A message from Kawhi

The crowd at Nathan Phillips Square is awaiting the arrival of the Raptors players as the parade continues.

Some fans are holding signs that read ``Stay'' aimed at Raptors star Kawhi Leonard, who was named 2019 Finals MVP last week.

Leonard has a player option on his contract for next year, but is expected to decline it and become a free agent.

He is eligible to start talking to teams on June 30 at 6 p.m.

The Raptors acquired Leonard in a trade with the San Antonio Spurs last summer, sending former Toronto star DeMar DeRozan to San Antonio as part of the multi-player deal.