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Toronto Raptors players Norman Powell, left to right, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam stand with their rings behind the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy before playing the New Orleans Pelicans in Toronto on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors last spring in a six-game final to win the NBA title for the first time in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors celebrate 2019 NBA title before win over Pelicans

Toronto players, staff receive massive championship rings

Toronto Raptors players Norman Powell, left to right, Serge Ibaka, Marc Gasol and Pascal Siakam stand with their rings behind the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy before playing the New Orleans Pelicans in Toronto on Tuesday Oct. 22, 2019. The Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors last spring in a six-game final to win the NBA title for the first time in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie holding his playoffs MVP trophy during the NBA basketball championship team’s victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Report: Kawhi Leonard to leave Raptors, sign with L.A. Clippers

Won and done: Toronto wins NBA title, loses superstar

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard takes a selfie holding his playoffs MVP trophy during the NBA basketball championship team’s victory parade in Toronto, Monday, June 17, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
Toronto Raptors fans react inside Jurassic Park, outside of the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, as they watch the Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship, Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

We the North: Delirious fans celebrate as Raptors win NBA title

Supporters from all over Canada cheer Toronto’s triumph

Toronto Raptors fans react inside Jurassic Park, outside of the Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, as they watch the Raptors defeat the Golden State Warriors in game 6 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA Championship, Thursday, June 13, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Go, Canada! Raptors beat Warriors 114-110 to win NBA title

Leonard named Finals MVP; Toronto becomes first team outside U.S. to capture crown

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard, centre, holds Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy after defeating the Golden State Warriors basketball action in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Raptors have won their first NBA title in franchise history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Lawrence Brown Sr. and Lawrence Brown Jr. enjoy Game 5 at the Civic Centre. Son went home happier than father on this night, as the Warriors escaped Toronto with a one point victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)

Raptors ‘Jurassic Park’ in Prince Rupert

Basketball fans show up in numbers for NBA Finals watch party at Civic Centre in Prince Rupert

Lawrence Brown Sr. and Lawrence Brown Jr. enjoy Game 5 at the Civic Centre. Son went home happier than father on this night, as the Warriors escaped Toronto with a one point victory. (Alex Kurial / The Northern View)
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) pushes off Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) during second half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) pushes off Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) during second half basketball action in Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Monday, June 10, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during second half basketball action against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) dunks during second half basketball action against the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Friday, June 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) jumps for the basket as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) defend during second half basketball action in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors beat Warriors 123-109 to take 2-1 lead in NBA Finals

Leonard has 30 points to lead Toronto past banged-up Golden State

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) jumps for the basket as Golden State Warriors centre DeMarcus Cousins (0) and Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) defend during second half basketball action in Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Oakland, California on Wednesday, June 5, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) gets double covered by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) and Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during second half of Game 2 NBA Finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, June 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

VIDEO: Warriors beat Raptors 109-104, even NBA Finals at 1-1

Sluggish third quarter too much for Toronto to overcome

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) gets double covered by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) and Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during second half of Game 2 NBA Finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, June 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives up court as Golden State Warriors centre Kevon Looney (5) defends during second half basketball action in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Thursday, May 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives up court as Golden State Warriors centre Kevon Looney (5) defends during second half basketball action in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto on Thursday, May 30, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) keeps hold of the ball after being fouled during second half NBA Eastern Conference finals action against the Milwaukee Bucks, in Toronto on Saturday, May 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) keeps hold of the ball after being fouled during second half NBA Eastern Conference finals action against the Milwaukee Bucks, in Toronto on Saturday, May 25, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is called for a defensive foul against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during second half action in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference final in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 to move within 1 game of NBA Finals

Leonard scores 35 as Toronto takes 3-2 series lead over Milwaukee

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) is called for a defensive foul against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during second half action in Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference final in Milwaukee on Thursday, May 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) moves up court as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends during second half action in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference final in Toronto on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors beat Bucks 120-102 to even series at 2-2

Lowry pours in 25 as Toronto moves within two games of NBA Finals

Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam (43) moves up court as Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) defends during second half action in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference final in Toronto on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives into Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (77) during the second half of Game 3 NBA Eastern Conference finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Raptors beat Bucks 118-112 in 2OT thriller

Leonard has 36 points as Toronto cuts Milwaukee’s series lead to 2-1

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) drives into Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova (77) during the second half of Game 3 NBA Eastern Conference finals basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 19, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts while he holds the ball as Milwaukee Bucks centre Brook Lopez (11) looks on during second half Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Milwaukee on Friday, May 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Bucks hammer Raptors 125-103 to take 2-0 playoff series lead

Toronto heads home in a hole after second loss to Milwaukee

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) reacts while he holds the ball as Milwaukee Bucks centre Brook Lopez (11) looks on during second half Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Milwaukee on Friday, May 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) makes a pass around Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during second half NBA Eastern Conference finals playoff basketball action in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Bucks stop Raptors 108-100 in series opener

Milwaukee takes 1-0 leads in NBA’s Eastern Conference final

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) makes a pass around Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) during second half NBA Eastern Conference finals playoff basketball action in Milwaukee on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard had 41 points as the Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 92-90 in NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Leonard’s buzzer-beater lifts Raptors to Game 7 win over 76ers

Toronto advances to NBA’s Eastern Conference final after beating Philadelphia 92-90

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard had 41 points as the Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 92-90 in NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 12, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) heads up court during first half NBA basketball playoff action against the Orlando Magic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Raptors off to 2nd round after 115-96 win over Magic

Toronto beats Orlando in 5 games in opening-round NBA playoff series

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) heads up court during first half NBA basketball playoff action against the Orlando Magic in Toronto on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) fights for control of the ball with Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins (33) during pre-season NBA action in Vancouver, Saturday, Sept., 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward

Kawhi Leonard scores 12 as Raptors win in Vancouver

Toronto beats Portland 122-104 in NBA exhibition clash

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) fights for control of the ball with Portland Trail Blazers forward Zach Collins (33) during pre-season NBA action in Vancouver, Saturday, Sept., 29, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS Jonathan Hayward
Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber kisses the trophy after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Dub Dynasty: Warriors sweep Cavs for second straight NBA title

Durant named MVP as Golden State beats Cleveland

Golden State Warriors co-owner Peter Guber kisses the trophy after the Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-85 in Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the NBA championship, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)