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AND I HAD A HARD TIME MAKING OUT

WHAT YOUR QUESTION WAS, IT'S SO

LOUD THERE.

BUT I'M WATCHING THE GAME THE

SAME WAY THAT YOU ARE ON THE BIG

SCREEN AND MY GOSH THE

PANDEMONIUM.

THOSE FINAL SECONDS.

SO THE NEWSROOM THAT I'M IN

RIGHT NOW, IT WAS QUIET FOR MOST

OF THE GAME AND THE LAST FOUR

MINUTES IT STARTED TO COME

ALIVE.

AND THE LAST 20 SECONDS PEOPLE

WERE OOHING AND AAHHING AND THE

ELATION AND THE EXASPERATION IT

WAS SOMETHING.

AND RIGHT NOW THIS IS THE SCENE

AT YONGE AND DUNDAS.

I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD

BE LIKE TO BE THERE AND TO BE IN

THAT MOMENT, TO BE TAKING IT ALL

IN.

BECAUSE AS YOU POINTED OUT OVER

THIS BROADCAST THIS IS HISTORY

IN THE MAKING.

IT'S THE VERY FIRST TIME IN

TORONTO RAPTORS' FRANCHISE

HISTORY THAT THEY HAVE TAKEN

HOME THE NBA TITLE, THE

CHAMPIONSHIP.

IT IS THE FIRST TIME IN CANADIAN

HISTORY THAT A CANADIAN TEAM HAS

BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT

FEAT.

SO THAT IS TRULY SOMETHING.

AND YOU CAN CONSIDER THE

OPPONENTS THEY WERE UP AGAINST,

THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.

AND YOU LOOK AT GAME FIVE AND IT

WAS LIKE A MIRACLE ON HARDWOOD

AND THE WARRIORS FIGHTING BACK

AND TOOTH-AND-NAIL AND EKING OUT

THE WIN AND THINKING IN GAME SIX

TO TURN THE TIDE AND FORCE A

GAME SEVEN.

BUT THE TORONTO RAPTORS DID NOT

WANT THAT TO BE THE CASE AND

TORONTO FANS CLEARLY DID NOT

WANT THAT TO BE THE CASE AND

HERE WE HAVE IT -- HISTORY IN

THE MAKING.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HAPPY THERE.

I IMAGINE THAT PARTY IS GOING TO

BE GOING ALL NIGHT LONG, HUH,

ADRIENNE?

>> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, YOU'RE

ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THAT,

ANDREW.

AND HOW THAT PARTY HAPPENS

MATTERS A LOT HERE.

IF WE CAN, WE HAVE JAY ON CAMERA

HERE AND I'M NOT SURE THAT HE

CAN DO THIS AND I WANT TO PAN

OVER A LITTLE BIT AND SHOW

YOU -- THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO

ARE LEAVING.

IF YOU CAN JUST TAKE OUR SHOT

BACK IN THE CONTROL ROOM.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE LEAVING

JURASSIC PARK AND THEY ARE

HEADING UP TOWARDS FRONT STREET.

AGAIN, THERE'S A CORDEN OF

POLICE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT

THEY DO IT SAFELY.

THE POLICE HAVE BEEN VERY

CAREFUL TO SORT OF TO STAY BACK

AND TO LET PEOPLE CELEBRATE,

THEY KNOW HOW MUCH THIS TEAM

MEANS TO THIS CITY AND THEY KNOW

HOW MUCH THIS WIN CERTAINLY

MEANS TO THE CITY AND THEY WANT

PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE AFTER THAT

FIRST MAGICAL NIGHT WHEN THEY

WON THE EASTERN CONFERENCE

FINALS THERE WAS, YOU KNOW,

THERE WAS AS MUCH REMARKS THAT

NO ONE WAS ARRESTED THAT NIGHT

EVEN THOUGH WE SAW PICTURES OF

PEOPLE SURFING ON POLICE CARS IN

IN THE DAYS THAT FOLLOWED OF

COURSE SOME PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED

FOR THAT.

BUT SO FAR IT HAS BEEN

COMPLETELY CALM.

I THINK THAT -- I'M STANDING

HIGHER THOUGH AND POOR OLD DAVID

COMMON IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF

IT AND I KNOW THAT HE'S LOVING

IT.

DAVID, HOW ARE YOU DOING DOWN

THERE?

>> Reporter: DOING OKAY.

AND THE CROWD HERE SEEMS TO BE

DOING ALL RIGHT.

I DIDN'T GET YOUR NAME?

TELL ME.

>> [indiscernible]

>> Reporter: AND THEY HAVE

DONE IT.

>> THE GUYS HAVE DONE IT.

CONGRATULATIONS.

WE'RE HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOU

BROUGHT THIS TO THE CITY.

GOOD JOB, GUYS.

YOU GUYS DESERVE EVERY SINGLE

CELEBRATION, ACCOLADES, WHATEVER

YOU GET.

YOU GUYS DID IT.

CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS.

>> Reporter: WHAT ABOUT --

WHAT ABOUT THOSE FINAL SECONDS

THAT JUST DRAGGED ON AND ON AND

ON?

>> LET'S JUST SAY THAT IT FELT

LIKE I'M 25 AND I FEEL LIKE I'M

50 NOW.

THOSE WERE THE LONGEST SECONDS

OF MY LIFE.

AND THEY HAVE WON.

>> Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS,

MAN.

CONGRATULATIONS.

THAT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF THE

EXCITEMENT IN THE CROWD.

AND LOOK AT THIS WOMAN BACK

HERE.

LOOK AT YOUR ARMS AND SAYING "WE

THE NORTH," "GO RAPTORS."

>> I KNOW MY VOICE --

[indiscernible]

>> Reporter: SHE'S LOST HER

VOICE, ADRIENNE, BUT THERE'S SO

MUCH EXCITEMENT.

AND THIS IS MY COLLEAGUE OVER

HERE AND SHE'S HAVING A GREAT

TIME.

AND EVERYBODY OUT HERE, I'M

ABOUT TO CLIMB UP, HOW ARE WE

DOING?

AND I REMEMBER AT THE END OF

GAME FIVE, ADRIENNE, EVERYONE

STREAMED OUT QUICKLY AND IT'S

NOT HAPPENING TONIGHT.

DRAKE IS STILL UP ON THE STAGE

AND STILL CELEBRATING WITH THE

CROWD.

>> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, DAVID,

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND I LOVE

SEEING DAVID SO EXCITED LIKE

THAT.

WE ARE NOT EVEN QUITE AT

MIDNIGHT AND THE GAME IS OVER

AND LOOK AT THEM -- NO ONE IS

GOING ANYWHERE IN THAT

PARTICULAR PART OF JURASSIC

PARK.

OTHERS ARE SORT OF FLOODING OUT

OF THE AREA.

WHERE THEY GO NOW IS ANYBODY'S

GUESS.

A LOT OF THE BARS ARE STILL OPEN

AND A GOOD CHANCE THEY'RE GOING

IN THERE.

WE KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN AT CITY

HALL THOUGH AND SOMEONE WILL GO

INTO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE AND PULL

OUT A FILE THAT HAS BEEN

GATHERING DUST ARE IF THE BETTER

PART OF 20 YEARS.

ON WHAT TO DO IF A TEAM FROM THE

CITY WINS A MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP.

THERE'S A SECRET FILE THEY'VE

HAD ABOUT A PARADE AND ABOUT A

WAY TO CELEBRATE AND ABOUT A WAY

TO THANK THIS TEAM.

AND IT'S NOT JUST TORONTO THAT

NEEDS TO THANK THIS TEAM.

THIS HAS BECOME CANADA'S TEAM.

LET'S HEAD NOW INTO DEEPER INTO

THE CITY AT YONGE AND DUNDAS,

WHERE IOANNA ROUMELIOTIS IS AT

GROUND LEVEL.

HOW ARE YOU DOING, IOANNA?

>> Reporter: WELL, ADRIENNE,

[indiscernible] THEY ARE

SHOWING UP MINUTES AFTER THE

GAME IS OVER.

AND THEY ALL WANT TO BE PART OF

THIS TEAM.

SO QUITE A CROWD AND THEY'RE

THROWING FIRECRACKERS AND POLICE

ARE IN FULL FORCE.

WE DON'T WANT ANY VEHICLES

COMING IN HERE.

THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE HERE.

IT'S A HUGE, HUGE --

>> LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

>> Reporter: THAT CHANT IS

HEARD THROUGHOUT...

[indiscernible]

>> LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

[indiscernible] PLEASE STAND

BY

>> THERE IS EVERY CHANCE THEY

WILL BE INVITED TO PARLIAMENT

HILL AND THERE'S NO DOUBT.

AT THIS POINT THAT THEY ARE

WANTED ON PARLIAMENT HILL.

AGAIN, YOU'RE LOOKING AT A LIVE

SHOT OF JURASSIC PARK IN

DOWNTOWN TORONTO, WHERE ALL

THOSE CHEERS ARE BECAUSE THEY

ARE WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT

RIGHT NOW, WHICH IS WHERE THE

TROPHY, THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP

TROPHY IS BEING HOISTED ABOVE

THE HEAD OF ADAM SILVER AND THE

COMMISSIONER AND EVERYONE OF THE

RAPTORS' PLAYERS IS TRYING TO

GET THEIR HANDS ON IT.

THAT IS NOT A TROPHY THAT A LOT

OF CANADIANS HAVE SEEN BEFORE.

CERTAINLY NOT AS FAMILIAR OR AS

LOVED AS THE STANLEY CUP MAYBE

UNTIL TONIGHT.

IT'S A TROPHY THAT LOOKS LIKE A

BASKETBALL HOVERING OVER A NET

AND NOW BEING HOISTED OVER THE

HEADS OF THE LIKES OF KYLE LOWRY

AND KAWHI LEONARD.

THIS BECOMES TO CANADA NOW.

AGAIN, IT'S WORTH SAYING ONE

MORE TIME, THIS TEAM 24 YEARS

AGO, WHEN IT FIRST FORMED, WAS

BASICALLY TOLD IT WAS NOT GOOD

ENOUGH AND ALMOST COULD NOT SELL

ENOUGH TICKETS FOR THE VERY

FIRST YEAR.

IT TOOK A COMPANY JUST TO KEEP

THE TEAM AFLOAT BUT NO QUESTION

HOW GOOD THE RAPTORS HAVE BEEN

FOR THIS SERIES.

STATISTICALLY, IF YOU LISTEN TO

THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE SPORT

CLOSELY, THE RAPTORS HAD AN

ADVANTAGE IN ALMOST EVERY

SCENARIO.

RIGHT THERE, YOU'RE LOOKING AT

YONGE AND DUNDAS.

TORONTO, THIS IS YOUR NIGHT!

AND LET'S WELCOME OUR VIEWERS IN

THE MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE.

IF YOU'RE JUST JOINING US NOW IN

THE MOUNTAIN TIME ZONE, GOOD

NEWS, AS YOU CAN GATHER FROM

LOOKING AT THE SCENES FROM

DOWNTOWN TORONTO.

A LIVE LOOK AT JURASSIC PARK

WHERE RAPTORS' FANS ARE

CELEBRATING LIKE MAD THEIR FIRST

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP AND IT'S

HISTORY FOR THE CITY, FOR THIS

TEAM AND FOR ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE

OUT THERE.

WE HAVE SEEN FIREWORKS HERE IN

TORONTO.

WE HAVE CROWDS THAT ARE

LINGERING BECAUSE THEY CAN'T

STAND TO LET THIS GO AS THEY

WATCH THE TROPHY BEING

PRESENTED.

SO MUCH PRAISE FOR THE ROOKIE

COACH, NICK NURSE -- NOT ROOKIE,

THE FIRST YEAR HE BROUGHT THIS

TEAM WITH THE HIGHEST CALIBER

PLAYERS WHO HAD BEEN ACQUIRED IN

THAT AMAZING LOTTERY AND THEY

JUST HAD A FANTASTIC TEAM AND

FANTASTIC INDIVIDUAL PLAYERS AND

THEY STOLE THAT CUP FROM THE

AMERICANS.

DAVID COMMON, WHO'S BEEN WITH US

ALL NIGHT, IS IN A PLACE HE

LOVES TO BE, RIGHT IN THE THICK

OF IT IN JURASSIC PARK.

DAVID, IF YOU'RE DOWN THERE, LET

US KNOW HOW IT'S GONE.

GOING.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

>> Reporter: THIS IS A

TREMENDOUS VICTORY.

I DON'T WANT TO GIVE UP MY SPOT

HERE AND THIS IS WHY I DON'T

WANT TO LEAVE HERE BECAUSE DRAKE

WILL COME DOWN IN A FEW MOMENTS.

HE'S BEEN UP ON STAGE CHEERING

ON PEOPLE THE WHOLE NIGHT.

I'M GOING TO TURN AROUND AND

JUST SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT.

WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GO UP A BIT

HIGHER AND PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO

STOP AND THEY'RE WATCHING.

THEY WANT TO SEE THIS MOMENT.

THEY WANT TO SEE THE MVP TROPHY

BEING AWARDED.

THEY WANT TO SEE EVERYTHING ELSE

BEING AWARDED WITH THIS WIN.

THERE YOU GO.

THE CHEERS ARE COMING BACK.

ADAM SILVER, THE NBA

COMMISSIONER, AS YOU KNOW.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> AND THERE HE IS, KAWHI

LEONARD, WHO HAS BEEN SUCH A

FORCE TO THIS SERIES, MORE

RECENT ADD BUT HAS JUST DONE SO

MUCH, BUT SO MUCH FOR THIS TEAM.

JUST TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT'S GOING

ON RIGHT NOW.

I THOUGHT THEY WERE OUT OF

CONFETTI, ADRIENNE AND BOY, WAS

I WRONG!

LOTS OF PEOPLE SHARING THIS

MOMENT ON THEIR PHONES.

OF COURSE, WE CAN SEE PEOPLE ARE

MOVING OUT.

I DON'T THINK ANYBODY HAS LEFT

THE PARK HERE, NOT A SINGLE

PERSON.

THEY'LL BE COMING OUT

EVENTUALLY.

NOT YET, NOT YET.

>> Reporter: DAVID, THANKS VERY

MUCH.

WHAT THEY WERE CHEERING RIGHT

NOW, KAWHI LEONARD JUST GOT THE

MVP AWARD FOR THE SECOND TIME IN

HIS CAREER AND YOU KNOW HE'LL

GET THE KEY TO THIS CITY.

LET'S TALK TO ANDREW BECAUSE

YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING WHAT HAS

BEEN WATCHING IN CALIFORNIA VERY

CAREFULLY AND WHAT ARE YOU

MAKING OF WHAT YOU'RE SEEING?

