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Drake leads celebrations as Raptors win NBA Finals


DRAKE COULDN’T contain his excitement, after the Toronto Raptors became the first Canadian team to win the NBA Finals on Thursday night (Jun 14).

The Nice For What rapper has been a regular at the Raptors games as they made their way through the finals, and has attracted criticism for some for his courtside antics - including shouting at the players.

So it’s no surprise that the 32-year-old was more than a little excited as his team won the championship. Footage of the star which has been widely shared across social media, shows him swigging Champagne from the bottle, draping himself in the Canadian flag and sporting Raptors' championship clothing.

He also gave a post-match interview, much to the delight of fans, and appeared to be struggling to find words at one point during the chat.

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"This is poetic. This is poetic," he said. "You just have to watch it happen. The six in six. (Raptors player) Kyle Lowry with a ring. (Raptors player) Kawhi Leonard bringing a chip to the city. I want my chips with the dip, that's all I know. I don't want my chips plain. I want my chips with the dip. So bring them dips. That dynasty's over. We did what we had to do.

"We did this off of heart. We did this out of love. We willed this into existence. We manifested this. I told you the first time. People like to make memes - make another meme out of this. It's beautiful."

Following the Raptors' victory, many celebrities took to Twitter to praise the team for their win.

"Mostly I'm happy for Drake. #TORvsGSW," Elizabeth Banks hilariously wrote, while Shawn Mendes kept his message simple, posting: "TORONTOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!"

"YEEEESSSS. What a game. What a championship. Proud to be from Toronto everyday but today is just a little bit more so. #WeTheNorth Thank you @Raptors for playing your a*ses off," Suits star Patrick J. Adams tweeted.

Drake is now planning to celebrate the Raptors' win by dropping two new songs - one called Omerta and another, featuring Rick Ross, entitled Money in the Grave.

See more footage of the rapper below:

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