This Week in Sports Social Media……you’ll have to excuse us for being a bit overzealous but given Toronto hasn’t seen a championship game in over 25 years (sorry TFC, but the only people who truly appreciate you are the real football fans, you’ll have your time) and Canada hasn’t even had a sniff of a title since the Ottawa Senators played in the Stanley Cup over a decade ago, right now we’re gonna bask in this a little okay?
We never thought we’d see the day when we could say the RAPTORS ARE LEADING AN NBA FINALS but that is not a typo so here’s a quick little re-cap of how Game 1 went down…..
Drake trolls Steph, hard
We were as surprised as you that Aubrey actually showed up on time but the truth is Drizzy is TO through and through and no one could’ve come up with a better troll than wearing a Dell Curry jersey to remind Steph how his dad used to light it up for the Raps back in the day. Well played Sir, well played. And the story of how he even got his hands on the rare artifact like that is pretty cool too.
New Balance is not making an friends in Golden State
We all know that New Balance is all in the the Fun Guy but we didn’t know they had cojones like this. And off a highway in Oakland no less. Also very well played.
TO mural switches it up again
Are you starting to see a pattern here? While Kawhi tributes continue to pop up in the streets of TO and across Canada in fact, the infamous one on Queen West at OD Toronto is keeping us all in the loop and switching it up after each glorious round. This time it’s one for the team and we can’t be mad at that.
Raptors honour their greats
Not to lose track in all the hype there was a game to play and while tickets were very hard to come by, the Raps weren’t bashful in their desire to pay tribute to the guys who were on this 24 year journey. Rolling out the red carpet for the likes of Oak, Damon, Mo Pete, JYD, T-Mac and even Dell got the crowd on their feet, not that they needed an excuse. Most of the crowd spent the majority of the game on their feet and hollering along to every basket and stop the Raps could muster.
Pascal goes off
And so the story goes, the Raps ran away with the game, largely behind a ‘game of his life’ type performance from GLORY cover feature Pascal Siakam who couldn’t miss on a night where he hustled all over the court causing havoc, and frustration, to any semblance of a Warriors game plan that may have existed before they realized what they were up against.
The City goes off again
And what they are up against they now know is not only the city but the country. From the national anthem pregame giving even Steve Kerr chills to the raucous crowd in the arena to the fans taking the streets post game, the City and Country is clearly in this game like never before.