Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard inks sponsorship deal with Ontario’s Cargo Jet Airways
The Ontario-based company took to Instagram to announce the deal with Leonard. Cargo Jet Airways is reportedly the same company that gave Drake, a well-known Raptors fan, a signature Boeing 767 airplane.
The said endorsement deal created speculations about Leonard’s future. The deal might be a hint from Leonard that is committed to staying in Toronto in the long run. There were also arguments that the deal would still make sense even if Leonard leaves because he has already made a lasting mark in Toronto for leading the Raptors to a title.
Leonard, who was acquired by the Raptors in a blockbuster trade that sent DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs, will become a free agent this summer. Since moving to Toronto, it was widely expected that the superstar forward would just be a one-year rental for the Raptors.
It remains unclear at this point if the championship they won last season changed Leonard and his camp’s mindset. Aside from the Raptors, the two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player is being linked to the Los Angeles Clippers, who are frequently being tagged as the favorites to land Leonard in free agency this summer.