Raptors Championship Parade - CBC News Special

Raptors Championship Parade – CBC News Special



MORNING, CANADA. YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE AT TORONTO, WHO SAYS MONDAYS ARE A DRAG? THIS MIGHT BE TORONTO'S PARADE, BUT FROM CORNER BROOK TO CAMBRIDGE BAY, THIS IS CANADA'S PARTY. AFTER THE PAST FEW WEEKS ON EDGE, AND AT THE EDGE OF ALL OF OUR SEATS, WATCHING THE RAPTORS JUST CLAW THEIR WAY TO VICTORY AND INTO HISTORY, NOW WE GET A CHANCE TO CHILL-OUT AND WATCH THE PARTY. I'M ADRIENNE ARSENAULT WITH DWIGHT DRUMMOND FROM CBC TORONTO. WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR OUR VERY GOOD SEATS. >> Dwight: BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE RIGHT HERE. >> Adrienne: ABSOLUTELY ON WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A DAY LIKE NO OTHER THE CITY HAS EVER SEEN? >> Dwight: WE ARE CANADA'S CHAMPIONS TODAY AND WE HAVE COME TOGETHER FOR THIS PARTY. IT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT FOUR HOURS OF FUN FOR YOU. WE WILL TAKE YOU ALONG THIS PARADE ROUTE AS WE CELEBRATE THE NBA CHAMPION TORONTO RAPTORS. IT'S SO FUNNY JUST HEARING IT COME OUT OF MY MOUTH. THIS PARTY WILL START DOWN AT EXHIBITION PLACE. THE PARADE WILL MOVE ALONG THE LAKE SHORE WEST TO YORK STREET. IT WILL THEN MOVE NORTH ALONG YORK UP TO UNIVERSITY TO QUEEN AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO CROSS OVER AND LAND RIGHT WHERE WE ARE. WE'VE ALREADY SEEN SOME OF THE PICTURES FROM DOWN AT THE CNE GROUNDS, OR EXHIBITION PLACE, OF SOME OF THE RAPTORS GETTING ON THE BUSES, THOSE DOUBLE DECKER BUSES THAT THEY WILL BE ON FOR THE PARADE ROUTE AND THEY HAVE THOSE VICTORY CIGARS IN THEIR MOUTHS, ADRIEN ÉZE GOOD OF THEM TO DECIDE TO COME TO US TODAY. >> Dwight: YES, WAITING FOR THEM RIGHT HERE. >> Adrienne: ONCE THE BUSES ARRIVE, YOU CAN EXPECT THE PARTY TO TAKE A DIFFERENT FORM. YES, THERE WILL BE SOME SPEECHES, MAYBE. WE'LL SEE DRAKE. CERTAINLY EVERYONE WILL BE EXPECTED TO LOOK SKYWARD BECAUSE THE SNOWBIRDS WILL BE DOING A FORMATION. THEY HAVE A SPECIAL RAPTOR MANOEUVRE THAT THEY JUST SORT OF CAME UP WITH, SO WE'LL WATCH FOR THAT. WE, OF COURSE, HAVE REPORTERS THROUGHOUT THE CITY TODAY. WE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF THEM. SO GREG ROSS, FIRSTLY, IS ON THE BUS. THIS MAN, IF YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING THE RAPTORS COVERAGE OVER THE LAST WHILE, HE HAS WIGGLED HIS WAY INTO JUST ABOUT EVERY IMPORTANT SPOT. HE OF COURSE FOUND HIMSELF ON THE BUS. WE HAVE HEATHER HISCOCK AT EXHIBITION PLACE, CHRIS GLOVER, THE EDGE OF JURRASIC PARK, SUHANA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING, BECAUSE THAT'S JUST HOW SUHANA ROLLS. >> Dwight: AND WE'LL START WITH GREG ROSS. WE UNHE HAS A MAN THEY CALL BUCKETS WITH HIM, NORM POWELL. >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, WE'VE GOT NORM POWELL RIGHT HERE, GETTING EXCITED, ALL READY, GETTING FIRED UP. WE HAVEN'T ACTUALLY HIT THE OFFICIAL PARADE ROUTE YESTERDAY. WE'RE STILL IN THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS YET WE'RE SURROUNDED — I ALMOST FELL OVER HERE. WE ARE SURROUNDED BY FANS. >> YES, SIR. >> Reporter: THIS IS NOT EVEN ANYWHERE NEAR WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE ON THIS PARADE ROUTE, YOU KNOW THAT NORM, RIGHT? >> YEAH, I KNOW, WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED. WE HAVE HAVEN'T STARTED OFFICIAL LIKE YOU SAID, BUT IT'S AMAZING TO SEE ALL THE FANS OUT, THE PRE-PARADE, AS I LIKE TO CALL IT. THE SUPPORT'S BEEN AMAZING ALL YEAR FOR US. >> Reporter: THIS IS INCREDIBLE. YOU'RE FIRING T-SHIRTS OUT INTO THE CROWD AND THEY'RE SCRAMBLING TO GET THESE T-SHIRTS. YOU'RE HAVING A BALL HERE. >> OH, YEAH, MAN, GOTTA ENJOY THE MOMENT, ENJOY THE TIME, THE WORK THAT WE PUT IN TO GET TO THIS PARADE, YOU KNOW, TO BE WORLD CHAMPIONS. IT WAS A GOAL OF OURS FROM THE START OF TRAINING CAMP TO BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY PULL IT OFF AND ENJOY THIS MOMENT WITH THE FANS. IT'S AMAZING. >> Reporter: I GOTTA KNOW, HOW MUCH SLEEP HAVE YOU GUYS HAD SINCE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS? >> I HAVEN'T HAD MUCH SLEEP OF THE I'VE BEEN GOING NON-STOP. I'M NOT GOING TO LIE TO YOU GUYS. IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN. >> Reporter: AFTER THIS MAKE YOU GUYS CAN GET SOME SLEEP. WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS WE'RE GOING TO LET NORM GET BACK TO FIRING HIS T-SHIRTS. WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE OUR WAY THROUGH THE CROWD HERE AND IT'S PRETTY TIGHT QUARTERS, I'M NOT GOING TO LIE TO YOU BUT WE'RE GOING TO SEE IF WE CAN TRACK DOWN DANNY GREEN, WHO'S ALSO ON THIS BUS WITH US RIGHT NOW. DANNY'S ACTUALLY HAVING SOME FUN WITH THE CROWD RIGHT NOW. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET DANNY TO COME DOWN AND TALK WITH US. HEY, DANNY. WE'RE LIVE ON CBC NEWS. >> YES, SIR! >> CAN WE GET YOU TO COME DOWN AND TALK TO US? >> WHAT'S UP? >> HOW EXCITED — FIRST OF ALL, WE GOTTA ASK ABOUT THE NEW HAIRDO. >> OH, IT AIN'T NEW, IT'S JUST, NO, JUST COMBED IT OUT A LITTLE BIT, LET MY HAIR DOWN LITERALLY, JUST RELAX A LITTLE BIT, HAVE SOME FUN, MAN. >> Reporter: JUST ASKING NORM POWELL BACK THERE, HE HAS HE HASN'T HAD A LOT OF SLEEP SINCE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. >> SAME. WE'VE BEEN GOING. WE'RE ON A ROLL, IT'S A LOT OF FUN. EVERYBODY'S ON A HIGH RIGHT NOW, TRYING TO MAKE IT LAST AS LONG AS WE CAN THIS SUMMER AND HOPEFULLY AGAIN NEXT YEAR. WE'LL SEE IF WE CAN BRING ANOTHER ONE BACK BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING TO ENJOY THIS ONE. >> Dwight: YOU SAID IT. YOU SAID IT. IT'S LIKE YOU WISHED IT INTO EXISTENCE. THERE'S THE MAN HIMSELF, THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS, WITH A BRAND NEW OVO RAPTORS CHAMPIONSHIP SHIRT OR JACKET. I'VE NOT SEEN THAT ONE YET. >> Adrienne: IT'S KIND OF AMAZING. IT'S LIKE HE'S TAKING CONGRATULATIONS FOR HAVING DONE THIS. IN A WAY HE KIND OF HAS. >> Dwight: NOW ON THE NIGHT