There’s a familiar face sitting courtside for the Toronto Raptors‘ first playoff game against the Orlando Magic.
Longtime Raptor Jonas Valanciunas, who was traded from Toronto to the Memphis Grizzlies at this year’s deadline in exchange for Marc Gasol, made the trip to Toronto to show a little support for his old club.
“I want to support my guys. The guys have been my family for multiple years, we went through a lot of stuff together so it’s important for me to be here and support them and watch some basketball, too,” Valanciunas told Sportsnet’s Eric Smith.
A fan favourite over the course of his seven years with the Raptors, the warm reception he received upon entering showed he’s still very much beloved north of the border.