MANILA, Philippines – From kings in the north to new kings of basketball, history has been made.
After 6 games and one instant classic finals series, the Toronto Raptors dethroned the Golden State Warriors to capture their first-ever NBA championship in Oakland on Thursday, June 13 (Friday, June 14, Philippine time). (READ: RAPTORS RULE: Toronto dethrones Warriors to bag first NBA crown)
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE. The TORONTO RAPTORS are your 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS! This is the Raptors' first title in franchise history! #WeTheNorth #NBAFinals HIGHLIGHTS: https://t.co/FDwQQHYw8Y pic.twitter.com/SnxZCo3Pjj — Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) June 14, 2019
Basketball fans and spectators were quick to dominate the Twitter trending topics both in the Philippines and worldwide.
Check out the Twitter trending topics! #NBAFinals pic.twitter.com/Ir6asgrBP7 — Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) June 14, 2019 New champ in the house #NBAFinals #RaptorsvsWarriors pic.twitter.com/gx0rpu3tDt — Hossam (@Hossampiero) June 14, 2019
King in the North
Aside from Raptors' historic title, social media users also took to Twitter to congratulate Kawhi Leonard for winning the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award. Leonard averaged 28.5 points and 9.8 rebounds in the series.
KING IN THE NORTH. Kawhi Leonard is your 2019 #NBAFinals Most Valuable Player! Congratulations, Toronto Raptors! #WeTheNorth RAPTORS RULE: Toronto dethrones Warriors to bag first NBA crown https://t.co/yFAaVRzcrB pic.twitter.com/RsphvBGIUA — Rappler Sports (@RapplerSports) June 14, 2019 KAWHI LEONARD 2019 #NBAFinals MVP pic.twitter.com/BLBgYyaAYE — NBA Canada (@NBACanada) June 14, 2019
Here are more tweets about the championship:
Raptors rule! - Curated tweets by RapplerSports
Congratulations, Toronto Raptors! – Rappler.com
Kaye Cabal leads Rappler’s Digital Communications team and has been with Rappler since 2014. Her interest in and dedication to social media grew deeper with her love and passion for Philippine sports. She is a BS Development Communication graduate of UP Los Baños.