The stage has been dismantled. The streets have been emptied (somewhat). The confetti has been cleared. The parade may be over, but the party will continue all summer long.
The Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions and we stubbornly don’t want to stop talking about it. This is why we had to bring in fellow Raptors HQ-er, Sean Woodley, to talk about his commemorative book, We The Champs: The Toronto Raptors’ Historic Run to the 2019 NBA Title, which covers the Raptors’ memorable championship run.
On This Week’s Episode:
Granted, the championship parade could have been organized a lot better. But when you cram three million people into a five kilometre stretch (with only three days to plan), there are bound to be some hiccups. Having said that, the Raptors are the freaking NBA Champions!
Capturing the triumphs and tragedies of any NBA season, let alone one that ends with the championship, requires a ton of work. The fact that Sean, along with his co-writer Alex Wong (our editor emeritus here at HQ) had mere days to put this book together is a crowning achievement in and of itself.
Looking back on the season, especially since Raptors fans have never had to watch our team play in June, it’s easy to forget a lot of stories that happened along the journey. We’ve all spent a considerable amount of money on Finals (and now Championship) memorabilia. For the price of one championship hat, it’s amazing that you can buy this commemorative book, plus two more for your fellow Raptor friends!
If you’re ever having a bad day, just remember that someone in California, wrote 100+ pages for a Warriors Championship book that will never see the light of day.
3:20 - Parade aftermath
15:40 - Commemorating an epic season
16:30 - How did this book happen?
19:35 - Reliving the moments
21:40 - Documenting history
24:15 - Reverse jinxing
30:20 - Hindsight is 20/20