Out of all of the basketball players we have followed over the past decade, no journey has been more exciting to us than the journey of Raptors All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. Before we had nice cameras and before YouTube was even able to show nice HD footage, we were filming a young high school baller outta Compton lead his team to consecutive Moore League Championships while reminding us on a nightly basis that he’s probably a future NBA Slam Dunk champion.
We then watched him win the McDonalds High School Slam Dunk Championship, then watched him take his high flying act to USC and then watched Toronto finally draft a replacement for Vinsanity in the 2009 NBA Draft.
For his few years in the league, he was praised more for his Vince Carter like dunks than his overall game and his only appearances at All-Star weekend were for the dunk contests (where he was always robbed). Then in 2014, DeMar took his whole game, not just his hops, to new heights and averaged a career high 22.7 points a game, made his first All-Star team and helped lead the Raptors to their first playoff appearance since 2008!
He followed that season up with 2 more seasons full of honors, career and franchise highs. He, and his much deeper pockets, is currently representing the US in the 2016 Olympics and we feel more like proud fam than fans talking about everything that DeMar has accomplished and are extremely grateful to DeMar for all of the support and love he has shown us over the years.