Toronto Raptors win NBA Finals - and possibly a trip to Israel

Celebs React to Toronto Raptors Winning NBA Finals 2019 – See the Tweets!

Celebs React to Toronto Raptors Winning NBA Finals 2019 – See the Tweets!

The title win also caps off one of the most outlandish recruiting gambles in recent league memory, with Raptors officials essentially copping Kawhi Leonard on a one-year loan before he makes an expected move to a bigger market this coming off-season.

"This is why I play basketball; this is what I work hard for", added Leonard.

Leonard was named Finals MVP. The Warriors put up a good fight until the end, but undoubtedly Klay Thompson's third-quarter injury played a significant role in the team's structure.

The Golden State Warriors' two-year reign atop the National Basketball Association has ended at the hands of the Toronto Raptors, who have claimed their first title since the franchise was founded in 1995. "They didn't seem like this was wearing on them at all".

"But it's just - the way it's gone, I don't know if it's related to five straight seasons of playing 100-plus games and just all the wear and tear, but it's devastating".

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Both Durant and Thompson will be free agents in the offseason.

Golden State had a final shot to win trailing 111-110 but Stephen Curry missed a 3-pointer and the team called a timeout when it had none, setting up three final free throws by Leonard to seal the victory.

Fireworks lit up the square as the crowd sang Queen's triumphal anthem "We Are the Champions", while others kissed, danced and shouted the team's name.

"We'll be thinking about this one, it's tough".

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