The Raptors won the 2018-2019 NBA championship, and Canada is crazy.
The Raptors deserve to be praised and applauded, because this is the first time in NBA history that a team outside the United States has won the championship trophy, and because the Raptors have changed their lives.
When the Golden State Warriors ushered in Cousins last summer, people said, “Looking at the NBA for so many years, the finale is finally over.” When the Warriors teamed up with five All-Stars as the starting five, even James said. “The championship has no suspense, as long as the Warriors want it, the championship is theirs.” However, the Raptors played such a fight, the more they became more confident, and finally won the first championship in the history of the team, creating history.
The Raptors don’t have the luxury lineup of the Warriors. Everyone has experienced many years of hardship and has made themselves better. The 32-year-old Danny Green has been playing for two and a half years and started to start at the Spurs. The 33-year-old Lori has played for four years, from a substitute assault to a reliable three-pointer. Ibaka’s ten-year NBA career, the first year of the season officially played center; 34-year-old Marc Gasol, as well as Van Fleet, Sikam, Jeremy Lin (wearing the 17th cheap NBA jerseys).
The most worthy of the book, of course, is Leonard who won the MVP of the Finals this season.
On May 14, 2017, Oracle Arena, the first game of the Western Conference Finals, Leonard, who played for the Spurs, scored 26 points and 8 rebounds in 24 minutes, but only 4 minutes in the second half, Pachulia stepped. Leonard was injured and reimbursed for the season. The Spurs were eventually eliminated by the Warriors 0-4. Leonard was absent for most of the 2017-2018 season, and he was sent to the cold Toronto. Thus, Leonard played the best season of his career. In the playoffs against the Magic, the 76ers, the Bucks and the Warriors four-round series, Leonard is the team’s scoring champion in each round, especially in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. In the playoffs this season, he scored a total of 732 points, becoming the third-best player in the NBA history single-season playoffs, only Jordan and James in front of him.
The Raptors deserve this championship, but the Warriors’ full-fledged soldiers failed to make this year’s finals a classic.
No team is as fierce as this year’s Warriors. Cousins, who had been out of action for a long time, finally started the playoffs, but once again injured his thigh in the first round against the Clippers, and 14 games in a truce. In the second game of the Western Conference Semifinals, Curry’s left hand accidentally dislocated. After that, the middle finger and the ring finger of the left hand were tied together with a bandage; Durantra injured the calf and directly smashed to the Achilles tendon rupture after the pressure returned; in the second game of the finals, Kevin Rooney fractured the clavicle; The sixth cruciate ligament was torn in the Thompson Finals. They fight like champions, they all put everything for the warriors.
After the end of the NBA Finals, the teams will usher in the summer offseason, but this year’s world basketball game also has an important event – the basketball World Cup will start on August 31. A few days ago, the American Basketball Association has announced a training list for 20 people. Among them, Lore, the defending champion of the new division’s Raptors, was also selected. With the joy of winning the championship, Lori will also start his own national team tour.
On September 1st, the American men’s basketball team in the World Cup Group E will play their own group stage in Shanghai. The US men’s basketball team has won two consecutive World Cup championships. Their goal this time is the World Cup three consecutive championships.