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Domestic Violence and Abuse

Toronto Raptors win their first NBA championship


YOU DO. AND I HAD A HARD TIME MAKING OUT WHAT YOUR QUESTION WAS, IT’S SO LOUD THERE. BUT I’M WATCHING THE GAME THE SAME WAY THAT YOU ARE ON THE BIG SCREEN AND MY GOSH THE PANDEMONIUM. THOSE FINAL SECONDS. SO THE NEWSROOM THAT I’M IN RIGHT NOW, IT WAS QUIET FOR MOST OF THE GAME AND THE LAST FOUR MINUTES IT STARTED TO COME ALIVE. AND THE LAST 20 SECONDS PEOPLE WERE OOHING AND AAHHING AND THE ELATION AND THE EXASPERATION IT WAS SOMETHING. AND RIGHT NOW THIS IS THE SCENE AT YONGE AND DUNDAS. I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE TO BE THERE AND TO BE IN THAT MOMENT, TO BE TAKING IT ALL IN. BECAUSE AS YOU POINTED OUT OVER THIS BROADCAST THIS IS HISTORY IN THE MAKING. IT’S THE VERY FIRST TIME IN TORONTO RAPTORS’ FRANCHISE HISTORY THAT THEY HAVE TAKEN HOME THE NBA TITLE, THE CHAMPIONSHIP. IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN CANADIAN HISTORY THAT A CANADIAN TEAM HAS BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT FEAT. SO THAT IS TRULY SOMETHING. AND YOU CAN CONSIDER THE OPPONENTS THEY WERE UP AGAINST, THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. AND YOU LOOK AT GAME FIVE AND IT WAS LIKE A MIRACLE ON HARDWOOD AND THE WARRIORS FIGHTING BACK AND TOOTH-AND-NAIL AND EKING OUT THE WIN AND THINKING IN GAME SIX TO TURN THE TIDE AND FORCE A GAME SEVEN. BUT THE TORONTO RAPTORS DID NOT WANT THAT TO BE THE CASE AND TORONTO FANS CLEARLY DID NOT WANT THAT TO BE THE CASE AND HERE WE HAVE IT — HISTORY IN THE MAKING. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HAPPY THERE. I IMAGINE THAT PARTY IS GOING TO BE GOING ALL NIGHT LONG, HUH, ADRIENNE?>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, YOU’RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT, ANDREW. AND HOW THAT PARTY HAPPENS MATTERS A LOT HERE. IF WE CAN, WE HAVE JAY ON CAMERA HERE AND I’M NOT SURE THAT HE CAN DO THIS AND I WANT TO PAN OVER A LITTLE BIT AND SHOW YOU — THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE LEAVING. IF YOU CAN JUST TAKE OUR SHOT BACK IN THE CONTROL ROOM. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE LEAVING JURASSIC PARK AND THEY ARE HEADING UP TOWARDS FRONT STREET. AGAIN, THERE’S A CORDEN OF POLICE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DO IT SAFELY. THE POLICE HAVE BEEN VERY CAREFUL TO SORT OF TO STAY BACK AND TO LET PEOPLE CELEBRATE, THEY KNOW HOW MUCH THIS TEAM MEANS TO THIS CITY AND THEY KNOW HOW MUCH THIS WIN CERTAINLY MEANS TO THE CITY AND THEY WANT PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE AFTER THAT FIRST MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN THEY WON THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS THERE WAS, YOU KNOW, THERE WAS AS MUCH REMARKS THAT NO ONE WAS ARRESTED THAT NIGHT EVEN THOUGH WE SAW PICTURES OF PEOPLE SURFING ON POLICE CARS IN IN THE DAYS THAT FOLLOWED OF COURSE SOME PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED FOR THAT. BUT SO FAR IT HAS BEEN COMPLETELY CALM. I THINK THAT — I’M STANDING HIGHER THOUGH AND POOR OLD DAVID COMMON IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT AND I KNOW THAT HE’S LOVING IT. DAVID, HOW ARE YOU DOING DOWN THERE?>>Reporter: DOING OKAY. AND THE CROWD HERE SEEMS TO BE DOING ALL RIGHT. I DIDN’T GET YOUR NAME? TELL ME.>>[indiscernible]>>Reporter: AND THEY HAVE DONE IT.>>THE GUYS HAVE DONE IT. CONGRATULATIONS. WE’RE HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOU BROUGHT THIS TO THE CITY. GOOD JOB, GUYS. YOU GUYS DESERVE EVERY SINGLE CELEBRATION, ACCOLADES, WHATEVER YOU GET. YOU GUYS DID IT. CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS.>>Reporter: WHAT ABOUT — WHAT ABOUT THOSE FINAL SECONDS THAT JUST DRAGGED ON AND ON AND ON?>>LET’S JUST SAY THAT IT FELT LIKE I’M 25 AND I FEEL LIKE I’M 50 NOW. THOSE WERE THE LONGEST SECONDS OF MY LIFE. AND THEY HAVE WON.>>Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS, MAN. CONGRATULATIONS. THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE EXCITEMENT IN THE CROWD. AND LOOK AT THIS WOMAN BACK HERE. LOOK AT YOUR ARMS AND SAYING “WE THE NORTH,” “GO RAPTORS.”>>I KNOW MY VOICE — [indiscernible]>>Reporter: SHE’S LOST HER VOICE, ADRIENNE, BUT THERE’S SO MUCH EXCITEMENT. AND THIS IS MY COLLEAGUE OVER HERE AND SHE’S HAVING A GREAT TIME. AND EVERYBODY OUT HERE, I’M ABOUT TO CLIMB UP, HOW ARE WE DOING? AND I REMEMBER AT THE END OF GAME FIVE, ADRIENNE, EVERYONE STREAMED OUT QUICKLY AND IT’S NOT HAPPENING TONIGHT. DRAKE IS STILL UP ON THE STAGE AND STILL CELEBRATING WITH THE CROWD.>>Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, DAVID, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND I LOVE SEEING DAVID SO EXCITED LIKE THAT. WE ARE NOT EVEN QUITE AT MIDNIGHT AND THE GAME IS OVER AND LOOK AT THEM — NO ONE IS GOING ANYWHERE IN THAT PARTICULAR PART OF JURASSIC PARK. OTHERS ARE SORT OF FLOODING OUT OF THE AREA. WHERE THEY GO NOW IS ANYBODY’S GUESS. A LOT OF THE BARS ARE STILL OPEN AND A GOOD CHANCE THEY’RE GOING IN THERE. WE KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT CITY HALL THOUGH AND SOMEONE WILL GO INTO THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AND PULL OUT A FILE THAT HAS BEEN GATHERING DUST ARE IF THE BETTER PART OF 20 YEARS. ON WHAT TO DO IF A TEAM FROM THE CITY WINS A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP. THERE’S A SECRET FILE THEY’VE HAD ABOUT A PARADE AND ABOUT A WAY TO CELEBRATE AND ABOUT A WAY TO THANK THIS TEAM. AND IT’S NOT JUST TORONTO THAT NEEDS TO THANK THIS TEAM. THIS HAS BECOME CANADA’S TEAM. LET’S HEAD NOW INTO DEEPER INTO THE CITY AT YONGE AND DUNDAS, WHERE IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS IS AT GROUND LEVEL. HOW ARE YOU DOING, IOANNA?>>Reporter: WELL, ADRIENNE, [indiscernible] THEY ARE SHOWING UP MINUTES AFTER THE GAME IS OVER. AND THEY ALL WANT TO BE PART OF THIS TEAM. SO QUITE A CROWD AND THEY’RE THROWING FIRECRACKERS AND POLICE ARE IN FULL FORCE. WE DON’T WANT ANY VEHICLES COMING IN HERE. THERE’S SO MANY PEOPLE HERE. IT’S A HUGE, HUGE –>>LET’S GO, RAPTORS! LET’S GO, RAPTORS! LET’S GO, RAPTORS!>>Reporter: THAT CHANT IS HEARD THROUGHOUT… [indiscernible]>>LET’S GO, RAPTORS! [indiscernible] PLEASE STAND BY>>THERE IS EVERY CHANCE THEY WILL BE INVITED TO PARLIAMENT HILL AND THERE’S NO DOUBT. AT THIS POINT THAT THEY ARE WANTED ON PARLIAMENT HILL. AGAIN, YOU’RE LOOKING AT A LIVE SHOT OF JURASSIC PARK IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO, WHERE ALL THOSE CHEERS ARE BECAUSE THEY ARE WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS WHERE THE TROPHY, THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY IS BEING HOISTED ABOVE THE HEAD OF ADAM SILVER AND THE COMMISSIONER AND EVERYONE OF THE RAPTORS’ PLAYERS IS TRYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON IT. THAT IS NOT A TROPHY THAT A LOT OF CANADIANS HAVE SEEN BEFORE. CERTAINLY NOT AS FAMILIAR OR AS LOVED AS THE STANLEY CUP MAYBE UNTIL TONIGHT. IT’S A TROPHY THAT LOOKS LIKE A BASKETBALL HOVERING OVER A NET AND NOW BEING HOISTED OVER THE HEADS OF THE LIKES OF KYLE LOWRY AND KAWHI LEONARD. THIS BECOMES TO CANADA NOW. AGAIN, IT’S WORTH SAYING ONE MORE TIME, THIS TEAM 24 YEARS AGO, WHEN IT FIRST FORMED, WAS BASICALLY TOLD IT WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH AND ALMOST COULD NOT SELL ENOUGH TICKETS FOR THE VERY FIRST YEAR. IT TOOK A COMPANY JUST TO KEEP THE TEAM AFLOAT BUT NO QUESTION HOW GOOD THE RAPTORS HAVE BEEN FOR THIS SERIES. STATISTICALLY, IF YOU LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE SPORT CLOSELY, THE RAPTORS HAD AN ADVANTAGE IN ALMOST EVERY SCENARIO. RIGHT THERE, YOU’RE LOOKING AT YONGE AND DUNDAS. TORONTO, THIS IS YOUR NIGHT! AND LET’S WELCOME OUR VIEWERS IN THE MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE. IF YOU’RE JUST JOINING US NOW IN THE MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE, GOOD NEWS, AS YOU CAN GATHER FROM LOOKING AT THE SCENES FROM DOWNTOWN TORONTO. A LIVE LOOK AT JURASSIC PARK WHERE RAPTORS’ FANS ARE CELEBRATING LIKE MAD THEIR FIRST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP AND IT’S HISTORY FOR THE CITY, FOR THIS TEAM AND FOR ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE OUT THERE. WE HAVE SEEN FIREWORKS HERE IN TORONTO. WE HAVE CROWDS THAT ARE LINGERING BECAUSE THEY CAN’T STAND TO LET THIS GO AS THEY WATCH THE TROPHY BEING PRESENTED. SO MUCH PRAISE FOR THE ROOKIE COACH, NICK NURSE — NOT ROOKIE, THE FIRST YEAR HE BROUGHT THIS TEAM WITH THE HIGHEST CALIBER PLAYERS WHO HAD BEEN ACQUIRED IN THAT AMAZING LOTTERY AND THEY JUST HAD A FANTASTIC TEAM AND FANTASTIC INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS AND THEY STOLE THAT CUP FROM THE AMERICANS. DAVID COMMON, WHO’S BEEN WITH US ALL NIGHT, IS IN A PLACE HE LOVES TO BE, RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT IN JURASSIC PARK. DAVID, IF YOU’RE DOWN THERE, LET US KNOW HOW IT’S GONE. GOING. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] LET’S GO, RAPTORS!>>Reporter: THIS IS A TREMENDOUS VICTORY. I DON’T WANT TO GIVE UP MY SPOT HERE AND THIS IS WHY I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE HERE BECAUSE DRAKE WILL COME DOWN IN A FEW MOMENTS. HE’S BEEN UP ON STAGE CHEERING ON PEOPLE THE WHOLE NIGHT. I’M GOING TO TURN AROUND AND JUST SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT. WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO GO UP A BIT HIGHER AND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO STOP AND THEY’RE WATCHING. THEY WANT TO SEE THIS MOMENT. THEY WANT TO SEE THE MVP TROPHY BEING AWARDED. THEY WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING ELSE BEING AWARDED WITH THIS WIN. THERE YOU GO. THE CHEERS ARE COMING BACK. ADAM SILVER, THE NBA COMMISSIONER, AS YOU KNOW. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>AND THERE HE IS, KAWHI LEONARD, WHO HAS BEEN SUCH A FORCE TO THIS SERIES, MORE RECENT ADD BUT HAS JUST DONE SO MUCH, BUT SO MUCH FOR THIS TEAM. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT’S GOING ON RIGHT NOW. I THOUGHT THEY WERE OUT OF CONFETTI, ADRIENNE AND BOY, WAS I WRONG! LOTS OF PEOPLE SHARING THIS MOMENT ON THEIR PHONES. OF COURSE, WE CAN SEE PEOPLE ARE MOVING OUT. I DON’T THINK ANYBODY HAS LEFT THE PARK HERE, NOT A SINGLE PERSON. THEY’LL BE COMING OUT EVENTUALLY. NOT YET, NOT YET.>>Reporter: DAVID, THANKS VERY MUCH. WHAT THEY WERE CHEERING RIGHT NOW, KAWHI LEONARD JUST GOT THE MVP AWARD FOR THE SECOND TIME IN HIS CAREER AND YOU KNOW HE’LL GET THE KEY TO THIS CITY. LET’S TALK TO ANDREW BECAUSE YOU’VE BEEN WATCHING WHAT HAS BEEN WATCHING IN CALIFORNIA VERY CAREFULLY AND WHAT ARE YOU MAKING OF WHAT YOU’RE SEEING?>>Andrew: AS YOU SAY, KAWHI LEONARD SPEAKING AND RECEIVING HIGH LEADERS AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CHALLENGE OF TRYING TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT THERE IS A WORLD TO HAVE A CANADIAN THEME THIS THE NBA AND TONIGHT THIS IS PROOF-POSITIVE OF THAT. AS I LOOK AT THE SCENE IN CALIFORNIA, IN TORONTO, THIS IS A PARTY WAITING TO HAPPEN. KEEP IN MIND, ON MONDAY, THIS WAS A CITY READY TO PARTY. THE FANS WERE READY, THE CHAMPAGNE WAS READY AND THE MEDIA, THEY WERE READY. I WOULD KNOW, I WAS THERE RIGHT BY JURASSIC PARK AND THAT NIGHT DID NOT GO THE WAY THEY WANTED IT TO GO BUT TONIGHT WAS THE NIGHT. SO RIGHT NOW, AS WE WATCH THE SCENE UNFOLD THERE, OF COURSE, THE OF EXCITEMENT HAPPENING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN BOTH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES. I WANT TO TOUCH BASE RIGHT NOW AND I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE ONE JOE DANFORTH ON THE PHONE AND IF YOU DON’T RECOGNISE THE NAME, I’M CLUE YOU IN. HE IS TORONTO RAPTORS’ FRED VANBLEKE’S DAD. HOW ARE YOU?>>DOING GOOD. WE JUST WON! [ Laughter ]>>Andrew: TELL ME, WHAT ARE YOU FEELING?>>YOU KNOW WHAT, MAN, IT’S ALL THE HARD WORK AND EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW, THAT WE WENT THROUGH AS COACHING HIM AND HIM BEING THE PLAYER AND BEING OVERLOOKED AND HE’S TOO SMALL AND HE AIN’T STRONG ENOUGH AND HE’S NOT THIS OR THAT AND I THINK HE SHOWED THE WORLD TONIGHT AND THE NBA THAT HE CAN PLAY.>>Andrew: WHAT DOES THIS CHAMPIONSHIP MEAN TO HIM?>>MAN, YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST A GRIND OF JUST EVERYTHING, YOU KNOW. IT’S JUST A GRIND OF SOMETHING THAT I EARNED. I WASN’T WHAT YOU CONSIDERED A SEXY PICK. I WASN’T DRASTIC. I GOT OUT HERE AND I PUT MY HARD HAT ON AND I WENT TO WORK EVERYDAY I HAD TO WORK.>>Andrew: FRED VANVLEET, A DAD HIMSELF?>>A BRAND NEW BABY, FRED, JR., AND HIS DAUGHTER AND HE HAS A LITTLE FAMILY HIMSELF NOW.>>Andrew: I HEARD HIS BROTHER, DARNELL SAY, THAT FRED WAS THIS A BIT OF SLUMP BUT THINGS CHANGED FOR HIM, AND IN SUCH A BIG WAY.>>YEAH, IT DID, IT DID. WITH THE BABY AND I THINK — YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO SAY THE BIGGEST PIECE OF THE COACHING STAFF IS PUTTING THEIR TRUST BACK IF FRED AND GIVING HIM HIS TIME BACK. HIS MINUTES WERE LIMITED DURING THE FIRST COUPLE OF GAMES STARTING THE SERIES AND EVERYTHING WITH PHILLY AND ORLANDO AND HE STARTED TO SHOW UP IN MILWAUKEE AND SHOWING THAT, HEY, YOU KNOW, COACH, YOU CAN USE ME. I’M HERE, MAN. I’M GOING TO HELP YOU WIN AND HE SHOWED THAT AND HE GOT HIS BABY AND EVERYTHING.>>Andrew: I’M JUST GOING TO JUMP IN HERE BECAUSE DRAKE IS TALKING RIGHT NOW AND LET’S LISTEN IN HERE.>>I TOLD YOU THE FIRST TIME, PEOPLE LIKE TO MAKE MEMES, MAKE ANOTHER MEME OUT OF THIS. LOOK AT MY BROTHERS UP THERE CELEBRATING. IT IS WHAT IT IS. IT’S NOT FINALS, NOT NICE TRY OR SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, CHAMPIONS, LET’S GO!>>Andrew: SO THERE’S DRAKE AND CLEARLY A HAPPY GUY. FRED, I HAVE TO ASK YOU ONE MORE THING. YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE — JOE, SORRY, YOU’LL HAVE A CHANCE TO TALK WITH FRED IN A MOMENT AND WHAT WILL YOU SAY TO YOUR SON?>>MAN, WELL, I’LL PROBABLY SAY IT WON’T BE APPROPRIATE FOR TV. [ Laughter ]>>BUT MORE NORMALIZED, YOU A DAM SOLDIER, MAN. I RAISED YOU GUYS TO BE TOUGH. I RAISED YOU GUYS TO FIGHT THROUGH ADVERSITY AND I RAISED YOU TO NOT BE AVERAGE, YOU KNOW. YOU PROVED THAT YOU’RE BETTER THAN AVERAGE AND I’M PROUD OF YOU THROUGH AAU, THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL AND THROUGH COLLEGE AND NOW, MAN, I COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD OF YOU.>>Andrew: JOE, YOU’RE SPEAKING FROM THE HEART AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, YOUR SON AND THE WHOLE TORONTO RAPTORS’ TEAM. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT AND TAKING TIME TO TALK TO US.>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU AND THANK YOU, CANADA, FOR LOVIN’ HIM.>>Andrew: SO REMARKABLY COMPOSED THERE AND ADRIENNE, BACK TO YOU.>>Adrienne: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AS WE’VE BEEN STANDING HERE ON THE EDGE OF JURASSIC PARK, EVEN THOUGH THE GAME IS OVER, THERE ARE THESE ROARS THAT HAPPEN AND THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING EVERY TIME ONE OF THE RAPTORS HAS BEEN THROWING A SHOUT-OUT TO THE PEOPLE HERE IN JURASSIC PARK. THE PLAYERS KNOW HOW MUCH THIS PLACE MEANS. AGAIN, NO OTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE DOES THIS. THERE’S NO OTHER CITY THAT DOES THIS. MILWAUKEE TRIED. THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS HAD FANS GATHER. THEY CALLED IT DEER DISTRICT. IT WAS BENIGN AND YOU SAW THERE THIS OAKLAND SOME TORONTO FANS SHOWED UP THINKING THAT MAYBE, MAYBE THEY COULD SEE THE GAME JUST OUTSIDE. THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. YOU CAN BET THE ENTIRE NBA LEAGUE HAS BEEN WATCHING WHAT’S BEEN HAPPENING HERE IN TORONTO AND REALIZING THIS IS A GOOD IDEA. HERE IS WHY WE LOVE THE NUMBER SIX, BY THE WAY. TORONTO IS CALLED THE SIX. STANLEY CUP WAS WON BY THE MAPLE LEAFS IN GAME SIX. THE WORLD SERIES WAS ONE BY THE BLUE JAYS IN GAME SIX AND NOW THE NBA SERIES WON IN GAME SIX. REASON FOR PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE AND BE GATHERED AT YONGE AND DUNDAS BECAUSE SEEING THAT THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, POLICE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT AS ANY PART OF THE CITY AND THEY’RE TRYING TO GIVE THEM A WAY TO ENJOY THE NIGHT, BUT GET OUT SAFELY, TRYING TO CHANNEL THEM TOWARD THE SUBWAY AND SO FAR, SO GOOD. BUT REST ASSURED, WE HAVE AN EYE ON AS MANY DIFFERENT AGENCIES AS WE CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE CELEBRATES BUT GETS HOME SAFELY. I THINK WE CAN GO TO ASHA TOMLINSON AND SHE’S IN JURASSIC PARK PARK WEST. YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THERE ARE 58 OR 59 JURASSIC PARK CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST. WE, THE NORTH, WAY UP NORTH, BUT TORONTO AT THE MOMENT IS THE EPICENTRE AND THAT’S WHY DAVID COMMON, HE LOVES BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT, HE’S RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT. DAVID, AGAIN, I DON’T KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY VOICE LEFT. ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.>>Reporter: I TELL YOU WHAT –>>Adrienne: I’M SO SORRY. POOR DAVID CANNOT HEAR, AS I’M NOT SURPRISED. NOT ONLY AS PEOPLE STILL SCREAMING, AS THE GAME IS CERTAINLY OF BUT WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS IS BLARING HERE. ASHA, IF YOU’RE THERE, CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE.>>Reporter: I CAN TELL YOU THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REALLY MEMORABLE MOMENTS. WHEN THE TROPHY WAS HOISTED UP BY KYLE LOWRY, THERE WERE CHEERS. IT WAS DEAFENING AND THEN HOISTED UP BY KAWHI LEONARD, CHEERS. WHEN THEY SAID TORONTO CANADA, WE ARE BRINGING THIS HOME, I JUST TELL YOU, THIS PLACE WENT CHILD. WILD. IT’S TRULY A DREAM COME TRUE. 20,000 PEOPLE PACK JURASSIC PARK WEST TO WATCH THIS GAME SIX AND IT WAS A WINNER. SO WE’VE GOT TWO BIG FANS HERE AND THEY WERE A PART OF A HYPED CROWD FOR JURASSIC PARK WEST BEFORE THE GAME. THERE’S NO NEED TO GET THE CROWD HYPED NOW. SO YOU ARE ALL THE FARM TEAM AND THIS ARE THREE PLAYERS THAT ARE NOW NBA CHAMPS THAT WERE ON THE TEAM. SO, OF COURSE, FRED VANVLEET, AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS MEANS FOR MISSISSAUGA?>>OH, THIS IS HUGE! I THINK THAT THIS JUST SHOWS IT’S NOT WHERE YOU START IN LIFE BUT WHERE YOU FINISH. IF YOU’RE A FAN OF, LIKE, TORONTO, COME OUT AND WATCH THE 905 GUYS PLAY BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHO WILL BE CHAMPION.>>Reporter: OF COURSE, MISSISSAUGA IS JUST OUTSIDE OF TORONTO, SO THAT’S WHY IT’S REALLY EASY FOR A LOT OF TORONTO RAPT FANS TO WATCH. IT’S INCREDIBLE TO SEE HOW SOME OF THE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CALLED UP AND THEY’RE ON THIS WINNING TEAM, BUT CAN YOU JUST TELL ME PERSONALLY HOW THIS FEELS? I MEAN, THERE ARE MILES EVERYWHERE.>>I’M ON CLOUD 9, RUNNING OUT OF WORD TO SAY BUT I FEEL AMAZING.>>Reporter: SO MANY PEOPLE SPEECHLESS, INCLUDING THE PLAYERS THEM. KAWHI LEONARD AND KYLE LOWRY, TRYING TO SOAK IN THE MOMENT AND TRYING TO FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE HOME. SIR LANCE A LOT, THERE WERE TIMES WHEN IT WAS A TENSE GAME AND THERE WERE TIMES THEY WERE QUIET AND NO ONE REALLY KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN OR IF THIS TEAM WOULD PULL THROUGH, BUT THEY DID.>>THEY MOST DEFINITELY DID AND ANYBODY THAT LOOKED AT THE MAKE-UP OF THE RAPTORS, EVEN IF YOU LOOK AT HALF OF THE SEASON, THERE WERE A LOT OF THINGS THAT SHINE THROUGH THAT WE PLAYED WELL AGAINST GOLDEN STATE.>>Reporter: I CAN TELL YOU, I MEAN, PEOPLE ARE STREAMING OUT HERE NOW BECAUSE THE PARTY IS OVER IN JURASSIC PARK WEST, PROPER, BUT ADRIENNE, I CAN ASSURE YOU, THERE ARE PARTIES THAT WILL BE CONTINUING IN AND AROUND THIS AREA, IN AND AROUND TORONTO AND ALL ACROSS CANADA.>>Adrienne: IT’S NOT MY PLACE TO DECLARE IT, BUT I HAVE A FEELING THE WEEKEND JUST STARTED HERE IN TORONTO, STARTED IN CANADA. I’M SORRY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE EXPECTING PRODUCTION ACTIVITITY FROM TORONTO ON FRIDAY. I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE YOU’RE GET IT AT ALL. ASHA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. POOR OL DAVID COMMON, UNLESS HE’S BEEN SWEPT AWAY, IS STILL WITHIN JURASSIC PARK AND DAVID, LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN. CAN YOU HEAR ME?>>Reporter: I CERTAINLY CAN HEAR YOU. I CAN HEAR A LOT OF OTHER THINGS BUT I CAN JUST ABOUT HEAR YOU.>>Adrienne: CAN YOU GIVE US A SENSE, DAVID –>>Reporter: WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF A DELAY HERE SO I’LL GIVE YOU THE SENSE THAT THE FIREWORKS ARE GOING OFF. THERE’S MORE CONFETTI, DRAKE WAS BACK UP ON STAGE AND STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW AND WE’RE HERE. THE ENTIRE CROWD IS SINGING IT AND I DON’T THINK — HOW ARE YOU DOING AND FEELING?>>NUMBER SIX.>>Reporter: PEOPLE LINED UP TO GET INSIDE JURASSIC PARK. YOU TALK ABOUT THE KIND OF PRODUCTIVITY THERE WILL BE TOMORROW, I THINK THERE WILL BE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE CALLING IN SICK. I’VE SEEN MEMBERS LEAVING AND COMING INTO THE DOWNTOWN OR COMING ON TO THE STREETS AND PEOPLE ARE TOGETHER, TOGETHER AS ONE. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE OFFICES, THE OFFICES HAVE SERVED THE PURPOSE THROUGH THIS CHAMPIONSHIP BECAUSE WE’RE SURROUNDED BY THE SKYSCRAPE ES ERS.PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WATCHING TE GAME ON THE BIG TV, SCOTIABANK ARENA HERE AND THEY HAVE BEEN WATCHING, BUT JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. WE DID IT! LET’S TAKE A QUICK LOOK OVER HERE, A SIGN THAT SAYS, WE DID IT! THEY WENT TO THE ARTS AND CRAFTS STORE. AND SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE. THE FIRST ACTUAL CHAMPIONSHIP HAT THAT I’VE SEEN WAS ON DRAKE. FIREWORKS ARE GOING OFF NOW. THOSE ARE COMING FROM THE STREET. I DON’T THINK THEY’RE CITY ISSUE BUT SOMEONE HAD A SENSE THAT TONIGHT MIGHT END WELL.>>Adrienne: DAVID COMMON GETS OUR MVP AWARD. DAVID, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: THANK YOU.>>Adrienne: SO I AM LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE JOINED BY SOMEONE WHO COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDS THE SPORT, HAS BEEN FOLLOWING IT FOR QUITE SOME TIME. YAHOO NEWS?>>YAHOO SPORTS, MY BAD.>>Adrienne: WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS RAPTORS’ TEAM IN TERMS OF COMPARE TO THE RIFT OFF THE NBA FRANCHISE?>>IT STARTS WITH A GUY NAMED KAWHI LEONARD. IT HELPS WHEN YOU HAVE THE BEST PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE. HE’S THE DIFFERENCE AND THE GUY WHO THE RAPTORS TRADED FOR AND OBVIOUSLY IT PAID OFF. YOU KNOW ALL THE OTHER TEAMS THE RAPTORS HAD BEFORE, THEY HAD STRONG PLAYERS BUT THE GUY AT THE TOP, DeROZAN, AS MUCH AS HE’S DONE FOR THIS FRANCHISE COULD NEVER GET THEM OVER THE HUMP. WHEN YOU HAVE THE TALENT, THE CREAM RISES TO THE TOP.>>Adrienne: THE NBA IS LEARNING FROM THE RAPTORS?>>YES, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEIR G-LEAGUE TEAM, THE FACT THAT IT’S 15 MINUTES AWAY.>>Adrienne: A FARM TEAM, RIGHT?>>THE RAPTORS 905, A LOT OF G LEAGUE TEAMS, SOME DIDN’T HAVE ONE UNTIL THIS YEAR AND SOME WERE OUT OF STATE IN DIFFERENT CITIES. THESE GUYS ARE IN MISSISSAUGA, PRACTICE, PLAY ONE DAY WITH THE 905 AND THE OTHER DAY WITH THE RAPTORS. THE OTHER THING, FORGET THE LOGISTICS, IF YOU ARE IN ANY PROFESSION, YOUR DREAM IS LITERALLY A 20 DRIVE AWAY WITH ONE INJURY, HOW MUCH HARDER WILL YOU WORK THAN THE OTHER GUY? FRED VANVLEET, WHO HIT THREE BIG THREES. AND THEY HAVE NORMAN POWELL WHO SPENT TIME IN THE G LEAGUE AND GUYS THAT THEY TRADED. THEY’VE BUILT THIS TEAM THROUGH DRAFTING AND DEVELOPMENT.>>Adrienne: THANK YOU AND WE WILL KEEP TALKING TO YOU. RAPTORS DIDN’T JUST TAKE THE TROPHY. THIS TEAM IS TAKING THE LEAD IN TERMS OF HOW IT’S DONE FOR THE FANS AND THE NEXT GENERATION FOR PLAYERS. SO ANDREW, I KNOW YOU’VE BEEN WORKING THE PHONES AND TELL US WHAT YOU’VE GOT.>>Andrew: WHAT A RUN FOR THE RAPTORS, RIGHT? OVER THE LAST FIVE GAMES AND OVER THE COURSE OF THE PLAYOFFS AND DECADES, THIS IS A TEAM THAT HAS BEEN AT TIMES OVER THE LAST QUARTER CENTURY ON THE VERGE OF GREATNESS AND THE CUSP OF A CHAMPIONSHIP. I’M THINKING BACK TO THE VINCE CARTER YEARS, THE CHRIS BOSH ERA. ON THE TOPIC OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE, LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHAMPIONSHIP CEREMONY. HAVE A LOOK.>>BASKETBALL HAS COME FULL CIRCLE IN CANADA. IT WAS INVENTED BY A CANADIAN, THE FIRST NBA GAME WAS IN TORONTO AND NOW, AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, YOUR 2019 NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, THE TORONTO RAPTORS! S. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Andrew: THIS IS ONE FOR THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND HOW ABOUT THE GAME ITSELF? IT WAS AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET, RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST SECOND. GOES WITHOUT SAYING, ORACLE ARENA WAS HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR TORONTO AND WARRIOR’S FANS CAME PREPARED TO SEE THEIR TEAM SURVIVE. THE RAPTORS’ ANSWER, A FAST START.>>WHAT A GREAT SIDE!>>Andrew: THEY DEVELOP A NINE-POINT LEAD BUT THE WARRIORS WERE NOT ABOUT TO BACK DOWN AND THAT LEAD JUST KEPT TRADE BACK BACKAND FORTH THROUGH THE SECOND QUARTER. AND IN THE THIRD, GOLDEN STATE. ANOTHER SUPER STAR DOWN, KLAY THOMPSON CARRIED OFF THE GAME FOR WHAT LOOKED LIKE A BAD KNEE INJURY AND THEN DOWN TO THE LAST MINUTES OF THE GAME, THE RAPTORS MAKE THEIR FINAL PUSH.>>HE DRILLS IT!>>Andrew: JUST SECONDS LEFT, IT COMES DOWN TO ONE FINAL SHOT.>>114-110, CURRY LETS IT FLY! CANADA, THE NBA TITLE IS YOURS! THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE THE 2019NBA CHAMPS.>>Andrew: INCREDIBLE TO SEE THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY UNITE UNDER THE TORONTO RAPTORS’ BANNER. BACK TO YOU.>>Adrienne: THAT IS THE REPLAY THAT WILL BE REPLAYED AGAIN AND AGAIN AND ANITA BATH IS IN VANCOUVER WITH THE CROWDS WHO ARE STILL OUT THERE ON THE WEST COAST AND HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>Reporter: AS SOON AS THAT BUZZER WENT OFF, THE CROWD HERE WENT WILD, CHEERING AND IMMEDIATELY BREAKING OUT INTO SINGING OH CANADA AND PROVING ON THE WEST COAST, IT TRULY IS CANADA’S TEAM. I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO JESSICA WHO SHED A FEW TEARS.>>I’M STILL SHAKING BUT IT’S SETTLING IN MORE. THIS IS SO AWESOME, NEVER WON AN NBA FINAL AND THIS IS HUGE AND SEEING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HOW EVERYONE GOT TOGETHER IS AMAZING. ON THE WEST COAST, YOU COULD HEAR IT!>>Reporter: YOU SPENT A LOT OF TIME IN HALIFAX BUT YOU’RE OUT HERE AND HOW DID IT FEEL TO BE CELEBRATING CANADA’S TEACH IN TN VANCOUVER?>>AWESOME! GREAT ATTITUDE, A HUGE MOMENT FOR CANADA AND CANADIAN BASKETBALL AND IT’S AWESOME. WE’RE HAPPY AND EXCITED. IT’S GREAT.>>Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU GUYING FEELING TONIGHT? [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Reporter: CONGRATS, GUYS. SO AS YOU CAN SEE, EVEN HERE IN VANCOUVER, THE RAPTORS ARE SUPPORTED, VERY LOUD AND PROUD AND NOT JUST VANCOUVER, ADRIEN ADRIENNE, IT’S ALL OVER THE PROVINCE. THEY’RE GETTING BEHIND THE RAPTORS AND A BIG WIN FOR THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY. ADRIENNE?>>Adrienne: THANK YOU VERY EMERGENCY. ANDREW, I THINK WE’LL HEAD BACK TO, BUT EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW, IS KAWHI LEONARD GOING TO STAY IN TORONTO? HE HAS JUST SAYING HE’S GOING TO CELEBRATE WITH HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDED AND THINK ABOUT IT. SO THAT’S NOT REALLY THE ANSWER THEY WANTED.>>Andrew: IF I HAD THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION, BOY, I THINK I WOULD BE IN A DIFFERENT LINE OF WORK. BUT IT’S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION, RIGHT? HE WAS SUCH A DIFFERENCE MAKER IN THIS SERIES AND SEASON AND HE’S UP FOR FREE AGENCY SO WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING, WHETHER HE’LL STAY WITH THE RAPTORS AND WE HEARD FROM GREG ROSS AND SHE SAID, WELL, IT’S HIS DECISION. SHE WASN’T EXACTLY GOING TO BE SPEAKING FOR HIM, BUT SHE DID SAY THAT HE LOVES TORONTO AND, OF COURSE, TORONTO LOVES HIM BACK. LET ME BRING IN A GUEST HERE. FOLKS WHO WATCH “THE NATIONAL” WILL KNOW DONOVAN BENNET AND HE JOINS ME ON THE PHONE FROM FAR AWAY, FROM COLOMBIA, IS THAT RIGHT?>>IT IS RIGHT. NOT THE PLACE YOU WOULD BE EXPECTING TO WATCH THE RAPTORS TO WIN THEIR FIRST NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. I LITERALLY WAS OUT IN SOUTH AMERICA WATCHING WE, THE NORTH, THE SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION AND IT WAS A SURREAL SCENE. I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO HOW MUCH THIS TEAM HAS CAPTIVATED NOT JUST CANADIANS IN OUR COUNTRY BUT ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.>>Andrew: WHY IS IT THAT YOU THINK CANADA HAS RALLIED TO THIS EXTENT BEHIND THE RAPTORS? THERE’S SOMETHING MORE THERE.>>I THINK THERE IS. I THINK THE MANTRA, WE THE NORTH IS INSTRUCTIVE. WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE AN AUTHORITY COMPLEX AND THIS IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT FELT THAT WAY AND THE ONLY CANADIAN TEAM AFTER WE LOST TO THE GRIZZLY AND THEY EMBRACED THAT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DIVERSITY THEY HAVE THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION, YOU KNOW, PLAYER FROM CAMEROON, PLAYER FROM CONGO, THE U.K. AND A PLAYER FROM CANADA AND MEN AND WOMEN IN THE FRONT OFFICE, IT EMBODIES WHAT WE STRIVE FOR AS CANADIANS. THAT’S WHY I THINK IT DID NOT ONLY BECOME CANADA’S TEAM, THIS AWAY THEY’VE BECOME A GLOBAL TEAM. THE PRESIDENT REALLY WANTED IT AND IT’S THE CASE. THERE ARE LOTS OF BLACK AND WHITE FANS EVEN IN COLUMBIA WATCHING AND CHEERING ON THE RAPTORS.>>Andrew: WE’RE WATCHING A LIVE SHOT FROM JURASSIC PARK, DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND WE CAN SEE FANS JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND HAPPIER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE. I’M WONDERING FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE, I MEAN, WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION? THE BUZZER GOES, THE END OF THE GAME, 114-110 AND HOW DID YOU KEEP IT TOGETHER?>>WELL, STRENGTH, NUMBER ONE, BECAUSE THAT BUZZER TOOK FIVE MINUTES TO HAPPEN. SO MANY STOPPAGES, BUT I THINK IT’S SURREAL AND DOESN’T FEEL REAL. THE RAPTORS WERE THE TEAM YOU CHEERED FOR IN CANADA UNTIL THEY LOST AND THEN YOU CHEERED FOR YOUR FAVOURITE AMERICAN PLAYER OR TEAM AND NOW, WE HAVE NICE THINGS. LIKE, WE CAN HAVE BOTH. WE HAVE THE RAPTORS IN THE FINALS AND STEPPING UP IN BIG MOMENTS. SO IT’S AMAZING, THE FRANCHISE THAT WAS MADE FUN OF BECAUSE THEIR LOGO WAS A DINOSAUR AND THEY HAD PURPLE JERSEYS WITH JAGGED PINSTRIPES AND PEOPLE WOULD PREFERENCE JURASSIC PARK THE MOVIE MORE THAN THE TEAM. THE TEAM, THE TEAM THAT WE GREW UP EXPECTING THE WORST FOR, THEY’RE CHAMPIONS. SO I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF DIE-HARD BASKETBALL FANS WHO ARE REVELING IN THAT MOMENT. SO MANY PEOPLE JUMP ON THE BANDWAGON AND BECOME DIE-HARD BASKETBALL FANS EVEN IF THE SAMPLE HAS BEEN VERY, VERY SMALL.>>Andrew: ONE LAST QUESTION BEFORE I LEFT YOU GO AND GET BACK TO YOUR CELEBRATION IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD. TALK TO ME ABOUT THE BIGGER PICTURE AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR CANADA BUT FOR BASKETBALL IN CANADA.>>I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WAY THINGS WERE TRENDING ALREADY, THAT’S WHAT WAS THRIVING IN CANADA.>>Andrew: I UNDERSTAND WE’RE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE HEAD COACH OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS, NICK NURSE.>>HE’S MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN ME. [ Laughter ]>>THERE WAS SO MUCH THAT HAPPENED BETWEEN LAST YEAR’S OFF-SEASON AND WHY YOU’RE SITTING NOW. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE GONE THROUGH ALL OF THAT AND BECOMING FIRST-YEAR HEAD COACH AND GETTING KAWHI LEONARD, CULMINATING THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TORONTO.>>YEAH. IT WAS A HECK OF A 12 MONTHS. I DON’T KNOW, I JUST TRY TO TAKE THINGS AS THEY COME. DIDN’T LOOK TOO FAR AHEAD. OBVIOUSLY WHEN WE MADE ADDITIONS TO THE TEAM, YOU KNOW, WE THOUGHT WE COULD BE GOOD BUT HAD NO IDEA AND ALL THOSE THINGS. AGAIN, YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE THE GUYS YOU GOT AND GO PLAY AND MANAGE IT THE BEST YOU CAN AND THEN LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BEAT THEM. IT WAS A GREAT GROUP, THOUGH. THEY REALLY PLAY TOGETHER. I THOUGHT THEY FOUGHT HARD. THEY WERE TOUGH MINDED. THEY DIDN’T SEEM LIKE THIS WAS WEARING ON THEM AT ALL. TWO MONTHS OF PLAYOFF BASKETBALL AND THEY NEVER SEEMED TIRED TO ME MENTALLY. THEY KEPT WANTING TO FILM SESSIONS AND WALK THROUGH THINGS AND KEPT WANTING TO KEEP LEARNING AND IMPROVING. I THINK THAT WAS A BIG KEY BECAUSE WE HAD TO DO THAT IN THE PLAYOFF RUN BECAUSE WE HADN’T HAD ALL OF THAT TIME TOGETHER.>>ON THE RIGHT SIDE.>>NICK, EVERY EASTERN CONFERENCE TEAM THAT BEGAN THE SEASON, ASPIRING TO GET TO THE FINALS, KNEW THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE THAT THEY WOULD RUN INTO THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. HOW MUCH DOES IT ADD TO WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, THAT YOU BEAT A TEAM THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST IN LEAGUE HISTORY?