The Miami Heat were one of the biggest winners of the first couple of days of NBA free agency. Not only did they extend Jimmy Butler's contract but also, they added Kyle Lowry via sign-and-trade with the Toronto Raptors.
That trade sent promising big man Precious Achiuwa up north, along with veteran guard Goran Dragic. Dragic had been instrumental for the Heat over the past 4 years or so but at age 35 and constantly dealing with injuries, it was clear that they needed an upgrade.
Nonetheless, it seems like the Slovenian isn't exactly looking forward to playing in Canada, as he recently said some disrespectful comments that infuriated Raptors fanseven before he got to try the jersey on.
Goran Dragic Says The Raptors Aren't Good Enough For Him, Then Apologies
“Toronto is not my preferred destination, I have higher ambitions, we’ll see," the lefty guard told Slovenian television. Then, when it all blew up in his face, he tried to make amends with the fans he's yet to play in front of.
“My message basically, to all Toronto fans, is I would like to apologize. It didn’t come out the right way. I know they love their team, and they should be proud, it is one of the best organizations in the NBA. They’ve already won a championship and I didn’t, so what I said, it really was not appropriate,” said Dragic.
Raptors Fans Blast Dragic Over His Comments
Obviously, those comments didn't sit well with Toronto Raptors fans and they didn't buy that apology either. That's why they immediately took to social media to let him have a piece of their mind.
The truth is that the Raptors are going through a rebuild, so the sign-and-trade was about Achiuwa, not Dragic. Dragic and the Raptors have been to the NBA Finals as many times in their careers, the only difference being that the Raptors actually won.
Dragic is getting paid above his market value just to make numbers work on that sign-and-trade with Lowry. He's 35 and injury-prone. So maybe, he should mince his words when talking about his ambitions.