THAT THEY WON, HE HAD THAT SAYING, I WANT DIP WITH MY CHIPS? YOU KNOW CHAMPIONSHIPS? AND I SAW THERE WAS A GENTLE MAN IN THE PARADE ROUTE AS I WALKED UP HERE AND HE HAD CHIPS AND DIP AND A BIG SIGN OVER HIS SHOULDERS SAYING I WANT DIP WITH MY CHIPS, AND FOLKS TAKING PICTURES WITH HIM. WE'RE OF COURSE SEEING MASAI UJIRI, THE ARCHITECT, HOPEFULLY GETTING HIS SECOND NBA EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR FOR PULLING OFF THIS CHAMPIONSHIP. WE'LL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE LATER. >> Adrienne: AND HOPEFULLY STAYING WITH THIS CITY. >> Dwight: FINGERS CROSSED FOR ALL OF THAT. TODAY WE'RE GOING TO CELEBRATE. I'M AFRAID TO EVEN TALK ABOUT THE KAWHI OR MASAI THING BECAUSE WE WANT TO ENJOY THIS CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY. >> Adrienne: I'LL TELL YOU WHO ELSE IS ENJOYING IT, SHE ENJOYS ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING HE DOES, HEATHER HISCOX, WHO HAS WILDLY — WISELY POSITIONED HERSELF AT EXHIBITION PLACE AT THE FRONTS OF THE PARADE. THAT'S WHAT HEATHER DOES. I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN THERE ALL MORNING, MY FRIEND. HOW'S IT GOING? >> Heather: YOU KNOW, I JUST FEEL SO FORTUNATE, ADRIEN. YOU'RE RIGHT, WHEN WE WENT ON THE AIR AT 6:00 THIS MORNING, THERE WERE MAYBE TEN PEOPLE HERE STAKING OUT THEIR PLACE. CAN YOU SEE, PAUL IS THE FANTASTIC CAMERA GUY I'M WORKING WITH, THIS CLOUD FLIPS. HELLO, PEOPLE. SAY HELLO TO CANADA. [ Cheers ] >> Heather: I MEAN ADRIEN AND DWIGHT, AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, EVERYBODY IN RAPTORS SHIRTS, EVERYBODY WITH WE THE NORTH. [ Cheers ] >> Heather: LET ME SEE THOSE FLAGS. LOOK AT THE JERSEYS. NUMBER TWO. >> KAWHI LEONARD. >> Heather: YOU BET HE IS. COME OVER HERE. THESE ARE MY FRIENDS. I MET THEM EARLY TODAY THE KYLE PROBLEMS. INTRODUCED YOURSELF. >> POWELL. >> Heather: POWELL BROTHERS, I KNOW, I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT. WHAT'S YOUR FIRST NAME? >> JACOB. >> Heather: WHAT'S YOUR FIRST NAME? CHRISTOPHER. JACOB AND CHRISTOPHER POWELL WHICH EXPLAINS WHY ONE OF THEIR FIRST AND FAVOURITE PLAYERS IS — >> KAWHI LEONARD. >> NORMAN POWELL. >> Heather: NORMAN POWELL BECAUSE YOU SHARE THE NAME. AND SIAKAM. >> AND LOWRY. >> Heather: AND PRETTY OF THE WHOLE TEAM. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? HERE THEY COME. YOU GOTTA GET BACK UP THERE ON THE STAND TO GET A GOOD VIEW OF THOSE. I'M REALLY HAPPY TO SEE YOU. YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO HAS THE BEST VIEW IS THIS YOUNG WOMAN. >> HI. >> Heather: HI AGAIN. HEY, HI JENNA. WHAT'S HAPPENING UP WHERE YOU ARE? YOU HAVE THE BEST VIEW OF ALL. >> IT'S PRETTY GOOD. THEY'RE COMING IN — >> Heather: IS THERE A BAND UP THERE? I THINK THERE'S A PIPE BAND COMING. CAN YOU SEE THAT? >> YEAH. >> Heather: AND ANY OF THE BUSES WITH THE PLAYERS? >> AH, NO NOT YET, BUT THEY'RE VERY CLOSE. >> Heather: YOU'RE A VERY GOOD REPORTER. I THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE A FUTURE