Kevin Durant wanted to play for the Toronto Raptors as a young player growing up in Washington, D.C.

"They were a new team when I was growing up, so I wanted to be a part of that," Durant said.

Durant was a big fan of Vince Carter, who played for the Raptors from 1998-2004.

"His enthusiasm he showed, just his athleticism, and how he brought Toronto from being one of the newer teams in the league to almost going to the finals,” Durant said. “He changed the culture there in Toronto."