>> Andrew: AS YOU SAY, KAWHI

LEONARD SPEAKING AND RECEIVING

HIGH LEADERS AND WE ARE TALKING

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE OF TRYING TO

PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT THERE IS

A WORLD TO HAVE A CANADIAN THEME

THIS THE NBA AND TONIGHT THIS IS

PROOF-POSITIVE OF THAT.

AS I LOOK AT THE SCENE IN

CALIFORNIA, IN TORONTO, THIS IS

A PARTY WAITING TO HAPPEN.

KEEP IN MIND, ON MONDAY, THIS

WAS A CITY READY TO PARTY.

THE FANS WERE READY, THE

CHAMPAGNE WAS READY AND THE

MEDIA, THEY WERE READY.

I WOULD KNOW, I WAS THERE RIGHT

BY JURASSIC PARK AND THAT NIGHT

DID NOT GO THE WAY THEY WANTED

IT TO GO BUT TONIGHT WAS THE

NIGHT.

SO RIGHT NOW, AS WE WATCH THE

SCENE UNFOLD THERE, OF COURSE,

THE OF EXCITEMENT HAPPENING ALL

ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN BOTH

CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES.

I WANT TO TOUCH BASE RIGHT NOW

AND I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE ONE JOE

DANFORTH ON THE PHONE AND IF YOU

DON'T RECOGNISE THE NAME, I'M

CLUE YOU IN.

HE IS TORONTO RAPTORS' FRED

VANBLEKE'S DAD.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> DOING GOOD.

WE JUST WON!

[ Laughter ]

>> Andrew: TELL ME, WHAT ARE

YOU FEELING?

>> YOU KNOW WHAT, MAN, IT'S ALL

THE HARD WORK AND EVERYTHING,

YOU KNOW, THAT WE WENT THROUGH

AS COACHING HIM AND HIM BEING

THE PLAYER AND BEING OVERLOOKED

AND HE'S TOO SMALL AND HE AIN'T

STRONG ENOUGH AND HE'S NOT THIS

OR THAT AND I THINK HE SHOWED

THE WORLD TONIGHT AND THE NBA

THAT HE CAN PLAY.

>> Andrew: WHAT DOES THIS

CHAMPIONSHIP MEAN TO HIM?

>> MAN, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST A

GRIND OF JUST EVERYTHING, YOU

KNOW.

IT'S JUST A GRIND OF SOMETHING

THAT I EARNED.

I WASN'T WHAT YOU CONSIDERED A

SEXY PICK.

I WASN'T DRASTIC.

I GOT OUT HERE AND I PUT MY HARD

HAT ON AND I WENT TO WORK

EVERYDAY I HAD TO WORK.

>> Andrew: FRED VANVLEET, A DAD

HIMSELF?

>> A BRAND NEW BABY, FRED, JR.,

AND HIS DAUGHTER AND HE HAS A

LITTLE FAMILY HIMSELF NOW.

>> Andrew: I HEARD HIS BROTHER,

DARNELL SAY, THAT FRED WAS THIS

A BIT OF SLUMP BUT THINGS

CHANGED FOR HIM, AND IN SUCH A

BIG WAY.

>> YEAH, IT DID, IT DID.

WITH THE BABY AND I THINK -- YOU

KNOW, I HAVE TO SAY THE BIGGEST

PIECE OF THE COACHING STAFF IS

PUTTING THEIR TRUST BACK IF FRED

AND GIVING HIM HIS TIME BACK.

HIS MINUTES WERE LIMITED DURING

THE FIRST COUPLE OF GAMES

STARTING THE SERIES AND

EVERYTHING WITH PHILLY AND

ORLANDO AND HE STARTED TO SHOW

UP IN MILWAUKEE AND SHOWING

THAT, HEY, YOU KNOW, COACH, YOU

CAN USE ME.

I'M HERE, MAN.

I'M GOING TO HELP YOU WIN AND HE

SHOWED THAT AND HE GOT HIS BABY

AND EVERYTHING.

>> Andrew: I'M JUST GOING TO

JUMP IN HERE BECAUSE DRAKE IS

TALKING RIGHT NOW AND LET'S

LISTEN IN HERE.

>> I TOLD YOU THE FIRST TIME,

PEOPLE LIKE TO MAKE MEMES, MAKE

ANOTHER MEME OUT OF THIS.

LOOK AT MY BROTHERS UP THERE

CELEBRATING.

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

IT'S NOT FINALS, NOT NICE TRY OR

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, CHAMPIONS,

LET'S GO!

>> Andrew: SO THERE'S DRAKE AND

CLEARLY A HAPPY GUY.

FRED, I HAVE TO ASK YOU ONE MORE

THING.

YOU'LL HAVE A CHANCE -- JOE,

SORRY, YOU'LL HAVE A CHANCE TO

TALK WITH FRED IN A MOMENT AND

WHAT WILL YOU SAY TO YOUR SON?

>> MAN, WELL, I'LL PROBABLY SAY

IT WON'T BE APPROPRIATE FOR TV.

[ Laughter ]

>> BUT MORE NORMALIZED, YOU A

DAM SOLDIER, MAN.

I RAISED YOU GUYS TO BE TOUGH.

I RAISED YOU GUYS TO FIGHT

THROUGH ADVERSITY AND I RAISED

YOU TO NOT BE AVERAGE, YOU KNOW.

YOU PROVED THAT YOU'RE BETTER

THAN AVERAGE AND I'M PROUD OF

YOU THROUGH AAU, THROUGH HIGH

SCHOOL AND THROUGH COLLEGE AND

NOW, MAN, I COULDN'T BE MORE

PROUD OF YOU.

>> Andrew: JOE, YOU'RE SPEAKING

FROM THE HEART AND

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, YOUR SON

AND THE WHOLE TORONTO RAPTORS'

TEAM.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT AND

TAKING TIME TO TALK TO US.

>> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU AND

THANK YOU, CANADA, FOR LOVIN'

HIM.

>> Andrew: SO REMARKABLY

COMPOSED THERE AND ADRIENNE,

BACK TO YOU.

>> Adrienne: THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

AS WE'VE BEEN STANDING HERE ON

THE EDGE OF JURASSIC PARK, EVEN

THOUGH THE GAME IS OVER, THERE

ARE THESE ROARS THAT HAPPEN AND

THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING EVERY

TIME ONE OF THE RAPTORS HAS BEEN

THROWING A SHOUT-OUT TO THE

PEOPLE HERE IN JURASSIC PARK.

THE PLAYERS KNOW HOW MUCH THIS

PLACE MEANS.

AGAIN, NO OTHER TEAM IN THE

LEAGUE DOES THIS.

THERE'S NO OTHER CITY THAT DOES

THIS.

MILWAUKEE TRIED.

THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS HAD FANS

GATHER.

THEY CALLED IT DEER DISTRICT.

IT WAS BENIGN AND YOU SAW THERE

THIS OAKLAND SOME TORONTO FANS

SHOWED UP THINKING THAT MAYBE,

MAYBE THEY COULD SEE THE GAME

JUST OUTSIDE.

THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

YOU CAN BET THE ENTIRE NBA

LEAGUE HAS BEEN WATCHING WHAT'S

BEEN HAPPENING HERE IN TORONTO

AND REALIZING THIS IS A GOOD

IDEA.

HERE IS WHY WE LOVE THE NUMBER

SIX, BY THE WAY.

TORONTO IS CALLED THE SIX.

STANLEY CUP WAS WON BY THE MAPLE

LEAFS IN GAME SIX.

THE WORLD SERIES WAS ONE BY THE

BLUE JAYS IN GAME SIX AND NOW

THE NBA SERIES WON IN GAME SIX.

REASON FOR PEOPLE TO CELEBRATE

AND BE GATHERED AT YONGE AND

DUNDAS BECAUSE SEEING THAT

THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT, POLICE ARE

KEEPING AN EYE ON THAT AS ANY

PART OF THE CITY AND THEY'RE

TRYING TO GIVE THEM A WAY TO

ENJOY THE NIGHT, BUT GET OUT

SAFELY, TRYING TO CHANNEL THEM

TOWARD THE SUBWAY AND SO FAR, SO

GOOD.

BUT REST ASSURED, WE HAVE AN EYE

ON AS MANY DIFFERENT AGENCIES AS

WE CAN TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE

CELEBRATES BUT GETS HOME SAFELY.

I THINK WE CAN GO TO ASHA

TOMLINSON AND SHE'S IN JURASSIC

PARK PARK WEST.

YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THERE ARE

58 OR 59 JURASSIC PARK

CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY

FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST.

WE, THE NORTH, WAY UP NORTH, BUT

TORONTO AT THE MOMENT IS THE

EPICENTRE AND THAT'S WHY DAVID

COMMON, HE LOVES BEING IN THE

MIDDLE OF THAT, HE'S RIGHT IN

THE MIDDLE OF IT.

DAVID, AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU HAVE ANY VOICE LEFT.

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.

>> Reporter: I TELL YOU WHAT --

>> Adrienne: I'M SO SORRY.

POOR DAVID CANNOT HEAR, AS I'M

NOT SURPRISED.

NOT ONLY AS PEOPLE STILL

SCREAMING, AS THE GAME IS

CERTAINLY OF BUT WE ARE THE

CHAMPIONS IS BLARING HERE.

ASHA, IF YOU'RE THERE, CAN YOU

GIVE US A SENSE.

>> Reporter: I CAN TELL YOU

THERE ARE A COUPLE OF REALLY

MEMORABLE MOMENTS.

WHEN THE TROPHY WAS HOISTED UP

BY KYLE LOWRY, THERE WERE

CHEERS.

IT WAS DEAFENING AND THEN

HOISTED UP BY KAWHI LEONARD,

CHEERS.

WHEN THEY SAID TORONTO CANADA,

WE ARE BRINGING THIS HOME, I

JUST TELL YOU, THIS PLACE WENT

CHILD.

WILD.

IT'S TRULY A DREAM COME TRUE.

20,000 PEOPLE PACK JURASSIC PARK

WEST TO WATCH THIS GAME SIX AND

IT WAS A WINNER.

SO WE'VE GOT TWO BIG FANS HERE

AND THEY WERE A PART OF A HYPED

CROWD FOR JURASSIC PARK WEST

BEFORE THE GAME.

THERE'S NO NEED TO GET THE CROWD

HYPED NOW.

SO YOU ARE ALL THE FARM TEAM AND

THIS ARE THREE PLAYERS THAT ARE

NOW NBA CHAMPS THAT WERE ON THE

TEAM.

SO, OF COURSE, FRED VANVLEET,

AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS MEANS

FOR MISSISSAUGA?

>> OH, THIS IS HUGE!

I THINK THAT THIS JUST SHOWS

IT'S NOT WHERE YOU START IN LIFE

BUT WHERE YOU FINISH.

IF YOU'RE A FAN OF, LIKE,

TORONTO, COME OUT AND WATCH THE

905 GUYS PLAY BECAUSE YOU NEVER

KNOW WHO WILL BE CHAMPION.

>> Reporter: OF COURSE,

MISSISSAUGA IS JUST OUTSIDE OF

TORONTO, SO THAT'S WHY IT'S

REALLY EASY FOR A LOT OF TORONTO

RAPT FANS TO WATCH.

IT'S INCREDIBLE TO SEE HOW SOME

OF THE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CALLED

UP AND THEY'RE ON THIS WINNING

TEAM, BUT CAN YOU JUST TELL ME

PERSONALLY HOW THIS FEELS?

I MEAN, THERE ARE MILES

EVERYWHERE.

>> I'M ON CLOUD 9, RUNNING OUT

OF WORD TO SAY BUT I FEEL

AMAZING.

>> Reporter: SO MANY PEOPLE

SPEECHLESS, INCLUDING THE

PLAYERS THEM.

KAWHI LEONARD AND KYLE LOWRY,

TRYING TO SOAK IN THE MOMENT AND

TRYING TO FIND WORDS TO DESCRIBE

THE HOME.

SIR LANCE A LOT, THERE WERE

TIMES WHEN IT WAS A TENSE GAME

AND THERE WERE TIMES THEY WERE

QUIET AND NO ONE REALLY KNEW

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN OR IF THIS

TEAM WOULD PULL THROUGH, BUT

THEY DID.

>> THEY MOST DEFINITELY DID AND

ANYBODY THAT LOOKED AT THE

MAKE-UP OF THE RAPTORS, EVEN IF

YOU LOOK AT HALF OF THE SEASON,

THERE WERE A LOT OF THINGS THAT

SHINE THROUGH THAT WE PLAYED

WELL AGAINST GOLDEN STATE.

>> Reporter: I CAN TELL YOU, I

MEAN, PEOPLE ARE STREAMING OUT

HERE NOW BECAUSE THE PARTY IS

OVER IN JURASSIC PARK WEST,

PROPER, BUT ADRIENNE, I CAN

ASSURE YOU, THERE ARE PARTIES

THAT WILL BE CONTINUING IN AND

AROUND THIS AREA, IN AND AROUND

TORONTO AND ALL ACROSS CANADA.

>> Adrienne: IT'S NOT MY PLACE

TO DECLARE IT, BUT I HAVE A

FEELING THE WEEKEND JUST STARTED

HERE IN TORONTO, STARTED IN

CANADA.

I'M SORRY ABOUT PEOPLE WHO ARE

EXPECTING PRODUCTION ACTIVITITY

FROM TORONTO ON FRIDAY.

I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE YOU'RE GET

IT AT ALL.

ASHA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

POOR OL DAVID COMMON, UNLESS

HE'S BEEN SWEPT AWAY, IS STILL

WITHIN JURASSIC PARK AND DAVID,

LET'S TRY THIS AGAIN.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> Reporter: I CERTAINLY CAN

HEAR YOU.

I CAN HEAR A LOT OF OTHER THINGS

BUT I CAN JUST ABOUT HEAR YOU.

>> Adrienne: CAN YOU GIVE US A

SENSE, DAVID --

>> Reporter: WE HAVE A LITTLE

BIT OF A DELAY HERE SO I'LL GIVE

YOU THE SENSE THAT THE FIREWORKS

ARE GOING OFF.

THERE'S MORE CONFETTI, DRAKE WAS

BACK UP ON STAGE AND STARTED

FROM THE BOTTOM NOW AND WE'RE

HERE.

THE ENTIRE CROWD IS SINGING IT

AND I DON'T THINK -- HOW ARE YOU

DOING AND FEELING?

>> NUMBER SIX.

>> Reporter: PEOPLE LINED UP TO

GET INSIDE JURASSIC PARK.

