The Toronto Raptors: 2019 NBA Champions.
How awesome does that look, sound and feel!?
Last night all of Canada, and Raptors fans around the world, celebrated Toronto’s first NBA title, and Canada’s first title in one of the four so-called major North American sports, in more than a quarter-century.
There are way, way too many moments and videos to fully capture the awesomeness of the night, but here are just a few of our favourite scenes from Oracle Arena and Toronto and any other dang place they love the Raptors.
First, let’s check in on these two guys who made an unlikely pairing work, and are bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy home to Toronto:
This little moment before their interview with Rachel Nichols is pure gold:
Just did a really cool interview with Kawhi and Kyle Lowry, about how they got here and everything this title means, and here’s what happened before we even started rolling. Special. pic.twitter.com/jpZIBJlxdI— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) June 14, 2019
Oh, and who could forget Kyle Lowry, Star Reporter:
We also had Nick Nurse, Kawhi Leonard, Marc Gasol, Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam at the podium.
Wait, though, let me back up. Champagne!
Never change, Serge Ibaka. Never change.
Meanwhile, in Toronto:
A little jammed? This is Yonge-Dundas Square from 38 floors above as crowds celebrate the Toronto Raptors NBA Championship win.— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) June 14, 2019
Video Courtesy: Chelsea Coburn
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Did Drake get in on the festivities? You know he did.
As did RaptorsHQ head honcho Daniel Reynolds, who took the RaptorsHQ Twitter account for a stroll around town:
King Street West. Let's go Raptors. pic.twitter.com/obil1PKjhP— Raptors HQ (@RaptorsHQ) June 14, 2019
The scene at Yonge and Dundas. It's a party. pic.twitter.com/HeKItKxiM2— Raptors HQ (@RaptorsHQ) June 14, 2019
And finally! Last night I teared up a little when Kyle Lowry spoke, post-game. This morning, when I watched Bruce Arthur’s video essay, it all came out. I was a blubbering mess by the end of this:
What were your favourite memories of last night? Who did you watch with, and where, and how did you celebrate? Let us know in the comments!