see what type of more stuff I can rack up and bring them another championship."
So in order to surpass Lowry's legacy, he just needs to stay with the Raptors for longer than nine seasons and bring home one more championship.
"I love being a Raptor. I have a great relationship with management ownership coaching staff like there's nothing I could really ever complain about being on his team."