YOU TALK ABOUT THE KIND OF

PRODUCTIVITY THERE WILL BE

TOMORROW, I THINK THERE WILL BE

A COUPLE OF PEOPLE CALLING IN

SICK.

I'VE SEEN MEMBERS LEAVING AND

COMING INTO THE DOWNTOWN OR

COMING ON TO THE STREETS AND

PEOPLE ARE TOGETHER, TOGETHER AS

ONE.

WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE

OFFICES, THE OFFICES HAVE SERVED

THE PURPOSE THROUGH THIS

CHAMPIONSHIP BECAUSE WE'RE

SURROUNDED BY THE SKYSCRAPE ES

ERS.PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WATCHING TE

GAME ON THE BIG TV, SCOTIABANK

ARENA HERE AND THEY HAVE BEEN

WATCHING, BUT JUST TAKE A LOOK

AT THIS.

WE DID IT!

LET'S TAKE A QUICK LOOK OVER

HERE, A SIGN THAT SAYS, WE DID

IT!

THEY WENT TO THE ARTS AND CRAFTS

STORE.

AND SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE.

THE FIRST ACTUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

HAT THAT I'VE SEEN WAS ON DRAKE.

FIREWORKS ARE GOING OFF NOW.

THOSE ARE COMING FROM THE

STREET.

I DON'T THINK THEY'RE CITY ISSUE

BUT SOMEONE HAD A SENSE THAT

TONIGHT MIGHT END WELL.

>> Adrienne: DAVID COMMON GETS

OUR MVP AWARD.

DAVID, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> Reporter: THANK YOU.

>> Adrienne: SO I AM LUCKY

ENOUGH TO BE JOINED BY SOMEONE

WHO COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDS THE

SPORT, HAS BEEN FOLLOWING IT FOR

QUITE SOME TIME.

YAHOO NEWS?

>> YAHOO SPORTS, MY BAD.

>> Adrienne: WHAT IS DIFFERENT

ABOUT THIS RAPTORS' TEAM IN

TERMS OF COMPARE TO THE RIFT OFF

THE NBA FRANCHISE?

>> IT STARTS WITH A GUY NAMED

KAWHI LEONARD.

IT HELPS WHEN YOU HAVE THE BEST

PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE.

HE'S THE DIFFERENCE AND THE GUY

WHO THE RAPTORS TRADED FOR AND

OBVIOUSLY IT PAID OFF.

YOU KNOW ALL THE OTHER TEAMS THE

RAPTORS HAD BEFORE, THEY HAD

STRONG PLAYERS BUT THE GUY AT

THE TOP, DeROZAN, AS MUCH AS

HE'S DONE FOR THIS FRANCHISE

COULD NEVER GET THEM OVER THE

HUMP.

WHEN YOU HAVE THE TALENT, THE

CREAM RISES TO THE TOP.

>> Adrienne: THE NBA IS

LEARNING FROM THE RAPTORS?

>> YES, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEIR

G-LEAGUE TEAM, THE FACT THAT

IT'S 15 MINUTES AWAY.

>> Adrienne: A FARM TEAM,

RIGHT?

>> THE RAPTORS 905, A LOT OF G

LEAGUE TEAMS, SOME DIDN'T HAVE

ONE UNTIL THIS YEAR AND SOME

WERE OUT OF STATE IN DIFFERENT

CITIES.

THESE GUYS ARE IN MISSISSAUGA,

PRACTICE, PLAY ONE DAY WITH THE

905 AND THE OTHER DAY WITH THE

RAPTORS.

THE OTHER THING, FORGET THE

LOGISTICS, IF YOU ARE IN ANY

PROFESSION, YOUR DREAM IS

LITERALLY A 20 DRIVE AWAY WITH

ONE INJURY, HOW MUCH HARDER WILL

YOU WORK THAN THE OTHER GUY?

FRED VANVLEET, WHO HIT THREE BIG

THREES.

AND THEY HAVE NORMAN POWELL WHO

SPENT TIME IN THE G LEAGUE AND

GUYS THAT THEY TRADED.

THEY'VE BUILT THIS TEAM THROUGH

DRAFTING AND DEVELOPMENT.

>> Adrienne: THANK YOU AND WE

WILL KEEP TALKING TO YOU.

RAPTORS DIDN'T JUST TAKE THE

TROPHY.

THIS TEAM IS TAKING THE LEAD IN

TERMS OF HOW IT'S DONE FOR THE

FANS AND THE NEXT GENERATION FOR

PLAYERS.

SO ANDREW, I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN

WORKING THE PHONES AND TELL US

WHAT YOU'VE GOT.

>> Andrew: WHAT A RUN FOR THE

RAPTORS, RIGHT?

OVER THE LAST FIVE GAMES AND

OVER THE COURSE OF THE PLAYOFFS

AND DECADES, THIS IS A TEAM THAT

HAS BEEN AT TIMES OVER THE LAST

QUARTER CENTURY ON THE VERGE OF

GREATNESS AND THE CUSP OF A

CHAMPIONSHIP.

I'M THINKING BACK TO THE VINCE

CARTER YEARS, THE CHRIS BOSH

ERA.

ON THE TOPIC OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP

TITLE, LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE

CHAMPIONSHIP CEREMONY.

HAVE A LOOK.

>> BASKETBALL HAS COME FULL

CIRCLE IN CANADA.

IT WAS INVENTED BY A CANADIAN,

THE FIRST NBA GAME WAS IN

TORONTO AND NOW, AN NBA

CHAMPIONSHIP, YOUR 2019 NBA

CHAMPIONSHIP, THE TORONTO

RAPTORS!

S.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Andrew: THIS IS ONE FOR THE

ENTIRE COUNTRY AND HOW ABOUT THE

GAME ITSELF?

IT WAS AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET,

RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST SECOND.

GOES WITHOUT SAYING, ORACLE

ARENA WAS HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR

TORONTO AND WARRIOR'S FANS CAME

PREPARED TO SEE THEIR TEAM

SURVIVE.

THE RAPTORS' ANSWER, A FAST

START.

>> WHAT A GREAT SIDE!

>> Andrew: THEY DEVELOP A

NINE-POINT LEAD BUT THE WARRIORS

WERE NOT ABOUT TO BACK DOWN AND

THAT LEAD JUST KEPT TRADE BACK

BACKAND FORTH THROUGH THE SECOND

QUARTER.

AND IN THE THIRD, GOLDEN STATE.

ANOTHER SUPER STAR DOWN, KLAY

THOMPSON CARRIED OFF THE GAME

FOR WHAT LOOKED LIKE A BAD KNEE

INJURY AND THEN DOWN TO THE LAST

MINUTES OF THE GAME, THE RAPTORS

MAKE THEIR FINAL PUSH.

>> HE DRILLS IT!

>> Andrew: JUST SECONDS LEFT,

IT COMES DOWN TO ONE FINAL SHOT.

>> 114-110, CURRY LETS IT FLY!

CANADA, THE NBA TITLE IS YOURS!

THE TORONTO RAPTORS ARE THE

2019NBA CHAMPS.

>> Andrew: INCREDIBLE TO SEE

THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY UNITE UNDER

THE TORONTO RAPTORS' BANNER.

BACK TO YOU.

>> Adrienne: THAT IS THE REPLAY

THAT WILL BE REPLAYED AGAIN AND

AGAIN AND ANITA BATH IS IN

VANCOUVER WITH THE CROWDS WHO

ARE STILL OUT THERE ON THE WEST

COAST AND HOW ARE YOU DOING?

>> Reporter: AS SOON AS THAT

BUZZER WENT OFF, THE CROWD HERE

WENT WILD, CHEERING AND

IMMEDIATELY BREAKING OUT INTO

SINGING OH CANADA AND PROVING ON

THE WEST COAST, IT TRULY IS

CANADA'S TEAM.

I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO

JESSICA WHO SHED A FEW TEARS.

>> I'M STILL SHAKING BUT IT'S

SETTLING IN MORE.

THIS IS SO AWESOME, NEVER WON AN

NBA FINAL AND THIS IS HUGE AND

SEEING THE ENVIRONMENT AND HOW

EVERYONE GOT TOGETHER IS

AMAZING.

ON THE WEST COAST, YOU COULD

HEAR IT!

>> Reporter: YOU SPENT A LOT OF

TIME IN HALIFAX BUT YOU'RE OUT

HERE AND HOW DID IT FEEL TO BE

CELEBRATING CANADA'S TEACH IN TN

VANCOUVER?

>> AWESOME!

GREAT ATTITUDE, A HUGE MOMENT

FOR CANADA AND CANADIAN

BASKETBALL AND IT'S AWESOME.

WE'RE HAPPY AND EXCITED.

IT'S GREAT.

>> Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU

GUYING FEELING TONIGHT?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Reporter: CONGRATS, GUYS.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, EVEN HERE IN

VANCOUVER, THE RAPTORS ARE

SUPPORTED, VERY LOUD AND PROUD

AND NOT JUST VANCOUVER, ADRIEN

ADRIENNE, IT'S ALL OVER THE

PROVINCE.

THEY'RE GETTING BEHIND THE

RAPTORS AND A BIG WIN FOR THIS

ENTIRE COUNTRY.

ADRIENNE?

>> Adrienne: THANK YOU VERY

EMERGENCY.

ANDREW, I THINK WE'LL HEAD BACK

TO, BUT EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW,

IS KAWHI LEONARD GOING TO STAY

IN TORONTO?

HE HAS JUST SAYING HE'S GOING TO

CELEBRATE WITH HIS FAMILY AND

FRIENDED AND THINK ABOUT IT.

SO THAT'S NOT REALLY THE ANSWER

THEY WANTED.

>> Andrew: IF I HAD THE ANSWER

TO THAT QUESTION, BOY, I THINK I

WOULD BE IN A DIFFERENT LINE OF

WORK.

BUT IT'S AN EXCELLENT QUESTION,

RIGHT?

HE WAS SUCH A DIFFERENCE MAKER

IN THIS SERIES AND SEASON AND

HE'S UP FOR FREE AGENCY SO WE

DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL BE

HAPPENING, WHETHER HE'LL STAY

WITH THE RAPTORS AND WE HEARD

FROM GREG ROSS AND SHE SAID,

WELL, IT'S HIS DECISION.

SHE WASN'T EXACTLY GOING TO BE

SPEAKING FOR HIM, BUT SHE DID

SAY THAT HE LOVES TORONTO AND,

OF COURSE, TORONTO LOVES HIM

BACK.

LET ME BRING IN A GUEST HERE.

FOLKS WHO WATCH "THE NATIONAL"

WILL KNOW DONOVAN BENNET AND HE

JOINS ME ON THE PHONE FROM FAR

AWAY, FROM COLOMBIA, IS THAT

RIGHT?

>> IT IS RIGHT.

NOT THE PLACE YOU WOULD BE

EXPECTING TO WATCH THE RAPTORS

TO WIN THEIR FIRST NBA

CHAMPIONSHIP.

I LITERALLY WAS OUT IN SOUTH

AMERICA WATCHING WE, THE NORTH,

THE SOUTH AMERICAN EDITION AND

IT WAS A SURREAL SCENE.

I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO HOW MUCH

THIS TEAM HAS CAPTIVATED NOT

JUST CANADIANS IN OUR COUNTRY

BUT ALL ACROSS THE WORLD.

>> Andrew: WHY IS IT THAT YOU

THINK CANADA HAS RALLIED TO THIS

EXTENT BEHIND THE RAPTORS?

THERE'S SOMETHING MORE THERE.

>> I THINK THERE IS.

I THINK THE MANTRA, WE THE NORTH

IS INSTRUCTIVE.

WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE AN

AUTHORITY COMPLEX AND THIS IS AN

ORGANIZATION THAT FELT THAT WAY

AND THE ONLY CANADIAN TEAM AFTER

WE LOST TO THE GRIZZLY AND THEY

EMBRACED THAT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DIVERSITY

THEY HAVE THROUGHOUT THE

ORGANIZATION, YOU KNOW, PLAYER

FROM CAMEROON, PLAYER FROM

CONGO, THE U.K. AND A PLAYER

FROM CANADA AND MEN AND WOMEN IN

THE FRONT OFFICE, IT EMBODIES

WHAT WE STRIVE FOR AS CANADIANS.

THAT'S WHY I THINK IT DID NOT

ONLY BECOME CANADA'S TEAM, THIS

AWAY THEY'VE BECOME A GLOBAL

TEAM.

THE PRESIDENT REALLY WANTED IT

AND IT'S THE CASE.

THERE ARE LOTS OF BLACK AND

WHITE FANS EVEN IN COLUMBIA

WATCHING AND CHEERING ON THE

RAPTORS.

>> Andrew: WE'RE WATCHING A

LIVE SHOT FROM JURASSIC PARK,

DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND WE CAN SEE

FANS JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND

HAPPIER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.

I'M WONDERING FROM YOUR

PERSPECTIVE, I MEAN, WHAT WAS

YOUR REACTION?

THE BUZZER GOES, THE END OF THE

GAME, 114-110 AND HOW DID YOU

KEEP IT TOGETHER?

>> WELL, STRENGTH, NUMBER ONE,

BECAUSE THAT BUZZER TOOK FIVE

MINUTES TO HAPPEN.

SO MANY STOPPAGES, BUT I THINK

IT'S SURREAL AND DOESN'T FEEL

REAL.

THE RAPTORS WERE THE TEAM YOU

CHEERED FOR IN CANADA UNTIL THEY

LOST AND THEN YOU CHEERED FOR

YOUR FAVOURITE AMERICAN PLAYER

OR TEAM AND NOW, WE HAVE NICE

THINGS.

LIKE, WE CAN HAVE BOTH.

WE HAVE THE RAPTORS IN THE

FINALS AND STEPPING UP IN BIG

MOMENTS.

SO IT'S AMAZING, THE FRANCHISE

THAT WAS MADE FUN OF BECAUSE

THEIR LOGO WAS A DINOSAUR AND

THEY HAD PURPLE JERSEYS WITH

JAGGED PINSTRIPES AND PEOPLE

WOULD PREFERENCE JURASSIC PARK

THE MOVIE MORE THAN THE TEAM.

THE TEAM, THE TEAM THAT WE GREW

UP EXPECTING THE WORST FOR,

THEY'RE CHAMPIONS.

SO I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF

DIE-HARD BASKETBALL FANS WHO ARE

REVELING IN THAT MOMENT.

SO MANY PEOPLE JUMP ON THE

BANDWAGON AND BECOME DIE-HARD

BASKETBALL FANS EVEN IF THE

SAMPLE HAS BEEN VERY, VERY

SMALL.

>> Andrew: ONE LAST QUESTION

BEFORE I LEFT YOU GO AND GET

BACK TO YOUR CELEBRATION IN YOUR

PART OF THE WORLD.

