Kawhi thanks Toronto and all of Canada: 'We did it!'

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Toronto Raptors are still hoping Kawhi Leonard commits his long-term future to the team when he enters free agency later in July.

Lowry was named to his fifth consecutive All-Star team in the 2018-19 season, averaging 14.2 points, 8.7 assists and 4.8 rebounds and battling through back issues to provide crucial contributions for his team.

Even after a year together, Raptors coach Nick Nurse said he has no idea which way Leonard is leaning.

This is the unfortunate reality that faithful San Antonio Spurs fans had to endure last season as the soft-spoken small forward Kawhi Leonard demanded a trade from the tight-knit Alamo community to play for a bigger market like NY or Los Angeles.

"We started ducking", she said.

"If you're coming down to celebrate, whether it's at Nathan Phillips Square or to take in the parade anywhere along the route, leave the auto at home", City of Toronto spokesperson Brad Ross said Sunday.

Eager fans began lining up overnight to help welcome back the team after they defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.

Monday's victory parade started from the Exhibition Center, where the Canadian National Exhibition is held, and was to culminate at the Nathan Phillips Square. The parade celebrating this huge accomplishment is happening today, which means one thing: tailgate party.

"I don't really know, " Nurse said.

Toronto mayor John Tory proclaimed June 17, 2019, as "We The North" day to mark the occasion, borrowing the slogan used by the Raptors. It's also the first major sports title Toronto has captured in over a quarter-century when the Blue Jays won the 1993 World Series.

The massive crowds are showering love on the entire squad, but especially on NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who becomes a free agent June 30.

The city estimated over two million people were on-hand to witness the parade and subsequent rally, which was meant to wrap up by 2 p.m., but was delayed due to how many people lined the streets.

Under NBA rules, the Raptors can offer more money and a longer term than other teams.



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