The Toronto Raptors are without home, but that may be short-lived as they are being recruited by Patrick Mahomes. The Kansas City Chiefs superstar QB has made it clear that he wants to see the Raptors in KC next season.
Patrick Mahomes caught wind of a news story on Monday that Louisville was an option for Raptors games this coming NBA season due to Canada’s ban on travel from the United States imposed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mahomes enthusiastically suggested that the Raptors should hit the hardwood in Kansas City.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas seems to be down with the idea of the Raptors coming to KC too.
Working on it. https://t.co/1Ud3AIsgRy
— Mayor Q (@QuintonLucasKC) October 26, 2020
Bring them to KC! ?? https://t.co/di5r6bIAh7
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) October 26, 2020
The Raptors are the NBA’s lone team based in Canada. The Toronto Blue Jays, Canada’s only MLB team, faced a similar problem this season and played their home games in Buffalo, N.Y. in the stadium of their Minor League affiliate the Buffalo Bisons.
Not since the days of Nate “Tiny” Archibald was the last time NBA fans in Kansas City had a NBA team to call their own as they have not hosted NBA basketball since the Kansas City Kings relocated to Sacramento, Calif. in 1985.