Remembering Kawhi Leonard's Game 7 Dagger Against the 76ers Bouncing on the Rim 4 Times
By Thomas Carannante
Look away, 76ers fans. This is not the kind of anniversary you want to celebrate, especially with all the drama your team had been dealing with before the NBA season was postponed. But this memory will get basketball fans all over a bit down in the dumps, because we're supposed to be watching the playoffs right now, not sitting in our homes with nothing to do. Nonetheless, we can't not remember the Toronto Raptors' epic NBA Finals run, which was made possible by Kawhi Leonard's still-wild Game 7 buzzer-beater in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Philly. Doink, doink, doink, doink, VICTORY!
Unforgettable. From there, it was quick work of the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo in six games, and then the magical Finals victory over a hobbled Golden State Warriors in six games as well. Toronto's first-ever NBA championship.
Kawhi's lone year north of the border was one for the history books. Though he left the very next offseason for the Los Angeles Clippers, he'll be No. 1 in Toronto for a very, very long time.