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#ThankYouKawhi trending in Canada as fans say their goodbyes

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Daily Hive Staff Jul 06, 2019 10:42 am 1,611

Toronto Raptors fans woke up to the news that Kawhi Leonard had made his decision.

And unlike what Raps fans were hoping for, Leonard decided not to stay.

The NBA Finals MVP is going home to Los Angeles, but not to play for the Lakers. He’s going to the Clippers, along with Paul George, who was acquired in a surprising trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

While the news shocked fans, Canadians decided to express their goodbyes by showing Leonard gratitude for what he has done for the Raptors this year.

By Saturday morning, hours after the initial news of his decision, #ThankyouKawhi was trending in Canada and became the number one Twitter trend shortly after.

From that shot, to that win, and the ultimate celebration, Raptors fans were grateful for it all.

And as one fan said, “Board man gets thanks.”

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