It’s not often that a fanbase is unhappy after their team acquires one of the best players in the NBA.
But here we are.
The Toronto acquired Kawhi Leonard, without question a superstar in the league, and yet Raptors fans reacted mostly with anger on Wednesday. Responding to a tweet from the team’s official Twitter account announcing the trade, most of the reaction from fans was negative.
Guess that’s what happens when you trade your best and most loyal player for someone who reportedly has “no desire” to play for the Raptors.
DeRozan loved Toronto, and the feeling was mutual.
Betrayed our most loyal player
— Nick 👑 (@iKidLokii) July 18, 2018
DeMar DeRozan was, is and, will always be Toronto no matter what team you trade him too. Most loyal athlete in the game.
— Sandro Rubin (@Insider6ix) July 18, 2018
You also forgot that the spurs acquired more then half of the Raptors fan base
— that guy (@ilikssloths) July 18, 2018
Can we trade Masai next ?
— Gurman Singh (@gurmanator7) July 18, 2018
— Evan (@itsTOZZE) July 18, 2018
— Cpfc (@76xrs) July 18, 2018
You’ve treated DeMar poorly. He deserves better. He’s the one that helped us. And what does Masai do… Trade him. Complete snake. When DeMar becomes a free agent. You better sign him. Or we (Raptors fans) Will riot.
— DeMar DeRozan Once a Raptor 😭 (@DeAmazinDeRozan) July 18, 2018
DeMar Derozan will always be a raptor pic.twitter.com/MNR5Wf3RiF
— iRekNoobz ⁶𓅓 (@iRekNoobz) July 18, 2018
Nothing but love and respect for you DeMar. Thank you for everything you gave this city🙏🙏🙏 gonna miss you a lot #ThankYouDeMar
— El Zee (@El_Zee99) July 18, 2018
demar deserves better
— alyssa (@MlTCHMARNERS) July 18, 2018
DeRozan statue now!
— Skinny (@SkinnyFHG) July 18, 2018
Kawhi: Send me to L.A.
Spurs: Canada it is
— #UFC226 🇨🇦 (@ItsQasim) July 18, 2018
Disgusting. I understand the desire to win, but you ripped out the heart of this team. @DeMar_DeRozan gave everything he had to this city.
— Travis Bellefeuille (@TBellefeuille) July 18, 2018
Horrible trade. You trade our most loyal guy….. the heart n soul of the team. What a joke. Plus we gave up Poeltl and a high draft pick too. Unreal. Time for me to unfollow the Raptors done with this team.
— Adam (@Adamk_9) July 18, 2018
— Savi Ali (@savi1980) July 18, 2018
I’m gonna go to Jurassic Park this season wearing a DeRozan Spurs jersey.
— Daniello Tetangco (@dtetangco) July 18, 2018
My man… pic.twitter.com/UfrbfKGHIm
— Nawfel (@elshaarawy45) July 18, 2018
After what went down with Vince & Bosh you think you’d learn about loyalty. Got rid of a man who we raised as our own and who loved this country for a baby that doesn’t even want to play here. You’re snakes. Absolute snakes. @DeMar_DeRozan deserved so much better. I’m sickened.
— Shanny (@shannyens) July 18, 2018
DEVASTATED!!! First Casey, now DeRozen…. are we making big moves like the Jays did? Look how well that turned out… yikes 😲
— stephanie (@StephanieSelena) July 18, 2018
— Ari (@_arn12) July 18, 2018