Toronto Raptors Win NBA Finals, Make History As 1st Canadian Champions

Defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 6, Canada’s team has taken it for #WeTheNorth

OAKLAND, Calif. —The Toronto Raptors are bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy as NBA champions home to Canada, a brilliant basketball story 24 years in the making.

Raptors in six. Or 6ix. A storybook ending.

Basketball has come full circle in Canada, invented by a Canadian, the first NBA game was in Toronto and now an NBA championship,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said before presenting the trophy to the Raptors.

NBAIt was the first championship in one of the big four North American sports leagues (NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL) for a Canadian team since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993.

After 82 regular-season games, and 24 post-season battles, all leading to this moment, finally the Raptors could celebrate.

The Raptors’ historic run to the Finals gave the NBA something new, a fan base that extended beyond the boundaries of just one city, but stretched across an entire country. There’s been a groundswell of support from the Maritimes to Vancouver Island.

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