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Toronto Fans Have Started Their Own Website To Try And Keep Kawhi


When it comes to NBA transactions and player movement, fans don't really have that much input into where a player could end up during the offseason, unless they're playing NBA 2K of course.

Despite the fact that fans haven't got a say in how their team's front office operates -- even though they'd love to -- that hasn't stopped them from trying their best to influence free agent's in the past.

We all saw how a rich Laker fan put up multiple billboards around Los Angeles to try and convince LeBron James and Paul George to come to LA, which in hindsight was 50% effective, and even Philadelphia and Cavs fans did the same to try and sway James' free agency decision.

But Toronto Raptor fans have taken it to the next level, launching their own 'Kawhi or Die' website in an effort to get the two-time Defensive Player of the Year to re-sign with the club before he's even played a game with them.

The website is relatively simple, and explains what the aim of the website is, and what other Raptor fans can do to help out.

First and foremost, it's an opportunity for us as fans to welcome Kawhi to our beautiful city, the country of Canada, and to the basketball team we are all so passionate about.

It's also a way for us to collectively express our enthusiasm for our Raptors, the great city of Toronto, and the incredible country we live in called Canada. Or maybe you don't live in Canada and just love the Raptors or think Kawhi in Toronto is a great fit.

From a personal point of view, my goal is to highlight the incredible advantage that comes with being a megastar for Canada's only team. The largest American state that has NBA basketball is Texas, a whopping 268,000 square miles. A fantastic basketball market, to be sure, but one that is shared by 3 franchises - Houston, Dallas and San Antonio. Canada, by comparison, is 23 TIMES the size of Texas and it's all Raptors baby. Vince Carter and Steve Nash are part of our culture; the opportunity Kawhi to be the greatest basketball player to play in a country of 36.29 million (roughly 4 times the size of NYC) would make you a basketball icon without the paparazzi type atmosphere in your day to day life.

Kawhi Leonard was traded to Toronto this offseason in exchange for Raptors fan favorite DeMar DeRozan, who will be suiting up for the Spurs next season.