Why NBA Champ Kawhi Leonard Wore This ‘Board Man Gets Paid’ New Balance Shirt at Raptors Parade

After the Toronto Raptors’ glorious NBA Championship victory last week, the celebrations haven’t stopped for sports Canadian fans, including the citywide celebration today on the basketball team’s home turf. Fans gathered on the streets as they watched the athletes drive around and wave.

Kawhi Leonard wears New Balance T-Shirt, toronto raptors parade 2019
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Star player Kawhi Leonard rode around the city on a float sporting a T-shirt with one of the player’s famous references to his habit of communicating with his teammates during games: “Board man gets paid.”

The team drove around the city with Canadian rapper Drake while fans cheered and chanted “one more year” followed by “Five More Years.”

Kawhi Leonard smokes a Cigar and Holds the NBA Finals MVP Trophy while on a Double Decker Bus at the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship Parade in Toronto, Canada. Kawahi was also seen wearing his New Balance "Board Man Gets Paid" Shirt. Kyle Lowry was wearing a Damon Stoudamire Throwback Raptors jersey, while holding up the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam, Serge Ibaka, Danny Green, and coach Nick Nurse, were all seen having fun during the Parade. Even Raptor President Masai Ujiri was seen with his family. Toronto Raptors at NBA Championship Parade Pictured: Kawhi Leonard Ref: SPL5098456 170619 NON-EXCLUSIVE Picture by: SplashNews.com Splash News and Pictures Los Angeles: 310-821-2666 New York: 212-619-2666 London: 0207 644 7656 Milan: 02 4399 8577 photodesk@splashnews.com World Rights
Kawhi Leonard smokes a cigar and Holds the 2019 NBA Finals MVP trophy.
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Leonard was representing his partnership with New Balance by wearing the personalized shirt (which you can also nab for yourself on the resale market for a cool $220). He paired the laidback look with gray sweatpants.

New Balance Canada also released a video starring Leonard with a special message for his fans. “Kawhi Leonard here y’all. Thank you, Toronto, and the whole country. We are world champions. New Balance, we got now, let’s get it,“ Leonard said.

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