Masai Ujiri is vindicated. Trading DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard was a big swing, but in just one year, it has already brought a NBA championship to Toronto.
Of course, DeRozan’s departure was a bitter pill to swallow for his fans in Toronto who had watched him grow over nine seasons with the Raptors, and it was even more of a blow to his best buddy on the team, Kyle Lowry.
Speaking after the Game 6 win, Kawhi shared the text message that he sent to Lowry after the trade, addressing DeRozan’s departure. It’s clear that these two were on the same page from the start.
Even though DeRozan isn’t here for the moment, Lowry has finally brought a championship to Toronto, and especially considering the heat that he often takes on the internet, you know that this must mean the world for him.
Oh, and after his post-game presser, Kawhi also left something of his up on the podium. Hey, you might want to hold on to this!