Every man, woman and child that is a fan of the Toronto Raptors is currently crossing their fingers hoping they not only win the NBA Finals, but that the team also re-signs superstar player Kawhi Leonard. Some people are willing to do whatever it takes to convince Kawhi to stay, especially local businesses:
Locals are calling this campaign the Ka’Wine & Dine” initiative. Businesses from restaurants to tattoo parlors are offering Leonard free food and other perks for life if he chooses to remain a Raptor.
"KAWHI EATS FREE HERE"— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) May 22, 2019
Toronto restaurants are offering Kawhi Leonard free food for life if he resigns with the Raptors. pic.twitter.com/9nRW1qapKW
Simon Mass, chief executive officer of The Condo Store Realty Inc., even went as far as to offer Leonard a free penthouse of his choosing at either the Four Seasons, St. Regis, or Ritz-Carlton. When asked why he would make such accommodations, he said, “We want to get the support of the city behind Kawhi and ensure he’s comfortable in a multi-million dollar condo that is built for a king."
King Kawhi... LeBron can't be too happy about that.
While his free agency plans are still unknown, the entire city of Toronto is doing everything they can to tip the odds in its favor.