The Raptors played very well this series. They did a good job of keeping the Warriors’ heavy hitters contained and Kawhi Leonard went off. They should 100% enjoy the big win. They also need to send LeBron a thank you letter in the mail.
I know some people are going to be mad reading this article, but if LeBron James still played for the Cavs this would be a different story. Toronto has been calling LeBron “daddy” every year since LeBron has entered the league. No matter who the Raptors put out on that court, they cannot stop LeBron. LeBron has the potential to play seven home games in a playoff series against Toronto because he not only owns the city, but he owns real-estate inside the head of every man, woman, and child within Toronto.
I mean, every single year Toronto looked very good in the regular season and then they choke in the playoffs. They lost in six games to the Cavs in 2016, and got swept in 2017 and 2018.
I’m not going to sit here and say that Toronto doesn’t deserve it. They did what they had to do in this league, they went out and beat the team that was in front of them. You cannot tell me with a serious face, Kawhi included, that if LeBron still played for the Cavs they would have advanced to the finals.
Congratulations to Toronto. Go out and spend $0.60 on a stamp and send LeBron a thank you card. He’s in LA now so it may take a couple of days for it to reach him.