Free agency is still two summers away for Kevin Durant, but already, plenty of teams (and shoe companies) are positioning themselves to make a run at the NBA’s reigning MVP. Toronto Raptors global ambassador, the rapper Drake, made a pitch Monday night for KD to consider relocating to Canada in 2016. Per the Toronto Star:
His fifth annual (OVO Fest) concert at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre drew a number of celebrity athletes including Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma Thunder superstar who will be a free agent in the summer of 2016.
“My brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight and watch us,’’ Drake told screaming fans. “I just want him to see what would happen if he were to come play in Toronto.”
The Raptors are rumoured to be planning for enough salary cap room in 2016 to make a run at Durant, who grew up a Raptors fan because of Vince Carter.