>>WELL, I MEAN, FIRST OF ALL, YOU’RE RIGHT, I THINK YOU THOUGHT GET THROUGH THE EAST AND THE CHANCES WERE YOU WOULD BE PLAYING GOLDEN STATE. I MEAN, I PROBABLY STAYED UP LATE AND WATCHED GOLDEN STATE MORE THAN ANYBODY JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT, RIGHT, JUST TO SEE WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND ALL THAT KIND OF STUFF. I DON’T KNOW, IT MEANS A LOT FOR OUR CITY AND THE COUNTRY AND FOR THESE PLAYERS, STAFF, INCREDIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE. MY ASSISTANT COACHES AND THE SUPPORT STAFF AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT WOULD HAVE MEANT ANY MORE OR LESS, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU. YOU GET THE WIN AND YOU’RE HAPPY YOU GOT IT. YOU CELEBRATE THE FACT.>>THE ATTRITION OF THE TEAM AN- (INAUDIBLE). THEY KEPT PLAYING AND GOT THROUGH PLAYOFF ROUNDED AND GUYS IN AND OUT AND OBVIOUSLY A LOT OF BAD BREAKS IN THE FINALS, TO BE HONEST. LIKE US, THEY KEPT ON PLAYING, YOU KNOW. WE HAD TO KEEP ON PLAYING, NO MATTER WHO WAS OUT THERE. I THINK THEY WERE SUPER INTENSE, HIGH LEVEL GAMES AND BOTH TEAMS DESPERATELY TRYING TO WIN AND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESPECT FOR THE COACH AND THEIR PLAYERS, FOR SURE.>>TIM REYNOLDS WITH THE AP AND CONGRATULATIONS. I KNOW YOU ARE YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE TOPIC. BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR STORY SAYS AS FAR AS A GUY THAT PLAYED MAJOR, A GUY THAT HAD TO GO TO BRITAIN AND HAD TO WIN A COUPLE OF TITLES BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT OFFENSE. THEY ALL BLEND IN NOW AND WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR STORY WILL MEAN TO THE COACH WHO DOESN’T THINK HE’S GOING TO GET THE SHOT?>>WELL, I WOULD HOPE IT INSPIRES SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THOSE SITUATIONS TO KEEP WORKING. YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS SAY THAT ALTHOUGH JOBS MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AT THE TIME. WENT WITH BIRMINGHAM IN ’96 AND THOSE GAMES AND JOBS MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AND I LOVED ALL THOSE JOBS. I THINK YOU CAN’T DO VERY GOOD WORK IF YOU DON’T LOVE WHAT YOU’RE DOING. I DON’T KNOW, I NEVER REALLY GOT DISCOURAGED AT THE LEVEL I WAS COACHING AT. I WAS TRYING TO LEARN AND GET BETTER.>>Andrew: THE HEAD COACH RELATIVELY NEW TO THE ORGANIZATION. NICK NURSE GETTING HIS SHOT TO COACH A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND TALKING ABOUT THE RUN-UP TO THE PLAYOFF AND THE PROSPECT FACING THE LET’S FACE IT THE DYNAMIC GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. EVEN FROM THE DAY HE GOT THE JOB IN THE FIRST PLACE, HE WAS SAYING HE DIDN’T LOOK TOO FAR AHEAD AND THAT APPROACH JUST TRANSFERRED OVER TO THE REST OF THE TEAM, ALWAYS FOCUSING ON THE MOMENT. LET’S LISTEN IN.>>I’M WONDERING, WHEN YOU FIRST GOT TRADED TO TORONTO, WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND? WAS IT ONE OF YOUR PREFERRED DESTINATIONS AND HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?>>I MEAN, WE ALL KNOW WHAT MY DESTINATIONS WERE. BUT OBVIOUS, LIKE I SAID, WHEN I WAS THERE ON MY OPENING DAY MEETING, THAT I WAS FOCUSED ON THE NOW AND I WANTED TO MAKE HISTORY HERE AND THAT’S ALL I DID. I’M STILL PLAYING BASKETBALL, NO MATTER WHAT JERSEY I HAVE ON. THE GUYS HERE HAVE BEEN MAKING ROUND IN THE PLAYOFFS BEFORE I CAME. SO I KNOW THEY’RE A TALENTED TEAM AND I JUST CAME IN WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET, LET’S GO OUT AND WIN BALLGAMES. I TEXTED KYLE THE DAY I GOT TRADED AND TOLD HIM, LET’S GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING SPECIAL. I KNOW YOU’RE MAD, BUT, YOU KNOW, LET’S MAKE THIS THING WORK OUT AND HERE HERE TODAY.>>IN THE THIRD ROW.>>MARK SWARTZ, ESPN, AND I’M WONDERING WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MINE WHEN STEPH CURRY HAD THAT LOOK AND WHETHER YOU THOUGHT THAT THE GAME COULD BE IN THEIR HANDS AT THAT MOMENT. ALSO, YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHEN KLAY THOMPSON WENT DOWN WITH THAT INJURY?>>WELL, FIRST, I’LL START WITH KLAY, YOU KNOW, I HOPE HE’S OK. I NEVER WANT TO SEE A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE GO OUT LIKE THAT. I HOPE HE’S ABLE TO RECOVER FROM IT OR NOTHING SERIOUS AND WHEN I WENT DOWN, I JUST REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT HIM. I DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE GAME THAT MUCH. ONCE HE LEFT, WE GOT TO FLIP OUR MINDSET BACK TO TRYING TO BEAT THE WARRIORS. SO THAT’S WHAT I DID. WITH THE SHOT WITH STEPH, IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE IT WAS A GOOD SHOT. HE HITS THOSE SHOTS BUT I WASN’T TOO WORRIED ABOUT IT AT THAT MOMENT. OBVIOUSLY HE CAN MAKE THAT. HE MADE IT MILLIONS OF TIMES, BUT I WAS FOCUSED ON THE REBOUND. I’VE BEEN IN SITUATIONS LIKE THAT AND FINALLY GOT UP TWO OR THREE POINTS AND WE LOST THAT GAME BECAUSE OF REBOUNDS. YOU KNOW, I FORGOT WHO SHOT THE BALL. YOU KNOW THE STORY. THE LAST TWO POSSESSIONS FOR MIAMI, THEY GOT TWO CHANCES TO SHOOT THREES AND TWO POSSESSIONS. THAT WAS MY FAULT BECAUSE I WAS TRYING TO GET THE REBOUND AND ONCE HE MISSED THE BALL, I WAS TRYING TO TIPPING IT SO MORE TIME COULD RUN OUT AND GRABBED IT RIGHT AWAY SO THEY COULD FOUL ME AND DRAYMOND KEPT MOVING FROM THERE.>>REED WITH CBC SPORTS, STRAIGHT AHEAD. YOU’RE SITTING WITH THE NBA TROPHY AND I’M CURIOUS HOW THESE COUPLE OF YEARS CHANGED YOU AS A MAN AND THE WAY YOU LOOK AT FAITH AND YOUR PRIORITIES IN LIFE.>>JUST LAST YEAR, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DOUBTING ME. THEY THOUGHT I WAS EITHER FAKING AN INJURY OR DIDN’T WANT TO PLAY FOR A TEAM AND THAT WAS DISAPPOINTING TO ME, THAT WAS OUT IN THE MEDIA BECAUSE I LOVE THE GAME OF BASKETBALL. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY, IF WE’RE NOT PLAYING THIS GAME, IF WE’RE HURT, I MEAN, YOU’RE DOWN. SO ME JUST, YOU KNOW, GOING THROUGH THAT AND I JUST KNEW I HAD TO MAKE MYSELF HAPPY AND NO ONE ELSE AND I HAVE TO TRUST MYSELF AND DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ANYBODY HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME. I KNOW WHO I AM AS APERSON AND HOW I FEEL AND ALWAYS JUST TRUST YOURSELF AND THAT WAS MY GOAL AND MY FOCUS. YOU KNOW, THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I TAKE ON THE FLOOR. I DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT MEDIA HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME OR IF THEY WANT ME TO SCORE OR WHATEVER, 30 POINTS, BECAUSE I DID THE GAME BEFORE. I’M GOING TO COME OUT AND PLAY THE RIGHT WAY. I’M NOT TRYING TO MAKE HEADLINES. THAT’S JUST THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, I LEARNED THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY OF BEING IN THE NBA. SO I MEAN THAT’S HOW I KEEP GROWING AS A MAN, THEN. THAT’S WHY I SAY, I THINK ABOUT MY PAST LIFE AND TRY TO LEARN FROM SITUATIONS AND BE WISE AND LEARN FROM OTHERS.>>LAST TWO QUESTIONS ON THE LEFT SIDE.>>I’M WITH THE LOS ANGELOS TIMES. ALONG THOSE LINES, YOU SAID I WANT TO PLAY BASKETBALL. I’M CURIOUS WHAT IT WAS LIKE EMOTIONALLY, TO KNOW AFTER YOU HAD BASKETBALL TAKEN AWAY, TO BE IN A LOCKER ROOM AND WHAT DID THAT MEAN TO YOU IN.>>IT MEANT A LOT. LIKE I SAID, LAST SUMMER WAS TOUGH. I WAYS STILL REHABBING AND, YOU KNOW, JUST TRUSTED THE PROCESS, REALLY. I TOLL MYSELF I WOULD BE BACK. I WASN’T GOING TO COME BACK UNTIL I COULD BE THE PLAYER I AM TODAY. I WANTED TO COME BACK IN THE SAME SHAPE AND FORM, BUT, YOU KNOW, COMING OUT AND PLAYING FIVE GAMES AND REINJURING SOMETHING. I WANTED TO MAY THE SEASON. I WASN’T ABLE TO PLAY 82, BUT I’M HAPPY THAT I GOT TO THE 60 GAMES, BUT JUST SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ME. YOU KNOW HOW THE LAST YEAR EVERYBODY WAS LOOKING AT ME AND I STAYED TRUE TO MYSELF AND I HAD A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ONCE I GOT HERE TO TORONTO, THEY UNDERSTOOD EVERYTHING AND KEPT MOVING FROM HERE.>>IN THE BACK.>>HOW SPECIAL WAS IT TO RECEIVE THE MVP AWARD FROM BILL RUSSELL?>>VERY SPECIAL. OBVIOUSLY I DIDN’T COME OUT IN A SERIES TRYING TO WIN IT. IT WAS A WHOLE GROUP COLLECTIVELY. FRED PLAYED AMAZING AND KYLE MADE AMAZING THROUGHOUT THE WHILE GAME AND PASQUAL PLAYED BIG. I ENDED UP WITH THE TROPHY BUT EVERYONE DESERVES IT.>>Andrew: KAWHI LEONARD, MV. P FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS, TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE WAS TRADED, AND SAYING, LOOK, I JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON PLAYING BALL AND LET’S MAKE HISTORY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE SKI GOGGLES WERE ABOUT BUT I WOULD SAY THAT OFFERS GOOD PROTECTION FROM CHAMPAGNE FLYING. THE QUESTION WE DID NOT HEAR WHAT HAPPENS TO KAWHI LEONARD AFTER ALL OF THIS NOW THAT HE ENTERS FREE AGENCY. THAT’S THE BIG QUESTION AND MAYBE THEY DIDN’T ASK BECAUSE THEY KNOW IT WILL BE HARD TO GET A DEFINITIVE QUESTION TONIGHT ON THIS NIGHT BUT THERE YOU HAVE IT, ADRIENNE.>>Adrienne: A COUPLE OF THINGS STAND OUT, AND MAN, THAT MAN SOUNDS TIRED. IF YOU SAW THE WAY HE TRIED TO STAND UP, HE FELT LIKE WE ALL FEEL AT THE END OF A LONG NIGHT. HE HAS TO BE SORE BUT OH, SO HAPPY. WE’LL TAKE A BREAK BUT WE’LL BE BACK SO STAY WITH US. ■, [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Adrienne: CELEBRATION — YOU’RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE SCENES OF CELEBRATION IN TORONTO AND THEY’LL BE PLAYED OVER AND OVER AGAIN. RIGHT NOW WE’RE AT THE EDGE OF JURASSIC PARK. THE POSITION WE’RE IN WAS REALLY THE OVERFLOW AREA. COPS DIDN’T EXPECT THAT MANY PEOPLE HERE BUT THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF THEM AND THEY’RE NOW POURING TOWARD THE CENTRE AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEMSELVES. STILL FIREWORK AND FLARES AND A LOT OF SMOKE OF A DIFFERENT KIND, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.>>Reporter: WE’RE HAVING A GREAT TIME HERE AND WE’RE ABOUT A BLOCK AWAY FROM JURASSIC PARK HERE ON YORK STREET. THE STREETS OF TORONTO ARE FLOODED WITH FANS GOING THROUGH THE WAVE OF EMOTIONS TONIGHT. I’VE SEEN STRAINERS HUG ANG HIGH-FIVING AND I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE CRYING AND CELEBRATING AND WE HAVE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES HERE. JUST TAKE A LOOK. THIS IS 9-YEAR-OLD MIA AND HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>GOOD.>>Reporter: SO YOUR MOM SAID YOU COULD COME OUT TO CELEBRATE SOME.>>YES.>>Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO SEE THE RAPTORS WIN TONIGHT?>>AMAZING.>>Reporter: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE REST OF THE TEAM?>>LET’S GO, RAPTORS! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Reporter: I HAVE JAMES HOLDING THE FLAG AND WHAT WAS TONIGHT LIKE FOR YOU?>>TONIGHT WAS OVERWHELMING, EXCITING AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELONGS TO TORONTO BECAUSE ST. LOUIS MADE HISTORY LAST NIGHT AND WHAT ROUND DID WE TAKE ORLANDO OUT IN?>>SICK. SIX.>>WHAT ABOUT GOLDEN STATE.>>SIXTH.>>Reporter: YOU’VE GOT EVERYBODY ENJOYING THEMSELVES. ADRIENNE, WHAT IS IT LIKE AT JURASSIC PARK?>>THE ENERGY IS CRAZY AND TORONTO, WE HAVE THE MOST BANDWAGONERS AND THE BEST. WE, THE NORTH! LET’S GO.>>Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LIKE WHEN YOU WERE THE — WHAT THE EMOTIONS LIKE?>>I THOUGHT GOLDEN STATE WOULD TAKE US OUT, BUT YO, WHEN WE WON, I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO REACT. I WAS LIKE, YO, THE RAPTORS WON THE FINALS! WE’RE THE CHAMPS!>>Reporter: FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS A LONG TIME AND HE WENT SILENT. IT WAS ALL A BLUR FOR ME. LOOK BEHIND ME AND WE’VE GOT FIREWORKS! THAT’S HOW WE CELEBRATE IN THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. BACK TO YOU FOR NOW.>>Andrew: I’LL JUST JUMP IN HERE BECAUSE THOSE CELEBRATIONS ARE GOING ON AND ADRIENNE WILL BE IN THE THICK OF IT BUT GLENN IS JOINING US NOW. YOU’RE THE CEO OF CANADA BASKETBALL. THIS VICTORY MUST ALSO HOLD A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART, TOO, BECAUSE YOU’RE THE FORMER GM OF THE RAPTORS AND TALK TO ME HOW YOU FEEL.>>AWESOME! TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY AND COULDN’T GET A BETTER BIRTHDAY GIFT.>>Andrew: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR. WALK ME THROUGH IT. YOUR EMOTIONS.>>I THOUGHT THE RAPTORS WERE THE BETTER TEAM AND AS WE FINISHED THE GAME, I THINK WE SHOWED A LOT OF CLASS. THEY DID IT WITH A LOT OF HUMILITY AND I THINK WE SHOULD BE PROUD OF THIS TEAM AS THEY REPRESENTED TORONTO AND CANADA VERY WELL.>>Andrew: SOMETHING I WAS STRUCK BY EARLIER, HEARING THE CURRENT GM TALKING ABOUT HOW HE FELT LIKE HE HAD SOMETHING TO PROVE TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY BUT THE NBA AT LARGE, THAT HEY, WE’RE A CANADIAN TEAM. THERE’S A REASON WE’RE HERE AND WORTH HAVING AROUND AND BOY, DID THEY EVER SHOW IT TONIGHT. TALK TO ME HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS AND WHAT THE RAPTORS HAVE TO TEACH THE REST OF THE LEAGUE.>>IN THE ’97 SEASON AND THEY WERE WRITING HOW BASKETBALL WOULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL AND THE RAPTORS WERE DESTINED TO LEAVE AND MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND HOW TEAMS WERE TAKING SHOTS AT US HOW DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE IT WAS TO LIVE IN CANADA, THANKS TO THE OWNERSHIP AND NICK NURSE AND ALL OF THE GREAT PLAYERS, WE’VE PROVEN BASKETBALL BELONGS IN CANADA. IT ORIGINATED HERE WITH THE CANADIANS AND WE SHOULD BE CELEBRATING OURSELVES AS NOT ONLY A GREAT SPORT’S COUNTRY BUT BASKETBALL COUNTRY.>>Andrew: SO HOW DO YOU SEE THIS TRICKLING DOWN? I WANT TO TALK WITH YOUR CEO BASKETBALL HAT ON. HOW DO YOU SEE THIS TRICKLING DOWN TO ALL THOSE YOUNG FOLKS PLAYING BASKETBALL.>>HOPEFULLY THIS INSPIRING THEM TO PICK UP ANY SPORT BUT CERTAINLY BASKETBALL WILL BE A LITTLE MORE POPULAR AND WHAT A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND WATCHING TEASE GAMES, DUPLICATING THE FEATS OF KAWHI LEONARD’S LAST SECOND BUZZER BEATERS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. WE CAN EXPECT NOT ONLY MORE FANS BUT PARTICIPANTS AND HOPEFULLY WE’VE DONE GREAT IN TERMS OF OUR BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT WHERE WE HAVE MORE PLAYERS IN THE NBA THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. WE’RE THE DEFENDING UNDER 19 WORLD CHAMPIONS, THE BEST BASKETBALL TEAM. OUR WOMEN’S TEAM IS RANKED FIFTH AND SO WE’RE A GREAT BASKETBALL NATION AND WE’RE GOING TO GET BETTER OUT OF THIS.>>Andrew: YOU LOOK AT THE HISTORIC NATURE OF THIS CHAMPIONSHIP AND I’M JUST THINKING OF THIS SERIES IN PARTICULAR. I MEAN, WHO THE TORONTO RAPTORS TRIUMPHED OVER, THAT ITSELF IS AMAZING.>>A DYNASTY LIKE THAT IS SPECIAL, THE RESILIENT TEAM THEMSELVES. HOPEFULLY THEY’LL KEEP GOING FOR NEXT YEAR.>>Andrew: GLENN, THANK YOU SO MUCH AND ADRIENNE, BACK TO YOU.>>Adrienne: IT IS JUST ONE MINUTE TO 1:00 IN TORONTO. WE’VE JUST HEARD FROM THE POLICE AND THEY’RE HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY’RE SEEING. IT IS AS THEY EXPECTED. WE WANT TO THANK THOSE IN MANITOBA WHO ARE WATCHING US ON THE MAIN NETWORK AND YOU CAN GO TO BED NOW CALMLY. ALBERTA, FORGIVE ME FOR THE TIME ZONE CONFUSION HERE, BUT KEEP IN MIND, WE ARE LIVE ON “CBC NEWS NETWORK” AND ONLINE AND WE’LL STAY HERE THROUGHOUT THE LINE. AS LONG THE PEOPLE ARE ON THE STREETS, WE’LL BE HERE. HUGE WIN FOR TORONTO AND SO FAR A CITY BEHAVING EXTRAORDINARILY WELL AS POLICE HOPED AND EXPECTED. LEAD KEEP IT THAT WAY. WE DON’T GET MANY NICE THINGS AND THIS IS ONE WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP AND THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. GO RAPTORS, GO!■, A GOLDEN HOME FOR TORONTO AND JUST HOW FITTING, THE LAST BASKET MADE BY THE KING OF THE NORTH, THAT’S KAWHI LEONARD! IT’S A HUGE NIGHT AND A LOT OF HAPPY PEOPLE WHERE YOU ARE. CAN THEY ACTUALLY SPEAK?>>YEAH, WELL THEY HAVE A LOT TO SAY. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THIS GUY BEHIND ME, BUT IT’S HIS BIRTHDAY. WE THE NORTH! IT’S RIGHT THERE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>THANKS VERY MUCH. YOU BE CAREFUL OUT THERE. IT IS FUN BUT IT’S A LITTLE BIT CRAZY. THE POLICE ARE WALKING. I’M FOG TO TAKE A PAUSE AND GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT IT FEELS LIKE IN HERE RIGHT NOW. LET ME TELL YOU, WE WERE WATCHING THE GAME AT A BAR JUST RIGHT NEXT TO HERE. RIGHT TOWARDS THE END OF THE FOURTH QUARTER.>>Adrienne: ALL THOSE PEOPLE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE INTERSECTION. IS THAT A BUS AND WHAT ARE THEY CLIMBING ON?