Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard is preparing to return to Toronto for the first time since winning an NBA Championship with the Raptors in 2018-19. Ahead of the Wednesday evening clash, Leonard admitted that he's expecting a mixed reaction from the crowd, but has prepared for the boo birds to be out in The Six.
In Leonard's typical rational fashion, he noted the fans will not necessarily be cheering for a player on an opposing team. However, Leonard, despite not changing his facial expression, was sentimental about his year in Toronto and talked about how cool it was to win a championship, not just for a city, but also for an entire country.
Even if Leonard only played a year in Toronto and left, he will still never have to buy a meal in Canada again. The Raptors went from a perennial second-round playoff team to finally getting over the top and winning their first-ever NBA Finals.
Hopefully Raptors fans surprise Kawhi and give him a warm reception at Scotiabank Arena.