Among the herds of Canadians celebrating in the Toronto streets last night was one incredibly genuine fan. And all he wanted was to give Kawhi this plant.
After the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors Thursday night to secure the first title in the franchise’s history, the entire city went crazy. However, as with most title celebrations, certain fans went crazier than others. And no, we’re not talking about Drake — that’s a whole different story.
As fans roamed the Toronto streets Thursday night, a Global News reporter caught up with a certain individual wandering around in a Kyle Lowry jersey and carrying a large, decorative plant.
When asked what the plant was for, Plant Guy said, “It’s a housewarming gift for Kawhi. He’s staying.” When the reporter asked what kind of plant it was, the obviously not-so-sober man cleverly named it a Kawhi Plant, before immediately changing his answer to a Kawactus.
Enjoy the video for yourself.
Obviously, fans in Toronto really, really want Leonard to re-sign with the Raptors as he hits unrestricted free agency this summer. Maybe, spicing up his home with some decorative flare — i.e., a Kawactus — will make it a bit harder for the now two-time NBA Finals MVP to dart for the West Coast.
Whatever the cost, the future of the Raptors will hinge upon Leonard’s decision. In fact, the short-term future of the NBA will hinge upon Leonard’s decision. With Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson set to miss most, if not all, of next season, the balance of power in the Association will be in flux this summer. Whether Kawhi decides to re-sign with the Raptors or take his talents to L.A. will shift the entire landscape of the NBA.
But for now, only one thing matters in Toronto, and it’s that the Raptors are finally NBA champions.