>>Reporter: IT’S SOME KIND OF TRUCK THAT MADE ITS WAY INTO THE INTERSECTION AND PEOPLE ARE CLAMORING TO GET A SPOT ON TOP OF IT AND PEOPLE ARE DANCING ON TOP OF IT AND WE DON’T KNOW HOW THAT TRUCK ENDED UP IN HERE BUT IT’S BEEN HERE IN 15, 20 MINUTES, PEOPLE SPRAYING CHAMPAGNE. I KNOW THIS IS A DIFFICULT SPOT BECAUSE YOU WANT TO LET PEOPLE CELEBRATE. YOU DON’T WANT TO GO IN THERE AND TELL THEM ALL TO GO HOME. BUT WHEN STUFF LIKE CLIMBING TRAFFIC LIGHTS START TO HAPPEN, THEY WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE SWINGING FROM ELECTRICAL CABLE, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT ABSOLUTELY HAPPENED IN VANCOUVER IN 1994. IT’S ALL BEEN RELATIVELY PEACEFUL AND WE HAVEN’T SEEN POLICE INTERVENE AT ALL AND NOTHING VIOLENT SO FAR AND REALLY SEEMS TO BE A VERY PEACEFUL CELEBRATION SO FAR. WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY MAJOR PROBLEMS, DESPITE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE CROWDED IN THIS AREA WHICH YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE BEHIND ME.>>Adrienne: I THINK WHAT A NICE TREAT FOR RAPTORS’ FANS THAT THE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING OF EARLIER THIS DAY, THAT NEARLY FORCED A CELEBRATION INSIDE INTO THE SCOTIABANK ARENA LET US. THE CLEAR NIGHT IS NOT WHAT WAS FORECAST, BUT THE STARS UNDERSTOOD THAT PEOPLE NEEDED A BREAK. WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE POLICE, BY THE WAY, ASKING THEY HOW IT’S GOING AND THEIR ASSESSMENT SO FAR, IS THAT IT IS AS THEY EXPECTED. LOOK, THIS IS A HUGE CITY OF 5 MILLION PLUS PEOPLE AND, , OFCOURSE, THERE WILL BE TROUBE AND THEY’RE READY FOR THAT, BUT BY AND LARGE AT THIS POINT, JUST AFTER 1:00 LOCAL TIME IN TORONTO, PEOPLE ARE BROADLY BEHAVING AND FOR THAT, THEY ARE QUITE APPRECIATIVE. FARRAH, THANK YOU. WE’LL THROW IT TO ANDREW AND NICE TO KNOW ABOUT THESE HIGHLIGHTS.>>Andrew: I’LL GET NO THAT IN TO THAT.THE POLICE ARE WALKING E LINE, AS YOU SAY. THE POLICE UPDATE THAT WE GOT RECENTLY, WAS THAT THINGS WERE GENERALLY GOING AS THEY EXPECTED. THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW THERE WERE A NUMBER OF POCKETS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING, LARGE GROUPS LIKE THE ONE YOU SEE AND PEOPLE KEEPING THE PEACE BUT YOU BROUGHT AN THE VANCOUVER RIOT IN 1994 AND THERE WAS ANOTHER IN 2011, WHEN THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS LOST IN GAME CERTAINLY FOR THE COMING UP. ONE OF THE BIG LESSONS FROM 2011 WAS ABOUT CONTROLLING THE SIZE OF THE CROWDS EARLY. I MEAN, IN 2011, YOU HAD A CROWD OF PEOPLE, ABOUT 150,000 STRONG AND 500 OFFICERS WHO WERE OUT ON THE STREETS, TRYING TO CONTROL THAT. BY THE END THAT WOULD DOUBLE TO 1,000 BUT THE BIG CRITICISM, THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO CONTROL THE CROWDS EARLY ENOUGH AND THAT ENDS UP BEING THE ABSOLUTE KEY, WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT THAT DESPIRTY BETWEEN THE POLICE NUMBERS AND CROWD NUMBER. HOW DO YOU CONTROL THE FLOW OF A GROUP THAT LARGE? SO THAT’S SOMETHING WE’RE KEEPING TABS ON OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW MINUTES AND HOURS. BUT AGAIN, THAT MOST RECENT UPDATE FROM THE POLICE WAS THAT THINGS FOR THE MOST PART UNFOLDING AS THEY EXPECTED. OK, LET’S TALK ABOUT THE OTHER BIT OF NEWS FROM THE NIGHT. THAT IS A CITY BASKING IN GLORY AND LET’S TALK ABOUT THE GAME ITSELF. IT WAS AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET, RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST SECOND. GOES WITHOUT SAYING, ORACLE ARENA WAS HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR TORONTO AND WARRIOR’S FANS GAME PREPARED TO SEE THEIR TEAM SURVIVE. THE RAPTORS’ ANSWER, A FAST START. DEFENDING CHAMPS WERE NOT ABOUT TO BACK TOWN AND THAT LEAD TRADING BACK AND FORTH THROUGH THE SECOND QUARTER.>>IT’S A ONE-POINT LEAD FOR GOLDEN STATE.>>Andrew: A PLAY THAT SEEMED LIKE DEJA VU FOR THE WARRIOR’S FANS.>>AND GREEN COMMITS A FOUL.>>Andrew: ANOTHER ONE OF THEIR SUPER STARS DOWN, KLAY THOMPSON, CARRIED OFF THE FLOOR FOR WHAT LOOKED LIKE A BAD KNEE AND THE LAST MINUTE OF THE GAME, THE RAPTORS MAKE THEIR FINAL PUSH. IT COMES DOWN TO ONE FINAL SHOT. THE MVP IS KAWHI LEONARD. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>KAWHI, CONGRATULATIONS! THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE SERIES, YOU TOUCHED ON THE FACT YOU WERE NOT PLAYING BASKETBALL AND HAD TO MAKE YOUR WAY TO A NEW CITY BUT ONE THING THAT NEVER WAVERED WAS YOUR POISE AND CONFIDENCE AND WHAT GIVES YOU THAT STEELY RESOLVE?>>LIFE EXPERIENCES, MY TEAMMATES, THEY DID A GREAT JOB OF WELCOMING ME WITH OPEN ARMS.>>Andrew: HE’LL BE BASKING IN THAT GLORY FOR AWHILE. MANY HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND LIKE MARK CRABTREE WHO LEFT HIS HOUSE AT 5:00 A.M. TO TRAVEL TO OAKLAND FOR THE BIG GAME AND THAT DECISION PAYING OFF BIG TIME AND JOINING US BY FACE-TIME, MARK, GIVE ME A SENSE OF WHAT YOU’RE FEELING AND WHAT IT’S LIKE THERE?>>SORRY. IT JUST WENT AWAY. ANYWAY, CAN YOU STILL SEE ME?>>Andrew: I CAN STILL HEAR YOU.>>OK, SORRY. I TOUCHED THE PHONE THERE. HERE WE GO.>>Andrew: WALK ME THROUGH WHAT YOU’RE FEELING TONIGHT?>>WE’RE FEELING AMAZING. THE ENERGY IN THERE WAS JUST INCREDIBLE. THE RAPTORS’ FANS WERE SO INTO IT, THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN THERE. AT THE END, IT FELT LIKE WE WERE AT SCOTIABANK ARENA BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANY FANS WHO WERE JUST, YOU KNOW, LOVING IT. IT WAS AMAZING.>>Andrew: YOU HAD TO BE INTIMIDATED A LITTLE BIT. YOU’RE IN ENEMY TERRITORY, RIGHT?>>THERE WERE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE BEHIND US, SORT OF IN OUR EARS, KIND OF, CHIRPING AND SCREAMING, BUT I TELL YOU, THE RAPTORS KEPT SILENCING THEM. FRED VANVLEET, QUIET AT THE END, AND KYLE AT THE BEGINNING, LIKE THEY JUST — THEY PLAYED SO WELL. IT WAS REALLY AMAZING.>>Andrew: SO HOW EXACTLY DOES A RAPTORS’ FAN CELEBRATE IN OAKLAND?>>WE’RE ABOUT TO GET OUT OF THE CAB AND WE’RE GOING TO DRINK SOME SOCKY AND EAT SUSHI AND I’VE BEEN UP NOW FOR 20 HOURS SOLID. SO I’M READY TO EAT GOOD FOOD AND GO TO BED.>>Andrew: LIKE I SAID AT OUTSET, THAT WAS A TRIP WELL WORTH MAKING. MARK, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO JOIN US. THAT’S GREAT.>>THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT.>>Andrew: MARK CRABTREE, A TORONTO RAPTORS’ FAN IN ENEMY TERRITORY TONIGHT. BACK TO YOU.>>Adrienne: I HAVE A FRIEND WITH ME HERE, BUT I NEED TO CLARIFY SOMETHING ABOUT ANSON HENRY WHO IS A CBC SPORT’S PERSONALITY AND AN OLYMPIAN AND SOMEONE WE HAVE COUNTED ON FOR A WHOLE BUNCH. WE ARE NOT THE SAME HEIGHT. I’M ON NOT ONE BUT TWO BOXES.>>THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD LOOK.>>Adrienne: THEY WOULDN’T HAVE BELIEVED IT. LET’S TALK ABOUT THE RAPTORS. RAPTORS. I KNOW YOU LOVE WATCHING THE EFFECT OF A GOOD TEAM IN A CITY LIKE THIS AND WHAT’S BEEN THE EFFECT?>>WE’RE KNOWN AS A HOCKEY CITY AND HOCKEY IS A VERY CANADIAN SPORT. I MEAN, EVEN THOUGH WE CREATED BASKETBALL, IT’S AN AMERICAN SPORT. WE ONLY HAVE ONE TEAM FOR BASKETBALL. SO IT LEGITIMATIZES US AND REVEALING ANOTHER SIDE OF THE FAN BASE AND REELING IN THE CULTURE OF THE CITY, WHICH IS COOL. MOVING FORWARD, THE KIDS COMING UP ARE SEEING US AS A BASKETBALL POWER AND COURSE, SO BASKETBALL WILL BE A BIG PART OF THEIR LIVES SO AS OPPOSED TO MY GENERATION WHERE HOCKEY WAS THE BIGGER DEAL. SO MOVING FORWARD, EVERYTHING IS BIGGER.>>Adrienne: IF YOU’RE NOT FAMILIAR, IT WOUND ITSELF QUITE TIGHTLY INTO THE FABRIC OF TORONTO, HAS IT NOT?>>ABSOLUTELY. ONCE WE HAD AN ACTUAL TEAM HERE, I MEAN, WE FULLY EMBRACED IT. SO I THINK THAT ALL IN ALL, YOU KNOW, JUST SEEING HOW THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY HAS BECOME A BASKETBALL COUNTRY, LIKE, WE THE NORTH ISN’T JUST A TORONTO THING BUT A CANADA THING AND THAT SEPARATES US FROM ANY TEAM IN THE NBA.>>Adrienne: WE’LL GO TO GREG ROSS AND HE HAS MARCUS WITH HIM. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT. GREG?>>Reporter: YOU SAID YOU JUST WANTED TO COME AND HAVE A CHANCE TO MAY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP AND YOU NOT ONLY PLAYED FOR ONE BUT WON ONE AND HOW ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW?>>I FEEL AWESOME. I FEEL GREAT, EXHAUSTED AND DRAINED, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU KNOW, BESIDES THE SMELL OF CHAMPAGNE AND SWEAT, I FEEL AWESOME.>>Reporter: YOU BEAT THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. IT WASN’T AN EASY RIDE. JUST TALK ABOUT MAKING THIS RUN.>>THEY’RE UNBELIEVABLE. THEY LOSE KLAY TONIGHT. YOU CAN TELL THEY HAVE A CHAMPIONSHIP MINDSET AND IT’S A UNIQUE TEAM. VERY UNIQUE GROUP OF GUYS AND IT WASN’T EASY AT ALL.>>Reporter: KAWHI LEONARD JUST WALKED PASSED US, CARRYING HIS MVP TROPHY AND WE DON’T SEE A LOT OF EMOTION OUT OF K AWHI, BUTHE’S FEELING IT RIGHT .>>HOW TO PLAY WITH THAT MINDSET AND HELP ONE ANOTHER AND AS ANY TEAM SPORT SHOULD BE, WE GREW TOGETHER THROUGHOUT, WHAT, THE 26 GAMES AND ALL OF THE PLAYOFFS.>>Reporter: ONE LAST QUESTION HERE, LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS, THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FANS CLOSING DOWN THE STREETS OF TORONTO, DOWNTOWN TORONTO RIGHT NOW. LET ME ASK YOU THIS, YOU HAVE TO SEND A SHOUT-OUT TO THOSE FANS AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO ALL OF THOSE FANS CELEBRATING YOUR WIN?>>THANK YOU. YOU GUYS DESERVE THIS AND YOU SUPPORTED US AND YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU GUYS.>>Reporter: I WAS GOING TO SAY MVP BUT PRETTY CLOSE, BUT NBA CHAMPION MARC GASOL AND KAWHI LEONARD IS OVER THERE AND I DOUBT WE’LL GET A ONE-ON-ONE WITH HIM BUT WE’LL TRY.>>Adrienne: IF ANYONE CAN PULL THAT OFF, IT’S GREG ROSS AND BACK HERE WITH ANSON HENRY. MARCUS TALKING ABOUT WONDERFUL THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ARE AND HOW GREAT THE TORONTO FANS ARE. THIS BROTHERHOOD IS REAL.>>WE HAD TO GET RID OF Y VALANCIUNAS BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT GETTING RID OF DEMAR AT THE END OF THE SEASON. I WAS A HUGE FAN. AT THE END OF THE DAY, HE SAW WHAT COULD BE IN CANADA AND HAD A VISION AND WENT AGAINST SOME OF THE DOUBTERS AND I MEAN, I MUST SAY, I WAS WRONG ABOUT THE WHOLE DERMAR SITUATION. WHAT HE’S CREATED IN CANADA IS CRAZY AND I WANT TO COMMEND THAT.>>Adrienne: ASIDE FROM THE ALCHEMY, WHAT HAS HE DONE?>>IT’S DIFFERENT FROM WINNING A STANLEY CUP. BACK WHEN THE BLUE JAYS ONE, THERE WERE THE EXPOS BUT NOW WE’RE THE ONLY TEAM AND IT’S THE HYPE AND WE’RE A WORLD TEAM NOW. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL AND I THINK WITH WHAT HE SAW, HE NEEDED TO GUARANTEES A VICTORY. BRINGING KAWHI IN, HE WAS INJURED ALL OF LAST YEAR AND SLOWLY WON ME OVER WITH FLASHES OF PERFORMANCE. HE WAS ON MY FANTASY TEAM AND COINCIDENTLY, DEMAR WAS GIVING ME A LOT OF POINTS. SO BROUGHT HIM IN AND SLOWLY WON ME OVER, WON THE FANS OVER AND WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP.>>Adrienne: SO INTERESTING LISTENING TO YOU, SAYING I WAS WRONG, I WAS WRONG, HE WAS RIGHT. THANKS, ANSON. STAY WITH US. WE’RE LIVE ALL NIGHT WITH A TORONTO THAT IS APPARENTLY NOT GOING TO BED BUT WE’LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK. ■, [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>AMAZING, THIS IS SO AWESOME FOR CANADA! I’M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!>>THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS OF MY LIFE! I’M CRYING.>>THIS IS GREAT FOR ALL OF CANADA.>>Adrienne: WOW, LISTEN TO THAT! THOSE ARE VANCOUVER FANS CELEBRATING THE HISTORIC WIN FOR THE RAPTORS TONIGHT. FARRAH IS DOWNTOWN WITH FANS AND UP THE STREET FROM THE SCOTIABANK ARENA AND AT YORK AND FRONT, NOT FAR FROM US. HOW ARE YOU HANGING IN THERE?>>Reporter: I’M HANGING IN THERE ALL RIGHT. WE’RE STANDING ON A CONCRETE BLOCK AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE PARTY OVER MY SHOULDER, ADRIENNE. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE PILED INTO HERE. WE, THE NORTH! WE, THE NORTH!>>Reporter: I DON’T KNOW IF YOU CAN CATCH THE CHAMPAGNE THAT GOT SPRAYED ON TO THAT SIGN BUT IT’S IN SWING. IF YOU TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE CROWD, PEOPLE ARE HANGING OUT ON THE TRAFFIC POLL LIGHTS THERE AND THEY’VE BEEN LIGHTING FIREWORKS AND JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO WE HAD A SINGING OF OH CANADA IN UNISON HERE. THAT’S SOMETHING I HAVEN’T SEEN BEFORE.>>Adrienne: SO INTERESTING, EVERYBODY LEAVES AN EVENT LIKE THIS AND THEN THEY GATHER AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND IT GOES REALLY WELL OR NOT WELL AT ALL.>>Reporter: THEY WERE JUST MARRIED TWO WEEKS AGO AND THE RAPTORS WERE PART OF THEIR WEDDING VOWS AND I WANT YOU TO EXPLAIN THAT TO YOU.>>HE TOLD ME THAT HE LOVED ME MORE THAN THE EAST CONFERENCE GAME.>>AGAINST PHILLY, THAT SHOT, THAT WAS A BIG DEAL. THAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY LIFE UNTIL I MARRY HER.>>Reporter: SO THE RAPTORS AND KAWHI WERE PART OF YOUR WEDDING, ESSENTIALLY.>>THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING! WE’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS 24 YEARS AND IT’S AMAZING.>>Reporter: CONGRATULATION ON THE WEDDING AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>MVP! MVP!>>Reporter: MORE SPONTANEOUS CHANING. CROUS ARE GATHERED AND FIREWORKS GOING OFF BEHIND ME.>>Adrienne: LET’S GO BACK TO THE ORACLE ARENA AT CENTRE COURT WITH THE SUPER FANS AND SAY HELLO FOR ME.>>Reporter: VERY EXCITED.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.>>Reporter: WHERE DID YOU GET THAT TURBINE? SOMEBODY MADE IT FOR ME AND SAID YOU HAVE TO PUT THAT ON IF YOU WIN. I WAITED UNTIL IT WAS OVER AND THEN ONLY I PUT IT ON SO I HAD TO WEAR THIS TO SHOW THE WORLD THAT WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. THIS WILL GO ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH THE SIKH COMMUNITY EVERYWHERE WE ARE AND THEY WILL LOVE IT.>>Reporter: THIS IS A MAN WHO CAN’T WALK DOWN THE STREETS OF OAKLAND BECAUSE HE SO FAMOUS.>>THEY HAVE A LOT OF TALENT ON THEIR TEAM AND I BELIEVE WE WERE MORE HUNGRY AND IT WAS NOT EASY. I’M GLAD WE WON TODAY BECAUSE IF THEY WOULD HAVE GONE TO TORONTO, IT WAS A DIFFERENT SERIES.>>Reporter: LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN TORONTO BECAUSE THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN STREETS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FANS AND ONE QUICK SHOUT-OUT AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE FANS WHO LOVE YOU?>>I WANT TO TELL THEM ENJOY COAST TO COAST. THIS IS NOT A TORONTO RAPTORS’ WIN OVER GOLDEN STATE. THIS WAS CANADA’S WIN OVER GOLDEN STATE. ENJOY IT BUT DON’T BREAK ANY RULES AND REGULATIONS AND STAY WITHIN THE LAW AND TAKE THIS MOMENT TO THE BEST YOU CAN BECAUSE WE ARE LET’SED TO ENJOY THIS MOMENT.>>Reporter: HE’S PROBABLY RIGHT. THERE ARE PROBABLY CELEBRATIONS COAST TO COAST IN CANADA RIGHT NOW.>>CERTAINLY, AND THANK YOU TO THE BOTH OF YOU AND YOU’RE BOTH AMAZING.>>Adrienne: I’VE BEEN WATCHING YOU THIS ENTIRE SERIES AND NOBODY HUSTLES LIKE YOU AND WE APPRECIATE IT AND HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. YOU KNOW, HIS MESSAGE THERE, BY THE WAY, TO ENJOY BUT STAY SAFE, SO FAR, AGAIN, WE’RE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE POLICE AND SO FAR, IT IS AS THEY EXPECTED IT TO BE. THERE ARE POCKETS OF CELEBRATION AND LOOK, IT’S A BIG CITY, LIKE 5 MILLION PEOPLE AND THERE WILL BE SOME TROUBLE. THERE OFTEN IS TROUBLE AT NIGHT BUT BY AND LARGE WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE IN THIS CITY RIGHT NOW IS PEOPLE JUST STILL A LITTLE BIT STUNNED, AND THE SUBWAY HAS BEEN CLOGGED BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET HOME AND KEEP PARTYING. [ Laughter ]>>Adrienne: AGAIN, PRODUCTIVITY IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO TOMORROW ON FRIDAY IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO BE VERY GOOD. WE ARE LIVE. PLEASE STAY WITH US. WE’LL JUST TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF A BREAK BUT WE ARE HERE IN A BIG NIGHT IN TORONTO AND DO NOT GO AWAY. ■,>>Andrew: CELEBRATIONS STILL RUNNING HOT IN DONT TORONTO. DO.>>Reporter: EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR HERE. JUST TALK ABOUT HOW EXCITING THIS MOMENT IS FOR YOU.>>THIS IS AWESOME, HASN’T SANK IN. JUST AN UNBELIEVABLE FEELING TO SEE THAT. SOMETHING I WATCHED ON TV FROM MAGIC JOHNSON TO LARRY BIRD, YOU SEE ALL OF THE CELEBRATIONS AND HERE WE ARE CELEBRATING JUST LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: YOU DESERVE ALL OF THE CREDIT IN THE WORLD AND THINK ABOUT LAST SUMMER AND WHERE WE WERE. YOU MADE A TRADE THAT WAS A CONTROVERSIAL TRADE. A LOT OF RAPTORS’ FANS WEREN’T SURE AT THE TIME. THERE WERE PLAYERS LIKE KYLE LOWRY AND YOU TOOK A LOT OF HEAT BUT IN THE END, THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST TRADES IN THE WORLD AND TALK ABOUT HOW IT’S PAID OFF. SOME I FEEL LIKE IT’S SOMETHING ANYBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE DONE. TO ME, IT’S ABOUT THE PLAYERS AND COACHES. WE CAN TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE MOVES WE MAKE, YOU KNOW, BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY HAVE TO COME AND PLAY. FOR THEM TO PUT THEIR HEARTS, MINDS, BODIES INTO THIS AND PLAY AS HARD AS THEY CAN. FOR THE COACHES TO PUT THEIR MINDS, WORK AND INCREDIBLY IN TOUGH TIMES, YOU NEED SOME LUCK AND WITH THAT, I SAY GOLDEN STATE CLASS ORGANIZATION, KEVIN DURANT, WE NEEDED SOME LUCK SOMEWHERE BUT INCREDIBLE, YOU KNOW, LIKE TO COMPETE AGAINST THEM.