With four Canadian players in the 2018 NBA playoffs and the Raptors holding the No. 1 seed in the East, there's never been a better time to be an NBA fan from "The Great White North."
But what about the country's history of champions? With the postseason underway, let's travel back in time and review how six of Canada's finest exports won it all.
Mike Smrek, Lakers (1987-88)
Smrek became the first Canadian player to ever earn a championship ring, capturing titles in back-to-back seasons with the Lakers. He only logged 72 minutes in those two playoff runs, scoring 11 points and grabbing 13 rebounds over 18 postseason games. But when you've got Hall of Famers like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and James Worthy dominating the competition, why not let them do the heavy lifting?
The 7-footer out of Canisius stretched out his career, bouncing around the league and playing for five teams (Bulls, Lakers, Spurs, Warriors and Clippers) over the course of seven seasons, but he can always say he was a member of one of the greatest rosters in NBA history.
Bill Wennington, Bulls (1996-1998)
Back in 1993, Wennington was playing overseas in Italy. He must have been doing something right because he received an invitation to training camp with the Bulls. It ended up working out for him.
"There were five centers and I was the fifth," Wennington said. "I came here on a one-month contract and I made it last six years."
Wennington was a fierce competitor and ultimately earned the respect and trust of Michael Jordan, which was no easy task. He didn't have mind-blowing numbers - he never averaged more than 7.1 points per game over the course of a full season - but he knew his role and filled it nicely as part of Chicago's second three-peat.
After the dynasty broke up, Wennington played one more season with the Kings before retiring after nearly 15 years in the NBA.
Rick Fox, Lakers (2000-02)
Fox was an ideal fit with the dynamic duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. At 6-7, 230 pounds, Fox possessed the physical attributes to challenge offensive-minded guards and forwards, and he shot the ball with enough accuracy to keep opposing defenses honest. He hit nearly half of his 3-point attempts during the 2000 playoffs (18-of-39), a run which kicked off an impressive three-peat.
After the Lakers lost to the Pistons in the 2004 NBA Finals, Fox was sent to Boston (where he had started his career) in a late-summer trade. He opted to retire after 13 productive seasons with a number of nagging injuries limiting his effectiveness.
Joel Anthony, Heat (2012-13)
How could you forget Miami's biggest addition of the 2010 offseason? OK, LeBron James and Chris Bosh might have produced a slightly stronger reaction from NBA fans, but Anthony did manage to snag two rings with the "Big Three" of James, Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
Anthony functioned as a low-post enforcer and did the dirty work on the boards. He averaged 1.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in 31 games across the 2012 and 2013 playoffs. He wasn't a star, but Anthony's brand of defense and toughness was always a welcome sight for his Heat teammates.
Cory Joseph, Spurs (2014)
Here's a fun fact: since being selected by San Antonio in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft, Joseph's teams (Spurs, Raptors and Pacers) have never missed the playoffs. Throw in the 2014 NBA championship, and Joseph has already enjoyed quite a successful career.
The 6-3 point guard played in 17 games off the bench during the 2014 playoffs, averaging 2.8 points per game on 48.6 percent shooting. The Spurs blew past the Heat in the NBA Finals, winning each of the last three games of the series by at least 17 points.
Joseph has filled an important role with the Pacers this season as a backup guard behind Darren Collison and Victor Oladipo. Indiana certainly can't reach offensive perfection like those Spurs, but Joseph's championship experience could be beneficial for a young group.
Tristan Thompson, Cavs (2016)
Out of all the Canadians on this list, Thompson had the biggest impact on his team's journey to the title. The former first-round pick out of Texas was a monster on the boards throughout the 2016 playoffs, but he took his game to another level during the Cavs' unprecedented comeback in the NBA Finals.
Thompson averaged 10.3 points and 10.1 rebounds (3.9 offensive) in seven games against the Warriors while shooting an insanely efficient 63.6 percent from the field. He brought physicality to the floor, but he also displayed quick feet when he had to switch onto talented guards.
Cavs fans will always remember LeBron James' block, Kyrie Irving's shot and Kevin Love's stop at the end of Game 7, but they shouldn't forget Thompson's efforts. Without him grinding away at the Warriors, that series could have ended with another Golden State title.