'Fake Kawhi Leonard' at Raptors championship parade baffles fans on Twitter

On Monday, the Toronto Raptors took to the streets to celebrate their first championship in franchise history, which they claimed after beating the Golden State Warriors in six games in the NBA Finals. 

Fans turned out in droves to get a glimpse of the trophy and the team's stars, including Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard and ... a fake Kawhi Leonard?

According to Toronto-based site blogTO, a man dressed in a full Leonard uniform with a similar hairstyle to the NBA Finals MVP was seen mingling with fans along the parade route, even signing autographs and taking selfies. 

The real Kawhi Leonard, of course, is 6-foot-7 and was on a float with his teammates and the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy for the duration of the parade. 

There's a chance the fans posing with fake Kawhi knew that he was, indeed, not the real Kawhi and were simply having a good time celebrating their team – but Twitter users, as always, had plenty to say on the matter. 

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@blogTO Why are they letting him sign their hats lol
@blogTO Doesn’t even look like him lmao!
@blogTO Don’t the know that Kawhi is like 6ft 7..... https://t.co/3C7UmjWO92
@blogTO Because Kawhi would be wearing his jersey and walking among the crowd instead of being on his parade ride r… https://t.co/UDjUC8rRJF
@blogTO @st0ckm0nster Ummm what signature is he giving? "FAKE KAWHI"?? LOL
@blogTO kawhi is 6’7 how in tf r people falling for this
@blogTO That guy is no where near 6'7"... get that gabage outta here! Guy is actually pretty funny though fooling some people..
@blogTO @AllbrightNFL I need someone who is pale, bald and a little chunky to do something noteworthy so I can play this trick on people
@blogTO Not at all surprised given I just overheard a group of people on the TTC try to name our starting lineup...
@johnbergman23 @blogTO @DanielKim89 Looks like a challenger has surfaced for Fake Klay https://t.co/QR6Q2tX3yZ
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Leonard has only been with the Raptors for one season, but he's been a recognizable face in the NBA for years. Here's hoping we don't see any of this fake Kawhi merch end up on eBay once these fans realize their mistakes. 

Related: See more from the Raptors parade: 

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TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard raises the trophy on top of the bus during the Toronto Raptors Championship parade on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- JUNE 17 - Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) as the Toronto Raptors hold their victory parade after beating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in Toronto. June 17, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: Fans cheer as they wait for the Toronto Raptors Championship parade on June 17, 2019 in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON- JUNE 17 - Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) as the Toronto Raptors hold their victory parade after beating the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals in Toronto. June 17, 2019. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 17: Toronto Raptors player Pascal Siakam rides on the bus during the Toronto Raptors Championship parade on June 13, 2019 in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photo by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie holding his playoffs MVP trophy during the NBA basketball championship team's victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy up for the fans during the NBA basketball championship team's victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, left, holds the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy as forward Kawhi Leonard holds his playoffs MVP trophy during the NBA basketball championship team's victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors fans celebrate during the NBA basketball championship team's victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
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