TALK TO ME ABOUT THE BIGGER

PICTURE AND WHAT THIS MEANS FOR

CANADA BUT FOR BASKETBALL IN

CANADA.

>> I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE

WAY THINGS WERE TRENDING

ALREADY, THAT'S WHAT WAS

THRIVING IN CANADA.

>> Andrew: I UNDERSTAND WE'RE

GOING TO HEAR FROM THE HEAD

COACH OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS,

NICK NURSE.

>> HE'S MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN

ME.

[ Laughter ]

>> THERE WAS SO MUCH THAT

HAPPENED BETWEEN LAST YEAR'S

OFF-SEASON AND WHY YOU'RE

SITTING NOW.

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS

TO HAVE GONE THROUGH ALL OF THAT

AND BECOMING FIRST-YEAR HEAD

COACH AND GETTING KAWHI LEONARD,

CULMINATING THE FIRST

CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TORONTO.

>> YEAH.

IT WAS A HECK OF A 12 MONTHS.

I DON'T KNOW, I JUST TRY TO TAKE

THINGS AS THEY COME.

DIDN'T LOOK TOO FAR AHEAD.

OBVIOUSLY WHEN WE MADE ADDITIONS

TO THE TEAM, YOU KNOW, WE

THOUGHT WE COULD BE GOOD BUT HAD

NO IDEA AND ALL THOSE THINGS.

AGAIN, YOU JUST HAVE TO TAKE THE

GUYS YOU GOT AND GO PLAY AND

MANAGE IT THE BEST YOU CAN AND

THEN LOOK AT THE OPPONENTS AND

TRY TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO BEAT

THEM.

IT WAS A GREAT GROUP, THOUGH.

THEY REALLY PLAY TOGETHER.

I THOUGHT THEY FOUGHT HARD.

THEY WERE TOUGH MINDED.

THEY DIDN'T SEEM LIKE THIS WAS

WEARING ON THEM AT ALL.

TWO MONTHS OF PLAYOFF BASKETBALL

AND THEY NEVER SEEMED TIRED TO

ME MENTALLY.

THEY KEPT WANTING TO FILM

SESSIONS AND WALK THROUGH THINGS

AND KEPT WANTING TO KEEP

LEARNING AND IMPROVING.

I THINK THAT WAS A BIG KEY

BECAUSE WE HAD TO DO THAT IN THE

PLAYOFF RUN BECAUSE WE HADN'T

HAD ALL OF THAT TIME TOGETHER.

>> ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

>> NICK, EVERY EASTERN

CONFERENCE TEAM THAT BEGAN THE

SEASON, ASPIRING TO GET TO THE

FINALS, KNEW THERE WAS A GOOD

CHANCE THAT THEY WOULD RUN INTO

THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.

HOW MUCH DOES IT ADD TO WHAT YOU

GUYS HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, THAT YOU

BEAT A TEAM THAT WILL BE

CONSIDERED ONE OF THE GREATEST

IN LEAGUE HISTORY?

>> WELL, I MEAN, FIRST OF ALL,

YOU'RE RIGHT, I THINK YOU

THOUGHT GET THROUGH THE EAST AND

THE CHANCES WERE YOU WOULD BE

PLAYING GOLDEN STATE.

I MEAN, I PROBABLY STAYED UP

LATE AND WATCHED GOLDEN STATE

MORE THAN ANYBODY JUST FOR THE

HECK OF IT, RIGHT, JUST TO SEE

WHAT THEY WERE DOING AND ALL

THAT KIND OF STUFF.

I DON'T KNOW, IT MEANS A LOT FOR

OUR CITY AND THE COUNTRY AND FOR

THESE PLAYERS, STAFF, INCREDIBLE

GROUP OF PEOPLE.

MY ASSISTANT COACHES AND THE

SUPPORT STAFF AND I DON'T KNOW

IF IT WOULD HAVE MEANT ANY MORE

OR LESS, TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.

YOU GET THE WIN AND YOU'RE HAPPY

YOU GOT IT.

YOU CELEBRATE THE FACT.

>> THE ATTRITION OF THE TEAM AN-

(INAUDIBLE).

THEY KEPT PLAYING AND GOT

THROUGH PLAYOFF ROUNDED AND GUYS

IN AND OUT AND OBVIOUSLY A LOT

OF BAD BREAKS IN THE FINALS, TO

BE HONEST.

LIKE US, THEY KEPT ON PLAYING,

YOU KNOW.

WE HAD TO KEEP ON PLAYING, NO

MATTER WHO WAS OUT THERE.

I THINK THEY WERE SUPER INTENSE,

HIGH LEVEL GAMES AND BOTH TEAMS

DESPERATELY TRYING TO WIN AND A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF RESPECT FOR

THE COACH AND THEIR PLAYERS, FOR

SURE.

>> TIM REYNOLDS WITH THE AP AND

CONGRATULATIONS.

I KNOW YOU ARE YOUR LEAST

FAVOURITE TOPIC.

BUT WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR STORY

SAYS AS FAR AS A GUY THAT PLAYED

MAJOR, A GUY THAT HAD TO GO TO

BRITAIN AND HAD TO WIN A COUPLE

OF TITLES BEFORE YOU TALK ABOUT

OFFENSE.

THEY ALL BLEND IN NOW AND WHAT

DO YOU THINK YOUR STORY WILL

MEAN TO THE COACH WHO DOESN'T

THINK HE'S GOING TO GET THE

SHOT?

>> WELL, I WOULD HOPE IT

INSPIRES SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE IN

THOSE SITUATIONS TO KEEP

WORKING.

YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS SAY THAT

ALTHOUGH JOBS MEANT THE WORLD TO

ME AT THE TIME.

WENT WITH BIRMINGHAM IN '96 AND

THOSE GAMES AND JOBS MEANT THE

WORLD TO ME AND I LOVED ALL

THOSE JOBS.

I THINK YOU CAN'T DO VERY GOOD

WORK IF YOU DON'T LOVE WHAT

YOU'RE DOING.

I DON'T KNOW, I NEVER REALLY GOT

DISCOURAGED AT THE LEVEL I WAS

COACHING AT.

I WAS TRYING TO LEARN AND GET

BETTER.

>> Andrew: THE HEAD COACH

RELATIVELY NEW TO THE

ORGANIZATION.

NICK NURSE GETTING HIS SHOT TO

COACH A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM AND

TALKING ABOUT THE RUN-UP TO THE

PLAYOFF AND THE PROSPECT FACING

THE LET'S FACE IT THE DYNAMIC

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.

EVEN FROM THE DAY HE GOT THE JOB

IN THE FIRST PLACE, HE WAS

SAYING HE DIDN'T LOOK TOO FAR

AHEAD AND THAT APPROACH JUST

TRANSFERRED OVER TO THE REST OF

THE TEAM, ALWAYS FOCUSING ON THE

MOMENT.

LET'S LISTEN IN.

>> I'M WONDERING, WHEN YOU FIRST

GOT TRADED TO TORONTO, WHAT WENT

THROUGH YOUR MIND?

WAS IT ONE OF YOUR PREFERRED

DESTINATIONS AND HOW DO YOU FEEL

NOW?

>> I MEAN, WE ALL KNOW WHAT MY

DESTINATIONS WERE.

BUT OBVIOUS, LIKE I SAID, WHEN I

WAS THERE ON MY OPENING DAY

MEETING, THAT I WAS FOCUSED ON

THE NOW AND I WANTED TO MAKE

HISTORY HERE AND THAT'S ALL I

DID.

I'M STILL PLAYING BASKETBALL, NO

MATTER WHAT JERSEY I HAVE ON.

THE GUYS HERE HAVE BEEN MAKING

ROUND IN THE PLAYOFFS BEFORE I

CAME.

SO I KNOW THEY'RE A TALENTED

TEAM AND I JUST CAME IN WITH THE

RIGHT MINDSET, LET'S GO OUT AND

WIN BALLGAMES.

I TEXTED KYLE THE DAY I GOT

TRADED AND TOLD HIM, LET'S GO

OUT AND DO SOMETHING SPECIAL.

I KNOW YOU'RE MAD, BUT, YOU

KNOW, LET'S MAKE THIS THING WORK

OUT AND HERE HERE TODAY.

>> IN THE THIRD ROW.

>> MARK SWARTZ, ESPN, AND I'M

WONDERING WHAT WENT THROUGH YOUR

MINE WHEN STEPH CURRY HAD THAT

LOOK AND WHETHER YOU THOUGHT

THAT THE GAME COULD BE IN THEIR

HANDS AT THAT MOMENT.

ALSO, YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHEN KLAY

THOMPSON WENT DOWN WITH THAT

INJURY?

>> WELL, FIRST, I'LL START WITH

KLAY, YOU KNOW, I HOPE HE'S OK.

I NEVER WANT TO SEE A GOOD

FRIEND OF MINE GO OUT LIKE THAT.

I HOPE HE'S ABLE TO RECOVER FROM

IT OR NOTHING SERIOUS AND WHEN I

WENT DOWN, I JUST REALLY THOUGHT

ABOUT HIM.

I DIDN'T CARE ABOUT THE GAME

THAT MUCH.

ONCE HE LEFT, WE GOT TO FLIP OUR

MINDSET BACK TO TRYING TO BEAT

THE WARRIORS.

SO THAT'S WHAT I DID.

WITH THE SHOT WITH STEPH, IT

DIDN'T LOOK LIKE IT WAS A GOOD

SHOT.

HE HITS THOSE SHOTS BUT I WASN'T

TOO WORRIED ABOUT IT AT THAT

MOMENT.

OBVIOUSLY HE CAN MAKE THAT.

HE MADE IT MILLIONS OF TIMES,

BUT I WAS FOCUSED ON THE

REBOUND.

I'VE BEEN IN SITUATIONS LIKE

THAT AND FINALLY GOT UP TWO OR

THREE POINTS AND WE LOST THAT

GAME BECAUSE OF REBOUNDS.

YOU KNOW, I FORGOT WHO SHOT THE

BALL.

YOU KNOW THE STORY.

THE LAST TWO POSSESSIONS FOR

MIAMI, THEY GOT TWO CHANCES TO

SHOOT THREES AND TWO

POSSESSIONS.

THAT WAS MY FAULT BECAUSE I WAS

TRYING TO GET THE REBOUND AND

ONCE HE MISSED THE BALL, I WAS

TRYING TO TIPPING IT SO MORE

TIME COULD RUN OUT AND GRABBED

IT RIGHT AWAY SO THEY COULD FOUL

ME AND DRAYMOND KEPT MOVING FROM

THERE.

>> REED WITH CBC SPORTS,

STRAIGHT AHEAD.

YOU'RE SITTING WITH THE NBA

TROPHY AND I'M CURIOUS HOW THESE

COUPLE OF YEARS CHANGED YOU AS A

MAN AND THE WAY YOU LOOK AT

FAITH AND YOUR PRIORITIES IN

LIFE.

>> JUST LAST YEAR, YOU KNOW, A

LOT OF PEOPLE WERE DOUBTING ME.

THEY THOUGHT I WAS EITHER FAKING

AN INJURY OR DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY

FOR A TEAM AND THAT WAS

DISAPPOINTING TO ME, THAT WAS

OUT IN THE MEDIA BECAUSE I LOVE

THE GAME OF BASKETBALL.

LIKE I ALWAYS SAY, IF WE'RE NOT

PLAYING THIS GAME, IF WE'RE

HURT, I MEAN, YOU'RE DOWN.

SO ME JUST, YOU KNOW, GOING

THROUGH THAT AND I JUST KNEW I

HAD TO MAKE MYSELF HAPPY AND NO

ONE ELSE AND I HAVE TO TRUST

MYSELF AND DOESN'T MATTER WHAT

ANYBODY HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME.

I KNOW WHO I AM AS APERSON AND

HOW I FEEL AND ALWAYS JUST TRUST

YOURSELF AND THAT WAS MY GOAL

AND MY FOCUS.

YOU KNOW, THAT'S ONE OF THE

THINGS THAT I TAKE ON THE FLOOR.

I DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT MEDIA

HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME OR IF THEY

WANT ME TO SCORE OR WHATEVER, 30

POINTS, BECAUSE I DID THE GAME

BEFORE.

I'M GOING TO COME OUT AND PLAY

THE RIGHT WAY.

I'M NOT TRYING TO MAKE

HEADLINES.

THAT'S JUST THINGS THAT, YOU

KNOW, I LEARNED THROUGHOUT THIS

JOURNEY OF BEING IN THE NBA.

SO I MEAN THAT'S HOW I KEEP

GROWING AS A MAN, THEN.

THAT'S WHY I SAY, I THINK ABOUT

MY PAST LIFE AND TRY TO LEARN

FROM SITUATIONS AND BE WISE AND

LEARN FROM OTHERS.

>> LAST TWO QUESTIONS ON THE

LEFT SIDE.

>> I'M WITH THE LOS ANGELOS

TIMES.

ALONG THOSE LINES, YOU SAID I

WANT TO PLAY BASKETBALL.

I'M CURIOUS WHAT IT WAS LIKE

EMOTIONALLY, TO KNOW AFTER YOU

HAD BASKETBALL TAKEN AWAY, TO BE

IN A LOCKER ROOM AND WHAT DID

THAT MEAN TO YOU IN.

>> IT MEANT A LOT.

LIKE I SAID, LAST SUMMER WAS

TOUGH.

I WAYS STILL REHABBING AND, YOU

KNOW, JUST TRUSTED THE PROCESS,

REALLY.

I TOLL MYSELF I WOULD BE BACK.

I WASN'T GOING TO COME BACK

UNTIL I COULD BE THE PLAYER I AM

TODAY.

I WANTED TO COME BACK IN THE

SAME SHAPE AND FORM, BUT, YOU

KNOW, COMING OUT AND PLAYING

FIVE GAMES AND REINJURING

SOMETHING.

I WANTED TO MAY THE SEASON.

I WASN'T ABLE TO PLAY 82, BUT

I'M HAPPY THAT I GOT TO THE 60

GAMES, BUT JUST SOMETHING

SPECIAL FOR ME.

YOU KNOW HOW THE LAST YEAR

EVERYBODY WAS LOOKING AT ME AND

I STAYED TRUE TO MYSELF AND I

HAD A GREAT SUPPORT SYSTEM AND

ONCE I GOT HERE TO TORONTO, THEY

UNDERSTOOD EVERYTHING AND KEPT

MOVING FROM HERE.

>> IN THE BACK.

>> HOW SPECIAL WAS IT TO RECEIVE

THE MVP AWARD FROM BILL RUSSELL?

