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.
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.
Toronto Raptors Are Kings Of The NBA And The Toast Of Canada
CANADA, THE NBA TITLE IS YOURS! #WeTheNorth
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