Every NBA team has passionate fans. Some get carried away, especially when a championship has eluded that team for so long. For them, Fred had words.

After all these years, the Toronto Raptors have won an NBA Championship. All of us in the Rockford, Illinois area couldn't be more excited that one of our own, Fred VanVleet, is an NBA champ.

While Raptors fans have a lot to celebrate, there have been times when it was tough to not get loud with criticism. It's those moments that motivated Fred to deliver a message straight to those fans from the stage during the city of Toronto's championship celebration.

How can you not love this guy.

Now, hurry up and come home to Rockford Fred, so we can celebrate YOU!

Be sure to tune into 97ZOK's Steve Shannon Show, weekday mornings from 5:30-10a.m., to get details on the city of Rockford's Fred VanVleet celebration.