The calendar says mid-summer, but the NBA basketball season is just around the corner.
Lebron James has already made several PR stunts wearing the gold and purple of his new L.A. Lakers squad.
Former Raptor Demar DeRozan was busy working with his new head coach Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs during USA Basketball's summer training camp.
DeRozan has been very candid about the blockbuster trade that sent him to San Antonio, exposing his entire grieving cycle from throwing shade at his former team to accepting his new future.
However, new Raptor’s superstar Kawhi Leonard has remained mute about his new team and city, not releasing any public statement since the trade.
Leonard is known as a very private and quiet athlete, but on Thursday he did release his first statement and while it's full of "thank you's" towards his former club, there's no mention about his new team.
“While I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career, I’ll always remember the city and the people of San Antonio,” Leonard wrote.
It’s worth noting that while Leonard said he’s “looking forward to the next chapter” of his career, he didn’t specifically mention his new city, or his new team.
Rumours ran rampant after the trade, claiming Kawhi hates the cold, wants to play in L.A. and may even sit out the entire upcoming season while waiting for free agency.
His first public statement will do little to calm the nerves of Raptors fans that are still wondering if they may have made a bad deal for DeRozan.