Raptors fans aren't pleased with a new Kawhi Game 7 meme

Jun 7 2021, 7:21 am

Sometimes, just a single tweet sends Toronto Raptors fans into a frenzy.

After former Raptor Kawhi Leonard’s 28-point, 10-rebound, nine-assist night in a Game 7 win for his LA Clippers over the Dallas Mavericks, a tweet from ESPN’s official account came out with an edited version of Leonard’s famous series-winning shot from 2019 Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Leonard himself remains the same in the graphic, with a new Clippers jersey photoshopped on. Paul George replaces Jordan Loyd (also infamously known as “random guy in a suit”), while Mavericks star Luka Donฤiฤ‡ occupies the spot where Joel Embiid was in the original photograph, captured by Toronto Star‘s Rick Madonik.

Most Raptors fans might be over Leonard leaving but weren’t too pleased with ESPN, and the Clippers franchise themselves, who have a history of lifting the Raptors’ history and repackaging it as their own.

Raptors radio announcer Eric Smith even got in on the action.

Leonard and the Clippers take on the Utah Jazz in the second round of the NBA playoffs, beginning tomorrow night.

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