It’s absolute pandemonium in the streets of Toronto after the Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.
The sounds of cars honking everywhere filled the streets on Saturday evening, and fans predictably lost their minds.
If you listen really closely through the slurred anthem, you can hear Skip Bayless' tears hitting the ground pic.twitter.com/kFo0qA4BdK— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) May 26, 2019
Traffic is quite literally coming to a standstill.
Now we have people climbing light poles with questionable form TORONTO IS OFFICIALLY A SPORTS CITY pic.twitter.com/JNlEtRePWh— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) May 26, 2019
At Union Station, one of the largest commuter hubs in the city, fans used a tractor trailor as a makeshift party bus.
It’s not technically a holiday but it’s certainly an occasion for fireworks.
Sports are the only thing that can unite people imo pic.twitter.com/ntrXvpKHPG— mitch (@gladst0ned) May 26, 2019
Fans broke into a rendition of ‘O Canada’ to mark the Raptors’ momentous victory.
Raptors guard Fred VanVleet couldn’t even get out of traffic as fans circled his vehicle, and he couldn’t be happier.
Several fans gathered at Yonge-Dundas Square and danced in the streets.
Here’s an aerial view of the festivities:
Can you tell the Raptors just made it to their first ever NBA final? pic.twitter.com/8OVpM22qJ2— huliä (@JuliaHoffe) May 26, 2019
If this is how the city reacts with a Finals berth, imagine how it’ll react if the Raptors win it all.
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