The summer of 2016 is a long ways away, but that hasn’t stopped Toronto Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez from dreaming. Vasquez and Kevin Durant were teammates in high school at Montrose Christian.
Durant grew up a Raptors fan because Vince Carter was his favorite player. Those factors alone, have Vasquez convinced that he can along with Toronto rapper Drake, can convince Durant to sign with the Raptors in 2016 when he’s eligible for free agency.
During an appearance on Toronto radio, Vasquez started the ball rolling on the Durant to Toronto campaign.
Hayes: “It was announced ‘Raptors Day’ on Monday here in Toronto, and you guys just got to the first round. What do you think the city would be like if you ever won a title here?”
Vasquez: “Well, imagine if we get KD, Kevin Durant, 2016.”
Hayes: “That’s your guy, too, right?”
Vasquez: “And he’ll lead us to a championship.”
Hayes: “Are you calling your shot right now, Kevin Durant coming to Toronto?”
Vasquez: “I think he’ll have statues right outside the ACC.”
Hayes: “And where’s your statue going to be?”
Vasquez: “It’s OK. It could be back in the locker room, it could be in Venezuela. As long as I win a championship with KD, that’ll be an amazing feeling. So hopefully that happens.”
There’s no guarantee Vasquez will be with the Raptors in 2016 and they’ll likely have to appeal to Durant more than the Knicks, Lakers and Durant’s hometown Wizards.