Much like how the Toronto Blue Jays settled in Buffalo for the 2020 MLB season, the Toronto Raptors may have to look for an alternate home during the 2020-21 NBA season. Bills quarterback Josh Allen got to have some fun rooting for a new home team in his city, so why shouldn't another top NFL quarterback have the same experience?
That's the question that Patrick Mahomes seems to be asking after news surrounding the Raptors' temporary home crept into the Midwestern United States. League sources shared that Louisville and its KFC Yum! Center could serve as a potential location (via Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo! Sports). A more recent report has since dismissed the Louisville rumor.
That didn't mean Mahomes wouldn't give his city a shout out and keep the intrigue surrounding the Raptors' short-term future alive.
Obviously, Mahomes got a lot of support for this tweet from the Kansas City fan base. But who might be just a tad more important in bringing a team to KC is Mayor Quinton Lucas, and he's playing his part as well.
The Sacramento Kings were the Kansas City Kings prior to the 1985-86 season, and rumors have previously circulated about the NBA coming back to Missouri's most populous city.
Could 2020-21 already be the "at some point" that the above executive was referring to? Who knows. From what we've seen throughout the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is a possibility.