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This morning, news of the Raptors trading their most valuable and loyal franchise player, DeMar DeRozan, for the Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard, sent waves of visceral reactions throughout the internet, mostly from fans of the only Canadian franchise in the NBA.

A little history: in the summer of 2010, when NBA superstar Chris Bosh announced he would be leaving Toronto for Miami, his former Raptors teammate, an unassuming young rookie named DeMar DeRozan, tweeted something kinda weird: “Don’t worry, I got us.” Though we only won 22 games that season — just one more game than in the Raptors’ inaugural year in 1995 — he eventually came through on his promise. DeRozan, with a little help from his friends, picked us up from NBA purgatory and led us to four Eastern conference first place finishes, and most significantly, 59 wins last season — our highest ever. If only we could get rid of our postseason kryptonite in the form of Lebron James 

But the Raptors have a history of losing All-Stars. Why? Because nobody wants to stay in Toronto. Vince Carter crushed the hearts of many a Raptors fan, tanking his trade value by playing like garbage. Chris Bosh famously left after seven years to form a super team. Alonzo Mourning refused to even report to Toronto after a trade, while Antonio Davis was worried about his kids having a Canadian education. Hell, even Kyle Lowry, one half of the dynamic duo (he and DeRozan are #bettertogether), told interviewers last season that he wanted to play for the Spurs.

Then, there was DeMar. The four time NBA All-Star, two time All-NBA team member, Olympic gold medalist, who, in 2016, blew off all other teams to re-sign with Toronto for a five year contract. The man who wears a Toronto Blue Jays jersey on his Twitter profile page, which states: “Born and raised in Compton. Living my dream in Toronto.” DeMar DeRozan, who so effortlessly rebuked a fan trying to recruit him to his hometown team of the Lakers with an emphatic, “HELL NAH.” DeMar DeRozan, who brought mental health and depression into the forefront of professional sports. DeMar DeRozan, who had that “Don’t worry, I got us” tweet from June 29, 2010 pinned to the top of his Twitter page  — was the most loyal Raptor we’ll ever know.

Here’s a look at the top 10 times he made us proud to be Raptors fans.