There's a new king of the NBA, and they hail up North.
The Raptors, not the Warriors, are celebrating their championship Monday at a jam-packed parade. But Golden State still has a presence in Toronto.
The Warriors congratulated the Raptors for winning the 2019 NBA Finals by taking out a full-page advertisement in Monday's edition of the Toronto Star.
While the results weren't what they wanted, the Warriors understand the bigger picture. This title isn't just for Toronto, it's for all of Canada. Beating the Warriors in six games brought Raptors fans their first championship since the franchise was created in 1995.
After playing in five straight Finals, the Warriors now face a monumental offseason where they will try to re-sign injured stars Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson.
Monday, however, belongs to Toronto.