What a difference a year makes.
Last year at this time, Kawhi Leonard was embroiled in a controversial situation with the San Antonio Spurs and the Toronto Raptors were swept out of the playoffs by the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers.
Then that summer, everything changed. In July 2018, the Spurs agreed to trade the disgruntled Leonard to the Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan. Both players thrived for their new teams, but Leonard propelled the Raptors to a 58-24 record and to one of the best teams in the league. If his regular season play didn’t erase all negative perceptions about Leonard (well, outside of San Antonio) then he’s done so by leading Toronto to the franchise’s first NBA Finals appearance.
Kawhi Leonard Jersey: Toronto Raptors #2 Jerseys
No doubt the city of Toronto has fallen in love for the quiet, hard-working star. If you’re a fan of the Toronto Raptors, a denizen of Toronto (or Canada), or just a fan of Kawhi himself, then there’s no better way to show off that Kawhi Pride than with a Kawhi Leonard jersey. We’ve gathered every version of his #2 Toronto Raptors jersey.
Kawhi Leonard Jerseys in White, Red or Black (Icon Edition, Replica)
These officially licensed Kawhi Leonard classic Toronto Raptors jerseys come in two different versions. The classic NBA jersey and the NBA Finals “Fast Break” edition. The only difference between the two Leonard jerseys are the patches on the back of each type. On the former, there’s the iconic NBA logo sewn above the name and on the 2019 NBA Finals jersey, there’s an NBA FINALS patch sewn in. You’ll be able to see the difference in the images below.
The great news is that both the Association and NBA Finals editions are both made of 100% Polyester with a variety of fabric technology so that the jersey fits with comfort around the torso and arms and always feel cool and dry even on those hot Toronto summer days.
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Kawhi Leonard “NORTH” City Edition Jerseys
Available in Black/Gold, White/Gold or Red/White, you’re probably taken with these Toronto Raptors’s official Nike Earned Edition jerseys. These dope jerseys riff on the team’s popular “We the North” team mantra and first came out in red and black. The Raps were wearing the red version of these jerseys when they won the NBA Championship defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
The white “NORTH” version came later as a collaboration between the Raptors and Drake’s OVO brand. That jersey was a remix of black and red versions and were added to the City Edition alternate jerseys that were released before the 2018-19 season. As of the publication of this post, the authentic Nike City Edition Swingman jerseys are only available direcly from Nike. Alternatively, there are plenty other options online that sell the replica versions of their “WE THE NORTH” jerseys.
Kawhi Leonard Raptors 1990’s Throwback #2 Jersey
Now how dope would it be to wear one of the 1990’s throwback Raptors jersey with Kawhi Leonard’s #2 on the front and back to a game? You would definitely stand out and no doubt, other Raps fans will be wondering where you got one. That’s because there’s no official authentic version of this yet, however we found this one on eBay that you can cop.
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Toronto Wants Kawhi to Stay in a Toronto Uniform
By all accounts, the city of Toronto is abuzz and there’s a palpable excitement everywhere you go in the city. That’s not all, Toronto loves Kawhi so much and are doing everything they can to keep him during his upcoming free agency this summer.
They’re so dedicated to the cause that there’s a “Ka’Wine & Dine” initiative that offers the NBA star a bevy of benefits to entice to stay. Let’s start with a free Penthouse, free food at dozens of restaurants around town, free movie tickets, gratis macaroni and cheese meals from Kraft, and a mural dedicated to Leonard as the “King of the North”. Toronto is really making it difficult for Kawhi to choose another franchise.
Can’t afford an authentic or replica jerseys? Check out our post of the 18 best Kawhi Leonard t-shirts.