Kawhi Leonard was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, averaging 28.5 points, as the Raptors won the best-of-seven series 4-2.
“It was heck of a 12 months,” Toronto head coach Nick Nurse said after his side became the only Canadian franchise to win the NBA.
“This is why I play basketball; this is what I work hard for,” added Leonard.
The Warriors, who headed into the finals with back-to-back wins and had won three of the past four NBA titles, were without the injured Kevin Durant and lost Klay Thompson to cruciate knee ligament damage in the third quarter.
Steph Curry had a chance to tie the series with a missed three-pointer when the Warriors trailed 111-110, before Leonard sealed the victory for the visitors.
Superfan and Raptors ambassador Drake, regularly seen courtside at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, opted out of a trip to the West Coast, choosing to watch game six back home in Maple Leaf Square – nicknamed Jurassic Park – with thousands of fans.
Previously, the rapper has become notorious for the ‘Drake curse’ – his unfortunate habit of being photographed with some of the world’s biggest sports stars just before they lose.
Most recently, he was pictured alongside British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua…and we all know how that ended.
But after a historic Raptors win, has the curse finally been lifted?