After helping to lead the Raptors to their third win in the NBA Finals championship series on Friday night, Kawhi and his usual unfazed persona was asked what a championship win would mean for Toronto, and particularly Canada as a whole.
“I’m really not sure,” he responded when prompted. “I guess you really have to ask somebody on the street or one of our fans. I’m pretty sure it’s a long time waiting, they’re going to be excited. They’re already excited, just us being here for the first time. They were going crazy after the Eastern Conference Finals. I don’t know. There’s no tellin’. You gotta ask, like I said, a fan or somebody that’s been livin’ in Canada for a while. I know they’re going to be super excited. I don’t know. We’ll see.”
Kawhi has only played one season with the Raptors after he was traded for DeMar DeRozan in a controversial move last summer. The Raptors are one game away from lifting the Larry O’Brien trophy for the first time in their 24-years of existence. Game 5 kicks off on Monday night.
"Kawhi what do you think this will mean to Canada"
Kawhi: I'm really not sure, I guess you'll really have to ask somebody on the street ?? pic.twitter.com/z8CcIf64Ug
— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) June 8, 2019