>> VERY SPECIAL.

OBVIOUSLY I DIDN'T COME OUT IN A

SERIES TRYING TO WIN IT.

IT WAS A WHOLE GROUP

COLLECTIVELY.

FRED PLAYED AMAZING AND KYLE

MADE AMAZING THROUGHOUT THE

WHILE GAME AND PASQUAL PLAYED

BIG.

I ENDED UP WITH THE TROPHY BUT

EVERYONE DESERVES IT.

>> Andrew: KAWHI LEONARD, MV.

P

FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS, TALKING

ABOUT WHEN HE WAS TRADED, AND

SAYING, LOOK, I JUST WANT TO

FOCUS ON PLAYING BALL AND LET'S

MAKE HISTORY.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE SKI

GOGGLES WERE ABOUT BUT I WOULD

SAY THAT OFFERS GOOD PROTECTION

FROM CHAMPAGNE FLYING.

THE QUESTION WE DID NOT HEAR

WHAT HAPPENS TO KAWHI LEONARD

AFTER ALL OF THIS NOW THAT HE

ENTERS FREE AGENCY.

THAT'S THE BIG QUESTION AND

MAYBE THEY DIDN'T ASK BECAUSE

THEY KNOW IT WILL BE HARD TO GET

A DEFINITIVE QUESTION TONIGHT ON

THIS NIGHT BUT THERE YOU HAVE

IT, ADRIENNE.

>> Adrienne: A COUPLE OF THINGS

STAND OUT, AND MAN, THAT MAN

SOUNDS TIRED.

IF YOU SAW THE WAY HE TRIED TO

STAND UP, HE FELT LIKE WE ALL

FEEL AT THE END OF A LONG NIGHT.

HE HAS TO BE SORE BUT OH, SO

HAPPY.

WE'LL TAKE A BREAK BUT WE'LL BE

BACK SO STAY WITH US.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Adrienne: CELEBRATION --

YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE

SCENES OF CELEBRATION IN TORONTO

AND THEY'LL BE PLAYED OVER AND

OVER AGAIN.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT THE EDGE OF

JURASSIC PARK.

THE POSITION WE'RE IN WAS REALLY

THE OVERFLOW AREA.

COPS DIDN'T EXPECT THAT MANY

PEOPLE HERE BUT THERE WERE

THOUSANDS OF THEM AND THEY'RE

NOW POURING TOWARD THE CENTRE

AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH

THEMSELVES.

STILL FIREWORK AND FLARES AND A

LOT OF SMOKE OF A DIFFERENT

KIND, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.

>> Reporter: WE'RE HAVING A

GREAT TIME HERE AND WE'RE ABOUT

A BLOCK AWAY FROM JURASSIC PARK

HERE ON YORK STREET.

THE STREETS OF TORONTO ARE

FLOODED WITH FANS GOING THROUGH

THE WAVE OF EMOTIONS TONIGHT.

I'VE SEEN STRAINERS HUG ANG

HIGH-FIVING AND I HAVE SEEN

PEOPLE CRYING AND CELEBRATING

AND WE HAVE PEOPLE OF ALL AGES

HERE.

JUST TAKE A LOOK.

THIS IS 9-YEAR-OLD MIA AND HOW

ARE YOU FEELING?

>> GOOD.

>> Reporter: SO YOUR MOM SAID

YOU COULD COME OUT TO CELEBRATE

SOME.

>> YES.

>> Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LIKE

TO SEE THE RAPTORS WIN TONIGHT?

>> AMAZING.

>> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU WANT

TO SAY TO THE REST OF THE TEAM?

>> LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Reporter: I HAVE JAMES

HOLDING THE FLAG AND WHAT WAS

TONIGHT LIKE FOR YOU?

>> TONIGHT WAS OVERWHELMING,

EXCITING AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP

BELONGS TO TORONTO BECAUSE ST.

LOUIS MADE HISTORY LAST NIGHT

AND WHAT ROUND DID WE TAKE

ORLANDO OUT IN?

>> SICK.

SIX.

>> WHAT ABOUT GOLDEN STATE.

>> SIXTH.

>> Reporter: YOU'VE GOT

EVERYBODY ENJOYING THEMSELVES.

ADRIENNE, WHAT IS IT LIKE AT

JURASSIC PARK?

>> THE ENERGY IS CRAZY AND

TORONTO, WE HAVE THE MOST

BANDWAGONERS AND THE BEST.

WE, THE NORTH!

LET'S GO.

>> Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LIKE

WHEN YOU WERE THE -- WHAT THE

EMOTIONS LIKE?

>> I THOUGHT GOLDEN STATE WOULD

TAKE US OUT, BUT YO, WHEN WE

WON, I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO REACT.

I WAS LIKE, YO, THE RAPTORS WON

THE FINALS!

WE'RE THE CHAMPS!

>> Reporter: FANS HAVE BEEN

WAITING FOR THIS A LONG TIME AND

HE WENT SILENT.

IT WAS ALL A BLUR FOR ME.

LOOK BEHIND ME AND WE'VE GOT

FIREWORKS!

THAT'S HOW WE CELEBRATE IN THE

NBA CHAMPIONSHIP.

BACK TO YOU FOR NOW.

>> Andrew: I'LL JUST JUMP IN

HERE BECAUSE THOSE CELEBRATIONS

ARE GOING ON AND ADRIENNE WILL

BE IN THE THICK OF IT BUT GLENN

IS JOINING US NOW.

YOU'RE THE CEO OF CANADA

BASKETBALL.

THIS VICTORY MUST ALSO HOLD A

SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR HEART,

TOO, BECAUSE YOU'RE THE FORMER

GM OF THE RAPTORS AND TALK TO ME

HOW YOU FEEL.

>> AWESOME!

TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY AND

COULDN'T GET A BETTER BIRTHDAY

GIFT.

>> Andrew: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR.

WALK ME THROUGH IT.

YOUR EMOTIONS.

>> I THOUGHT THE RAPTORS WERE

THE BETTER TEAM AND AS WE

FINISHED THE GAME, I THINK WE

SHOWED A LOT OF CLASS.

THEY DID IT WITH A LOT OF

HUMILITY AND I THINK WE SHOULD

BE PROUD OF THIS TEAM AS THEY

REPRESENTED TORONTO AND CANADA

VERY WELL.

>> Andrew: SOMETHING I WAS

STRUCK BY EARLIER, HEARING THE

CURRENT GM TALKING ABOUT HOW HE

FELT LIKE HE HAD SOMETHING TO

PROVE TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY

BUT THE NBA AT LARGE, THAT HEY,

WE'RE A CANADIAN TEAM.

THERE'S A REASON WE'RE HERE AND

WORTH HAVING AROUND AND BOY, DID

THEY EVER SHOW IT TONIGHT.

TALK TO ME HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS

AND WHAT THE RAPTORS HAVE TO

TEACH THE REST OF THE LEAGUE.

>> IN THE '97 SEASON AND THEY

WERE WRITING HOW BASKETBALL

WOULD NOT BE SUCCESSFUL AND THE

RAPTORS WERE DESTINED TO LEAVE

AND MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY AND

HOW TEAMS WERE TAKING SHOTS AT

US HOW DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE

IT WAS TO LIVE IN CANADA, THANKS

TO THE OWNERSHIP AND NICK NURSE

AND ALL OF THE GREAT PLAYERS,

WE'VE PROVEN BASKETBALL BELONGS

IN CANADA.

IT ORIGINATED HERE WITH THE

CANADIANS AND WE SHOULD BE

CELEBRATING OURSELVES AS NOT

ONLY A GREAT SPORT'S COUNTRY BUT

BASKETBALL COUNTRY.

>> Andrew: SO HOW DO YOU SEE

THIS TRICKLING DOWN?

I WANT TO TALK WITH YOUR CEO

BASKETBALL HAT ON.

HOW DO YOU SEE THIS TRICKLING

DOWN TO ALL THOSE YOUNG FOLKS

PLAYING BASKETBALL.

>> HOPEFULLY THIS INSPIRING THEM

TO PICK UP ANY SPORT BUT

CERTAINLY BASKETBALL WILL BE A

LITTLE MORE POPULAR AND WHAT A

GREAT EXPERIENCE AND WATCHING

TEASE GAMES, DUPLICATING THE

FEATS OF KAWHI LEONARD'S LAST

SECOND BUZZER BEATERS AND THINGS

OF THAT NATURE.

WE CAN EXPECT NOT ONLY MORE FANS

BUT PARTICIPANTS AND HOPEFULLY

WE'VE DONE GREAT IN TERMS OF OUR

BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT WHERE WE

HAVE MORE PLAYERS IN THE NBA

THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY OUTSIDE

OF THE U.S.

WE'RE THE DEFENDING UNDER 19

WORLD CHAMPIONS, THE BEST

BASKETBALL TEAM.

OUR WOMEN'S TEAM IS RANKED FIFTH

AND SO WE'RE A GREAT BASKETBALL

NATION AND WE'RE GOING TO GET

BETTER OUT OF THIS.

>> Andrew: YOU LOOK AT THE

HISTORIC NATURE OF THIS

CHAMPIONSHIP AND I'M JUST

THINKING OF THIS SERIES IN

PARTICULAR.

I MEAN, WHO THE TORONTO RAPTORS

TRIUMPHED OVER, THAT ITSELF IS

AMAZING.

>> A DYNASTY LIKE THAT IS

SPECIAL, THE RESILIENT TEAM

THEMSELVES.

HOPEFULLY THEY'LL KEEP GOING FOR

NEXT YEAR.

>> Andrew: GLENN, THANK YOU SO

MUCH AND ADRIENNE, BACK TO YOU.

>> Adrienne: IT IS JUST ONE

MINUTE TO 1:00 IN TORONTO.

WE'VE JUST HEARD FROM THE POLICE

AND THEY'RE HAPPY WITH WHAT

THEY'RE SEEING.

IT IS AS THEY EXPECTED.

WE WANT TO THANK THOSE IN

MANITOBA WHO ARE WATCHING US ON

THE MAIN NETWORK AND YOU CAN GO

TO BED NOW CALMLY.

ALBERTA, FORGIVE ME FOR THE TIME

ZONE CONFUSION HERE, BUT KEEP IN

MIND, WE ARE LIVE ON "CBC NEWS

NETWORK" AND ONLINE AND WE'LL

STAY HERE THROUGHOUT THE LINE.

AS LONG THE PEOPLE ARE ON THE

STREETS, WE'LL BE HERE.

HUGE WIN FOR TORONTO AND SO FAR

A CITY BEHAVING EXTRAORDINARILY

WELL AS POLICE HOPED AND

EXPECTED.

LEAD KEEP IT THAT WAY.

WE DON'T GET MANY NICE THINGS

AND THIS IS ONE WE WOULD LIKE TO

KEEP AND THANK YOU FOR BEING

A GOLDEN HOME FOR TORONTO AND

JUST HOW FITTING, THE LAST

BASKET MADE BY THE KING OF THE

NORTH, THAT'S KAWHI LEONARD!

IT'S A HUGE NIGHT AND A LOT OF

HAPPY PEOPLE WHERE YOU ARE.

CAN THEY ACTUALLY SPEAK?

>> YEAH, WELL THEY HAVE A LOT TO

SAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THIS

GUY BEHIND ME, BUT IT'S HIS

BIRTHDAY.

WE THE NORTH!

IT'S RIGHT THERE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> THANKS VERY MUCH.

YOU BE CAREFUL OUT THERE.

IT IS FUN BUT IT'S A LITTLE BIT

CRAZY.

THE POLICE ARE WALKING.

I'M FOG TO TAKE A PAUSE AND GIVE

YOU A SENSE OF WHAT IT FEELS

LIKE IN HERE RIGHT NOW.

LET ME TELL YOU, WE WERE

WATCHING THE GAME AT A BAR JUST

RIGHT NEXT TO HERE.

RIGHT TOWARDS THE END OF THE

FOURTH QUARTER.

>> Adrienne: ALL THOSE PEOPLE

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

INTERSECTION.

IS THAT A BUS AND WHAT ARE THEY

CLIMBING ON?

>> Reporter: IT'S SOME KIND OF

TRUCK THAT MADE ITS WAY INTO THE

INTERSECTION AND PEOPLE ARE

CLAMORING TO GET A SPOT ON TOP

OF IT AND PEOPLE ARE DANCING ON

TOP OF IT AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW

THAT TRUCK ENDED UP IN HERE BUT

IT'S BEEN HERE IN 15, 20

MINUTES, PEOPLE SPRAYING

CHAMPAGNE.

I KNOW THIS IS A DIFFICULT SPOT

BECAUSE YOU WANT TO LET PEOPLE

CELEBRATE.

YOU DON'T WANT TO GO IN THERE

AND TELL THEM ALL TO GO HOME.

BUT WHEN STUFF LIKE CLIMBING

TRAFFIC LIGHTS START TO HAPPEN,

THEY WORRY ABOUT PEOPLE SWINGING

FROM ELECTRICAL CABLE, WHICH IS

SOMETHING THAT ABSOLUTELY

HAPPENED IN VANCOUVER IN 1994.

IT'S ALL BEEN RELATIVELY

PEACEFUL AND WE HAVEN'T SEEN

POLICE INTERVENE AT ALL AND

NOTHING VIOLENT SO FAR AND

REALLY SEEMS TO BE A VERY

PEACEFUL CELEBRATION SO FAR.

WE HAVE NOT SEEN ANY MAJOR

PROBLEMS, DESPITE HOW MANY

PEOPLE ARE CROWDED IN THIS AREA

WHICH YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE BEHIND

ME.

>> Adrienne: I THINK WHAT A

NICE TREAT FOR RAPTORS' FANS

THAT THE THUNDER AND LIGHTNING

OF EARLIER THIS DAY, THAT NEARLY

FORCED A CELEBRATION INSIDE INTO

THE SCOTIABANK ARENA LET US.

THE CLEAR NIGHT IS NOT WHAT WAS

FORECAST, BUT THE STARS

UNDERSTOOD THAT PEOPLE NEEDED A

BREAK.

WE HAVE BEEN IN CONSTANT CONTACT

WITH THE POLICE, BY THE WAY,

ASKING THEY HOW IT'S GOING AND

THEIR ASSESSMENT SO FAR, IS THAT

IT IS AS THEY EXPECTED.

LOOK, THIS IS A HUGE CITY OF

5 MILLION PLUS PEOPLE AND,

, OFCOURSE, THERE WILL BE TROUBE

AND THEY'RE READY FOR THAT, BUT

BY AND LARGE AT THIS POINT, JUST

AFTER 1:00 LOCAL TIME IN

TORONTO, PEOPLE ARE BROADLY

BEHAVING AND FOR THAT, THEY ARE

QUITE APPRECIATIVE.

