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Offline Boges

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Re: Toronto Raptors
« Reply #135 on: June 21, 2019, 11:51:40 am »
A week out, it's still surreal that the Toronto Raptors are NBA Champions.

In following this team, the past few years, it seemed it would be good enough to lose in the Finals to a Golden State or lose in 6 to a Lebron-led Cavaliers team (what happened in 2016).

It never seemed realistically on the table that they'd win it all. Going into the finals, I pessimistically just hoped that they could keep Golden State honest and win 2 games.

Granted the injuries helped, but Golden State's first title was helped by injuries. And even without KD the Warriors were steamrolling their Western Conference opposition. The Rockets won titles in the mid 90's while Micheal Jordan was playing baseball. The history books don't usually mention the factors that led to the title, only that you won the title.

It really hit home watching the NBA Draft last night seeing rival teams like Boston, Philly and Brooklyn still trying to build teams in order to achieve what Toronto just achieved.

It's a great feeling. . . Even though I didn't do anything to achieve that goal. But moments like these are why people follow sports.
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