>>Reporter: YOU ARE SO CALM RIGHT NOW. ONE MORE QUESTION BECAUSE I KNOW YOU HAVE TO RUN BUT YOU KNOW WHERE THE TALK WILL TURN, THAT JULY 1st DATE IS APPROACHING QUICKLY AND ALL ANYBODY WILL WANT TO KNOW IS IF KAWHI LEONARD IS COMING BACK. HAVE YOU HAD TALKS WITH HIS PEOPLE AND WHAT ABOUT HIM COMING BACK AND PLAYING FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS?>>WE’VE ONLY TALKED ABOUT CHAM ABOUTCHAMPAGNE.>>Reporter: HE DIDN’T WANT TO GET INTO KAWHI LEONARD TALK RIGHT NOW BUT IT’S ON A LOT OF PEOPLE’S MINES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF KAWHI LEONARD COMING BACK AND TRYING TO WIN MORE OF THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH THE RAPTORS. ANDREW, WE’LL HAVE TO SEE IF THEY CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.>>Andrew: CLEARLY AND KUDOS TO YOU FOR ASKING AND TOUGHER TO ANSWER BUT AS MUCH OF A CLEAN-UP IN TORONTO, AT THIS POINT, I DON’T WANT TO BE THE GUY CLEANING UP AT ORACLE TONIGHT. GREG ROSS, THANK YOU. SPEAKING OF KAWHI LEONARD, LET’S HAVE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY.>>WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THE DESTINATIONS WERE, BUT LIKE I SAID, WHEN I WAS THERE ON MY OPENING DAY MEETING, YOU KNOW, I WAS FOCUSED ON THE NOW AND I WANTED TO MAKE HISTORY HERE AND THAT’S ALL I DID. I’M STILL PLAYING BASKETBALL NO MATTER WHAT JERSEY I HAVE ON AND THE GUYS HERE, THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING ROUNDS IN THE PLAYOFFS BEFORE I CAME. SO I KNOW THEY’RE A TALENTED TEAM AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST CAME IN WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET. LET’S GO OUT AND WIN BALLGAMES. I TEXT KYLE A DAY LATER OR THE DAY I GOT TRADED AND SAID, LET’S GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING SPECIAL. I KNOW YOUR BEST FRIEND LEFT. I KNOW YOU’RE MAD, BUT YOU KNOW, LET’S MAKE THIS THING WORK OUT AND WE’RE HERE TODAY.>>YOU’VE BEEN THROUGH THIS ROLLERCOASTER OF A COUPLE OF YEARS AND YOU’RE SITTING WIT FINE’S TROPHY, MVP TROPHY AND I’M CURIOUS HOW THIS HAS CHANGED YOU AS A MAN AND HOW YOU LOOK AT FAITH AND YOUR PRIORITIES IN LIFE?>>I KNEW I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF HAPPY. AND I HAVE TO TRUST MYSELF AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ANYONE HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME. I KNOW WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND HOW I FEEL AND ALWAYS JUST TRUST YOURSELF AND THAT WAS MY GOAL AND MY FOCUS AND THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I TAKE ON THE FLOOR. I DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT MEDIA HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME OR IF THEY WANT ME TO SCORE OR WHATEVER, THAT’S 30 MINUTES BECAUSE I DID THE GAME BEFORE. I’LL COME OUT AND PLAY THE RIGHT WAY. I’M NOT TRYING TO MAKE HEADLINES.>>Andrew: THAT WAS KAWHI KAWHI LEONARD AND COMPOSED TO THE VERY END. NOW ONE GUY WHO KNOWS KAWHI LEONARD’S COMPOSURE, HIS TEAM IN HIGH SCHOOL AND HE JOINS US FROM TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, AND I’M BETTING, COACH, YOU CAN HEAR THE RAPTORS’ FANS CARRYING ON.>>WE COULD BARELY HEAR A RUMBLE. JUST AMAZING. [ Laughter ]>>Andrew: AS YOU WERE WATCHING KAWHI LEONARD DO HIS THING ON THE COURT, WHAT ARE YOUR MEMORIES OF HIM IN HIGH SCHOOL, CONNECT THE DOTS.>>AFTER THE GAME, MY WIFE AND I WATCHED THE GAME TOGETHER AND LITTLE SUPERSTICIOUS AND I WATCHED THE GAME FROM HOME, CONCENTRATING. WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE TEAM MIMMICKED A LOT OF WHAT THE — THE TEAM THAT KAWHI MADE ON FOR TWO YEARS WITH A LOT OF THE SAME GUYS, THE TEAMWORK, THE DEFENSE, THE CHEMISTRY. NOBODY THOUGHT WE HAD SUPER STARS. IT WAS DEFINITELY ON ANOTHER LEVEL.>>Andrew: I’VE HEARD PEOPLE TALK ABOUT KAWHI LEONARD LIKE HE’S A CYBORG FROM THE FUTURE. WAS HE LIKE THAT IN HIGH SCHOOL, TOO?>>IT WAS MIND-BOGGLING WHY HE DIDN’T COME OUT TO BE ONE OF THE TOP PLAYERS. HE’S JUST A FREAK IN EVERY ASPECT OF THE GAME. HE SEES THE GAME DIFFERENT FROM EVERYBODY ELSE AND WORKS HARD. HOW MANY COACHES CAN SAY THEY COACHED ONE OF THE GREATEST PLAYERS IN THE WORLD?>>Andrew: IF YOU COULD SAY ONE THING TO HIM, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?>>WORK HARD AND WHAT WE TAUGHT YOU, YOU CONTINUE TO WORK ON AND FUNDAMENTALS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN THE GAME. FOR HIM TO JUST STAY HUNGRY. I’M PROUD OF YOU, I LOVE YOU AND HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR, YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN AND NEXT YEAR, I’LL BE THERE TO WATCH YOU.>>Andrew: TIM SWEENY, JR., KAWHI LEONARD’S HIGH SCHOOL COACH. AND WE HAVE PHOTOS TO SHOW YOU AND CELEBRATION IS TONING DOWN EVER SO SLIGHTLY BUT, POLICE, EVER VIGILANT TO MAKE THINGS STAY ON THE RAILS AND THE TOWER IS LIT UP. WE’LL TAKE A BREAK AND WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK ON THE OTHER SIDE. ■,>>Adrienne: WHY MIGHT YOU ASK IS THE TOWER ALL GOLD? THAT IS THE CHORE OF THE LARRY O’BRIEN CHAMPIONSHIP, NBA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY AND CAN YOU SEE THERE, WE, THE NORTH? OF COURSE, WE ARE AND THANK YOU FOR THAT. IT IS JUST ABOUTTIN MINUTES TO 2:00 A.M. HERE IN TORONTO. THE CITY IS STARTING TO CLEAN OUT AT THE EDGE OF JURASSIC PARK PARK. PEOPLE ARE MOVING TOWARD THE CENTRE OF THE CITY AND POLICE ARE RELATIVELY HAPPY WITH THE WAY PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING. THIS IS A UNIQUE VIEW OF WHAT’S HAPPENING.>>Reporter: THIS GIVES YOU THE PERSPECTIVE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE FLOODED YONGE AND DUNDAS SQUARE. LOOK AT THAT! THE ENTIRE SQUARE IS FULL AND YOU CAN’T SEE BUT THE ROWS HAVE BEEN SHUT DOWN AND POLICE SHUT THEM DOWN LITERALLY MINUTES AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER AND THIS IS WHERE TORONTO GOES TO GATHER FOR HUGE EPIC EVENTS. A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN UP AND IT’S ALL ABOUT A SHARED EXPERIENCE. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE WITH THE PEOPLE AND WATCH THE GAME AND NOW TO CELEBRATE THIS HUGE WIN. SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CROWDS ARE THICK. THERE ARE PEOPLE HANGING FROM SCAFFOLDING AND SOME DANGERS, RISKY BEHAVIOUR TO BE SURE AND POLICE ARE HANGING BACK FOR THE MOST PART AND KEEPING A WATCHFUL GAZE AND THEY WANT PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE. BUT THEY DO SAY IT’S A LONG NIGHT AHEAD. THIS PARTY WILL BE LASTING WELL INTO THE MORNING. ADRIENNE?>>Adrienne: WE HEAD BACK TO YOU AND WE’VE BEEN SEEING SO MUCH THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE SERIES AND HE’S DONE IT AGAIN!>>Andrew: YOU CAN SAY THAT AND GREG, HE FOUND HIS WAY INTO THE LOCKER ROOM AND SURPRISE, SURPRISE, A LITTLE BIT CRAZY.>>Reporter: TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FLOOR! FOLLOW ME, FOLLOW ME.>>Reporter: HOW ARE YOU FEELING? I’M A CHAMP NOW, MAN!>>Reporter: THAT WAS INCREDIBLE. YOU GUYS DID IT! THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING ON THE STREETS OF TORONTO AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY?>>I WANT TO SAY TO EVERYBODY WHO SUPPORT US DURING THE SEASON, ALL OF THE FANS FROM TORONTO, AND IN CANADA, YOU DESERVE IT! LET’S GO!>>SO MUCH GOING ON, BUT I’M REALLY ENJOYING THIS.>>Reporter: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FANS IN TORONTO. THEY’VE BEEN SHOWING UP.>>THEY’VE BEEN AMAZING. WE KNOW THEY DID THIS FOR US AND THE 36 MILLION AT HOME.>>Reporter: THOUSANDS HAVE SHUT DOWN THE STREETS OF TORONTO CELEBRATING YOUR VICTORY AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THOSE FANS?>>WE CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME. WE’RE GOING TO CELEBRATE WITH THEM.>>Andrew: THE RAPTORS EARNED THAT CELEBRATION AND GREG ROSS EARNING A PAYCHEQUE TONIGHT. WE’LL TAKE YOU TO BREAK BUT FIRST, THE SCENE OUTSIDE OF UNION STATION AS WE MADE THE TRANSPORTATION HUB IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND VERY HAPPY, VERY EXCITED PARTY JUST GETTING STARTED. WE’LL BE BACK IN A MOMENT. ■, (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>WE DID THIS WITH LOVE. WE MANIFESTED THIS. I TOLD YOU THE FIRST TIME, THAT PEOPLE LIKE TO MAKE MEMES, MAKE ANOTHER MEME OUT OF THIS. LOOK AT MY BROTHER CELEBRATING. IT IS WHAT IT IS. AND NOT FINALS AND NOT EASTERN CONFERENCE AND NOT NICE TRY OR SEE YOU NEXT YEAR. CHAMPIONS. LET’S GO. YOIK YOU KNOW THAT DRAKE WAS ALL IN TONIGHT AND TONIGHT THIS IS THE ONLY MOMENT THAT THERE COULD BE.>>CURRY LETS IT FLY. CANADA, THE NBA TITLE IS YOURS! [Cheers and Applause]>>YOUR 2019 BILL RUSSELL FINALS M.V.P. IS KAW KAW. [Cheers and Applause] ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY FRIENDS ♪ ♪ AND WE WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING TO THE END ♪ YOIK SO YOU KNOW WHY TORONTO LOVES THE NUMBER “6”. MAPLE LEAFS WON IN 1967 IN SIX GAMES AND THE BLUE JAYS IN SIX GAMES AND THE RAPTORS NOW WINNING IN SIX GAMES. SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE AND SO MUCH MORE TO COME. THERE WILL BE A PARADE AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE MONDAY. SOY AND I’LL ADD THAT THE LATEST UPDATE FROM POLICE IS THAT THINGS ARE RELATIVELY PEACEFUL AS THEY EXPECTED AND CROWDS ARE STARTING TO DISSIPATE BUT THERE’S A KID OUT THERE THINKING THAT THIS IS THE NIGHT THAT I KICK MY DREAMS INTO OVERDRIVE. GOODNIGHT. (♪♪♪) (♪♪♪)>>PEPPER SPRAY…>>BREAKING NEWS FROM DOWNTOWN TORONTO WHERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE FLOODED THE STREETS OF THE CITY, MOST OF THEM ARE CELEBRATING, SOME OF THEM GETTING INTO TROUBLE AND THESE ARE IMAGES COMING INTO OUR NEWSROOM FROM ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES WITH RADIO-CANADA OF A GROUP OF CELEBRATORS WHO HAVE GOTTEN ON TOP OF A BUS AND CLEARLY THAT BUS IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON. NOW THIS SCENE, IF YOU AREN’T FAMILIAR WITH DOWNTOWN TORONTO, MOMENTS AWAY FROM EATON CENTRE AND WE’LL BRING YOU LOTS MORE IMAGES LIKE THAT AND A LOT OF CELEBRATIONS FROM RIGHT HERE IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND RIGHT ACROSS THE CITY. AND MAYBE EVEN THE WORLD, WHEREVER SOMEONE IS CELEBRATING THE WIN OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS IN OAKLAND.>>>WELCOME TO KOIK NETWORK SPECIAL LIVE COVERAGE OF THIS HISTORIC EVENING BECAUSE AS WE HAVE MENTIONED THE TORONTO RAPTORS HAVE MADE HISTORY FOR THEIR TEAM, WINNING THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, BEATING THE RECORD HOLDING GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS AND ALSO MAKING HISTORY FOR THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE FOR FIRST TIME EVER THAT TROPHY IS GOING NORTH OF THE BORDER. THEY STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM ON AND NOW THEY’RE HERE AND THEY ARE LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT. KAWHI, KYLE, ALL OF THEM, THEY HAVE BROUGHT US TO THIS MOMENT. AND SINCE WE ARE CELEBRATING THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT LET’S GO TO MAKHDA GAHBRALASESIE WHERE THERE’S ROOM TO BREATHE BECAUSE WE HAVE SHOWN THE SCENE ON QUEEN STREET WHERE THERE’S SO MANY PEOPLE AND DESCRIBE THE SCENE WHAT IT’S BEEN LIKE EVER SINCE THEY WON.>>Reporter: IT’S BEEN EXCITING AND PEOPLE ARE HIGH-FIVING AND HUGGING. LOOK AT THEM, EVERYBODY IS JUST OUT HERE CELEBRATING. THIS IS THE SCENE ALL OVER DOWNTOWN TORONTO TONIGHT. OBVIOUSLY, THE CAMERA IS ATTRACTING THE FANS HERE AND PEOPLE ARE CHEERING AND PEOPLE ARE HAPPY AND PEOPLE ARE EXCITED. AND THIS REALLY HAS BEEN THE SCENE ALL THE WAY AROUND DOWNTOWN.>>LET’S GO, RAPTORS! LET’S GO, RAPTORS!>>Reporter: I JUST WANT TO BRING OVER — I’LL COME OVER HERE AND TALK TO A COUPLE OF FANS HERE. SO THIS IS CHRIS AND JACKIE. AND YOU GUYS ARE DRESSED FOR THE PART.>>ABSOLUTELY.>>Reporter: YOU MUST HAVE BEEN FANS FOR A LONG TIME?>>FOR THE DISTANCE FOR SURE.>>Reporter: IN FACT, WHAT YOU HAVE THERE ON YOUR NECK AND YOU ON YOUR ARM THERE?>>I GOT MY OWN TATTOO. YES.>>Reporter: WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO SEE THE RAPTORS TAKE THE CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT?>>A DREAM COME TRUE AND FOR EVERYBODY WE DESERVE IT. ONCE IN A LIFETIME AND I GOT TO SEE IT, I GOT TO SEE IT LIVE. YEAH!>>IT WAS SURREAL AND WE THOUGHT THAT WE HAD IT GAME FIVE AND WE’RE THE CHAMPS.>>WE’RE THE CHAMPIONS.>>Reporter: COME AND WATCH THE PARADE WHEN IT HAPPENS?>>FOR SURE. THAT’S FOR REAL, I DON’T KNOW.>>Reporter: ON MONDAY, I AM TELLING YOU. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE TEAM?>>THAT’S IT, WE LOVE YOU. THAT’S IT. WE LOVE YOU. ALL LOVE, ALL LOVE. THANK YOU, THANK YOU.>>FOR SURE, SAME THING. IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE, MAN.>>Reporter: AND SO THE FANS DOWN HERE ARE SHOWING A LOT OF LOVE TO RAPTORS. NOW THESE GUYS ARE ALL BEHAVING THEMSELVES AND I WAS TALKING TO A POLICE OFFICER EARLIER WHO SAID THAT THINGS ARE GOOD HERE AND FANS HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD HERE. BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF DOWNTOWN THAT’S NOT THE CASE. WE KNOW THAT WE SAW FANS ON TOP OF POLICE CARS, SMASHING THE WINDOWS OF THAT POLICE CAR. JUST A BLOCK DOWN FROM HERE. AND WE’VE HAD FANS ON TOP OF A T.C. BUS AND TOMORROW WE MAY HEAR MORE ON WHETHER THERE WILL BE CHARGES LAID. BUT RIGHT NOW IN THIS PART OF THE CITY, THESE GUYS ARE BEHAVING AND PEOPLE ARE HAVING FUN HERE AND PEOPLE ARE CELEBRATING, NATASHA.>>IT’S BEEN A FEW HOURS SINCE THE CITY EXPLODED INTO CHEERS BUT WE HAVEN’T HEARD ANYTHING IN TERMS OF BAD BEHAVIOUR AND THERE’S BEEN A COUPLE INCIDENTS LIKE THAT POLICE CAR THAT YOU SHOWED US MOMENTS AGO. IF THOSE FANS ARE STILL THERE, CAN YOU ASK THEM WHAT THEY LOVE ABOUT THIS TEAM?>>Reporter: I’LL BRING THEM BACK. YOU GUYS COME BACK. SO YOU GUYS, YOU GUYS SAID THAT YOU HAVE LOVE FOR THE TEAM. WHY DO YOU LOVE THE RAPTORS? WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR THEM?>>BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONLY ONES WHO REALLY REPRESENT US. I’M NOT A LEAFS FAN AND WE HAVE THE JAYS AND THEY’RE NOT DOING WELL. BUT THE RAPS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR US AND GIVEN US THEIR BEST EFFORT AND WE APPRECIATE THAT.>>YEAH, THE SAME THING. THEY SHOW A LOT OF HEART OUT THERE AND WE HAVE GUYS THAT PUT EVERYTHING ON THE FLOOR. AND I’M SO PROUD BECAUSE THAT MAN FOUGHT FOR HIS SPOT AND ALL OF THE MINUTES AND HE BECAME AN ALL-STAR AND OUR PITBULL AND HE PUT EVERYTHING ON THE LINE FOR US. AND WE GOT KAWHI TO JUST BE THE CHERRY ON TOP.>>Reporter: YOU’RE GETTING CHOKED UP. WHY SO EMOTIONAL FOR YOU?>>FOR SO MANY YEARS AND WE DESERVE IT AND WE DID IT AGAINST ALL ODDS. IT’S ALWAYS US AGAINST EVERYBODY AND WE HAVE ONLY ONE TEAM AND WE FINALLY DID IT.>>LET’S GO, RAPTORS!>>Reporter: AND THE REST OF THE WORLD LOVES TORONTO?>>TORONTO IS FOR REAL. THEY ALWAYS LOOKED DOWN ON US LIKE WE’RE A LITTLE BROTHER AND LIKE WE’RE NOTHING IN THE LEAGUE BUT THAT’S NOT THE CASE. WE’RE HERE AND WE’RE FOR REAL AND WE’LL START OUR OWN DYNASTY NOW.>>Reporter: THIS IS THE FIRST ONE. DO YOU THINK THAT THEY’LL DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR?>>ABSOLUTELY. WE GET KAWHI TO RE-SIGN AND WE’LL BE GOOD FOR A FEW YEARS.>>Reporter: YOU GUYS GO AND ENJOY THE NIGHT AND KEEP CELEBRATING. THANK YOU FOR TALKING TO US. EVERYBODY HERE IS CELEBRATING. [Cheers and Applause] I DON’T THINK THAT ANYONE IS GOING TO GET ANY SLEEP TONIGHT, NATASHA, BECAUSE THERE’S JUST SO MUCH FUN TO BE HAD HERE. BACK TO YOU FOR NOW.>>Natasha: I WANT TO ASK YOU ONE MORE QUESTION WHICH IS THAT YOU HAVE BEEN COVERING THIS STORY FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS AND YOU ARE A LOCAL TORONTO REPORTER AND YOU’RE GETTING A SENSE, GATHERING A SENSE OF WHAT IT IS THAT THE CITY LOVES SO MUCH ABOUT THIS TEAM. WHAT IS IT THAT MADE THEM SO LOVED AND BELOVED THIS TIME AROUND? WHAT DID THEY GET RIGHT THAT MAKES THE ENTIRE CITY ROOT FOR THEM?>>Reporter: NATASHA, I’LL HAVE YOU REPEAT THAT. I’M HAVING TROUBLE HEARING YOU.>>Natasha: OF COURSE. THERE’S A LOT OF CHEERING BEHIND YOU. MAKDA, AS YOU HAVE TALKED TO DOZENS AND DOZENS OF RAPTOR FANS IN THE CITY, WHAT IS YOUR OBSERVATION? WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE TEAM THAT HAVE BROUGHT SO MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER? WHAT HAVE THEY TOLD YOU?