Good morning, sports world. There’s nothing like a blockbuster NBA trade to get the day rolling, right?
The Toronto Raptors have reportedly reached an agreement to acquire San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard. The package heading back to San Antonio is centred around Raptors franchise icon DeMar DeRozan.
You could argue the NBA off-season has created more shocking headlines than the league’s regular season in recent years and this blockbuster deal adds fuel to that fire, to say the least.
As you’d expect, NBA Twitter is going absolutely bananas right now. Here’s some of the best reaction.
No matter what…When I think of Toronto Raptors Basketball… I think of DeMar Derozan…He deserves a statue…
— DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 18, 2018
Dear fans of Toronto,
It’s time you guys build a statue of @DeMar_DeRozan Regardless of what happens. He deserves it.
— Terrence Ross (@TFlight31) July 18, 2018
NO SIAKAM OR OG MASAI I LOVE YOU https://t.co/az7lFMgsFW
— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) July 18, 2018
Lakers fans waiting on Kawhi in 2019 like… pic.twitter.com/l5d3ctbTgx
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) July 18, 2018
KAWHI! I believe in Masai.
— Donnovan Bennett (@donnovanbennett) July 18, 2018
“Hey Kawhi, are you excited to be on the Raptors?” pic.twitter.com/aCeqXCd6dH
— Overtime (@overtime) July 18, 2018
We’re really not gonna have these moments anymore pic.twitter.com/TkUD9ldeGC
— Vivek Jacob (@VivekMJacob) July 18, 2018
“Enjoy Canada, Kawhi” pic.twitter.com/xD2H90MjQN
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) July 18, 2018