After his first three seasons, Patrick Mahoms has taken over an NFL MVP, Super Bowl MVP, Super Bowl win and the biggest professional contract in North American sports. Now, Mahoms has set his sights on bringing the Toronto Raptors to Kansas City.
In fact, the Mahoms controversy may have been a tongue-in-cheek comment. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, raptors may be homeless because travel from the United States to Canada is currently banned, forcing the Toronto Blue Jays to play their home games at Buffalo during the 2020 MLB season. Mahmoud responded to a Bleacher report tweet on Monday, claiming that Louisville was considered a potential destination, and that Kansas City’s proverbial hat had been dropped.
The response, as you might expect, was polarized. Kansas City have not had a basketball team since the Kings moved to Sacramento after the 1984-85 season and its residents have happily welcomed an NBA franchise, especially this repetition of the Raptors, directed by Masai Uziri, who is in constant title dispute, with Bobby Webster and Nick Nurse.
The ubiquitous number of Raptors fans online has not been taken lightly by the idea that they will be playing outside of Scotiabank Arena or the mutually accepted idea of a place like the recent NBA Bubble in Orlando.
Mahoms is not the only one lobbying for the Kansas City Raptors. Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas also agreed with the idea.
There is still a long way to go before anything formal can happen for the upcoming season, but with the support of the Kansas City Raptors NFL face could be one thing.
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