LOOK: Justin Trudeau joins Twitter storm as Raptors clinch 1st NBA Finals




MANILA, Philippines – For the first time in history, a team outside the United States will play in the NBA Finals as the Toronto Raptors stunned the Milwaukee Bucks in a wild four-game comeback at the Eastern Conference Finals.

As expected, social media erupted in a frenzy, and even Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined in on the fun. 

History made! @Raptors, it’s time to bring that championship to Canada! #WeTheNorth — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 26, 2019


#Game6 #Match6 #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/OJv7jbp1uR — Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 26, 2019


Canada was rightfully in high spirits after the historic win, as proven by raucous fans outside the Scotiabank Arena who won’t even let Raptors guard Fred VanVleet drive through. 

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T.O. LOVES @FredVanVleet! #WeTheNorth : @FredVanVleet / IG pic.twitter.com/tRuUZEwQ0e — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) May 26, 2019


Meanwhile, back all the way in Oakland, California, the Raptors’ finals opponents are gearing to get back to work after a four-game sweep in the West finals.

pic.twitter.com/OMA1GVNBRH — Golden State Warriors (@warriors) May 26, 2019


Speaking of the West, Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley gave a virtual round of applause as he watched his good friend Marc Gasol finally clinch his first NBA Finals appearance.

!! — Mike Conley (@mconley11) May 26, 2019


Even his former team had to give him props after they traded him to greener pastures.

We’re behind you @marcgasol always — Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) May 26, 2019


Other prominent NBA personalities also chimed in their thoughts on the Raptors’ success. Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson led the way as he can finally express himself freely again.

Congratulations to the Toronto Raptors organization, my good friend President Masai Ujiri, Raptors coaches, and players! — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) May 26, 2019


Wow... didn’t see this coming, congrats to the raptors. — Eric Gordon (@TheofficialEG10) May 26, 2019


City Deserved That One #6ix — Kelly Olynyk (@KellyOlynyk) May 26, 2019


Meanwhile, Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce has been tight-lipped and reduced to tweeting sets of emojis just days after a very confident take.

Bucks got this — Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 18, 2019


Since that tweet, Bucks fell 4 straight games, and that’s the truth.

— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 26, 2019


— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) May 26, 2019



– Rappler.com