Another year, another NBA All-Star weekend is in the books. And a major storyline of the 2020 edition, at least from a Canadian point of view, was Kawhi Leonard's latest reunion with some of his championship-winning Raptors teammates. Kawhi and Pascal Siakam shared a couple of hilarious moments on court and the 2019 Finals MVP was also snapped chilling with Kyle Lowry.
The Boardman showed you can never have too many MVP awards as he picked up the ASG gong for his terrific showing on Sunday, February 16.
But for Raptors fans, it was his interactions with his pals which is likely to have served as one of the highlights of the weekend.
Most notably, the LA Clippers man and Siakam seemed to be having plenty of fun.
It was Spicy P's first All-Star nod, and we're sure it felt all the more special playing not only alongside Lowry and under coach Nick Nurse, but against Kawhi.
First, Siakam and Leonard were filmed messing around during a lull in play, bringing a smile to Nurse's face.
Then, a hilarious moment saw Siakam get tight to The Boardman in the name of "defence."
"No more threes," proclaims Spicy, to which Kawhi fired back: "You gonna deny me?"
"BOX AND ONE!" Pascal can be heard yelling, as the pair share wide grins.
It's fair to say Kawhi's notorious Fun Guy came out a couple of times in Chicago.
There was also a notable interaction between Kawhi and Lowry, though this one came in the form of actual gameplay.
Pascal Siakam and Kawhi having some fun out there, which brings a smile to the face of Nick Nurse. #NBAAllStar https://t.co/UTGQHbtJNk— TSN (@TSN) 1581911981.0
KLow, who was going hard all night with his charges in defence, wasn't going to tone himself down just because he was facing a former teammate.
In the fourth quarter, Lowry drew an offensive foul from Kawhi just as the former Toronto man was driving for the basket.
The play prompted a jubilant response from the Eastern representatives, and Lowry appeared to gesture at the former Raptor on his way back up the court.
The old teammates had hung out before the game, too.
A photo posted by the Raptors in the build-up to tip-off showed Lowry and Fun Guy stood side by side during the warmups, apparently sharing conversation.
And, for Raptors fans watching on, it was another bittersweet moment to see Kawhi and his former teammates getting along so well.
Nostalgia level = 100.
Maaan seeing Kawhi and Pascal playin around with each other is making me hella sad that he ain't on the raptors any… https://t.co/OhZsVwjHBc— hk ฏ๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎ (@hk ฏ๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎๎) 1581912608.0
❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/HyqvvtIsv4— Chris Walder (@Chris Walder) 1581917738.0
@NBAonTNT Raptors fan watching Kawhi go off in the all-star game. https://t.co/cxUIuxP5TZ— Brad (@Brad) 1581906668.0
Kawhi Leonard, gone but not forgotten in Toronto.
He may have left a while ago, and the Raptors may be doing just fine without him, but for many fans, it's not likely to get any less heartwarming to see him joking around with his former Toronto pals.