Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the Toronto Raptors winning their first-ever NBA title with a clinching Game 6 win over the Golden State Warriors. As such, we're looking back at some of the biggest moments and stories from Raptors run to the championship.
This story was originally published on June 13, 2019.
The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions.
It took a team effort to defeat the Golden State Warriors in Game 6, as four Raptors scored 20 or more points. Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam led the way with 26 points each, followed by Kawhi Leonard and Fred VanVleet with 22 points each.
With this being Toronto's first title, a number of NBA players took to Twitter following the buzzer to congratulate the Raptors.
S/o to TORONTOOOOOOO- Evan Turner (@thekidet) June 14, 2019
Wow @Raptors unbelievable accomplishment.... So proud & way to get it done!!!#CHAMPS- Vince Carter (@mrvincecarter15) June 14, 2019
Congrats @Raptors.... well deserved.... #nbachamps- Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) June 14, 2019
2 championships and 2 finals MVPs in the east and the west! You can call Him Kawhi J but I'm going to Call him Mr Canada!!!!- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) June 14, 2019
The @Raptors new @nba Champs!! Congratulations @MarcGasol 💍!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼#NBAFinals- Pau Gasol (@paugasol) June 14, 2019
What a time to be alive 🇨🇦 👏- Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 14, 2019
Congrats to the Raps, inspiring the youth back home wit this one for sure 🇨🇦 #ForTheWholeCountry #WorldCupNext! #LetsGoCanada- Kelly Olynyk (@KellyOlynyk) June 14, 2019
Congrats Toronto! Well deserved! Big Spain!!!!! 👏🏾👏🏾🥳🥳- Mike Conley (@mconley11) June 14, 2019
congrats to tornoto raptors! was a great finals!- Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 14, 2019
Congrats to the Raptors on the 🏆. Long time coming for the city!- Tyler Ennis (@TylerEnnis) June 14, 2019
Congratulations to the best fans in the world and to the @Raptors for winning the @NBA championship. #WhatATime- Greivis Vasquez (@greivisvasquez) June 14, 2019
Wow it's crazy how much this Toronto team reminds me of the 2015 Golden State Championship team- Festus Ezeli (@festus) June 14, 2019
Lots of underdogs, guys with stories of perseverance, a lot of 2nd chances, good guys....
Hard to not be happy for them
Congrats to my dog @Klow7 you deserve it bro! North philly stand up!!- Marcus Morris (@MookMorris2) June 14, 2019
Earned 🏆 🇨🇦 🦖 pic.twitter.com/4kQaJ26tAI- Charlie Villanueva (@CVBelieve) June 14, 2019
I also want to congratulate @SergeIbaka and @SergioScariolo in a very special way!!! This is the result of your hard work and perseverance, I'm very happy for you both!- Pau Gasol (@paugasol) June 14, 2019
Congratulations and enjoy the 💍!!!
Happy for my friends and old teammates. A group of great guys. Also couldn't be happier for our great country Canada 🇨🇦!! pic.twitter.com/EyrF9XSkzr- Cory Joseph (@Cory_Joe) June 14, 2019
Congrats @Raptors @kawhileonard @MarcGasol @Klow7 #champs- Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 14, 2019
God is perfectly the same through the highs and the lows. Anyone who knows me knows Ive believed this through all the down times, and Hes just as good at the mountaintop rn! 🏆🏆🙌🏼🙏🏼 #ALLglorytoGod #NBAchamps- Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 14, 2019
Grew up watching them as a kid, congratulations Toronto and to the whole country of 🇨🇦!- andrew wiggins (@22wiggins) June 14, 2019
Thank you... thank u very much... pic.twitter.com/FmpcMjo7H1- Marc Gasol (@MarcGasol) June 14, 2019
There is always a journey to accomplish/achieve your dreams/challenges but they are always possible if you believe.- jose manuel calderon (@JmCalderon) June 14, 2019
Congratulations @Raptors ,Toronto, fans! You deserve it.
Marc,Kyle,Serge,Sergio,Kevin,Ray,Paul...everyone in the organization and Larry Tannenbaum #NBAFinals #🇨🇦
Congrats to the @Raptors on winning their first NBA title. One of the most consistent teams all season 👏🏆- Al Horford (@Al_Horford) June 14, 2019
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