Superfan Nav Bhatia writes emotional goodbye to Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green

Jul 8 2019, 2:05 pm

The biggest Raptors fan has shared his thoughts on the departure of Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.

Superfan Nav Bhatia, who has been a fan for nearly a quarter of a century, thanked both players for their contributions to the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA Championship win in a heartfelt post.

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“To both of them: you will both be missed. The heart you both played with. How you both embraced this city, this country and all the fans,” said Bhatia.

“The highlights you gave us that will be etched forever in our memories…that game 7 shot, that steal from Lowry and following dunk, the many clutch 3’s, the 18 points in game 3, the comeback defence, so many memories… You gave this fan a 24 yr old dream that many never experience.”

Bhatia continues to say that he could never be upset with any decisions Green or Leonard made for themselves or their families.

“No matter where you play you will always be a part of the greatest NBA championship team of all time (no bias here),” he said.

Bhatia ended his note by saying that when Kawhi and Danny return next year, “we shall give you the standing ovation you deserve, once a Raptor always a Raptor, but when the game starts and you are shooting free throws at my end you better believe I will be waving that towel.”

We’re not crying, YOU ARE.

Read his full message below.

 

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All day I’ve been asked what do I want to say to #kawhileonard and @greenranger14 . To both of them: you will both be missed. The heart you both played with. How you both embraced this city, this country and all the fans. The highlights you gave us that will be etched forever in our memories…that game 7 shot, that steal from lowry and following dunk, the many clutch 3’s, the 18 points in game 3, the comeback defence, so many memories. But most of all thank you for your contributions to our 2019 NBA Championship team. You gave this fan a 24 yr old dream that many never experience. I could never be upset with any decisions you make for yourselves and your families because of what you have given to me, to the city, to the country. As much as I would love to have you both here again. For Kawhi’s sake, i am happy you are home. I am happy for your family, I am happy you proved your critics wrong.To the other guy in the trade, Danny I am happy you locked in for 2 yrs in LA for some very good money. I am grateful for how much you did in our community. No matter where you play you will always be a part of the greatest NBA championship team of all time (no bias here 😁). Even without these two remember we are the defending NBA Champions. Our coaching staff are a championship staff, our organization is a championship organization. Masai did it once and he will do it again I have no doubt. No matter what team is on that floor we are the champs! So Kawhi and Danny when we see you next year we shall give you the standing ovation you deserve, once a Raptor always a Raptor, but when the game starts and you are shooting free throws at my end you better believe I will be waving that towel! With love, your NBA Champion @raptors Superfan, Nav Bhatia

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