Drake, arguably the Raptors' biggest fan and unofficial dad of Toronto, paid tribute to DeRozan in a long Instagram post. “To my brother @demar_derozan I want to say 10 million thank you’s on behalf of YOUR city. You are a fixture in Toronto forever and you gave everything you had,” he wrote. “Through your leadership we had the most exciting years in franchise history.”
DeRozan is reportedly upset about the trade package, which also includes Danny Green and Jakob Poeltl, claiming he was lied to by the Raptors. "Be told one thing & the outcome another. Can't trust em,” DeRozan wrote on his Instagram story. “Ain't no loyalty in this game. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing... Soon you'll understand... Don't disturb..."
In his post, Drake also welcome Leonard to the team and city. “To Kawhi...we look forward to a this new chapter and we welcome you to the most intense and supportive city in NBA basketball!!!" he wrote. "You have always been a poised clinical warrior and I can’t wait to see how Toronto inspires your fight."
It'll be interesting to see what this huge trade package manifests in the coming months, and how each All-Star adjusts to their new teams, until then hopefully we can all remain as optimistic as Drizzy for the 2018-2019 season.