There is recruiting and then there is flat-out bribing. The Raptors have tried all season long to recruit their star, Kawhi Leonard, to stay past the length of his one year, $23 million contract. They haven’t tried gifting him a house, though.
That is where The Condo Store Realty Inc.CEO Simon Mass comes in, who is apparently prepared to give Kawhi multi-million dollar crib if he re-signs with the Raptors this summer.
“We want to do what we can to ensure that our MVP stays in Toronto where he is loved and respected for being the ‘best of the best’ for the basketball-loving public of Toronto and Canada,” Mass said to Narcity.
We are throwing everything we have at The Condo Store to show Kawhi how much we appreciate his efforts to date and his future commitment to Canada’s only NBA franchise,” he continued.
Kawhi actually already owns a home in both L.A. and Toronto, so it is not like he needs another decked-out piece of property to call his own. But hey, judging by the look of the place, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to call it home.
After pushing the Eastern Conference Finals to a 2-2 tie, it seems Toronto is all-in on trying to make sure this success becomes a permanent staple for the franchise. So if one big, million dollar home will make even the slightest difference, you can bet there will be no regrets.