May 25,2019 will be a day that every Canadian will remember in the world of basketball. The Toronto Raptors(lone Canadian team in the National Basketball Association,Stateside) had won Game 6 in a best of 7 series vs. the Milwaukee Bucks—100-92–which by itself is already of historic proportions.
It took the 24 year old basketball franchise for the first time to get the golden ticket to the NBA Finals . Being the first and only Canadian team to do so is also worth noting.
Win or lose in this upcoming NBA Finals, this team already made basketball history in that respect.
It galvanized not only the city of Toronto but also the rest of Canada to root for this team. The Toronto Raptors will be facing this coming May 30th,the defending champions Golden State Warriors(3 time NBA champs ,take note). A David and Goliath scenario indeed. Suddenly, it becomes a Canada vs. USA face–off.
Canada may be known as a hockey crazed nation but it should be known that the sport of basketball was invented in Canada.
Good luck to everybody and I am sure that it will be an exciting series.
I am bringing out the popcorn as well as checking the channels for that fateful day.