The Toronto Raptors are going the place no NBA champions have gone earlier than.
After dispatching the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors within the NBA Finals final week, the Raptors have been on a whirlwind celebration.
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The gamers partied laborious with Raptors international ambassador Drake in Las Vegas then celebrated with all the nation on Monday on the greatest championship parade the Metropolis of Toronto has ever seen.
Now, the newly-crowned NBA champs are heading to Parliament Hill to be acknowledged for bringing the Larry O’Brien Trophy north of the border for the primary time in league historical past.
Particulars as to when the crew will go to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa are nonetheless being labored out.
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It’s customary for the champions of North America’s 4 main skilled sports activities leagues (NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL) to go to the White Home after successful their league title, however that custom has fallen by the wayside since U.S. President Donald Trump took workplace as a result of a bunch of gamers who don’t agree with the president’s insurance policies have refused to point out up.
Despite the fact that little-used Chris Boucher of Montreal is the one Canadian participant on the Raptors, it nonetheless makes a ton of sense for the crew comprised of largely People to go to Parliament Hill.
The Raps have really turn out to be Canada’s crew, wresting the title from the Toronto Blue Jays, and ought to be honoured within the capital of our dwelling and homeland.
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