Toronto Raptors have been crowned the new Kings of the NBA after taking a 4-2 lead and rounding up proceedings in Game 6 of the NBA finals.
The Kings of the North as they are usually called are the first Canadian outfit to lift the title in the history of the franchise.
The joy on the streets of Toronto said it all. Their main figure, Kawhi Leonard had come East to Raptors as opposed to what he wanted and had won a ring he failed to win whilst at almighty San Antonio Spurs under the tutelage of Donovan.
They defeated Golden State Warriors 110-106 in Game 6 at the Octagon Arena to win their first championship.
Raptors played with more hunger and desire, taking an early 11-2 courtesy of thre straight three pointers from Kyle Lowry.
The Warriors failed to force a Game 7 without an injured Kevin Durant who had helped them stage a comeback and win Game 5 by just a point.
In spite of that, the Warriors matched up Toronto, reducing the Canadian outfit lead to a narrow 33-32 after only 12 minutes of play.
Inspiring rookie, Pascal Siakam and Lowry each threw down 26 points while Kawhi Leonard and Vanvleet added 22 points to seal the win.
The game was tied until Vanvleet scored his fifth three point of the night to give his side a three point lead over the Warriors.
In fact, the Warriors had taken the lead only to be gutted by an injury to Klay Thompson after a bad landing while attempting a layup.
The Raptors with an aggregation of players who had been “not too impressive” for their previous clubs had come to Raptors and lifted a ring and ended the Drake curse myth. Incredible record that is.