>>Reporter: I FEEL THAT THE FANS — THIS TEAM HAS HEART, THE TEAM DOES NOT GIVE UP AND I THINK THAT IT WAS JUST ABOUT TIME. THESE FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR MORE THAN TWO DECADES. AND IT’S JUST GOTTEN BIGGER AND BIGGER WITH EVERY YEAR. THESE FANS ARE DEDICATED AND THEY’VE BEEN COMING OUT TO JURASSIC PARK. A LOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN LINING UP FOR JURASSIC PARK. AND THE OTHER DAY I SPENT THE NIGHT WITH SOME OF THE FANS WAITING IN JURASSIC PARK OVERNIGHT. AND THEY’RE JUST DEDICATED. THE FANS ARE DEDICATED AND THE PLAYERS ARE DEDICATED AND IT WAS ABOUT TIME THAT THIS HAPPENED AND NOW EVERYBODY IS JUST CELEBRATING A WIN THAT THEY HAVE WAITED A LONG TIME FOR.>>Natasha: OKAY MAKDA GHABRALASESIE IN THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN, THANK YOU SO MUCH. SO AS YOU HEARD FROM MAKDA, PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING RIGHT ACROSS THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY FOR A MOMENT OF CELEBRATION, THAT HISTORIC MOMENT. WELL, THAT WAS SERVED UP ON THE COURT JUST A SHORT WHILE AGO. LET’S BRING YOU THAT MOMENT OF EUPHORIA FOR THE RAPTORS FANS…>>TORONTO, CANADA, WE BROUGHT IT HOME, BABY! WE BROUGHT IT HOME! [Cheers and Applause]>>WE WON, WE WON!>>FOR TORONTO, ANYWHERE IN CANADA, THIS IS FOR YOU AND YOU DESERVE IT. LET’S GO!>>♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY FRIENDS ♪>>Natasha: THOSE WERE JUST SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GAME, FROM THE STREETS, FROM THE COURT, TO ALL AROUND WHERE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING AS FANS CELEBRATE THE VICTORY OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS, PLAYING IN OAKLAND. THIS WAS GAME SIX. THERE WAS A CONCERN FOR TORONTO RAPTORS FANS AFTER THEY LOST GAME FIVE ON MONDAY NIGHT THINKING THEY HAD IT AND THEY LOST IT BY A POINT. WOULD THEY LOSE THEIR MOMENTUM? BUT, NO, THEY WENT TO OAKLAND AND THEY WENT UP AGAINST THE BEST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE AND THEY SHOWED THAT, NO, IN FACT, TORONTO RAPTORS ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE. YOU’RE NOW LOOKING AT KAWHI LEONARD. HE IS NOW THE OFFICIAL M.V.P. OF THE SEASON.>>LAST SUMMER, MAN, GOING THROUGH A LOT. GOING THROUGH A LOT. AND I HAD A GOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM AND JUST KIND OF WORKING HARD, WORKING HARD, AND HAD MY MINDSET ON THIS GOAL RIGHT HERE. I DID IT FOR THE TEAM AND A NEW COACH WITH THE MINDSET AS THE SAME AS MINE AND TRYING TO GET THAT OVER THERE. AND THIS IS WHAT I PLAY BASKETBALL FOR. THIS IS WHAT I WORK OUT FOR ALL SUMMER AND DURING THE SEASON. AND I’M HAPPY THAT MY HARD WORK PAID OFF.>>Natasha: AND THAT HARD WORK CERTAINLY DID PAY OFF FOR KAWHI AND THE WHOLE TEAM. THEY SHOWED HEART, THEY SHOWED GRIT AND FOR MANY FANS THEY SHOWED CLASS. SO LET’S NOW TALK TO ONE OF THOSE SUPERFANS WHO IS ORIGINALLY FROM TORONTO, HAS, IN FACT, GONE TO EACH OF THE GAMES IN BOTH OF THE CITIES. THE MAYOR IS JOINING US FROM CALIFORNIA. LOOK AT THAT SMILE. SO I WAS SPEAKING TO YOU EARLIER AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR JOINING US ON CBC NEWS NETWORK.>>I CAN’T GET THE SMILE OFF MY FACE.>>Natasha: NO WAY, WE’RE SO HAPPY TO SEE YOUR FACE. TELL US WHY THAT FACE IS SMILING, SAMIR?>>EAR-TO-EAR, THIS GAME WAS LIKE HEART PALPATATIONS, BASKET FOR BASKET FOR BASKET. YOU NEEDED TO WAIT TO THE LAST MINUTE TO SEE HOW IT PANNED OUT. AND NOW I CAN SAY IT, I HAVE THE TORONTO RAPTORS AS THE NBA CHAMPIONS.>>Natasha: HOW DOES IT FEEL TO SAY THAT AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS?>>OH, MY GOD. TO BELIEVE THAT WE’RE HERE AND NOW TO SAY IT, IT’S ACTUALLY SURREAL RIGHT NOW. HOPEFULLY IN A COUPLE HOURS WHEN I WAKE UP OR WHEN I PINCH MYSELF, YOU KNOW, IT WILL BE REAL. I GOT TO SEE THE TROPHY PRESENTATION AND I GOT TO SEE EVERYTHING. SO, WOW, I’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.>>Natasha: YOU KNOW WHAT, SAMIR, SINCE YOU WERE IN THE STADIUM WHICH IS PRETTY AWESOME BECAUSE IT’S THE LAST TIME THAT THE WARRIORS ARE GOING TO BE PLAYING IN THE ORACLE ARENA, WE SHOULD NOTE THAT. IT’S BEEN THEIR HOME FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND MOVING TO A DIFFERENT ARENA, IT’S A BITTERSWEET MOMENT FOR THEIR FANS FOR A COUPLE REASONS. A, THEY LOST THE CHAMPIONSHIP. AND, B, THEY’RE LOSING THEIR ARENA AS WELL. BUT BEFORE WE GET INTO THAT, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND IF YOU CAN, WE THOUGHT THAT THE RAPTORS HAD WON BECAUSE THEY WERE CELEBRATING AND THEY HAD WON BY A POINT AND THEN THEY SAID, NO, YOU HAVE TO KEEP PLAYING AND RESHOOT AGAIN. CAN YOU HELP US TO UNDERSTAND WHY THAT HAPPENED BECAUSE IT’S NOT CLEAR TO US.>>WELL, IT WAS ACTUALLY REALLY, REALLY TOUGH TO HEAR IN THE STADIUM AS WELL. SO I THINK WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT ONCE YOU CALL A TIMEOUT AND YOU’RE OUT OF TIMEOUTS IT’S A TECHNICAL FOUL. SO WE GENERALLY GET A SHOT AND THE BALL BACK. THEN THERE WAS ANOTHER MISCOMMUNICATION AND THAT, TO BE HONEST, I’M NOT CLEAR ON BECAUSE WE GOT TWO MORE SHOTS TO THEN BE UP BY FOUR AND I THINK THAT THE TERM THAT THE KIDS USE IS TO “ICE THAT GAME.”>>Natasha: SO WAS THERE A SENSE OF CONCERN THAT THAT COULD HAVE POTENTIALLY BEEN A MOMENT TO LOSE THE GAME OR, NO, LIKE, THE TORONTO RAPTORS HAD IT AT THAT POINT?>>I THINK THAT — I’M SORRY TO CUT YOU OFF — I THINK THAT IT WAS THE POSSESSION BEFORE THAT THAT WAS RISKY WITH THAT TURNOVER. IF STEPH CURRY HAD HIT THAT THREE-POINTER THE OUTCOME OF THE GAME WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. SO I THINK THAT IS WHERE IT WAS FROM. AS OPPOSED TO THE END WHERE IT ELONGATED OUR VICTORY ONCE WE SAW WHAT WAS HAPPENING.>>Natasha: RIGHT. SO IT DIDN’T TAKE AWAY THE CLIMAX OF THAT MOMENT AT ALL? YOU STILL REALLY ENJOYED IT?>>IT DIDN’T. NO ONE KNEW WHAT WAS GOING ON AND WE ARE LIKE, ARE WE GOING TO LOSE THIS. AND YOU COULD SEE SOME PLAYERS HANDS GO UP AND THEY HAD TO PUT IT BACK DOWN SO I THINK THAT IT WAS A SHOCK FOR EVERYBODY IN THAT MOMENT. AND THEN FROM THERE THE CLOCK WOUND DOWN AND THE WARRIORS FANS KIND OF CONCEDED AND FROM THERE THE RAPTORS ARE THE NBA CHAMPIONS.>>Natasha: OKAY. LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT MOMENT. BECAUSE REMEMBER IN GAME FIVE WHICH WAS PLAYED — OR NO THE LAST GAME IN OAKLAND, GAME FOUR, THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF RAPTORS FANS IN THE ORACLE ARENA AND THEN THEY STARTED SINGING “O CANADA” AND THEY WERE CHANTING AND CHEERING. DID THE SAME SORT OF THING HAPPEN THIS TIME AROUND? HOW WERE THE FANS, AT LEAST FOR THE RAPTORS, RESPONDING?>>BIGGER AND BETTER. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. YOU KNOW, THE FANS IN THE ARENA DURING THE GAME WERE DROWNING US OUT QUITE A BIT BECAUSE THEY KNEW HOW IMPORTANT THE GAME WAS. SO I’LL BE HONEST, THAT I WAS SITTING BY MYSELF TODAY AND EVERY TIME I CHEERED THE OPPONENTS WOULD CHEER LOUDER BECAUSE MY VOICE PROJECTS QUITE A BIT. SO FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE I’M ALWAYS THINKING DO I CHEER OR NOT CHEER BECAUSE I DON’T WANT THE FANS TO GET GOING. AND WE WERE JUST CHEERING BACK AND FORTH AND THEY WEREN’T SO HAPPY WITH THE GAME AND THAT IS BECAUSE WE’RE THE NBA CHAMPIONS.>>Natasha: ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, DON’T RUB IT IN. AND TODAY I SPOKE ABOUT SPORTS ETIQUETTE AND YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE A GRACIOUS WINNER. TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW — SINCE YOU WERE SITTING IN A SEA OF WARRIORS FANS, HOW WERE THEY RESPONDING? THEY MUST HAVE BEEN PRETTY HEARTBROKEN?>>FOR SURE, WITHOUT A DOUBT. AND I LET THEM KNOW THAT, HEY, EVEN BEFORE THE GAME I NEVER SAID IT, THEY WERE STILL THE CHAMPIONS UNTIL ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. THEY WERE STILL THE BEST TEAM AND THEY’VE BEEN THERE FIVE TIMES IN A ROW. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. SO YOU CAN’T TAKE AWAY FROM THE DYNASTY TO BE HONEST. AND EVERY TEAM, INCLUDING THE RAPTORS, HAS BEEN BUILT TO BEAT TEAMS LIKE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS SPECIFICALLY. SO, YEAH, IT WAS TOUGH FOR THE FANS AND SOME STAYED TO WATCH THE PRESENTATION BUT SOME WEREN’T ABOUT THAT AT THAT MOMENT.>>Natasha: WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW ACTUALLY?>>I’M IN A SUBWAY STATION JUST TO CHAT WITH YOU GUYS. I’M ON MY WAY HOME.>>Natasha: SO IS THERE ANY SORT OF CELEBRATION HAPPENING IN THE STREETS? OR IS IT QUIET IN OAKLAND?>>SO IT WAS PRETTY FUN ALL THE WAY FROM THE ARENA AND WE CHANTED FOR A LONG TIME AND SOILY MADE OUR WAY TO THE BAR AND CHANTED THERE FOR A BIT AND THEN WALKED TO THE COLISEUM STATION WHERE EVERYBODY WAS CHANTING AND THERE WERE PROBABLY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE STILL SINGING AND CHANTING. BUT, YEAH, IT WAS REALLY, REALLY GOOD UP TO THEN, AN HOUR OR AN HOUR AND CHANGE AFTER THE GAME, EVERYONE WAS STILL FEELING REALLY, REALLY GOOD AND ON THAT HIGH.>>Natasha: SO YOU’VE BEEN SUCH A BIG FAN THAT YOU WENT TO ALL OF THE GAMES IN EACH OF THE CITIES. IS A PART OF YOU FEELING, OH, MAN, NOW WHAT?>>PROBABLY GOING TO FEEL LIKE THAT FOR A DAY OR TWO AND THEN I AM BEHIND ON REGULAR LIFE WHICH IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT. SO, YOU KNOW, ONCE WE GET THAT STRAIGHT I’LL GO BACK AND DEAL WITH WHAT WE NEED TO DO BUT UNTIL THEN I’LL TAKE THIS MOMENTUM AND CHERISH IT FOREVER, TO BE HONEST.>>Natasha: OKAY. HAVE YOU BEEN IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FRIENDS BACK HOME IN TORONTO AND HOW THEY’RE FEELING?>>I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF VIDEOS OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE SQUARE. THE CITY IS CRAZY RIGHT NOW. SO THAT’S REALLY, REALLY GOOD AND I JUST CAN’T BELIEVE IT. AND I WISH I WAS AT HOME SO I COULD EXPERIENCE THAT MYSELF, BUT MONDAY IS WHEN THE PARADE IS AND SO I’LL DEFINITELY BE THERE.>>Natasha: WHEN YOU GET ON THAT FLIGHT TO COME HOME?>>I GET ON THAT FLIGHT SATURDAY NIGHT.>>Natasha: OKAY. IS THERE A WHOLE BUNCH OF TORONTO FOLKS WITH YOU THAT ARE COMING BACK, DO YOU KNOW?>>I DON’T KNOW. BECAUSE OF THE GAME FIVE IT WAS REALLY, REALLY TOUGH TO DEPEND ON PEOPLE AND BOOK AND SO I DID EVERYTHING SOLO. SO HOPEFULLY THERE ARE PEOPLE ON MY FLIGHT AND IF NOT I’LL CELEBRATE ONCE I’M IN CANADA.>>Natasha: WELL, PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY APPRECIATE IT. AND ONE FINAL THING, THE TEAM MEANS SO MUCH TO YOU AND YOU HAVE CLEARLY DEDICATED SO MUCH OF YOUR TIME AND ENERGY AND EFFORT INTO SUPPORTING THEM. WHY IS THAT? WHY DO THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO YOU?>>YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT RIGHT OR WRONG THAT IT HAS A VERY, VERY BIG IMPACT IN NORTH AMERICAN SOCIETY. AND WHEN PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND BELIEVE IN SOMETHING, REGARDLESS WHERE THEY COME FROM AND TO GET THAT CAMARADERIE BEHIND THAT, IT’S REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT. IF YOU WATCHED THE RAPTORS 10 OR 15 YEARS AGO THEY WERE MID-RANGE AT BEST. SO TO SEE THEM GROW, IT’S ALMOST, TO BE HONEST, YOU KNOW, LIKE WATCHING YOUR CHILD GROW UP. AND TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP OR SUCCEED OR GRADUATE OR DO SOMETHING. AND THAT’S HOW I FEEL.>>Natasha: YOU’RE FEELING LIKE A DADDY RAPTOR IS WHAT YOU’RE TELLING ME?>>I DON’T WANT TO SAY THAT BUT, YEAH. [laughter]>>Natasha: OKAY, WE’LL TAKE IT. SAMIR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING TIME AND CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR TEAM’S WIN AND ENJOY YOURSELF AND WE’LL SEE YOU BACK HOME IN TORONTO.>>CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COUNTRY. IT’S EVERYONE’S WIN. SO AMAZING AND I WAS JUST BLESSED TO BE HERE SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.>>Natasha: YOU TOO, SAMIR MAWHANI IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA.>>>WE’LL NOW TURN TO IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS WHO IS OUT IN JURASSIC PARK AND SHE WAS WATCHING THE SCENE THERE AND HERE’S SOME OF THE SHOTS FROM EARLIER IN THE EVENING JUST A SHORT WHILE AGO AND YOU CAN SEE THE THRONGS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING OUT ON THE STREETS AFTER IT WAS OFFICIAL THAT THE TORONTO RAPTORS HAD WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. YOU CAN SEE THAT EUPHORIA ON THE GROUND. BUT WITH THAT MANY PEOPLE PACKED TOGETHER AT NIGHT THERE’S, OF COURSE, CONCERN ABOUT THE SECURITY AND SAFETY. IOANNA HAS SPOKEN TO POLICE AND THEY’RE NOT GOING TO DISBURSE THE CROWDS BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST NEED TO LET THE STEAM OUT AND ENJOY THEMSELVES AND TO BE TOGETHER. BUT SHOULD THE SITUATION GET MORE SERIOUS THEY’LL STEP IN. SO LET’S HAVE A LISTEN TO IOANNA.>>Reporter: THE SCENE AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS PATIO GIVES YOU A PERSPECTIVE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE FLOODED YONGE AND DUNDAS SQUARE. LOOK AT THAT, THE SQUARE IS FULL AND GOING UP SEVERAL BLOCKS AND NORTH OF HERE. YOU CAN’T SEE BUT THE ROADS HAVE ALL BEEN SHUT DOWN. POLICE SHUT THEM DOWN LITERALLY MINUTES AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER. THIS IS WHERE TORONTONIANS GATHER FOR BIG EVENTS AND UP TO A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN UP HERE TONIGHT AND IT’S ALL ABOUT A SHARED EXPERIENCE. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE WITH PEOPLE TO WATCH THE GAME AND NOW TO CELEBRATE THIS HUGE WIN. SO AS YOU CAN SEE THE CROWDS ARE THICK AND THERE ARE PEOPLE HANGING FROM SCAFFOLDING AND SOME DANGEROUS AND RISKY BEHAVIOUR TO BE SURE, AND THE POLICE ARE HANGING BACK FOR MOST PART AND KEEPING A WATCHFUL GAZE FROM A DISTANCE. THEY WANT PEOPLE TO LET OFF STEAM AND CELEBRATE AND THEY’LL MOVE IN THEY SAY ONLY IF THEY HAVE TO. BUT THEY DO SAY THAT IT’S A LONG NIGHT AHEAD AND THIS PARTY WILL BE LASTING WELL INTO THE MORNING.>>Natasha: THAT IS IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS SPEAKING FROM JURASSIC PARK WHERE PEOPLE ARE OUT BY THE THOUSANDS CELEBRATING.>>>FOLKS, WE HAVE MORE BREAKING NEWS ON THIS BREAKS NEWS FOR YOU. DETAILS ABOUT THE PARADE ROUTE. WE KNOW THAT IT WILL BE ON MONDAY JUNE 17th. THAT’S BEEN CONFIRMED. THE PARADE WILL START AT 10:00 a.m. EASTERN TIME AT THE TORONTO EXHIBITION PLACE AND IT WILL RUN ALONG THE LAKESHORE BOULEVARD. SO IF YOU FOLKS ARE IN TORONTO YOU CAN COME DOWN. AND IT’S GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE EVENT AND CERTAINLY CBC NEWS NETWORK WILL DIP INTO THAT AND SHOWING YOU A LOT OF LIVE SHOTS. AND FINALLY THE ENTIRE PARADE WILL END AT THE NATHAN PHILIP SQUARE. NOW I UNDERSTAND THAT IS WHERE OUR NEXT GUEST WILL JOIN US FROM. DAVANTE, ARE YOU THERE?>>YEAH, LET’S GO, RAPTORS! [laughter] YOU SEE THIS RIGHT HERE?>>Natasha: OH, MY GOODNESS.>>THEY ARE GOING CRAZY.>>Natasha: OKAY, FOLKS, SO TO SET THE SCENE FOR PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. YOU CAN SEE THAT TORONTO SIGN IN THE BACKGROUND AND THIS IS NATHAN PHILIP SQUARE OFF OF QUEEN STREET AND THE MAJOR SHOPPING DISTRICT ABOUT A BLOCK OR TWO AWAY FROM TORONTO’S EASTON CENTRE. SO IN THE HEART OF THINGS. AND NORMALLY PEOPLE DON’T GO DIPPING INTO THAT POOL. AND SO TO INTRODUCE OUR NEXT GUEST, DAVANTE IS A TALENTED MUSICIAN IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND A HUGE RAPTORS FAN BUT THEN ALSO SETH CURRY’S COUSIN-IN-LAW AND BEING PULLED IN TWO DIRECTIONS — BEING A FAN OF THE RAPTORS AND A FAN OF HIS COUSIN’S INCREDIBLE SKILLS. SO HOW DO YOU FEEL TONIGHT NOW THAT THE RAPTORS HAVE WON?>>I FEEL AMAZING. HOW DO YOU GUYS — YOU HAVE SEEN IT. HOW ARE YOU GUYS FEELING RIGHT NOW? LET’S GO! THAT’S HOW WE’RE FEELING RIGHT NOW IN DOWNTOWN. WE’RE ON YONGE STREET AND YOU HAVE TO GO TO NATHAN PHILIP SQUARE AND NOW RUNNING THROUGH THE WATER TO THE TORONTO SIGN SO THE CITY RIGHT NOW IS VERY UNIFIED AND EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT TIME.>>Natasha: HAVE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK TO AIESHA, YOUR COUSIN OR STEPH CURRY?>>NO, I’LL GIVE THEM TIME AND I’LL CALL THEM TOMORROW AND SEE HOW HE IS FEELING.>>Natasha: HOW DO YOU THINK THAT STEPH IS FEELING? WE CAN GUESS BUT YOU KNOW HIM WELL AND THE LAST TIME THAT WE SPOKE YOU DESCRIBED YOUR COUSIN AS AN ANGEL. SO HOW DO YOU THINK THAT HE’S DOING RIGHT NOW?>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I CAN’T TELL YOU. I DON’T KNOW. YOU’LL HAVE TO ASK HIM YOURSELF.>>Natasha: OKAY, YOU TELL ME HOW YOU’RE FEELING AND WHEN YOU WERE WATCHING THE GAME AS THE MOMENTUM WAS BUILDING AND IT WAS GOING IN THE DIRECTION OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS WHAT WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR HEAD?>>IT WAS INTENSE. AND I WAS AND I WAS HOPING FOR A GAME SEVEN SO I WAS KIND OF FEARING THAT WOULD HAPPEN BUT WHEN THE RAPTORS PULLED IT OFF IT WAS THE MOST CRAZY ENERGY EVER. I DON’T KNOW, YOU WILL SEE IT ALL AND I KIND OF DOCUMENTED IT AND IT’S CRAZY. AND IT’S JUST INTENSE, PYRE ENERGY, THE ENERGY IS THERE AND I DON’T KNOW HOW TO SAY IT. IT’S CRAZY.