Plant Guy

Plant Guy

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Updated Jun 14, 2019 at 02:44PM EDT by Adam.

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Plant Guy refers to a video of a fan of the NBAs Toronto Raptors celebrating his team's championship by carrying a plant and saying he wanted to give the plant to Raptors star player Kawhi Leonard as a gift.

Origin

On June 13th, 2019, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors to win the team's first NBA Championship. During the celebration in Toronto, Globalnews.ca[1] posted a video in which they interviewed a celebrating fan carrying a plant. Journalist Mark Carcasole caught up with the fan, dubbing him "plant guy," and interviewed him. The man said the plant was a "housewarming gift" for Kawhi Leonard and that he was hoping to give it to him. Leonard is an unrestricted free agent in the coming offseason, and many Raptors fans hope he will stay in the city. At one point he asks Carcasole "have you seen him?" and Carcasole replied that Leonard was likely celebrating in Oakland, California, where the game took place. After the interview concludes, "Plant Guy" chants "We the forest!", a take on the Raptors' fan-slogan, "We the North!"



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Twitter users expressed their appreciation for the fan. User @EhBeeFamily[2] tweeted he was "the funniest fan ever," gaining over 3,400 retweets and 9,500 likes (shown below, left). User @lerouxski[3] tweeted a quote from the video, gaining over 430 retweets and 1,900 likes (shown below, right).


Eh Bee Family @EhBeeFamily The Plant Guy has to be the funniest fan ever! BREACNG NEWS Global 0:54 Toronto Raptors win first NBA title TORDNTO 1:39 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Jake Leroux @lerouxski "What kind of plant is that?" "It's a plant for Kawhi, it's a Kawhi plant" Eh Bee Family @EhBeeFamily 12h The Plant Guy has to be the funniest fan ever! BREAKING NEWS Global Toronto Raptors win first NBA title TORONTO 0:52 1:45 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitter Web Client

The video was covered by USA Today,[4] Sports Illustrated,[5] and Deadspin.[6] The video gained over 7,900 points on /r/NBA.[7]

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Melanie @figmentation This guy legit pulled a tree out of a planter and is walking around Toronto with it. I hope he wakes up next to it today and has no idea how it got in his house Eh Bee Family @EhBeeFamily 12h The Plant Guy has to be the funniest fan ever! BREAICNG NEWS Global TURDETO Toronto Raptors win first NBA title 0:54 5:25 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitterrific for iOS pavengrewal @pavengrewal "KAWHI"CTUS. OMG I LOVE BEING CANADIANI Globalnews.ca@globalnews 12h Global News' Mark Carcasole caught up with a Raptors' fan dubbed "Plant Guy" who was carrying a plant that he wanted to give Kawhi Leonard as a housewarming gift. #Raptors #NBAChamps #Rapsin6ix #WeTheNorth LIVE E T ORT WE TH BREAKING NEWS Global NEWS Toronto Raptors win first NBA title 1:44 2:45 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitter Web Client Pamela Voorhees @PamelaVoorhee1 0 I NEED A KAWHACTUS STAT @EhBeeFamily 12h Eh Bee Family The Plant Guy has to be the funniest fan ever! PEANING NEWS Global TORONTO Toronto Raptors win first NBA title 0:53 1:49 AM Jun 14, 2019 from Hamilton, Ontario Twitter for Android Wendy @WendyLuLuu I really hope Kawhi gets this thoughtful gift! #kawhiyoushouldstay #plantguy Globalnews.ca @globalnews 12h Global News' Mark Carcasole caught up with a Raptors' fan dubbed "Plant Guy" who was carrying a plant that he wanted to give Kawhi Leonard as a housewarming gift. #Raptors #NBAChamps #Rapsin6ix #WeTheNorth LIVE ACCESS BREAKING NEWS Global NEWS Toronto Raptors win first NBA title 1:39 2:00 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitter for iPhone Dan Robson @RobsonDan Move aside Dart Guy. Plant Guy is here. (And with gifts, for Board Man.) Globalnews.ca @globalnews 12h Global News' Mark Carcasole caught up with a Raptors' fan dubbed "Plant Guy" who was carrying a plant that he wanted to give Kawhi Leonard as a housewarming gift. #Raptors #NBAChamps #Rapsin6ix #WeTheNorth LIVE SUN ACCES 910 BREAKING NEWS Toronto Raptors win first NBA title Global NEWS 1:43 11:12 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitter Web App Ki11er Six KG @Ki11ersix Is this how Hector from the new #Borderlands 2 DLC got his start? @GearboxOfficial Globalnews.ca @globalnews 12h ond Global News' Mark Carcasole caught up with a Raptors' fan dubbed "Plant Guy" who was carrying a plant that he wanted to give Kawhi Leonard as a housewarming gift. #Raptors #NBAChamps #Rapsin6ix #WeTheNorth LIVE ETH BREAKING NEWS Global NEWS Toronto Raptors win first NBA title 1:44 11:10 AM Jun 14, 2019 Twitter for iPhone

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