Twenty four seasons of ups and downs, idols were born, from painful losses to historic victories, and now, not just a city, but a whole country celebrates, The Toronto Raptors is the 2018-19 NBA Champions.
On this Thursday (June 13), the Toronto Raptors made history, supported by a massive crowd of proud fans, facing a Golden State Warriors full of embezzlement, among them Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson, who got injured during the 3rd quarter of game, the team imposed its game to surpass the present champions. The overnight balance for the Canadian team was the win in game 6 of the final by 114 to 110 and consequently becoming for the first time World Champions of Basketball.
Lowry On Fire
Lowry became the first player in the history of the Raptors with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in a one-time playoff game. He was also the fastest player to hit the double-digit scoring in the history of the NBA Finals. It took only 2 minutes and 12 seconds.
After being the protagonist in the first title of the history of the franchise, Kawhi was consecrated as the king of the north. The player already had the champion ring, in 2014 with the San Antonio Spurs, when he was also MVP of the finals.
- As I said, since the first day here, in Media Day, that was my focus, I wanted to make history here and that's what I did. Throughout the year we had the right mindset. I think about making myself happy and it does not matter what they think of me, because I know the person I am and that's what I take to the court. I do not care what the media are going to say, whether I'm going to make 30 points or not, I want to play the right way. I learned that in the NBA during those years. I always want to learn from what I've been through.
Drizzy Leads The Party
Off the court, the rapper was one of the top names in the Canadian team's campaign, always stealing the show with his celebrations and "beefs".
However, in the final game of the season, he was not there. Drake watched the game with the crowd at the Jurassic Park, a traditional party area during the games in the streets of Toronto.
In the streets, in the bars, everywhere, the crowd of the Raptors did not hold back. The celebration crowns the spectacular season of the first team from outside the United States and wins the trophy of champion of the main league of basketball of the planet.