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Nikos Varlas: Owner and president Tony Parker celebrating with fans the #JeepElite title of @LDLCASVEL “Thank you, everyone, this is just the beginning”
Drew Brees welcomed Zion Williamson to New Orleans with a framed jersey from the quarterback on which he wrote, “Passing the torch to you!” The New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday tweeted video of Williamson’s reaction to receiving the gift that was waiting for him when he arrived in New Orleans.
While all the attention Leonard’s received is certainly warranted given the monumental impact of the championship he helped deliver the city, Toronto mayor John Tory and Raptors superfan Nav Bhatia are providing fans a new, less invasive way to show their appreciation. The pair, along with Paramount Fine Foods CEO Mohamad Fakih, announced the launch of a website on Saturday appropriately titled KawhiUShouldStay.com, which allows fans to sign a petition and leave comments for Leonard with the goal of convincing the forward to stay in Toronto going forward.
When speaking with media after the website’s launch, Bhatia also encouraged Raptors fans to stop harassing Leonard when he’s out in the city. “I’m talking right now on all the fans all over Canada and I want to put a request in the media right now because our superstar, Kawhi Leonard, he’s going out in the city and he’s being like paparazzi, he’s being harassed, he’s being, you know, followed,” Bhatia said. “We are not giving him the space, which he deserves to have.”
Moments after the Rangers picked Finnish power forward Kaapo Kakko with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2019 NHL draft, he was welcomed to town by none other than RJ Barrett. “Sup, Kaapo, It’s RJ Barrett. Welcome to the family! I’m excited to start this journey together. Go Rangers!” he said in a message tweeted out by the Knicks.
In April, Wade’s then 11-year-old son Zion posted pictures of himself at Miami Pride, with his siblings and stepmother Gabrielle Union. Wade, who was on the road with the Miami Heat, chimed in and voiced his love for Zion on social media. “We support each other wide Pride!” Wade wrote on Instagram.