After Kevin Durant dropped a 51-point performance against the Toronto Raptors in March, Raptors guard Greivis Vasquez compared him to Jesus.
That was just the start. Now, Vasquez -- a former teammate of Durant's in high school at Montrose Christian in Maryland -- is continuing his love fest with KD, even dreaming of playing alongside Durant in Toronto.
Vasquez said this about Durant on Toronto radio Monday: Hopefully I get to play with him one day in the NBA and hopefully it's here in Toronto."
And Vaquez went back for more on Wednesday with this exchange on TSN 1050 with host Bryan Hayes.
Hayes: "It was announced 'Raptors Day' on Monday here in Toronto, and you guys just got to the first round. What do you think the city would be like if you ever won a title here?"
Vasquez: "Well, imagine if we get KD, Kevin Durant, 2016."
Hayes: "That's your guy, too, right?"
Vasquez: "And he'll lead us to a championship."
Hayes: "Are you calling your shot right now, Kevin Durant coming to Toronto?"
Vasquez: "I think he'll have statues right outside the ACC."
Hayes: "And where's your statue going to be?"
Vasquez: "It's OK. It could be back in the locker room, it could be in Venezuela. As long as I win a championship with KD, that'll be an amazing feeling. So hopefully that happens."
The full court press is on for 2016. The Toronto Star also reported in March that the Raptors are keeping their eyes on Durant's impending free agency in two years, with Canadian-born rapper Drake leading the charge. See this story on www.cbssports.com