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Hindsight is truly a funny thing, especially when it comes to sports predictions and opinions.
Last July, the Toronto Raptors made a blockbuster trade that saw the team send DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poetl to the San Antonio Spurs for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green.
Official: We've acquired Kawhi Leonard & Danny Green from the San Antonio Spurs for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl & a 2019 protected first-round draft pick.— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 18, 2018
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As there almost always is when a trade happens in professional sports, there were plenty of different opinions on the deal.
Despite acquiring the best player in Leonard, many Raptors fans were unhappy that the team dealt the beloved DeRozan for a guy who might up and leave after one year.
Eleven months later, the Raptors are NBA champions and Kawhi Leonard won his second career NBA Finals MVP award, cementing the fact that it was an incredible deal for Toronto.
Less than 24 hours after the historic win, fans have already gone back to the team’s Twitter announcement of the trade to roast those who thought it was a poor deal.
They’re also praising a few people who called it an incredible swap for the Raptors, but for the most part, the reactions were negative and they’re hilarious takes to look back on.
There's also dozens and dozens of replies that have been deleted, so we're guessing there were a few more terrible takes that fans scrambled to delete after last night's victory.
Here are some of the worst takes on the Leonard trade from July 2018:
This is a depressing day as a Raptors fan. Moving one of the biggest pieces of our team and an amazing player who has been loyal to our franchise for what will most likely be a rental player. It’s very sad the Spurs won this deal hands down. Much love to Demar DeRozan!— Locd Groove (@LOCDGROOVE) July 18, 2018
I love Kawhi, but this is a bad move. Kyle is going to be unhappy with out DeMar and thus less motivated. Same goes for Siakam without Jakob. Friendships matter especially for such a close knit team... yes they are professionals, but they are also human!— Arazig Hass (@ArazTantig) July 18, 2018
ONE year rental LOL . And did u have to slap derozan in the face on the way out? No ones gonna ever come here again after what u did to derozan. Raptors gonna be craptors after this year for a while. No more for me thank you . #GoleafsGo #leafsnation— D Dragon (@TheseRGoodStuff) July 18, 2018
Terrible trade!! DeMar is and always will be a Raptor. Getting a guy who doesn’t want to be here, is a free agent in a year, and has had a bunch of injuries- doesn’t take a rocket scientist to put that equation together. DeMar had Toronto and we have him. Let’s go Spurs!!— Darlene (@torontodar) July 18, 2018
You've treated DeMar poorly. He deserves better. He's the one that helped us. And what does Masai do... Trade him. Complete snake. When DeMar becomes a free agent. You better sign him. Or we (Raptors fans) Will riot.— Playoff Kawhi (@KawhiBurner1) July 18, 2018
If I could thumbs down on Twitter this would be a BIG one.— Al (@ally_hung) July 18, 2018
Y'all just killed your franchise— ✨T R E V O R ✨ (@TeeDreamzYo) July 18, 2018
I feel bad for you guys, he’s not gonna stay and if I remember right he threatened to sit out the season until he could go to LA. I just don’t get this and don’t say it’s for the finals because someone who doesn’t want to be on your team isn’t gonna help get you to the finals.— Poor Music Ed Student (@twitchhelpme) July 18, 2018