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Toronto Raptors' newest rookie Gradey Dick has already earned the respect of two Toronto legends.

The 19-year-old player is freshly signed to the Raptors, but he's already left an impression with Barbie star Simu Liu and former Raptor Jeremy Lin.

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One of the newest Toronto Raptors has already made history before even hitting the court.

The 2021 NBA Draft was held yesterday, and the Toronto team drafted their first-ever Canadian, Dalano Banton, when the team selected him in the second round of picks. On top of being Canadian, Banton is also from the 6ix.

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Every great sports hero has had to overcome some sort of obstacle to get where they are today. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, Kawhi Leonard lost his father to a shooting, Muhammad Ali fought against the heightened racial prejudices of the ’60s to become the greatest of all time. It’s not easy to become a legend, it takes hard work, guts, and perseverance and that’s something Fred VanVleet knows all too well, according to this NBA draft video.

A video of the Raptors star overcoming one of his obstacles recently resurfaced on Twitter. Back in 2016, Fred VanVleet went undrafted during the NBA draft after turning down two lacklustre offers to play in the NBA’s Development League.

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