LOOK: NBA personalities react to Raptors dethroning Warriors
MANILA, Philippines – NBA Twitter pandemonium broke out as the league saw the coronation of a new king in the Toronto Raptors.
Here are some NBA personalities who chimed in on the Raptors' triumph and the potential demise of the five-year dynasty the Golden State Warriors built:
Paul Pierce, fondly called "The Truth" throughout his 19-year NBA career, has been mocked by fans as "The False" for his incorrect predictions and eyebrow-raising hot takes.
But the Boston Celtics icon made sure everyone knows how he forecasted the Raptors will finish the Warriors in 6 games for their first championship in franchise history.
And y’all thought I was the curse .. tuh! pic.twitter.com/KNALLfd2yR— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) June 14, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, meanwhile, thinks it's just karma haunting the Warriors back when Zaza Pachulia injured Kawhi Leonard, who was then with San Antonio Spurs, in the 2017 Western Conference finals.
This was karma from the spurs series when kawhi got hurt vs the warriors. Sucks to say.— kuz (@kylekuzma) June 14, 2019
Indiana Pacers star Victor Oladipo, who has been kept out of entire playoffs due to a knee injury, sent out a cryptic tweet just as the Raptors became the first team outside the United States to win an NBA title.
That is the feeling I want.— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) June 14, 2019
Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, who hails from Canada, could not put to words the success achieved by the team he has followed since he was a child.
I still can’t believe itidk what to say yo been watching this team as a youngin— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) June 14, 2019
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson, on the other hand, is just bummed the NBA season is over.
just sad its no more hoop too watch— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) June 14, 2019
Once the star for the Raptors during his first 6 years in the NBA, Vince Carter could not have been any prouder for his former team.
Baron Davis, meanwhile, showed love for the Warriors – a team he was a part of for 3 season.
Love you oracle arena and dubs!!! Happy to be apart of the legacy.— Baron Davis (@BaronDavis) June 14, 2019
Although barely playing in the Finals, Jeremy Lin can now call himself an NBA champion, and CBS Sports went out of their way to celebrate his victory in meme style.
Some said he'd never win a title.— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 14, 2019
Some said he was washed up.
But he kept grinding.
He kept going.
Now, Jeremy Lin is an NBA Champion. pic.twitter.com/eP2F0J6Wt5
Another first-time champion is Marc Gasol, and while he is already with a new team, former Memphis Grizzlies teammate Mike Conley did not hesitate to tip his hat to his good pal.
Congrats Toronto! Well deserved! Big Spain!!!!!— Mike Conley (@mconley11) June 14, 2019
The Grizzlies also expressed their joy of seeing Gasol, who saw action for the team for 11 seasons, claim his first NBA crown.
MARC GASOL. NBA CHAMPION. pic.twitter.com/ItLCLAQLxQ— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) June 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Javale McGee – a two-time titlist with the Warriors – sent out his props to Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri for building his own champion squad.
Congrats @UjiriMasai— Javale McGee (@JaValeMcGee) June 14, 2019
Magic Johnson, a five-time NBA champion, felt for the Warriors after their bid for a three-peat was crushed with superstars Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant going down with injuries.
My Showtime Lakers and the Golden State Warriors both tried to three peat and struggled with injuries. Byron Scott and I pulled our hamstrings in the ‘89 finals, while the Warriors suffered with injuries to Klay, Kevin Durant, and Demarcus Cousins.— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 14, 2019
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