DeMar DeRozan explains why he's happy the L.A. Lakers rumours have stopped

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DeMar DeRozan barely even entered free agency before he re-signed with the Toronto Raptors.

It was always unlikely he was ever going to leave the Canadian franchise, but the link to his hometown L.A. Lakers always left a seed of doubt in the mind of reporters and fans alike. 

However, the organisation moved swiftly to tie him down to a new five-year max deal that will see him pocket $26.5 million next season. 

After leading the Raptors to a franchise-record amount of regular season wins before competing in their first Eastern Conference finals series, it was imperative they kept hold of the shooting guard.

Ahead of the new season, the Compton native has been talking about his short free agency stint and said he is glad it is over so people will stop photoshopping him in a Lakers jersey.

The Olympic gold medalist said it go so bad that kids knocked on the door of his house in Los Angeles with a photoshopped image of him in the famous Purple and Gold strip.

Toronto is a legitimate contender to challenge the Cavs once again this season, and after improving every season since being drafted in 2009, DeRozan has a lot to live up to with his new mega-money deal.

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