Leonard thanked the city of Toronto for supporting the team during their run via a video uploaded by New Balance. He also wore his now signature "Board man gets paid" line on his shirt as he puffed on a cigar.
Drake proved that he would be continuing his moral support throughout the offseason as he joined the team on the float. He also did his best Stone Cold Steve Austin impression by chugging a few beers thrown to him from the crowd. Drake also confirmed that OVO Fest will be making a return this year.
The organization took a risk in dealing for Kawhi even though he was projected to leave after this season. That bet paid off with the city's first championship. In showing both their gratitude and knowledge of his pending free agency, the crowd chanted "one more year" when the float docked. Kyle Lowry then upped the ante by changing the cry to "five more years."
Lowry had gone on record claiming he wouldn't try to convince Leonard to stay with the organization, but that was before today's festivities. Although it's unclear if Kawhi will stay in Toronto, his uncle Dennis joined in on the chants. Kawhi also got the "last laugh," poking fun at the viral chuckle that started his Raptors career.