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‘We the champs:’ Twitter users go wild after Raptors’ historic NBA title

Kaye Cabal
‘We the champs:’ Twitter users go wild after Raptors’ historic NBA title
Social media users congratulate the new kings of basketball

MANILA, Philippines – From kings in the north to new kings of basketball, history has been made.

After 6 games and one instant classic finals series, the Toronto Raptors dethroned the Golden State Warriors to capture their first-ever NBA championship in Oakland on Thursday, June 13 (Friday, June 14, Philippine time). (READ: RAPTORS RULE: Toronto dethrones Warriors to bag first NBA crown)

Basketball fans and spectators were quick to dominate the Twitter trending topics both in the Philippines and worldwide.


King in the North

Aside from Raptors’ historic title, social media users also took to Twitter to congratulate Kawhi Leonard for winning the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award. Leonard averaged 28.5 points and 9.8 rebounds in the series.


Here are more tweets about the championship:

Congratulations, Toronto Raptors! – Rappler.com

 

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Kaye Cabal

Kaye Cabal leads Rappler’s Digital Communications team and has been with Rappler since 2014. Her interest in and dedication to social media grew deeper with her love and passion for Philippine sports. She is a BS Development Communication graduate of UP Los Baños.