#ThankYouNorm trending as Raptors fans share Norman Powell memories

Mar 29 2021, 9:56 am

Many Toronto Raptors fans took to social media this weekend to thank Norman Powell for his time with the Raptors after he returned to face the team that traded him away just days ago.

Powell suited up in a Portland Trail Blazers uniform for the first time against the Raptors since being traded in a deadline deal that netted Toronto Gary Trent Jr and Rodney Hood.

In his return, the 27-year-old put up 13 points and three rebounds to help Portland win 122-117.

Despite the loss, many Raptors fans took the game as an opportunity to thank Powell for his work with the team, including helping the team with a big dunk during the 2016 playoffs and winning the NBA championship in 2019.

#ThankyouNorm started trending on Twitter in Canada with fans sharing their favourite memories of his five seasons playing with the Raptors.

With all this reminiscing of Powell on the Raptors, it appeared that even the man himself briefly forgot that he was playing for a new team.

During the start of the game, the UCLA product forgot which team he was playing for and accidentally lined up with the Raptors for the tipoff.

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