A fake Kawhi Leonard is signing autographs at the Toronto Raptors parade
Attention people of Toronto: NBA Finals MVP and legitimate King of Toronto Kawhi Leonard is not — I repeat not — walking down University Avenue, casually signing autographs and posing with fans.
A fake #KawhiLeonard is taking selfies and signing autographs for #Raptors fans before the parade in #Toronto today #WeTheNorth #WeTheNorthDay pic.twitter.com/rJndwhAsPN— blogTO (@blogTO) June 17, 2019
A man wearing a Leonard jersey with a hairstyle nearly identical to that of the Toronto Raptors star has been spotted signing autographs in downtown Toronto ahead of the city's first-ever NBA Championship Parade.
A fake #KawhiLeonard has been spotted taking selfies with #Raptors fans in #Toronto this morning before the parade #WeTheNorth #WeTheNorthDay pic.twitter.com/VuIHsit3bk— blogTO (@blogTO) June 17, 2019
The man in question is not Leonard, nor does he even look like the 6'7" California native, as many on Twitter who've seen clips of people taking photos with him are now pointing out.
My walk to work today: #Raptors fans, protestors, fake Kawhi pic.twitter.com/UKngH9nEhR— Kateryna Topol (@katerryna) June 17, 2019
It is unclear how many of the fans posing with "Fake Kawhi" know that he's... well, a fake Kawhi.
Nag pa picture siya sa fake Kawhi Leonard kasi ang layo daw sa kanya nung totoong Kawhi Leonard 🏀🦖 iloveyou ninang edna ingat ka palagi diyan❤️ pic.twitter.com/4Q0lRrNXL3— DJ (@Rynieeeeel) June 17, 2019
Observers nonetheless find his very presence hilarious.
Fake Kawhi! pic.twitter.com/rk6jLH5uOq— Paul Frankland (@Franklandlab) June 17, 2019
Many are even cheering for the imposter.
#Raptors fans are going wild for fake #KawhiLeonard in #Toronto today #WeTheNorth #WeTheNorthDay pic.twitter.com/Pa4kUPHEMe— blogTO (@blogTO) June 17, 2019
Though some also find the seeming inability of autograph seekers to tell the difference between Leonard and this guy disturbing.
“Fake Kawhi”.... that’s just a black dude with braids. 👎🏾 https://t.co/Q4IRVj4tYl— 5’4 but I got great energy (@youngsarcasm_) June 17, 2019
The real Kawhi Leonard is currently on a parade float en route to a celebratory rally at Nathan Phillips Square.
Kawhi out here living his best life 🤣 (via @Sportsnet) pic.twitter.com/GjndNufXLn— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 17, 2019
You can take pictures of him from the street, if you were lucky enough to score a spot.
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