There have been a number of different reactions to the Kawhi Leonard trade, but there's one in particular that got our attention from ESPN's Stephen A. Smith:
The key phrase in Smith's statement is "exiled to another country", that country being Canada as Leonard is now a member of the Toronto Raptors.
Toronto is a wonderful city and ironically enough, DeMar DeRozan played a huge part in putting Toronto (and Canada as a country for that matter) on the map as a legitimate basketball city.
Unsurprisingly, fans were quick to defend Toronto and Canada once Smith's reaction went viral.
Raptors fans have welcomed Kawhi with open arms since finding out about the trade and regardless of whether he decides to sign a long-term deal or not, we're sure fans will be cheering on Leonard this upcoming season.