The Raptors became the first franchise outside the U.S.to win the National Basketball Association title by beating the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., on Thursday. I totally get wanting to get a good seat, but if I were a Raps fan, I don't think I'd go that early in the hopes of snagging a good one.
Crowds dressed in the team's colours packed the streets on the parade route while a square outside city hall where the march was to end overflowed with fans of all ages.
Jeremy Lin, who signed jerseys for fans as his bus rolled by, also showered bystanders in champagne.
Standing on top of an open double-decker bus surrounded by teammates and overlooking about two million elated fans, Raptors superstar Kawhi Leonard thanked Toronto and the entire country saying "we did it!"
And the day is still young. On a couple of occasions, officials have taken to the loudspeaker to order people climbing high arches over the square to get down, warning that the Raptors would not make an appearance if they didn't.
"I told my boss I wanted to be at the parade and he said there wasn't much he could do if I called in sick so that's exactly what I did", said the 31-year-old. Several subway stations near the route were also shut down due to overcrowding. "I'm looking forward to seeing the whole team".
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"I don't really know, " Nurse said. The team celebrated with a parade through Toronto on Monday. "To finally be able to deliver is pretty special".
They were expected to spend Friday night partying in Las Vegas before flying home Saturday. And VanVleet believes there is nothing more the Raptors can do to convince Leonard to stay with the team.
Even though the drama surrounding Leonard's stint in SA happened over a year ago, many Spurs fans are still not over the break-up and refuse to root for the player they adored most, which just seems stale at this point.
It is unclear whether Leonard will re-up with the Raptors, with teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks long-reported to have interest in signing the two-time champion and two-time Finals MVP. He has relentlessly fended off questions about his intentions as a free agent, saying he was focused on winning the championship.
When Lowry held out five fingers, the crowd started shouting "five more years".