FARRAH, THANK YOU.

WE'LL THROW IT TO ANDREW AND

NICE TO KNOW ABOUT THESE

HIGHLIGHTS.

>> Andrew: I'LL GET NO THAT IN

TO THAT.THE POLICE ARE WALKING E

LINE, AS YOU SAY.

THE POLICE UPDATE THAT WE GOT

RECENTLY, WAS THAT THINGS WERE

GENERALLY GOING AS THEY

EXPECTED.

THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW THERE WERE

A NUMBER OF POCKETS OF PEOPLE

CELEBRATING, LARGE GROUPS LIKE

THE ONE YOU SEE AND PEOPLE

KEEPING THE PEACE BUT YOU

BROUGHT AN THE VANCOUVER RIOT IN

1994 AND THERE WAS ANOTHER IN

2011, WHEN THE VANCOUVER CANUCKS

LOST IN GAME CERTAINLY FOR THE

COMING UP.

ONE OF THE BIG LESSONS FROM 2011

WAS ABOUT CONTROLLING THE SIZE

OF THE CROWDS EARLY.

I MEAN, IN 2011, YOU HAD A CROWD

OF PEOPLE, ABOUT 150,000 STRONG

AND 500 OFFICERS WHO WERE OUT ON

THE STREETS, TRYING TO CONTROL

THAT.

BY THE END THAT WOULD DOUBLE TO

1,000 BUT THE BIG CRITICISM,

THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO CONTROL THE

CROWDS EARLY ENOUGH AND THAT

ENDS UP BEING THE ABSOLUTE KEY,

WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT

DESPIRTY BETWEEN THE POLICE

NUMBERS AND CROWD NUMBER.

HOW DO YOU CONTROL THE FLOW OF A

GROUP THAT LARGE?

SO THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE

KEEPING TABS ON OVER THE COURSE

OF THE NEXT FEW MINUTES AND

HOURS.

BUT AGAIN, THAT MOST RECENT

UPDATE FROM THE POLICE WAS THAT

THINGS FOR THE MOST PART

UNFOLDING AS THEY EXPECTED.

OK, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE OTHER

BIT OF NEWS FROM THE NIGHT.

THAT IS A CITY BASKING IN GLORY

AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THE GAME

ITSELF.

IT WAS AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET,

RIGHT DOWN TO THE LAST SECOND.

GOES WITHOUT SAYING, ORACLE

ARENA WAS HOSTILE TERRITORY FOR

TORONTO AND WARRIOR'S FANS GAME

PREPARED TO SEE THEIR TEAM

SURVIVE.

THE RAPTORS' ANSWER, A FAST

START.

DEFENDING CHAMPS WERE NOT ABOUT

TO BACK TOWN AND THAT LEAD

TRADING BACK AND FORTH THROUGH

THE SECOND QUARTER.

>> IT'S A ONE-POINT LEAD FOR

GOLDEN STATE.

>> Andrew: A PLAY THAT SEEMED

LIKE DEJA VU FOR THE WARRIOR'S

FANS.

>> AND GREEN COMMITS A FOUL.

>> Andrew: ANOTHER ONE OF THEIR

SUPER STARS DOWN, KLAY THOMPSON,

CARRIED OFF THE FLOOR FOR WHAT

LOOKED LIKE A BAD KNEE AND THE

LAST MINUTE OF THE GAME, THE

RAPTORS MAKE THEIR FINAL PUSH.

IT COMES DOWN TO ONE FINAL SHOT.

THE MVP IS KAWHI LEONARD.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> KAWHI, CONGRATULATIONS!

THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE

SERIES, YOU TOUCHED ON THE FACT

YOU WERE NOT PLAYING BASKETBALL

AND HAD TO MAKE YOUR WAY TO A

NEW CITY BUT ONE THING THAT

NEVER WAVERED WAS YOUR POISE AND

CONFIDENCE AND WHAT GIVES YOU

THAT STEELY RESOLVE?

>> LIFE EXPERIENCES, MY

TEAMMATES, THEY DID A GREAT JOB

OF WELCOMING ME WITH OPEN ARMS.

>> Andrew: HE'LL BE BASKING IN

THAT GLORY FOR AWHILE.

MANY HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND

LIKE MARK CRABTREE WHO LEFT HIS

HOUSE AT 5:00 A.M. TO TRAVEL TO

OAKLAND FOR THE BIG GAME AND

THAT DECISION PAYING OFF BIG

TIME AND JOINING US BY

FACE-TIME, MARK, GIVE ME A SENSE

OF WHAT YOU'RE FEELING AND WHAT

IT'S LIKE THERE?

>> SORRY.

IT JUST WENT AWAY.

ANYWAY, CAN YOU STILL SEE ME?

>> Andrew: I CAN STILL HEAR

YOU.

>> OK, SORRY.

I TOUCHED THE PHONE THERE.

HERE WE GO.

>> Andrew: WALK ME THROUGH WHAT

YOU'RE FEELING TONIGHT?

>> WE'RE FEELING AMAZING.

THE ENERGY IN THERE WAS JUST

INCREDIBLE.

THE RAPTORS' FANS WERE SO INTO

IT, THERE WERE THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE IN THERE.

AT THE END, IT FELT LIKE WE WERE

AT SCOTIABANK ARENA BECAUSE

THERE WERE SO MANY FANS WHO WERE

JUST, YOU KNOW, LOVING IT.

IT WAS AMAZING.

>> Andrew: YOU HAD TO BE

INTIMIDATED A LITTLE BIT.

YOU'RE IN ENEMY TERRITORY,

RIGHT?

>> THERE WERE A COUPLE OF PEOPLE

BEHIND US, SORT OF IN OUR EARS,

KIND OF, CHIRPING AND SCREAMING,

BUT I TELL YOU, THE RAPTORS KEPT

SILENCING THEM.

FRED VANVLEET, QUIET AT THE END,

AND KYLE AT THE BEGINNING, LIKE

THEY JUST -- THEY PLAYED SO

WELL.

IT WAS REALLY AMAZING.

>> Andrew: SO HOW EXACTLY DOES

A RAPTORS' FAN CELEBRATE IN

OAKLAND?

>> WE'RE ABOUT TO GET OUT OF THE

CAB AND WE'RE GOING TO DRINK

SOME SOCKY AND EAT SUSHI AND

I'VE BEEN UP NOW FOR 20 HOURS

SOLID.

SO I'M READY TO EAT GOOD FOOD

AND GO TO BED.

>> Andrew: LIKE I SAID AT

OUTSET, THAT WAS A TRIP WELL

WORTH MAKING.

MARK, THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE

TIME TO JOIN US.

THAT'S GREAT.

>> THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

>> Andrew: MARK CRABTREE, A

TORONTO RAPTORS' FAN IN ENEMY

TERRITORY TONIGHT.

BACK TO YOU.

>> Adrienne: I HAVE A FRIEND

WITH ME HERE, BUT I NEED TO

CLARIFY SOMETHING ABOUT ANSON

HENRY WHO IS A CBC SPORT'S

PERSONALITY AND AN OLYMPIAN AND

SOMEONE WE HAVE COUNTED ON FOR A

WHOLE BUNCH.

WE ARE NOT THE SAME HEIGHT.

I'M ON NOT ONE BUT TWO BOXES.

>> THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD

LOOK.

>> Adrienne: THEY WOULDN'T HAVE

BELIEVED IT.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RAPTORS.

RAPTORS.

I KNOW YOU LOVE WATCHING THE

EFFECT OF A GOOD TEAM IN A CITY

LIKE THIS AND WHAT'S BEEN THE

EFFECT?

>> WE'RE KNOWN AS A HOCKEY CITY

AND HOCKEY IS A VERY CANADIAN

SPORT.

I MEAN, EVEN THOUGH WE CREATED

BASKETBALL, IT'S AN AMERICAN

SPORT.

WE ONLY HAVE ONE TEAM FOR

BASKETBALL.

SO IT LEGITIMATIZES US AND

REVEALING ANOTHER SIDE OF THE

FAN BASE AND REELING IN THE

CULTURE OF THE CITY, WHICH IS

COOL.

MOVING FORWARD, THE KIDS COMING

UP ARE SEEING US AS A BASKETBALL

POWER AND COURSE, SO BASKETBALL

WILL BE A BIG PART OF THEIR

LIVES SO AS OPPOSED TO MY

GENERATION WHERE HOCKEY WAS THE

BIGGER DEAL.

SO MOVING FORWARD, EVERYTHING IS

BIGGER.

>> Adrienne: IF YOU'RE NOT

FAMILIAR, IT WOUND ITSELF QUITE

TIGHTLY INTO THE FABRIC OF

TORONTO, HAS IT NOT?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

ONCE WE HAD AN ACTUAL TEAM HERE,

I MEAN, WE FULLY EMBRACED IT.

SO I THINK THAT ALL IN ALL, YOU

KNOW, JUST SEEING HOW THE CITY

AND THE COUNTRY HAS BECOME A

BASKETBALL COUNTRY, LIKE, WE THE

NORTH ISN'T JUST A TORONTO THING

BUT A CANADA THING AND THAT

SEPARATES US FROM ANY TEAM IN

THE NBA.

>> Adrienne: WE'LL GO TO GREG

ROSS AND HE HAS MARCUS WITH HIM.

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT.

GREG?

>> Reporter: YOU SAID YOU JUST

WANTED TO COME AND HAVE A CHANCE

TO MAY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP AND

YOU NOT ONLY PLAYED FOR ONE BUT

WON ONE AND HOW ARE YOU FEELING

RIGHT NOW?

>> I FEEL AWESOME.

I FEEL GREAT, EXHAUSTED AND

DRAINED, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY

BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU KNOW,

BESIDES THE SMELL OF CHAMPAGNE

AND SWEAT, I FEEL AWESOME.

>> Reporter: YOU BEAT THE

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS.

IT WASN'T AN EASY RIDE.

JUST TALK ABOUT MAKING THIS RUN.

>> THEY'RE UNBELIEVABLE.

THEY LOSE KLAY TONIGHT.

YOU CAN TELL THEY HAVE A

CHAMPIONSHIP MINDSET AND IT'S A

UNIQUE TEAM.

VERY UNIQUE GROUP OF GUYS AND IT

WASN'T EASY AT ALL.

>> Reporter: KAWHI LEONARD JUST

WALKED PASSED US, CARRYING HIS

MVP TROPHY AND WE DON'T SEE A

LOT OF EMOTION OUT OF K

AWHI, BUTHE'S FEELING IT RIGHT .

>> HOW TO PLAY WITH THAT MINDSET

AND HELP ONE ANOTHER AND AS ANY

TEAM SPORT SHOULD BE, WE GREW

TOGETHER THROUGHOUT, WHAT, THE

26 GAMES AND ALL OF THE

PLAYOFFS.

>> Reporter: ONE LAST QUESTION

HERE, LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS,

THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF FANS CLOSING DOWN

THE STREETS OF TORONTO, DOWNTOWN

TORONTO RIGHT NOW.

LET ME ASK YOU THIS, YOU HAVE TO

SEND A SHOUT-OUT TO THOSE FANS

AND WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO

ALL OF THOSE FANS CELEBRATING

YOUR WIN?

>> THANK YOU.

YOU GUYS DESERVE THIS AND YOU

SUPPORTED US AND YOU GUYS ARE

AWESOME AND CAN'T WAIT TO SEE

YOU GUYS.

>> Reporter: I WAS GOING TO SAY

MVP BUT PRETTY CLOSE, BUT NBA

CHAMPION MARC GASOL AND KAWHI

LEONARD IS OVER THERE AND I

DOUBT WE'LL GET A ONE-ON-ONE

WITH HIM BUT WE'LL TRY.

>> Adrienne: IF ANYONE CAN PULL

THAT OFF, IT'S GREG ROSS AND

BACK HERE WITH ANSON HENRY.

MARCUS TALKING ABOUT WONDERFUL

THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS ARE

AND HOW GREAT THE TORONTO FANS

ARE.

THIS BROTHERHOOD IS REAL.

>> WE HAD TO GET RID OF Y

VALANCIUNAS BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE

WERE NOT HAPPY ABOUT GETTING RID

OF DEMAR AT THE END OF THE

SEASON.

I WAS A HUGE FAN.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, HE SAW

WHAT COULD BE IN CANADA AND HAD

A VISION AND WENT AGAINST SOME

OF THE DOUBTERS AND I MEAN, I

MUST SAY, I WAS WRONG ABOUT THE

WHOLE DERMAR SITUATION.

WHAT HE'S CREATED IN CANADA IS

CRAZY AND I WANT TO COMMEND

THAT.

>> Adrienne: ASIDE FROM THE

ALCHEMY, WHAT HAS HE DONE?

>> IT'S DIFFERENT FROM WINNING A

STANLEY CUP.

BACK WHEN THE BLUE JAYS ONE,

THERE WERE THE EXPOS BUT NOW

WE'RE THE ONLY TEAM AND IT'S THE

HYPE AND WE'RE A WORLD TEAM NOW.

THIS IS A HUGE DEAL AND I THINK

WITH WHAT HE SAW, HE NEEDED TO

GUARANTEES A VICTORY.

BRINGING KAWHI IN, HE WAS

INJURED ALL OF LAST YEAR AND

SLOWLY WON ME OVER WITH FLASHES

OF PERFORMANCE.

HE WAS ON MY FANTASY TEAM AND

COINCIDENTLY, DEMAR WAS GIVING

ME A LOT OF POINTS.

SO BROUGHT HIM IN AND SLOWLY WON

ME OVER, WON THE FANS OVER AND

WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP.

>> Adrienne: SO INTERESTING

LISTENING TO YOU, SAYING I WAS

WRONG, I WAS WRONG, HE WAS

RIGHT.

THANKS, ANSON.

STAY WITH US.

WE'RE LIVE ALL NIGHT WITH A

TORONTO THAT IS APPARENTLY NOT

GOING TO BED BUT WE'LL TAKE A

QUICK BREAK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> AMAZING, THIS IS SO AWESOME

FOR CANADA!

I'M SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW!

>> THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DAYS

OF MY LIFE!

I'M CRYING.

>> THIS IS GREAT FOR ALL OF

CANADA.

>> Adrienne: WOW, LISTEN TO

THAT!

THOSE ARE VANCOUVER FANS

CELEBRATING THE HISTORIC WIN FOR

THE RAPTORS TONIGHT.

FARRAH IS DOWNTOWN WITH FANS AND

UP THE STREET FROM THE

SCOTIABANK ARENA AND AT YORK AND

FRONT, NOT FAR FROM US.

