The Toronto Raptors Are Your 2019 NBA Champions!
Like any good freelance copywriter (or just freelance writer in general), I am always reading up on sports and any other thing that could apply to my potential work in the future. However, this is completely different – I speak on topics surrounding the Toronto Raptors as not only a fellow Canadian, but also a fellow fan.
Words cannot describe what this means to not only the city, but the entirety of Canada as well! I’m sure that the majority of Canadians were on the edge of their seats watching the game this past Thursday, cheering on our team as we always do.
This has been 24 years in the making and it’s all finally come together. While I feel happy, I do also have to feel a bit sad for DeMar Derozan, the man who paved the way for all of this to happen. He gave us a large portion of his NBA career so far, and while he came up short time after time (due to LeBron James, essentially), it just doesn’t feel right to win without him.
Or does it? No, no it doesn’t.
Lowry Came to Play in Game 6
Kyle Lowry started off the game hot, dropping 3’s like it was nothing at all to him. That’s the fire that we’ve been wanting to see from Kyle Lowry for the entirety of this Playoff run – and while he hasn’t always been consistent, he definitely came to play during Game 6. If you really wanted consistency, you’d just sign me for a 10-day (although I think I will just stick to freelance copywriting services for now).
Our fan favorite Kyle Lowry also an NBA Champion now, so, kiss Canada’s ass! Jonas Valanciunas is due for a ring for being a part of the team, and so is Delon Wright – it’s nice to know that they get a little bit of love for all of the hard work that they put in during the season and years past. Realistically, I would love it if Derozan got a ring as well; but “rules is rules”.
However you feel about the Toronto Raptors winning is irrelevant, as it’s happened and nothing will change that. Check out the box score and see how our team dominated the Warriors:
Pascal Siakam: 26 pts, 3 assists, 10 rebounds
Kyle Lowry: 26 pts, 10 assists, 7 rebounds
Kawhi Leonard: 22 pts, 3 assists, 6 rebounds
Fred VanVleet: 22 pts, 0 assists, 2 rebounds
Serge Ibaka: 15 pts, 2 assists, 3 rebounds
Marc Gasol: 3 pts, 4 assists, 9 rebounds
Can We Do It Again?
As a fan, you always want to think that your team has another chance at winning an NBA Championship. If we can stay healthy throughout the year and Kawhi Leonard comes back, we have a very good chance of repeating as champions – the Warriors are going to be going through the entire season with a depleted roster, and that will probably follow them into the post-season as well.
The Warriors have been ruling the NBA for a very long time, but are we due for a shifting of the guard? If there’s going to be a new “Superteam” on the block, it may as well be one that represents an entire country, right?
Needless to say, congratulations to the Toronto Raptors and to everybody who was rooting for them. Whether you’re a Canadian or not, just know that we finally did it! This is only the beginning though, so let’s make sure that we stay hungry.
TORONTO RAPTORS – 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS