For me at that time after I began changing into that particular person, I simply felt like there wasn’t that a lot degree of communication, to be sincere. And that was the one factor actually that I felt. It was like, “We acquired you the max contract, however are you the man?” I feel that’s one thing that I used to be scuffling with.
What do you imply by that?
Clearly, Kyle was there, being a degree guard. Kyle was, to me, at all times the best Raptor of all time. I feel he was at all times like, “I used to be the man.” I had the contract, however I by no means actually felt like I used to be the man, to be sincere.
You wished them to say, “You understand, right here’s the max contract. You’re the man. You’re the centerpiece that’s going to take us to the repeat championship.”
Yeah. I by no means actually felt like there was that. And I feel these conversations are taking place now.
Commerce rumors are a part of the enterprise. However there have to be part of you after this season that mentioned, “Whoa, I received a championship for you guys. I grew to become an All-Star.” Is there a human facet of you that’s like, “Man, that’s tousled?”
Yeah. I feel it’s. Positively. And I feel it’s one thing that I’ll most likely undoubtedly battle with. You understand? And I feel even identical to the negativity about my title. For me, it was bizarre. As a result of I’m like, “Rattling.” I’m such a constructive particular person, the people who know me. Folks see my story, perceive the place I come from and all of the issues that I’ve been capable of obtain to date in my profession. It has at all times been about positivity, proper? It’s at all times like good issues. “How are you going to hate this particular person”-type of factor.
Coming to Toronto, I at all times felt prefer it was an ideal combine. Me and Toronto was at all times excellent as a result of, OK, I’m worldwide, I really like the range about being in Toronto. I perceive being an underdog. Toronto at all times feels prefer it’s that underrated kind of metropolis. The individuals at all times really feel like they by no means get respect from the overall American media.