As the Toronto Raptors continue to be the surprise team in the Eastern Conference, DeMar DeRozan was able to parlay the team’s success into an All-Star appearance.
It’s a huge jump from growing up in Compton, California and during a recent interview with Jim Rome, he talked about the only difference between the two areas:
The city embraced me, made me feel at home. The only difference [between Compton and Toronto] for me is the cold.
I worked so hard this summer just to bring back the city of Toronto the joyfulness that they always want. We have one of the best fans in the NBA, they come out and support us every night.
DeRozan speaks about Toronto [Raptors Republic]
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