DeMar DeRozan embraced the often-forgotten Raptors like only Vince Carter had before him.
He never took meetings with other teams during free agency, remaining strictly loyal to the cause.
When you couple that with Toronto reportedly promising not to shop him this summer, it should come as little surprise that DeMar feels some kind of way about being traded.
DeRozan made his feelings known in an Instagram story shortly before the trade became official.
“Be told one thing and the outcome another,” he wrote. “Can’t trust em. Ain’t not loyalty in this game. Sell you out quick for a little bit of nothing.”
DeMar DeRozan's IG story the moment the Kawhi for DeMar potential trade news broke. pic.twitter.com/h8cfoC6VT4
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) July 18, 2018
Meanwhile, here at Basketball Forever we’ve done our best to console DeRozan, choosing to look at the bright side of his move to San Antonio.
Hey DeMar, you're about to have:
– The best coach in the league
– A new star teammate in LaMarcus
– Warm weather
– No state income tax
Everything's going to be just fine.
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) July 19, 2018
But something tells us he doesn’t want to hear it.