>>Natasha: SO YOU’VE BEEN OUT AND THEY WON OVER TWO HOURS AGO AND PEOPLE ARE STILL OUT CELEBRATING. TELL ME WHAT’S GOING ON.>>YOU SEE THIS? THEY’RE RUNNING THROUGH — THIS IS THE WATER THAT PEOPLE ARE NOW IN AND THERE’S FIREWORKS AND THERE’S BEEN FIREWORKS ON YONGE STREET AND PEOPLE, AND RUNNING ON TOP, AND IT’S JUST LIKE — PEOPLE ARE CLIMBING ON TOP OF THE DOME IN THE SQUARE AND EVERYONE IS FEELING GOOD. IT’S NOT CHAOTIC IN A BAD WAY BUT JUST FUN LOVE, AND PURE LOVE AND JOY. [indiscernible] YEAH, YEAH.>>Natasha: YOU ARE SO GIDDY AND I’M AFRAID THAT YOUR PHONE WILL BUST BECAUSE OF THE SHOUTING AND THE NOISE. OKAY –>>IT’S CRAZY OUT HERE.>>Natasha: WHAT IS YOUR PLAN — WHAT IS GOING ON? MORE PEOPLE.>>THEY HAVE THE WE THE NORTH IN THE WATER. IT’S CRAZY.>>Natasha: IS IT WARM ENOUGH TO BE DIPPING INTO THAT WATER?>>IT DOESN’T MATTER. IT’S RAPTORS TERRITORY, THE JUNGLE AND IT’S A RAINFOREST. [laughter]>>Natasha: OKAY. YOU ARE BURSTING WITH LOVE FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS. WHY DO YOU LOVE THEM SO MUCH?>>WELL, IT’S MORE ABOUT THE CITY. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CITY. PEOPLE CAN BE WHO THEY WANT TO BE AND WE KNOW THEY DIDN’T BELIEVE IN US AND WE’RE NOW THE CHAMPIONS AND THAT IS LIKE WHAT WE’RE ALL FEELING. IT’S ALL A GREAT ENERGY AND EVERYONE IS ACCOMPLISHING THEIR GOALS AND FOR A CITY, LOOK AT THIS, IT’S LIKE THE BEST. BUT, YEAH…>>Natasha: SO IT’S A GOOD PERSPECTIVE TO HAVE. SO TELL ME, DO YOU THINK THERE’S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT BASKETBALL? YOU KNOW, WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE A HOCKEY LOVING COUNTRY AND PEOPLE LOVE SOCCER AND PEOPLE LOVE THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS. OH, MY GOODNESS. I FEEL LIKE DEVONTEE IS NOT LISTENING TO ME.>>I AM LISTENING.>>Natasha: ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU’RE LISTENING? OKAY.>>IT’S CRAZY.>>Natasha: TRUE ENOUGH, YOU’RE MULTITASKING. SO TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK THAT IT IS ABOUT — IF IT’S ABOUT TORONTO, THEN WHY NOT THE SOCCER TEAM OR WHY NOT THE BASEBALL TEAM? WHAT IS IT ABOUT BASKETBALL THAT HAS GOTTEN THE CITY SO EXCITED AND SO UNITED?>>WE WON. WE’RE THE CHAMPIONS. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN HISTORY. NEVER BEEN BEFORE. AND THE FIRST TIME. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT WE COULD EVER SAY THAT WE DID IT AND WE’RE ALIVE. WE’RE HERE TO WITNESS IT. THAT’S THE CRAZY THING THAT I FEEL ABOUT THE MOMENT. SO WE’RE JUST ENJOYING THE MOMENT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IT MIGHT NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN. I’VE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME.>>Natasha: SO WHAT IS THE PLAN FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT, DEVONTEE?>>AT THIS MOMENT I’M GOING TO WALK AROUND HERE AND SEE WHAT IS GOING ON AND GO UNTIL THE SUN COMES UP.>>Natasha: YOU’RE NOT GOING IN THAT WATER, RIGHT?>>FOR SURE, I’M DEFINITELY NOT. I’M NOT GOING IN THE WATER.>>Natasha: ROGER THAT. SO, ALL RIGHT, I KNOW THAT YOU WANT TO SAVOUR THIS MOMENT BUT YOU’RE IN A UNIQUE SITUATION OF BEING PULLED BETWEEN THE TWO TEAMS. WHEN YOU DO SPEAK TO AYESHA AND STEPH, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY?>>I DON’T KNOW. I LOVE YOU GUYS AND CAN I COME OUT THERE?>>Natasha: WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT THEY’RE GOING TO SAY?>>THEY’RE GOING TO SAY THAT IS JUST A JOKE TO BREAK THE ICE.>>Natasha: WELL, YOU KNOW, THE WARRIORS AND THEY PLAYED WITH A LOT OF GRACE.>>OH, COME ON. GIVE IT UP FOR THE WARRIORS. THEY DEFINITELY SHOWED A TRUE WARRIOR HEART AND WITH ALL OF THE INJURIES AND ALL OF THEM. YOU KNOW, THEY ALL STEPPED UP AND IT WAS A CLOSE GAME. TWO OR ONE POINT? IT WAS RIDICULOUS.>>Natasha: SO YOU DIDN’T LOSE ANY FAITH AFTER THE RAPTORS LOST THE LAST GAME?>>I WANTED A GAME SEVEN AND GO TO A GAME SEVEN. THAT WAS THE ONLY OPPORTUNITY. BUT I’M STILL HAPPY. THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE GO HAVING A GOOD TIME. IT’S SELFISH ON MY PART. BUT WHAT DID YOU DO?>>Natasha: YOU’RE NOT ALONE — YOU’RE NOT ALONE, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANTED THIS TO GO TO A GAME SEVEN BECAUSE IT WILL BE BACK IN TORONTO AND THEN WE CAN BE CLOSER TO THE ACTION BUT AT THE SAME TIME I’M HEARING A LOT OF FOLKS, INCLUDING YOURSELF, SAYING THAT WE’LL TAKE THE WIN NO MATTER WHEN IT COMES. SO CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.>>TAKING THAT W. LET’S GO, RAPTORS! RAPTOR FOOT. RAPTOR FOOT.>>Natasha: BYE DEVONTEE. MUCH LOVE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. HAVE A GREAT TIME AND STAY SAFE OUT THERE.>>GO CHECK IT OUT.>>Natasha: THAT IS MUSICIAN TORONTO RAPTORS FAN AYYSHA CURRY’S COUSIN AND STEPH CURRY’S COUSIN-IN-LAW VERY JOYFUL DEVONTEE AT NATHAN PHILIP SQUARE THAT WILL BE THE FINISHING POINT FOR THE PARADE FOR THE RAPTORS BASED ON THEIR SUCCESS. NOW, KATIE, REMIND WE WE’RE GOING TO GREG ROSS, RIGHT? OKAY. SO OUR FRIEND, OUR COLLEAGUE, GREG ROSS IS DOING INCREDIBLE WORK DURING THIS FINAL SERIES OF THE NBA GOING BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH. HE IS BACK IN OAKLAND RIGHT NOW AND HE WAS INSIDE OF THE ARENA AND HE GAVE US A TOUR OF THE ORACLE AND THE LAST TOUR THAT ANYONE WILL GET AND HE’S INSIDE OF THE STADIUM. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT HE’S BEEN UP TO.>>Reporter: YOU THINK THEY USED A LOT OF CHAMPAGNE IN THESE CELEBRATIONS? TAKE A LOOK AT THIS FLOOR. FOLLOW ME, FOLLOW ME. HOW ARE YOU FEELING?>>I’M A CHAMP NOW, MAN.>>Reporter: THAT WAS INCREDIBLE. YOU GUYS DID IT.>>I FEEL LIKE A CHAMP. THAT’S WHAT IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE.>>Reporter: THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING RIGHT NOW ON THE STREETS OF TORONTO WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE PEOPLE?>>FOR EVERYBODY WHO SUPPORTED US DURING THE SEASON, ALL OF THE FANS FROM TORONTO, THIS IS FOR YOU. YOU DESERVE IT. LET’S GO!>>SO MUCH GOING ON AND I’M REALLY ENJOYING THIS ONE. IT’S SPECIAL FOR SURE.>>Reporter: THE FANS FROM TORONTO THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWING UP?>>THEY’VE BEEN GREAT AND AMAZING AND WE DID THIS NOT JUST FOR US BUT FOR THE 36 MILLION THAT ARE WATCHING US BACK HOME.>>Reporter: THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO SHUT DOWN THE STREETS IN TORONTO RIGHT NOW AND CELEBRATING YOUR VICTORY. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THOSE FANS?>>WE CAN’T WAIT TO GET HOME. WE WILL CELEBRATE WITH THEM.>>Natasha: YOU NOTICE HOW MUCH WATER RESISTANT GEAR THAT THESE GUYS WERE WEARING AND HE HAD A RAIN JACKET AND GOGGLES ON AND THE WALLS WERE COVERED WITH TARP SO THEY DIDN’T GET WET FROM THE CHAMPAGNE. A HUGE, HUGE CELEBRATION IN THE TORONTO RAPTORS LOCKER ROOM BROUGHT TO US BY OUR COLLEAGUE GREG ROSS WHO HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE GAME SINCE THE BEGINNING. AFTER THAT MOMENT IN THE LOCKER ROOM WE HEARD FROM THE CRITICAL PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE SUCCESS OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS. WE HEARD FROM THEIR HEAD COACH NICK NURSE ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH OVER THE SEASON AND THEN WE HEARD FROM THE NBA’S M.V.P. KAWHI LEONARD. LET’S HAVE A LISTEN TO THEM BOTH.>>A LOT OF BOTTLES OF CHAMPAGNE IN THERE.>>THE FIRST QUESTION IN THE MIDDLE ON THE FLOOR.>>Question: CONGRATULATIONS. THERE WAS SO MUCH THAT HAPPENED BETWEEN LAST YEAR’S OFF-SEASON AND WHERE YOU’RE SITTING RIGHT NOW AT THIS PODIUM. CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE GONE THROUGH THAT AND BEING FIRST YEAR HEAD COACH AND GETTING KAWHI LEONARD AND CULMINATING IN THE CITY’S FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TORONTO.>>YEAH, I MEAN, IT WAS A HECK OF A 12 MONTHS. AND, I DON’T KNOW, I JUST TRY TO TAKE THINGS AS THEY COME. I DIDN’T LOOK TOO FAR AHEAD. OBVIOUSLY, WHEN WE MADE SOME ADDITIONS TO THE TEAM, YOU KNOW, WE THOUGHT THAT WE COULD BE GOOD AND WE HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE HEALTH STATUS WAS AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND, AGAIN, YOU JUST GOTTA GO AND TAKE THE GUYS THAT YOU GOT AND GO AND PLAY AND MANAGE IT THE BEST THAT YOU CAN AND THEN LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BEAT THEM. AND IT WAS A GREAT GROUP THOUGH AND THEY REALLY PLAYED TOGETHER AND I THOUGHT THEY REALLY FOUGHT HARD AND THEY WERE TOUGH-MINDED AND THEY DIDN’T SEEM LIKE THIS WAS WEARING ON THEM AT ALL, TWO MONTHS OF PLAYOFF BASKETBALL AND THEY NEVER SEEMED TIRED TO ME MENTALLY. AND THEY KEPT WANTING FILM SESSIONS AND KEPT WANTING TO WALK THROUGH THINGS AND TO LEARN AND IMPROVE. THAT WAS A BIG KEY BECAUSE WE HAD TO DO THAT IN THE PLAYOFF RUN BECAUSE WE HADN’T REALLY HAD THAT MUCH TIME TOGETHER.>>Question: EVERY EASTERN CONFERENCE TEAM THAT BEGAN THE SEASON ASPIRING TO GET TO THE FINALS KNEW THAT THERE WAS A GOOD CHANCE THAT THEY WOULD RUN INTO THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS. HOW MUCH DOES IT ADD TO WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THAT YOU BEAT A TEAM THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST IN THE HISTORY?>>WELL, I MEAN, FIRST OF ALL YOU’RE RIGHT. I THINK THAT YOU THOUGHT TO GET THROUGH THE EAST AND THE CHANCES WERE THAT YOU’D BE PLAYING GOLDEN STATE. I MEAN, I PROBABLY STAYED UP LATE AND WATCHED GOLDEN STATE MORE THAN ANYBODY JUST FOR THE HECK OF IT, RIGHT, JUST TO SEE WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND ALL OF THAT KIND OF STUFF. YEAH, I DON’T KNOW, IT MEANS A LOT FOR OUR CITY AND THE COUNTRY AND FOR THESE PLAYERS, THE STAFF, YOU KNOW, INCREDIBLE GROUP OF PEOPLE. MY ASSISTANT COACH AND THE SUPPORT STAFF. AND I DON’T KNOW IF IT WOULD HAVE MEANT ANYMORE OR ANY LESS, TO BE HONEST AND YOU GET THE WIN AND YOU’RE JUST HAPPY THAT YOU GOT IT AND YOU CELEBRATE THAT FACT.>>Question: THE ATTRITION IN THEIR TEAM AND THE INJURIES AND THEY WERE STILL IN IT AND DOES IT ADD TO THE RESPECT THAT PEOPLE IN THE LEAGUE WOULD HAVE FOR A TEAM LIKE THAT?>>100%. THAT WAS HARD ON THEM, RIGHT? I THINK THEY HAD A ROUGH YEAR INJURY-WISE. AND THEY KEPT, YOU KNOW, THEY KEPT PLAYING AND GOT THROUGH PLAYOFF ROUNDS AND GUYS IN AND OUT AND, OBVIOUSLY, A LOT OF THINGS. A LOT OF BAD BREAKS IN THE FINALS, TO BE HONEST. AND, YOU KNOW, LIKE US THEY KEPT ON PLAYING, YOU KNOW. WE JUST HAD TO KEEP ON PLAYING NO MATTER WHO WAS OUT THERE AND I THINK THAT THEY WERE SUPER INTENSE HIGH LEVEL GAMES AND BOTH TEAMS DESPERATELY TRYING TO WIN. AND I HAVE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESPECT FOR THE COACH AND HIS STAFF AND THEIR PLAYERS FOR SURE.>>TIM, LAST ROW IN THE BACK.>>Question: TIM REYNOLDS WITH THE A.P., CONGRATULATIONS, OF COURSE. I KNOW THAT YOU ARE ON YOUR LAST FAVOURITE TOPIC SO I’LL PROBABLY REGRET ASKING THIS QUESTION, BUT WHAT DOES THIS STORY SAY FOR THE GUY WHO PLAYED MID-MAJOR AND GO TO BRITAIN AND WIN TITLES IN G LEAGUE BEFORE HE GOT A PHONE CALL TO TALK ABOUT OFFENSE AND THE STORY THAT YOU WERE TELLING EARLIER, YESTERDAY OR TODAY OR SOMETHING, THEY ALL BLEND IN NOW. WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT YOUR STORY IS GOING TO MEAN TO THE COACH WHO DOESN’T THINK THAT HE’S GOING TO EVER GET THE SHOT?>>WELL, I WOULD HOPE THAT IT INSPIRES SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE IN THOSE SITUATIONS TO KEEP WORKING. YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS SAY THAT ALL OF THOSE JOBS MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AT THE TIME. AND IN 1996, I WENT IN WITH RIO GRANDE VALLEY WHATEVER YEAR THAT WAS AND THOSE GAMES AND JOBS MEANT THE WORLD TO ME AND I LOVED ALL OF THOSE JOBS. I THINK THAT YOU CAN’T DO VERY GOOD WORK IF YOU DON’T LOVE WHAT YOU’RE DOING. AND I JUST — I DON’T KNOW, I NEVER REALLY GOT DISCOURAGED AND I DIDN’T CARE AT THE LEVEL THAT I WAS COACHING AT AND I WAS JUST TRYING TO LEARN AND GET BETTER. THAT’S IT.>>COACH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.>>FIRST QUESTION TOWARDS THE BACK.>>Question: KAWHI, PAUL ATOUNIS, CONGRATULATIONS. I’M JUST WONDERING, WHEN YOU FIRST GOT TRADED TO TORONTO WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND? WAS IT ONE OF YOUR PREFERRED DESTINATIONS? AND, HOW DID YOUR FEELINGS EVOLVE OR CHANGE DURING THIS RUN? AND HOW DO YOU FEEL NOW?>>I MEAN, WE ALL KNOW WHERE MY DESTINATIONS WERE. BUT, OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID WHEN I WAS THERE ON MY OPENING DAY MEETING THAT, YOU KNOW, I WAS FOCUSED ON THE NOW. AND, YOU KNOW, I WANTED TO MAKE HISTORY HERE. AND THAT’S ALL I DID. I AM STILL PLAYING BASKETBALL NO MATTER WHAT JERSEY I HAVE ON. AND THE GUYS HERE, YOU KNOW, AND MAKING THE ROUNDS IN THE PLAYOFFS BEFORE I CAME. SO I KNOW THAT THEY WERE A TALENTED TEAM AND I JUST CAME IN WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET, LET’S GO OUT AND WIN BALLGAMES. AND THE DAY THAT I GOT TRADED AND I TOLD HIM TO GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING SPECIAL. I KNOW THAT YOUR BEST FRIEND LEFT AND I KNOW THAT YOU’RE MAD BUT LET’S MAKE THIS THING WORK OUT. AND WE ARE HERE TODAY.>>MARK HERE IN THE THIRD ROW.>>Question: KAWHI, MARK SCHWARTZ, ESPN. I’M WONDERING WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR MIND WHEN STEPH CURRY HAD THAT LOOK AND WHETHER YOU THOUGHT THAT THE GAME COULD BE IN THEIR HANDS AT THAT MOMENT? AND ALSO YOUR THOUGHTS WHEN CLAY THOMPSON WENT DOWN WITH THAT INJURY?>>WELL, FIRST, I’LL START WITH CLAY, YOU KNOW, I HOPE THAT HE’S OKAY, I NEVER WANT TO SEE, YOU KNOW, A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE GO OUT LIKE THAT AND I HOPE THAT HE’S ABLE TO RECOVER FROM IT OR NOTHING SERIOUS. AND I JUST, YOU KNOW, WHEN HE WENT DOWN I JUST THOUGHT ABOUT HIM AND I DIDN’T CARE ABOUT THE GAME THAT MUCH. AND, YOU KNOW, ONCE HE LEFT WE GOT TO FLIP OUR MINDSET BACK TO TRYING TO BEAT THE WARRIORS. SO THAT’S WHAT I DID. AND WITH THE SHOT WITH STEPH, IT DIDN’T LOOK LIKE IT WAS A GOOD SHOT. I MEAN HE HITS THOSE SHOTS BUT I WASN’T TOO WORRIED ABOUT IT AT THAT MOMENT. OBVIOUSLY HE CAN MAKE THAT. HE MADE IT MILLIONS OF TIMES. BUT I WAS JUST FOCUSED ON THE REBOUND. YOU KNOW, I HAVE BEEN IN SITUATIONS LIKE THAT IN A FINALS THAT I LOST BY TWO OR THREE POINTS. AND WE LOST THAT GAME BECAUSE OF REBOUNDS. YOU KNOW, I FORGOT WHO SHOT THE BALL, I MEAN, YOU’VE GOT TO GO FOR IT. AND IT WAS THE LAST TWO POSSESSIONS FOR MIAMI AND THEY HAD FOUR CHANCES OUT OF THE BASKET OUT OF TWO POSSESSIONS AND THAT WAS MY FOCUS. I WAS TRYING TO GET THE REBOUND. ONCE HE MISSED THE BALL I TRIED TO KEEP TIPPING IT SO THAT SOME MORE TIME COULD RUN OUT. THEN I GRABBED IT RIGHT AWAY SO THEY COULD FOUL ME. AND WITH .09 SE SECONDS AND CALLED A TIMEOUT AND WENT FROM THERE.>>IN THE BACK.>>Question: STRAIGHT AHEAD. HI. YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ROLLER COASTER OF A COUPLE YEARS AND NOW YOU’RE SITTING WITH THE M.V.P. TROPHY NEXT TO YOU AGAIN. AND I’M CURIOUS HOW THESE COUPLE YEARS HAS CHANGED YOU AS A MAN AND CHANGED THE WAY THAT YOU LOOK AT FAITH AND YOUR PRIORITIES IN LIFE?>>WELL, JUST LAST YEAR, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DOUBTING ME. YOU KNOW, THOUGHT THAT I WAS EITHER FAKING AN INJURY OR DIDN’T WANT TO PLAY FOR A TEAM. THAT WAS DISAPPOINTING TO ME THAT WAS OUT IN THE MEDIA BECAUSE I LOVE THE GAME OF BASKETBALL. LIKE I ALWAYS SAY, IF WE’RE NOT PLAYING THIS GAME, IF WE’RE HURT, I MEAN, YOU’RE DOWN. SO ME JUST, YOU KNOW, GOING THROUGH THAT AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST KNEW THAT I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF HAPPY AND NO ONE ELSE AND I HAVE TO TRUST MYSELF. AND IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT ANYBODY HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME, I KNOW WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND I KNOW HOW I FEEL. AND ALWAYS JUST TRUST YOURSELF. THAT WAS MY GOAL AND MY FOCUS. AND, YOU KNOW, THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I TAKE ON THE FLOOR AND I DON’T CARE ABOUT WHAT MEDIA HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME OR IF THEY WANT KNEE SCORE OR WHATEVER, 30 POINTS, BECAUSE I DID THE GAME BEFORE AND I’M GOING TO COME OUT AND PLAY IT RIGHT AWAY AND I’M NOT TRYING TO MAKE HEADLINES. AND THAT IS JUST THINGS THAT I LEARNED THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY OF BEING IN THE NBA. SO, I MEAN, THAT’S HOW I KEEP GROWING UP AS A MAN AND THAT’S WHY I SAY THAT I JUST THINK ABOUT MY PAST LIFE AND TRY TO LEARN FROM SITUATIONS AND TO BE WISE AND LEARN.>>LAST TWO QUESTIONS, STANDING ON THE LEFT SIDE.>>Question: THE “LOS ANGELES TIMES.” ON THOSE LINES YOU SAID THAT I JUST WANT TO PLAY BASKETBALL. I’M CURIOUS WHAT IT WAS LIKE EMOTIONALLY TO HEAR THAT FINAL HORN TO KNOW THAT A YEAR AFTER YOU HAD BASKETBALL TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO BE ON STAGE WITH AN M.V.P. TROPHY AND TO BE IN THE LOCKER ROOM. WHAT DID THAT MEAN TO YOU?