HOW ARE YOU HANGING IN THERE?

>> Reporter: I'M HANGING IN

THERE ALL RIGHT.

WE'RE STANDING ON A CONCRETE

BLOCK AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE A

LOOK AT THE PARTY OVER MY

SHOULDER, ADRIENNE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

THAT HAVE PILED INTO HERE.

WE, THE NORTH!

WE, THE NORTH!

>> Reporter: I DON'T KNOW IF

YOU CAN CATCH THE CHAMPAGNE THAT

GOT SPRAYED ON TO THAT SIGN BUT

IT'S IN SWING.

IF YOU TAKE A LOOK BEHIND THE

CROWD, PEOPLE ARE HANGING OUT ON

THE TRAFFIC POLL LIGHTS THERE

AND THEY'VE BEEN LIGHTING

FIREWORKS AND JUST A FEW MINUTES

AGO WE HAD A SINGING OF OH

CANADA IN UNISON HERE.

THAT'S SOMETHING I HAVEN'T SEEN

BEFORE.

>> Adrienne: SO INTERESTING,

EVERYBODY LEAVES AN EVENT LIKE

THIS AND THEN THEY GATHER AND

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO AND IT

GOES REALLY WELL OR NOT WELL AT

ALL.

>> Reporter: THEY WERE JUST

MARRIED TWO WEEKS AGO AND THE

RAPTORS WERE PART OF THEIR

WEDDING VOWS AND I WANT YOU TO

EXPLAIN THAT TO YOU.

>> HE TOLD ME THAT HE LOVED ME

MORE THAN THE EAST CONFERENCE

GAME.

>> AGAINST PHILLY, THAT SHOT,

THAT WAS A BIG DEAL.

THAT WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF MY

LIFE UNTIL I MARRY HER.

>> Reporter: SO THE RAPTORS AND

KAWHI WERE PART OF YOUR WEDDING,

ESSENTIALLY.

>> THIS HAS BEEN AMAZING!

WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS 24

YEARS AND IT'S AMAZING.

>> Reporter: CONGRATULATION ON

THE WEDDING AND THANK YOU VERY

MUCH.

>> MVP!

MVP!

>> Reporter: MORE SPONTANEOUS

CHANING.

CROUS ARE GATHERED AND FIREWORKS

GOING OFF BEHIND ME.

>> Adrienne: LET'S GO BACK TO

THE ORACLE ARENA AT CENTRE COURT

WITH THE SUPER FANS AND SAY

HELLO FOR ME.

>> Reporter: VERY EXCITED.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.

>> Reporter: WHERE DID YOU GET

THAT TURBINE?

SOMEBODY MADE IT FOR ME AND SAID

YOU HAVE TO PUT THAT ON IF YOU

WIN.

I WAITED UNTIL IT WAS OVER AND

THEN ONLY I PUT IT ON SO I HAD

TO WEAR THIS TO SHOW THE WORLD

THAT WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.

THIS WILL GO ALL OVER THE WORLD

WITH THE SIKH COMMUNITY

EVERYWHERE WE ARE AND THEY WILL

LOVE IT.

>> Reporter: THIS IS A MAN WHO

CAN'T WALK DOWN THE STREETS OF

OAKLAND BECAUSE HE SO FAMOUS.

>> THEY HAVE A LOT OF TALENT ON

THEIR TEAM AND I BELIEVE WE WERE

MORE HUNGRY AND IT WAS NOT EASY.

I'M GLAD WE WON TODAY BECAUSE IF

THEY WOULD HAVE GONE TO TORONTO,

IT WAS A DIFFERENT SERIES.

>> Reporter: LET'S TALK ABOUT

WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN TORONTO

BECAUSE THEY HAVE SHUT DOWN

STREETS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF FANS

AND ONE QUICK SHOUT-OUT AND WHAT

DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE FANS

WHO LOVE YOU?

>> I WANT TO TELL THEM ENJOY

COAST TO COAST.

THIS IS NOT A TORONTO RAPTORS'

WIN OVER GOLDEN STATE.

THIS WAS CANADA'S WIN OVER

GOLDEN STATE.

ENJOY IT BUT DON'T BREAK ANY

RULES AND REGULATIONS AND STAY

WITHIN THE LAW AND TAKE THIS

MOMENT TO THE BEST YOU CAN

BECAUSE WE ARE LET'SED TO ENJOY

THIS MOMENT.

>> Reporter: HE'S PROBABLY

RIGHT.

THERE ARE PROBABLY CELEBRATIONS

COAST TO COAST IN CANADA RIGHT

NOW.

>> CERTAINLY, AND THANK YOU TO

THE BOTH OF YOU AND YOU'RE BOTH

AMAZING.

>> Adrienne: I'VE BEEN WATCHING

YOU THIS ENTIRE SERIES AND

NOBODY HUSTLES LIKE YOU AND WE

APPRECIATE IT AND HAVE A GOOD

NIGHT.

YOU KNOW, HIS MESSAGE THERE, BY

THE WAY, TO ENJOY BUT STAY SAFE,

SO FAR, AGAIN, WE'RE IN CONSTANT

CONTACT WITH THE POLICE AND SO

FAR, IT IS AS THEY EXPECTED IT

TO BE.

THERE ARE POCKETS OF CELEBRATION

AND LOOK, IT'S A BIG CITY, LIKE

5 MILLION PEOPLE AND THERE WILL

BE SOME TROUBLE.

THERE OFTEN IS TROUBLE AT NIGHT

BUT BY AND LARGE WHAT IS

HAPPENING HERE IN THIS CITY

RIGHT NOW IS PEOPLE JUST STILL A

LITTLE BIT STUNNED, AND THE

SUBWAY HAS BEEN CLOGGED BECAUSE

PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET HOME

AND KEEP PARTYING.

[ Laughter ]

>> Adrienne: AGAIN,

PRODUCTIVITY IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO

TOMORROW ON FRIDAY IS PROBABLY

NOT GOING TO BE VERY GOOD.

WE ARE LIVE.

PLEASE STAY WITH US.

WE'LL JUST TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF

A BREAK BUT WE ARE HERE IN A BIG

NIGHT IN TORONTO AND DO NOT GO

AWAY.

>> Andrew: CELEBRATIONS STILL

RUNNING HOT IN DONT TORONTO. DO.

>> Reporter: EXECUTIVE OF THE

YEAR HERE.

JUST TALK ABOUT HOW EXCITING

THIS MOMENT IS FOR YOU.

>> THIS IS AWESOME, HASN'T SANK

IN.

JUST AN UNBELIEVABLE FEELING TO

SEE THAT.

SOMETHING I WATCHED ON TV FROM

MAGIC JOHNSON TO LARRY BIRD, YOU

SEE ALL OF THE CELEBRATIONS AND

HERE WE ARE CELEBRATING JUST

LIKE THAT.

>> Reporter: YOU DESERVE ALL OF

THE CREDIT IN THE WORLD AND

THINK ABOUT LAST SUMMER AND

WHERE WE WERE.

YOU MADE A TRADE THAT WAS A

CONTROVERSIAL TRADE.

A LOT OF RAPTORS' FANS WEREN'T

SURE AT THE TIME.

THERE WERE PLAYERS LIKE KYLE

LOWRY AND YOU TOOK A LOT OF HEAT

BUT IN THE END, THIS IS ONE OF

THE GREATEST TRADES IN THE WORLD

AND TALK ABOUT HOW IT'S PAID

OFF.

SOME I FEEL LIKE IT'S SOMETHING

ANYBODY ELSE WOULD HAVE DONE.

TO ME, IT'S ABOUT THE PLAYERS

AND COACHES.

WE CAN TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE

MOVES WE MAKE, YOU KNOW, BUT AT

THE END OF THE DAY, THEY HAVE TO

COME AND PLAY.

FOR THEM TO PUT THEIR HEARTS,

MINDS, BODIES INTO THIS AND PLAY

AS HARD AS THEY CAN.

FOR THE COACHES TO PUT THEIR

MINDS, WORK AND INCREDIBLY IN

TOUGH TIMES, YOU NEED SOME LUCK

AND WITH THAT, I SAY GOLDEN

STATE CLASS ORGANIZATION, KEVIN

DURANT, WE NEEDED SOME LUCK

SOMEWHERE BUT INCREDIBLE, YOU

KNOW, LIKE TO COMPETE AGAINST

THEM.

>> Reporter: YOU ARE SO CALM

RIGHT NOW.

ONE MORE QUESTION BECAUSE I KNOW

YOU HAVE TO RUN BUT YOU KNOW

WHERE THE TALK WILL TURN, THAT

JULY 1st DATE IS APPROACHING

QUICKLY AND ALL ANYBODY WILL

WANT TO KNOW IS IF KAWHI LEONARD

IS COMING BACK.

HAVE YOU HAD TALKS WITH HIS

PEOPLE AND WHAT ABOUT HIM COMING

BACK AND PLAYING FOR THE TORONTO

RAPTORS?

>> WE'VE ONLY TALKED ABOUT CHAM

ABOUTCHAMPAGNE.

>> Reporter: HE DIDN'T WANT TO

GET INTO KAWHI LEONARD TALK

RIGHT NOW BUT IT'S ON A LOT OF

PEOPLE'S MINES AND THE

POSSIBILITY OF KAWHI LEONARD

COMING BACK AND TRYING TO WIN

MORE OF THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH

THE RAPTORS.

ANDREW, WE'LL HAVE TO SEE IF

THEY CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

>> Andrew: CLEARLY AND KUDOS TO

YOU FOR ASKING AND TOUGHER TO

ANSWER BUT AS MUCH OF A CLEAN-UP

IN TORONTO, AT THIS POINT, I

DON'T WANT TO BE THE GUY

CLEANING UP AT ORACLE TONIGHT.

GREG ROSS, THANK YOU.

SPEAKING OF KAWHI LEONARD, LET'S

HAVE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO

SAY.

>> WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE

DESTINATIONS WERE, BUT LIKE I

SAID, WHEN I WAS THERE ON MY

OPENING DAY MEETING, YOU KNOW, I

WAS FOCUSED ON THE NOW AND I

WANTED TO MAKE HISTORY HERE AND

THAT'S ALL I DID.

I'M STILL PLAYING BASKETBALL NO

MATTER WHAT JERSEY I HAVE ON AND

THE GUYS HERE, THEY HAVE BEEN

MAKING ROUNDS IN THE PLAYOFFS

BEFORE I CAME.

SO I KNOW THEY'RE A TALENTED

TEAM AND, YOU KNOW, I JUST CAME

IN WITH THE RIGHT MINDSET.

LET'S GO OUT AND WIN BALLGAMES.

I TEXT KYLE A DAY LATER OR THE

DAY I GOT TRADED AND SAID, LET'S

GO OUT AND DO SOMETHING SPECIAL.

I KNOW YOUR BEST FRIEND LEFT.

I KNOW YOU'RE MAD, BUT YOU KNOW,

LET'S MAKE THIS THING WORK OUT

AND WE'RE HERE TODAY.

>> YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS

ROLLERCOASTER OF A COUPLE OF

YEARS AND YOU'RE SITTING WIT

FINE'S TROPHY, MVP TROPHY AND

I'M CURIOUS HOW THIS HAS CHANGED

YOU AS A MAN AND HOW YOU LOOK AT

FAITH AND YOUR PRIORITIES IN

LIFE?

>> I KNEW I HAVE TO MAKE MYSELF

HAPPY.

AND I HAVE TO TRUST MYSELF AND

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT ANYONE

HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME.

I KNOW WHO I AM AS A PERSON AND

HOW I FEEL AND ALWAYS JUST TRUST

YOURSELF AND THAT WAS MY GOAL

AND MY FOCUS AND THAT'S ONE OF

THE THINGS THAT I TAKE ON THE

FLOOR.

I DON'T CARE ABOUT WHAT MEDIA

HAS TO SAY ABOUT ME OR IF THEY

WANT ME TO SCORE OR WHATEVER,

THAT'S 30 MINUTES BECAUSE I DID

THE GAME BEFORE.

I'LL COME OUT AND PLAY THE RIGHT

WAY.

I'M NOT TRYING TO MAKE

HEADLINES.

>> Andrew: THAT WAS KAWHI KAWHI

LEONARD AND COMPOSED TO THE VERY

END.

NOW ONE GUY WHO KNOWS KAWHI

LEONARD'S COMPOSURE, HIS TEAM IN

HIGH SCHOOL AND HE JOINS US FROM

TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA, AND I'M

BETTING, COACH, YOU CAN HEAR THE

RAPTORS' FANS CARRYING ON.

>> WE COULD BARELY HEAR A

RUMBLE.

JUST AMAZING.

[ Laughter ]

>> Andrew: AS YOU WERE WATCHING

KAWHI LEONARD DO HIS THING ON

THE COURT, WHAT ARE YOUR

MEMORIES OF HIM IN HIGH SCHOOL,

CONNECT THE DOTS.

>> AFTER THE GAME, MY WIFE AND I

WATCHED THE GAME TOGETHER AND

LITTLE SUPERSTICIOUS AND I

WATCHED THE GAME FROM HOME,

CONCENTRATING.

WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THE TEAM

MIMMICKED A LOT OF WHAT THE --

THE TEAM THAT KAWHI MADE ON FOR

TWO YEARS WITH A LOT OF THE SAME

GUYS, THE TEAMWORK, THE DEFENSE,

THE CHEMISTRY.

NOBODY THOUGHT WE HAD SUPER

STARS.

IT WAS DEFINITELY ON ANOTHER

LEVEL.

>> Andrew: I'VE HEARD PEOPLE

TALK ABOUT KAWHI LEONARD LIKE

HE'S A CYBORG FROM THE FUTURE.

WAS HE LIKE THAT IN HIGH SCHOOL,

TOO?

>> IT WAS MIND-BOGGLING WHY HE

DIDN'T COME OUT TO BE ONE OF THE

TOP PLAYERS.

HE'S JUST A FREAK IN EVERY

ASPECT OF THE GAME.

HE SEES THE GAME DIFFERENT FROM

EVERYBODY ELSE AND WORKS HARD.

HOW MANY COACHES CAN SAY THEY

COACHED ONE OF THE GREATEST

PLAYERS IN THE WORLD?

>> Andrew: IF YOU COULD SAY ONE

THING TO HIM, WHAT WOULD YOU

SAY?

>> WORK HARD AND WHAT WE TAUGHT

YOU, YOU CONTINUE TO WORK ON AND

FUNDAMENTALS ARE THE MOST

IMPORTANT THING IN THE GAME.

FOR HIM TO JUST STAY HUNGRY.

