The Oklahoma City Thunder played against the Raptors in Toronto on Thursday night.
Obviously, most of the fans in the arena were rooting for the Raptors to win it all.
But there were actually quite a few people cheering for the Thunder’s biggest star.
As seen by Toronto insider Libaan Osman, a large crowd of friends and family waited for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander of the Thunder following the game.
People stood around in hopes of getting pictures, handshakes, and autographs from the breakout star.
By the looks of it, Gilgeous-Alexander was willing to give them what they wanted.
The lineup of friends and family of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is outrageous pic.twitter.com/umdIazj4Mq
— Libaan Osman (@libaanstar1) March 17, 2023
During Thursday’s game, Gilgeous-Alexander scored 29 points, leading his team to a tough 128-111 loss.
It was just the latest impressive performance from Gilgeous-Alexander, who is having the best season of his career.
He is currently averaging 31.3 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists a game on a 51.1% field goal percentage.
The guard has become the pride and joy of this young and promising Thunder squad.
But he is still a hometown hero in Toronto.
He was born in Toronto back in 1998 and is regarded as one of the best NBA stars to come from Canada.
He has openly spoken about the soft spot that Toronto will forever hold in his heart.
This has led many to speculate if Gilgeous-Alexander will eventually move up north and play for the Raptors, who are still the sole Canadian NBA team.
If he does move, it’ll be a major shakeup for the Thunder because he has clearly become the best and most important player on their roster.
The Thunder are hoping to get better over the next few years and they want Gilgeous-Alexander to be a huge part of that.
But he would obviously be welcomed with open arms if he went back home.NEXT: Thunder Star May Join A Legendary Club This Season