Goran Dragic apologizes after his statement about moving to the Raptors comes out the wrong way completely
Miami Heat fans may be happy to see the acquisition of Kyle Lowry, but they’re clearly also really sad to see Goran Dragic go. And why not?
During his time with the franchise, the player was one of the most likable players off the court, while being amongst the most competitive on it. And given the Heat’s culture, it’s no wonder why he fit so well.
Many in the NBA community have even asked to retire his Heat jersey. Now, we will admit, that is a tad bit overkill. However, it shows just how much he meant to fans of the franchise. And we’re sure that feeling was reciprocated by the player as well.
That in mind, many fans assumed that moving to Toronto would be painful for him. And it really didn’t help when he screwed up his initial statement.
What in the world are we talking about? Well, let’s get into it.
“It didn’t come out the right way”: Goran Dragic apologizes to fans of the Toronto Raptors after completing his move
Goran Dragic is well versed in the language of English. However, at the end day, it is a second language. So sometimes things can come out wrong. So when he initially made this statement, unannounced to fans, he ended up making it mean something entirely different than what he meant. Here is what he said.
“I love basketball; I love to play, and I’m going to give 100% wherever I play. Right now, I’m [with] Toronto, and that’s my main thing to think about.”
As you can probably tell, it sounds like he’s trying to say that he’ll be leaving Toronto as soon as humanly possible. And for obvious reasons, Raptors fans weren’t exactly happy about it. But, as soon as the player realized, it seems he wanted to rectify things. Take a look at the tweet below.
Goran Dragić was quick to backtrack after his earlier comments about not wanting to play in Toronto. 🤨 pic.twitter.com/KDqCtlan6L
— theScore (@theScore) August 9, 2021
There are some that still believe that the player wants to leave, while others think it was an honest mistake. What was it really though?
Well, we guess only time will tell.