I'M PROUD OF YOU, I LOVE YOU AND

HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR, YOU CAN DO

IT AGAIN AND NEXT YEAR, I'LL BE

THERE TO WATCH YOU.

>> Andrew: TIM SWEENY, JR.,

KAWHI LEONARD'S HIGH SCHOOL

COACH.

AND WE HAVE PHOTOS TO SHOW YOU

AND CELEBRATION IS TONING DOWN

EVER SO SLIGHTLY BUT, POLICE,

EVER VIGILANT TO MAKE THINGS

STAY ON THE RAILS AND THE TOWER

IS LIT UP.

WE'LL TAKE A BREAK AND WE'LL BE

RIGHT BACK ON THE OTHER SIDE.

>> Adrienne: WHY MIGHT YOU ASK

IS THE TOWER ALL GOLD?

THAT IS THE CHORE OF THE LARRY

O'BRIEN CHAMPIONSHIP, NBA

CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY AND CAN YOU

SEE THERE, WE, THE NORTH?

OF COURSE, WE ARE AND THANK YOU

FOR THAT.

IT IS JUST ABOUTTIN MINUTES TO

2:00 A.M. HERE IN TORONTO.

THE CITY IS STARTING TO CLEAN

OUT AT THE EDGE OF JURASSIC PARK

PARK.

PEOPLE ARE MOVING TOWARD THE

CENTRE OF THE CITY AND POLICE

ARE RELATIVELY HAPPY WITH THE

WAY PEOPLE ARE RESPONDING.

THIS IS A UNIQUE VIEW OF WHAT'S

HAPPENING.

>> Reporter: THIS GIVES YOU THE

PERSPECTIVE OF HOW MANY PEOPLE

HAVE FLOODED YONGE AND DUNDAS

SQUARE.

LOOK AT THAT!

THE ENTIRE SQUARE IS FULL AND

YOU CAN'T SEE BUT THE ROWS HAVE

BEEN SHUT DOWN AND POLICE SHUT

THEM DOWN LITERALLY MINUTES

AFTER THE GAME WAS OVER AND THIS

IS WHERE TORONTO GOES TO GATHER

FOR HUGE EPIC EVENTS.

A MILLION PEOPLE HAVE SHOWN UP

AND IT'S ALL ABOUT A SHARED

EXPERIENCE.

EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE WITH THE

PEOPLE AND WATCH THE GAME AND

NOW TO CELEBRATE THIS HUGE WIN.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CROWDS

ARE THICK.

THERE ARE PEOPLE HANGING FROM

SCAFFOLDING AND SOME DANGERS,

RISKY BEHAVIOUR TO BE SURE AND

POLICE ARE HANGING BACK FOR THE

MOST PART AND KEEPING A WATCHFUL

GAZE AND THEY WANT PEOPLE TO

CELEBRATE.

BUT THEY DO SAY IT'S A LONG

NIGHT AHEAD.

THIS PARTY WILL BE LASTING WELL

INTO THE MORNING.

ADRIENNE?

>> Adrienne: WE HEAD BACK TO

YOU AND WE'VE BEEN SEEING SO

MUCH THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE

SERIES AND HE'S DONE IT AGAIN!

>> Andrew: YOU CAN SAY THAT AND

GREG, HE FOUND HIS WAY INTO THE

LOCKER ROOM AND SURPRISE,

SURPRISE, A LITTLE BIT CRAZY.

>> Reporter: TAKE A LOOK AT

THIS FLOOR!

FOLLOW ME, FOLLOW ME.

>> Reporter: HOW ARE YOU

FEELING?

I'M A CHAMP NOW, MAN!

>> Reporter: THAT WAS

INCREDIBLE.

YOU GUYS DID IT!

THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND

THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CELEBRATING

ON THE STREETS OF TORONTO AND

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY?

>> I WANT TO SAY TO EVERYBODY

WHO SUPPORT US DURING THE

SEASON, ALL OF THE FANS FROM

TORONTO, AND IN CANADA, YOU

DESERVE IT!

LET'S GO!

>> SO MUCH GOING ON, BUT I'M

REALLY ENJOYING THIS.

>> Reporter: LET'S TALK ABOUT

THE FANS IN TORONTO.

THEY'VE BEEN SHOWING UP.

>> THEY'VE BEEN AMAZING.

WE KNOW THEY DID THIS FOR US AND

THE 36 MILLION AT HOME.

>> Reporter: THOUSANDS HAVE

SHUT DOWN THE STREETS OF TORONTO

CELEBRATING YOUR VICTORY AND

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THOSE

FANS?

>> WE CAN'T WAIT TO GET HOME.

WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE WITH

THEM.

>> Andrew: THE RAPTORS EARNED

THAT CELEBRATION AND GREG ROSS

EARNING A PAYCHEQUE TONIGHT.

WE'LL TAKE YOU TO BREAK BUT

FIRST, THE SCENE OUTSIDE OF

UNION STATION AS WE MADE THE

TRANSPORTATION HUB IN DOWNTOWN

TORONTO AND VERY HAPPY, VERY

EXCITED PARTY JUST GETTING

STARTED.

WE'LL BE BACK IN A MOMENT.

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>> WE DID THIS WITH LOVE.

WE MANIFESTED THIS.

I TOLD YOU THE FIRST TIME, THAT

PEOPLE LIKE TO MAKE MEMES, MAKE

ANOTHER MEME OUT OF THIS.

LOOK AT MY BROTHER CELEBRATING.

IT IS WHAT IT IS.

AND NOT FINALS AND NOT EASTERN

CONFERENCE AND NOT NICE TRY OR

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR.

CHAMPIONS.

LET'S GO.

YOIK YOU KNOW THAT DRAKE WAS ALL

IN TONIGHT AND TONIGHT THIS IS

THE ONLY MOMENT THAT THERE COULD

BE.

>> CURRY LETS IT FLY.

CANADA, THE NBA TITLE IS YOURS!

[Cheers and Applause]

>> YOUR 2019 BILL RUSSELL FINALS

M.V.P. IS KAW KAW.

[Cheers and Applause]

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY

FRIENDS

AND WE WILL KEEP ON FIGHTING

TO THE END

YOIK SO YOU KNOW WHY TORONTO

LOVES THE NUMBER "6".

MAPLE LEAFS WON IN 1967 IN SIX

GAMES AND THE BLUE JAYS IN SIX

GAMES AND THE RAPTORS NOW

WINNING IN SIX GAMES.

SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE AND SO MUCH

MORE TO COME.

THERE WILL BE A PARADE AND IT

LOOKS LIKE IT WILL BE MONDAY.

SOY AND I'LL ADD THAT THE LATEST

UPDATE FROM POLICE IS THAT

THINGS ARE RELATIVELY PEACEFUL

AS THEY EXPECTED AND CROWDS ARE

STARTING TO DISSIPATE BUT

THERE'S A KID OUT THERE THINKING

THAT THIS IS THE NIGHT THAT I

KICK MY DREAMS INTO OVERDRIVE.

GOODNIGHT.

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>> PEPPER SPRAY...

>> BREAKING NEWS FROM DOWNTOWN

TORONTO WHERE THOUSANDS OF

PEOPLE HAVE FLOODED THE STREETS

OF THE CITY, MOST OF THEM ARE

CELEBRATING, SOME OF THEM

GETTING INTO TROUBLE AND THESE

ARE IMAGES COMING INTO OUR

NEWSROOM FROM ONE OF OUR

COLLEAGUES WITH RADIO-CANADA OF

A GROUP OF CELEBRATORS WHO HAVE

GOTTEN ON TOP OF A BUS AND

CLEARLY THAT BUS IS NOT GOING

ANYWHERE ANYTIME SOON.

NOW THIS SCENE, IF YOU AREN'T

FAMILIAR WITH DOWNTOWN TORONTO,

MOMENTS AWAY FROM EATON CENTRE

AND WE'LL BRING YOU LOTS MORE

IMAGES LIKE THAT AND A LOT OF

CELEBRATIONS FROM RIGHT HERE IN

DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND RIGHT

ACROSS THE CITY.

AND MAYBE EVEN THE WORLD,

WHEREVER SOMEONE IS CELEBRATING

THE WIN OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS

IN OAKLAND.

>>> WELCOME TO KOIK NETWORK

SPECIAL LIVE COVERAGE OF THIS

HISTORIC EVENING BECAUSE AS WE

HAVE MENTIONED THE TORONTO

RAPTORS HAVE MADE HISTORY FOR

THEIR TEAM, WINNING THE NBA

CHAMPIONSHIP, BEATING THE RECORD

HOLDING GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

AND ALSO MAKING HISTORY FOR THIS

COUNTRY BECAUSE FOR FIRST TIME

EVER THAT TROPHY IS GOING NORTH

OF THE BORDER.

THEY STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM ON

AND NOW THEY'RE HERE AND THEY

ARE LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT.

KAWHI, KYLE, ALL OF THEM, THEY

HAVE BROUGHT US TO THIS MOMENT.

AND SINCE WE ARE CELEBRATING

THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT LET'S GO

TO MAKHDA GAHBRALASESIE WHERE

THERE'S ROOM TO BREATHE BECAUSE

WE HAVE SHOWN THE SCENE ON QUEEN

STREET WHERE THERE'S SO MANY

PEOPLE AND DESCRIBE THE SCENE

WHAT IT'S BEEN LIKE EVER SINCE

THEY WON.

>> Reporter: IT'S BEEN

EXCITING AND PEOPLE ARE

HIGH-FIVING AND HUGGING.

LOOK AT THEM, EVERYBODY IS JUST

OUT HERE CELEBRATING.

THIS IS THE SCENE ALL OVER

DOWNTOWN TORONTO TONIGHT.

OBVIOUSLY, THE CAMERA IS

ATTRACTING THE FANS HERE AND

PEOPLE ARE CHEERING AND PEOPLE

ARE HAPPY AND PEOPLE ARE

EXCITED.

AND THIS REALLY HAS BEEN THE

SCENE ALL THE WAY AROUND

DOWNTOWN.

>> LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

LET'S GO, RAPTORS!

>> Reporter: I JUST WANT TO

BRING OVER -- I'LL COME OVER

HERE AND TALK TO A COUPLE OF

FANS HERE.

SO THIS IS CHRIS AND JACKIE.

AND YOU GUYS ARE DRESSED FOR THE

PART.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Reporter: YOU MUST HAVE

BEEN FANS FOR A LONG TIME?

>> FOR THE DISTANCE FOR SURE.

>> Reporter: IN FACT, WHAT YOU

HAVE THERE ON YOUR NECK AND YOU

ON YOUR ARM THERE?

>> I GOT MY OWN TATTOO.

YES.

>> Reporter: WHAT IT WAS LIKE

TO SEE THE RAPTORS TAKE THE

CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT?

>> A DREAM COME TRUE AND FOR

EVERYBODY WE DESERVE IT.

ONCE IN A LIFETIME AND I GOT TO

SEE IT, I GOT TO SEE IT LIVE.

YEAH!

>> IT WAS SURREAL AND WE THOUGHT

THAT WE HAD IT GAME FIVE AND

WE'RE THE CHAMPS.

>> WE'RE THE CHAMPIONS.

>> Reporter: COME AND WATCH

THE PARADE WHEN IT HAPPENS?

>> FOR SURE.

THAT'S FOR REAL, I DON'T KNOW.

>> Reporter: ON MONDAY, I AM

TELLING YOU.

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SAY TO THE

TEAM?

>> THAT'S IT, WE LOVE YOU.

THAT'S IT.

WE LOVE YOU.

ALL LOVE, ALL LOVE.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

>> FOR SURE, SAME THING.

IT'S ALL ABOUT LOVE, MAN.

>> Reporter: AND SO THE FANS

DOWN HERE ARE SHOWING A LOT OF

LOVE TO RAPTORS.

NOW THESE GUYS ARE ALL BEHAVING

THEMSELVES AND I WAS TALKING TO

A POLICE OFFICER EARLIER WHO

SAID THAT THINGS ARE GOOD HERE

AND FANS HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD

HERE.

BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF DOWNTOWN

THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

WE KNOW THAT WE SAW FANS ON TOP

OF POLICE CARS, SMASHING THE

WINDOWS OF THAT POLICE CAR.

JUST A BLOCK DOWN FROM HERE.

AND WE'VE HAD FANS ON TOP OF A

T.C. BUS AND TOMORROW WE MAY

HEAR MORE ON WHETHER THERE WILL

BE CHARGES LAID.

BUT RIGHT NOW IN THIS PART OF

THE CITY, THESE GUYS ARE

BEHAVING AND PEOPLE ARE HAVING

FUN HERE AND PEOPLE ARE

CELEBRATING, NATASHA.

>> IT'S BEEN A FEW HOURS SINCE

THE CITY EXPLODED INTO CHEERS

BUT WE HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING IN

TERMS OF BAD BEHAVIOUR AND

THERE'S BEEN A COUPLE INCIDENTS

LIKE THAT POLICE CAR THAT YOU

SHOWED US MOMENTS AGO.

IF THOSE FANS ARE STILL THERE,

CAN YOU ASK THEM WHAT THEY LOVE

ABOUT THIS TEAM?

>> Reporter: I'LL BRING THEM

BACK.

YOU GUYS COME BACK.

SO YOU GUYS, YOU GUYS SAID THAT

YOU HAVE LOVE FOR THE TEAM.

WHY DO YOU LOVE THE RAPTORS?

WHY DO YOU HAVE SO MUCH LOVE FOR

THEM?

>> BECAUSE THEY'RE THE ONLY ONES

WHO REALLY REPRESENT US.

I'M NOT A LEAFS FAN AND WE HAVE

THE JAYS AND THEY'RE NOT DOING

WELL.

BUT THE RAPS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN

THERE FOR US AND GIVEN US THEIR

BEST EFFORT AND WE APPRECIATE

THAT.

>> YEAH, THE SAME THING.

THEY SHOW A LOT OF HEART OUT

THERE AND WE HAVE GUYS THAT PUT

EVERYTHING ON THE FLOOR.

AND I'M SO PROUD BECAUSE THAT

MAN FOUGHT FOR HIS SPOT AND ALL

OF THE MINUTES AND HE BECAME AN

ALL-STAR AND OUR PITBULL AND HE

PUT EVERYTHING ON THE LINE FOR

US.

AND WE GOT KAWHI TO JUST BE THE

CHERRY ON TOP.

>> Reporter: YOU'RE GETTING

CHOKED UP.

WHY SO EMOTIONAL FOR YOU?

>> FOR SO MANY YEARS AND WE

DESERVE IT AND WE DID IT AGAINST

ALL ODDS.

IT'S ALWAYS US AGAINST EVERYBODY