City of Toronto Doing Everything They Can to Keep Kawhi in The 6ix
The Raptors are in the middle of an intense playoff battle with the Bucks, only 2 wins away from their first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history. Yet with all of the attention on the court, there is a lot going on off of it too.
In what is a beautiful sight to see, the whole Toronto and GTA community is coming together and doing their part to KEEP KAWHI IN TORONTO. Unlike any recruitment campaign ever before seen in sports, Kawhi is literally being offered everything from everyone to stay, centered around the #KawhiYouShouldStay campaign.
First, the billboards all around town are starting to appear.
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Prominent Toronto realtor, Simon Mass of The Condo Store Realty Inc.,is ready to offer Leonard his choice of one of several penthouse condos at the Four Seasons, St. Regis, or Carlton Residences if he resigns with the Raptors.
“We want to do what we can to ensure our MVP stays in Toronto where he is loved and respected for being the ‘best of the best’ for the basketball-loving public of Toronto and Canada,” Mass said.
But it gets even betters; now restaurants are getting involved, with the “Ka’Wine and Dine” campaign, with their slogan being “Wing Him, Dine Him, Let’s Resign Him”.
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Restaurants involved in the campaign are placing these stickers on their doors indicating that Kawhi is always welcome and that they will cover his tab. There are reports that law firms, Uber drivers autoshops, and recording studios are all getting involved too, offering their services at no charge for Kawhi, should he choose to stay.
Honestly, at this point, both the Raptors and the community seem to be doing absolutely everything in their capability to make Kawhi feel at home and to get him everything. If that isn’t enough to make a man want to stay, then I don’t know what is!