>>IT MEANT A LOT. LIKE I SAID, LAST SUMMER WAS TOUGH. I WAS STILL REHABBING. AND, YOU KNOW, JUST TRUSTING THE PROCESS REALLY WITH MYSELF AND TOLD MYSELF THAT I’LL BE BACK. I WASN’T GOING TO COME BACK UNTIL I COULD BE THE PLAYER THEY AM TODAY. I WANTED TO COME BACK IN THE SAME SHAPE AND FORM WITHOUT COMING OUT AND PLAYING FIVE GAMES AND THEN REINJURING SOMETHING. I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE SEASON. OR WHAT I DID THIS YEAR AND I WASN’T ABLE TO PLAY 82. BUT, YOU KNOW, I’M HAPPY THAT I GOT TO THE 60 GAMES. BUT JUST TO WIN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP IS JUST SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR ME BECAUSE YOU KNOW HOW THE LAST YEAR EVERYBODY WAS LOOKING AT ME AND I STAYED TRUE TO MYSELF AND I HAD A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND ONCE I GOT HERE TO TORONTO THEY UNDERSTOOD EVERYTHING AND KEPT MOVING FROM THERE.>>LAST QUESTION STANDING IN THE BACK.>>Question: MARTIN JOHNSON, AND YOU HAVE KNOWN THAT THEY’RE KNOWN FOR THEIR DEFENCE. HOW SPECIAL WAS IT TO RECEIVE THE M.V.P. AWARD FROM BILL RUSSELL?>>IT WAS VERY SPECIAL. OBVIOUSLY, I DIDN’T COME OUT IN THIS SERIES TRYING TO WIN IT. IT WAS A WHOLE GROUP COLLECTIVELY TONIGHT THAT PLAYED AMAZING IN THAT. AND KYLE PLAYED AMAZING TONIGHT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE GAME AND PASCAL PLAYED BIG. AND I JUST KEPT STRIVING AND, YOU KNOW, PUSHING AND, YOU KNOW, I ENDED UP WITH THE TROPHY, BUT EVERYBODY DESERVES IT.>>THANK YOU, KAWHI.>>Natasha: OKAY, SO WE WERE JUST BRINGING YOU THE PRESS CONFERENCE THAT FEATURED THE HEAD COACH OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS NICK NURSE. AND, OF COURSE, THEIR STAR PLAYER AND THEIR M.V.P. CAY KAW. KAWHI LEONARD AND SO INTERESTING TO SEE HOW RELAXED AND GENTEEL THOSE TWO MEN ARE WHEN MOST FANS ARE GOING CRAZY RIGHT NOW, SCREAMING AND HOLLERING AND CELEBRATING IN TORONTO AND IN OAKLAND AND REALLY RIGHT ACROSS COUNTRY AND AROUND THE WORLD WHEREVER THEY ENJOY THE TORONTO RAPTORS THEY’RE ENJOYING A GOOD TIME RIGHT NOW. IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY THE HECK WAS KAWHI WEARING THAT SET OF GOGGLES ON HIS HEAD? JUST MOMENTS BEFORE THE PRESS CONFERENCE THEY WERE POPPING BUBBLY AND CHAMPAGNE IN THE LOCKER ROOM AND, IN FACT, IT WAS SO MUCH THAT SOME OF THE GUY HIS TO WEAR RAIN COATS AND COVER THEIR EYES AND EVEN HAD PLASTIC TO COVER THE WALLS. THEY’RE HAVING A GOOD TIME TONIGHT IN OAKLAND. OKAY, SO WE’RE ALSO HAVING A GOOD TIME IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO WHERE LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE OUT THERE CELEBRATING THEIR TEAM AND LET’S GO TO OUR NEXT GUEST WHO FLEW ALL THE WAY FROM BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, TO BE IN TORONTO. SHE USED TO LIVE HERE. EMILY CANDORA.>>HI. CLOSE ENOUGH, CLOSE ENOUGH.>>Natasha: HOW DO I SAY YOUR LAST NAME?>>TONDEUR.>>Natasha: THAT WASN’T EVEN CLOSE. THANK YOU AND MERCI BEAUCOUP TO BE HERE THIS EVENING. WHY ARE YOU IN TORONTO? ARE YOU VISITING FRIENDS?>>YES, I’M VISITING FRIENDS AND I’M SO STOKED TO BE HERE AT THE EXACT RIGHT TIME. THIS IS EVEN MORE EXCITING THAN NEW YEAR’S EVE AND MY BIRTHDAY ALL COMBINED.>>Natasha: OKAY, WERE YOU A TORONTO RAPTORS FAN BEFORE COMING TO TORONTO THIS TIME AROUND?>>YEAH, LIKE WHEN I LIVED HERE I WENT DOWN TO JURASSIC PARK AS WELL. IT WASN’T AS EXCITING. BUT IT WAS STILL FUN. AND BEING IN BELGIUM IT’S VERY HARD TO FOLLOW THE GAMES BECAUSE OF THE TIME DIFFERENCE. SO I’M SO HAPPY THAT I WAS ABLE TO CATCH A COUPLE OF THE GAMES AT THE RIGHT TIME ZONE. IT WAS JUST VERY FUN.>>Natasha: SO WHERE WERE YOU DURING THE GAME TONIGHT? WHERE WERE YOU WATCHING AND WHAT WAS THAT ATMOSPHERE LIKE?>>I WAS AT JURASSIC PARK AND IT WAS JUST INSANE. IT WAS TO THE A MAYHEM AND I GOT A LITERAL CHAMPAGNE SHOWER BY CHAMPAGNE, AND JUST GRATEFUL TO BE THERE. AND IT WAS A DREAM COMING TRUE TO ME.>>Natasha: OKAY. DID YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE A SET OF GOOGLES TO PROTECT YOU?>>NO, NO, I WAS FINE WITH WHATEVER WAS GOING ON AND I WAS JUST SOAKING IT ALL IN AND THE ATMOSPHERE WAS AMAZING AND IT WAS SUPER FUN.>>Natasha: SO WERE YOUR FRIENDS THAT YOU WERE VISITING WITH YOU?>>YEAH. MY BUDDY MIKE OVER HERE WHO GOT THE TROPHY READY — AND I HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS AND I’M SO GLAD THAT I WAS ABLE TO EXPERIENCE THIS WITH HIM.>>Natasha: DOES MIKE WANT TO TALK TO US? DO YOU WANT TO PULL MIKE IN?>>MIKE.>>WOO!>>Natasha: EMILIE IS NOW HANDING HER EARPIECE. THIS IS NATASHA FATAH, HOW ARE YOU THIS EVENING?>>GOOD, AWESOME.>>Natasha: I CAN TELL. MIKE TELL ME ABOUT THIS TROPHY THAT YOU MADE. WHO IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE FOR? LIKE, HOLD THAT UP FOR US.>>YEAH, THIS IS THE TROPHY AND I SEE CREATIVE SIGNS IN JURASSIC PARK AND IF THE RAPTORS MAKE THE FINAL I’M MAKING THIS TROPHY FOR SURE AND I ENDED UP DOING IT. SO, YEAH, I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.>>Natasha: WHY ARE YOU SO EXCITED? WHAT IS THIS VICTORY MEAN TO YOU?>>MAN, I HAVE BEEN A FAN SINCE I WAS 10, RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE VINCE CARTER ERA AND I HONESTLY NEVER THOUGHT THAT I’D SEE THIS DAY HAPPEN AND I’M SUCH A BIG RAPTORS FAN AND IT’S A BIG PART OF MY LIFE WITH SPORTS AND I MET A LOT OF MY FRIENDS THROUGH SPORTS. SO THE FACT THAT THE RAPTORS DID THIS, I NEVER, EVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THIS DAY WOULD HAVE COME AND IT’S ALL SURREAL TO ME RIGHT NOW.>>Natasha: SO WHY GO DOWN TO JURASSIC PARK? PEOPLE ASK AROUND THE COUNTRY, MAN, IT LOOKS CROWDED IN THERE AND IT’S GROSS AND SWEATY AND ALL OF THESE WEIRDOES ARE DOWN THERE. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO BE THERE AND NOT IN YOUR HOME WHERE IT’S COMFORTABLE?>>IT’S ACTUALLY NOT THAT BAD. LIKE ON TV IT LOOKS REALLY CRASS AND EVERYTHING BUT YOU HAVE A LOT OF SPACE. AND FOR ME I THINK THAT IT’S JUST AMAZING AND YOU’RE SURROUNDED WITH PEOPLE THAT ARE JUST AS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE RAPTORS AS YOU ARE. SO IT KIND OF FEELS THAT I’M WATCHING THE GAME WITH LIKE A THOUSAND OTHER MES AND IT’S JUST INCREDIBLE THAT THERE’S A HUGE DUNK BY THE RAPTORS AND EVERYONE HAS THE SAME CALL. AND IF EVERYONE HAS A BAD CALL AND THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME REACTION AND IT’S CONTAGIOUS, THE FEELING THAT YOU GET WHEN YOU’RE IN JURASSIC PARK. AND THAT’S WHY I COME. WE ALL, YOU KNOW, YOU DON’T GO TO JURASSIC PARK AND WAIT EIGHT HOURS IN HOURS IN LINE IF YOU’RE NOT A TRUE FAN. AND MOST OF THE PASSIONATE FANS ARE IN JURASSIC PARK.>>Natasha: ARE YOU ABLE TO SHARE THE EARPIECES?>>WE CAN TRY.>>Natasha: GIVE IT A SHOT BECAUSE YOU GUYS WENT DOWN THERE TOGETHER AND YOU WATCHED THE GAME TOGETHER. CAN YOU BOTH HEAR ME?>>YEP.>>Natasha: TERRIFIC. OKAY, SO, GUYS, WHERE DO YOU GO NOW? SO YOU WERE IN LIKE THE BEST POSSIBLE SPOT. I MEAN, IF YOU HAPPENED TO BE IN TORONTO AND NOT OAKLAND, IT’S CLOSE ENOUGH THAT YOU’RE GETTING A TASTE OF DRAKE’S CHAMPAGNE BEING POURED ON YOU, ODDLY THAT’S A GREAT THING I SUPPOSE. SO WHERE DO YOU GO NEXT? WHERE WILL THE NIGHT GO FROM HERE?>>WELL, WE’LL SEE. WE’RE JUST ROAMING THE CITY AND WE WALKED ALL THE WAY UP YONGE STREET WHICH WAS INTENSE. LIKE ALL OF THE CARS ARE JUST HONKING AND EVERYONE IS JUST IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET AND NO ONE CARES. SO NOW WE’RE JUST FINDING OTHER CRAZY SPOTS WITH LOTS OF NOISE AND EXCITEMENT.>>TAKING IT ALL IN WHEREVER WE CAN.>>Natasha: EMILIE COMPARE THIS FOR ME, BECAUSE YOU SAY THAT YOU DON’T GET TO WATCH MANY BASKETBALL GAMES IN BELGIUM AND I CAN HEAR ALL OF THE CARS HONKING ON THE STREET. AND HAVE YOU SEEN CAMARADERIE LIKE THIS FOR A SOCCER MATCH OR SEEN THIS MANY PEOPLE GET OUT IN THE STREETS? DO A COMPARE AND CONTRAST. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE AND WHAT IS THE SIMILARITY?>>SO, YEAH, ON THE LAST WORLD CUP WE’RE DOING VERY WELL AND I WATCHED THE GAME LIKE ON THE SQUARE AND SOCCER IS THE ONLY THING THAT BELGIANS BRING THEM TOGETHER. AND THAT’S WHY I LOVE SPORTS IN CANADA SO MUCH MORE. BUT EVEN THEN, EVEN WHEN WE WON GAMES EVERYONE WAS JUST EXCITED BUT WE’D JUST GO HOME AFTER. WE’RE NOT SUCH BIG CELEBRATORS. SO THIS IS LIKE WORLD CUP — THIS IS WAY MORE FUN.>>Natasha: SORRY, I MISSED THE LAST THING THAT YOU SAID. SAY THAT AGAIN?>>SO, YEAH, JUST SOCCER IN BELGIUM COMPARED TO THIS IS THIS IS 10 TIMES MORE EXCITING.>>Natasha: REALLY? OKAY, SO WHEN YOU GO BACK HOME DO YOU LIVE IN BRUSSELS?>>CLOSE TO, YEAH.>>Natasha: OKAY, SO WHEN YOU GO BACK HOW — FOR SOMEONE WHO IS NOT INTERESTED IN BASKETBALL AND MAYBE DOESN’T NECESSARILY PAY ATTENTION TO NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THIS EXPERIENCE TO THEM. WHAT WILL YOU TELL THEM?>>THEY’VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN FROM US HERE IN TORONTO. THAT’S FOR SURE. YEAH, I MEAN, I’VE GOT A LOT OF FRIENDS THAT ACTUALLY DO FOLLOW THE BASKETBALL AND HAVE BEEN TEXTING ME. LIKE MY BROTHER. I’M SORRY TO MENTION THIS BUT HE WAS ACTUALLY SUPPORTING FOR THE OTHER TEAM.>>BOO!>>SO I AM SO GLAD THAT WE GOT THIS ONE AND THAT I CAN FINALLY TELL HIM RIGHT AND THAT TORONTO IS WAY BETTER. BUT, YEAH, LIKE PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY INTO SPORTS THEY ACTUALLY PREFER TO WATCH THE GAMES FROM ACROSS THE OCEAN AND INSTEAD OF THE BELGIUM ONES. BECAUSE LET’S BE CLEAR, CYCLING IS NOT SO EXCITING TO US.>>Natasha: OKAY. BUT, WAIT, WHY DID YOUR BROTHER SUPPORT THE WARRIORS?>>I DON’T KNOW, I SHOULD ASK HIM. HE DEFINITELY CHOSE THE WRONG TEAM.>>Natasha: JUST TO BUG YOU?>>MAYBE. THAT SOUNDS LIKE MY BROTHER, TO BE HONEST.>>Natasha: WELL, YOU GET THE LAST LAUGH, DON’T YOU?>>OH, YEAH, DEFINITELY. AND WHEN I GET BACK TO BELGIUM I WILL HAVE THAT LAST LAUGH IN HIS FACE.>>Natasha: OKAY. ALL RIGHT. SO, GUYS ARE YOU BOTH IN TOWN ON MONDAY FOR THE PARADE?>>YEAH. YES.>>Natasha: ARE YOU GOING TO GO TO THE PARADE?>>DEFINITELY.>>NO QUESTION.>>Natasha: SO, MIKE, WHAT WILL DO YOU WITH THE TROPHY THEN? IS SOMEONE GOING TO BE THE RECIPIENT OF THIS MAGNIFICENT AWARD THAT YOU HAVE CREATED?>>IF ONE OF THE PLAYERS WANTS TO TAKE THIS, I’LL GLADLY GIVE IT TO THEM.>>Natasha: ARE YOU GOING TO TRY TO GET UPCLOSE AND PERSONAL AND YOU GOT CLOSE TO DRAKE AND MAYBE YOU’LL GET CLOSE TO KAWHI.>>I’LL WAVE IT IN FRONT OF THEM AND IF THEY GRAB IT, GO AHEAD AND THEY DESERVE IT, MAN. I DIDN’T THINK THAT I’D BE HERE RIGHT NOW TO BE HONEST. SO I’LL BE AT THE PARADE AND I’LL LINE UP REALLY EARLY. THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE.>>Natasha: YOU KNOW, EMILIE, BEFORE YOU GO, IF YOU DON’T MIND IF YOU COULD GIVE US YOUR FAVOURITE RAPTORS CHEER IN FRENCH.>>MY FIRST LANGUAGE IS DUTCH. SO I CAN DEFINITELY DO THAT FOR YOU.>>Natasha: PLEASE DO.>>[SPEAKING IN DUTCH]>>Natasha: THAT SOUNDS LIKE DUTCH. I USED TO LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS. [SPEAKING DUTCH] THANK YOU SO MUCH AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.>>HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.>>THANKS.>>Natasha: THAT IS EMILIE AND HER FIRST LANGUAGE IS DUTCH AND SHE USED TO LIVE IN TORONTO AND SHE’S NOW BACK IN BELGIUM BUT STILL ROOTING FOR HER TORONTO TEAM AND THAT IS HER BUDDY MIKE WHO MADE A FAKE TROPHY AND MAY TRY TO GIVE IT TO KAWHI LEONARD. AND THE NEXT THING IS TO TAKE YOU BACK TO THE REASON THAT MIKE AND EMILIE AND ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE ACROSS CANADA ARE CELEBRATING, THE TORONTO RAPTORS HAVE WON THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. THEY HAVE MADE HISTORY FOR THEIR TEAM. THEY HAVE MADE HISTORY FOR THE COUNTRY. THEY HAVE MADE HISTORY FOR THAT TROPHY THAT IS GOING TO NOW CROSS THAT BORDER AND COME NORTH AND STAY IN CHILLY CANADA FOR A LITTLE WHILE. SO LET’S TAKE A LISTEN TO THE MOMENT OF CELEBRATION, WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE COURT, WHEN HISTORY WAS MADE.>>TORONTO, CANADA, WE BROUGHT IT HOME, BABY. WE BROUGHT IT HOME! [Cheers and Applause]>>WE WON, WE WON!>>FOR ANYWHERE IF CANADA, THIS IS FOR YOU AND YOU DESERVE IT. LET’S GO! (♪♪♪) ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY FRIENDS ♪>>Natasha: A DREAM COME TRUE AND THE CELEBRATIONS ARE STILL GOING ON AFTER AN HISTORIC VICTORY BY THE TORONTO RAPTORS AND NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, THE NBA CHAMPS. WE’LL HEAR FROM ECSTATIC FANS ALL DAY TODAY, WE’RE EARLY MORNING, FOLKS, HERE AT CBC NEWS NETWORK AND IT WILL KEEP GOING THROUGH THE DAY ON FRIDAY THROUGHOUT ALL OF OUR PROGRAMMING SO STAY TUNED FOR THAT. AND WE’LL BRING YOU SPECIAL COVERAGE OF THE BEST MOMENTS OF THE GAME, INCLUDING A TRIUMPH FOR ONE OF THE NEWEST RAPTORS, KAWHI LEONARD WAS AWARDED THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER FOR THE NBA FINALS.>>LAST SUMMER, MAN, WAS GOING THROUGH A LOT AND I WAS GOING THROUGH A LOT. AND I HAD A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND I JUST KEPT WORKING HARD, AND WORKING HARD AND I HAD MY MINDSET ON THIS GOAL RIGHT HERE. I CAME TO THE TEAM WITH THAT MINDSET THE SAME AS MINE AND TRYING TO GET THAT OVER THERE AND THIS IS WHAT I PLAY BASKETBALL FOR. THIS IS WHAT I WORK OUT FOR ALL SUMMER, DURING THE SEASON. AND I’M HAPPY THAT MY HARD WORK PAID OFF.>>Natasha: YOU KNOW, IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT WE SEE KAWHI LEONARD GET EMOTIONAL AND THAT WE HEAR THAT VOICE CRACK BECAUSE HE’S SO CALM AND UNDER CONTROL MOST OF THE TIME. BUT NOW A TWO-TIME NBA CHAMPION AND TWO-TIME NBA FINALS M.V.P. HE WON THOSE TITLES WITH SAN ANTONIO AND THE SPURS IN 2014 AND ONLY ONE OF THREE PLAYERS TO HAVE WON THE TITLE WITH MULTIPLE FRANCHISES. SOY YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT TORONTO IS PLEASED FOR HIM TO STAY WITH THE TEAM. OH, MAN, THINGS MOVE FAST. AND THE GUY JUST WON BUT EVERYBODY IS SAYING, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T LEAVE. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AND WE STILL GOT TO GET THROUGH TONIGHT AND TALK ABOUT THE CELEBRATIONS AND BREAK APART THE GAMES AND TALK ABOUT THE FANS AND HAVE THE PARADE AND THEN MAYBE TO FIGURE OUT IF, IN FACT, KAWHI LEONARD WILL STAY WITH THE RAPTORS. WE KNOW ONE PERSON WHO REALLY WANTS HIM TO SAY OR SO WE GUESS BASED ON THE SUCCESS OF THE TEAM ONCE HE JOINED AND THAT IS THE HIP-HOP MOGUL DRAKE. TORONTO’S OWN, HE PUT TORONTO ON THE MAP IN HIS OWN VERY SPECIAL, VERY UNIQUE WAY. AND HE’S BECOME AN OFFICIAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS. HE BEEN AT ALL OF THE GAMES AT HOME AND TALKED TRASH AND GOTTEN UP TO ANTICS WHERE THE NBA HAD TO CALL HIM AND SAY, DRAKE, COOL AND BEHAVE YOURSELF. BUT THERE’S NO QUESTIONING THE MUSICIAN AND THE ARTIST HAS LOVE FOR THE CITY AND FOR THE CITY’S NBA TEAM AND FOE DOUBT THAT HE IS JOYFUL TONIGHT. OUT THERE I’M SURE CELEBRATING THIS HISTORIC WIN. AFTER THE TEAM WON HE WAS IN TORONTO AND HE WAS AT JURASSIC PARK AND WITH CHAMPAGNE AND THEN HE SPOKE TO REPORTERS SO LET’S HAVE A LISTEN TO HIM…>>Reporter: DRAKE, HOW DO YOU FEEL RIGHT NOW? HOW DOES IT FEEL?>>THIS IS POETIC. THIS IS POETIC. YOU’VE GOT TO JUST WATCH IT HAPPEN. AND KYLE LOWRY WITH THE RING. AND KAWHI LEONARD, BRINGING IT TO THE CITY. I WANT MY CHIPS WITH THE DIP, THAT’S ALL I KNOW. I DON’T WANT MY CHIPS PLAYING, I WANT MY CHIPS TO THE DIP. SO BRING THEM DIP. THAT DYNASTY IS OVER. WE DID WHAT WE HAD TO DO. PRAYING FOR BIG POPPY BUT TONIGHT ALSO TORONTO. IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS, YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS BECAUSE YOU CAN TURN YOUR CAMERAS OFF TO THE SCREEN AND KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. WE DID THIS, WE DID THIS OFF OF HEART AND WE DID THIS OFF LOVE AND WE MANIFESTED THIS. I TOLD YOU THE FIRST TIME THAT PEOPLE LIKE TO MAKE

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10 thoughts on “Toronto Raptors win their first NBA championship

  1. Awesome job RaptorsπŸ†πŸ€. Woohoo Canada
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  2. stings for those in america? lol trust me it does NOT sting, most of me and my friends in America are sick of Warriors winning. LETS GO RAPTORS WOOOOO!!!!!! YASSSS WARRIORS LOSE!!!!!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS TO JEREMY LIN… FOR WINNING HIS FIRST NBA TITLE ,NO SWEAT!!! LINSANITY RULES!!

  4. To be honest, the Warriors should've won that. *Should've*. If Kevin Durant was there. I feel like the Rockets kinda on purpose injured him so he wouldn't play in the finals. But, I can't change anything, so no more h8, it's their f8. GGs Toronto.

  5. I don't follow sports all that much, but I always root for teams who either haven't won before or haven't won in a long time. Congrats Raptors and their fans. πŸ€ 🍁

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