IN THIS. AND DAD, YOU'RE A VERY GOOD TRIPOD. WHO ARE YOU HERE TO SEE, JENNA? >> I'M HERE TO SEE LOWRY BECAUSE — [ Inaudible ] >> Heather: HE TOTALLY DID. HE WAS A WARRIOR, WASN'T HE? HE WAS FANTASTIC. AND ARE YOU A BIG RAPTORS FAN? >> YEAH. >> Heather: WHAT DID YOU DO IN GAME SIX WHEN THEY WON? >> AFTER THE GAME, ME, MY MOM, MY DAD, WE WENT — [ Inaudible ] >> Heather: THAT'S SO NICE. I BET THEY WERE, AS THEY WERE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. HI GUYS, SAY HI TO EVERYBODY. >> HI! >> HI! >> HI! >> Heather: THIS IS REALLY TYPICAL OF WHAT WE'RE SEEING TODAY. IS THERE SOME PLACE THAT YOU SHOULD BE NORMALLY AT THIS TIME, LIKE SCHOOL? >> SCHOOL, YEAH. >> Heather: NOW WHO GAVE YOU THE DAY OFF? >> MY PARENTS. >> PARENTS. >> Heather: AND YOUR TEACHERS. WHO ARE ARE YOU — >> NO. >> Heather: NO? JUST YOUR PARENTS. AND I THINK THEY'RE PRETTY GREAT PARENTS TO LET YOU BE PART OF THIS. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF EVERYTHING YOU'RE SEEING HERE TODAY? >> REALLY COOL. I HAVE LOWRY ON MY SHIRT. >> Heather: WHAT ABOUT YOU? ANYBODY ELSE WITH A FAVOURITE PLAYER? >> IBAKA. >> KAWHI'S YOUR GUY? WHAT DO YOU THINK, SHOULD HE STAY? >> YES. >> Heather: WHY SHOULD HE STAY? >> STAY! >> BECAUSE HE CAN MAKE THE RAPTORS HAVE A SECOND WIN. >> Heather: WOULDN'T THAT BE INCREDIBLE, IF THEY COULD WIN IT TWICE? IT'S TAKEN SO MANY YEARS TO GET THE FIRST ONE, IT WOULD BE AWESOME TO HAVE TWO. YOU'RE HERE TO WITNESS HISTORY, ALL OF YOU GUYS, SO YOU ENJOY YOUR DAY AND THANK YOU FOR COMING OVER TO SAY HI. I'M GOING TO SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. I NEED JENNA AGAIN, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT, I KNOW THEY'RE GETTING SET TO GO AND WHEN THEY DO, THEY WILL BE COMING THROUGH THESE GATES AND THIS CROWD, WHICH IS, AS I SAID, BEEN BUILDING BY THOUSANDS OVER THE COURSE OF THE MORNING IS JUST GOING TO ERUPT AT THE SIGHT OF THOSE PLAYERS. WE HAD NICK NURSE ARRIVE EARLIER AND THEY RUSHED HIS LIMO AND THEY TOOK PICTURES WITH HIM AND THEY TOLD HIM THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS, AS HE'S COACHED THIS TEAM TO THE FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP. SO WHEN THEY SEE THE COACH, SEE THEIR FAVOURITE PLAYERS AND SEE THAT LARRY O'BRIEN TROPHY, THE LARRY O.B., AS KAWHI CALLS IT, THEY ARE GOING TO EXPLODE, AND IT'S GOING TO BE FANTASTIC. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> Adrienne: HEY, HEATHER, THANKS VERY MUCH. YOU KNOW, LISTENING TO THOSE KIDS TALK, TONS OF TORONTONIANS HERE, BUT NOT JUST TORONTONIANS, WE'VE BEEN HEARING ALL WEEKEND ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING ON PLANES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY, DRIVING IN FROM ACROSS THE PROVINCE. YOU KNOW, THAT 2 MILLION FIGURE, IF IT COMES TO BE, WON'T JUST BE FROM PEOPLE WHO GOT UP IN THE MORNING AND GOT ON THE SUBWAY. THEY HAVE TRAVELLED ALL OVER. THE WHOLE NOTION WE THE NORTH HAS REALLY TAKEN ROOT, AND THIS CITY — I'VE LIVED HERE MY ENTIRE — WELL NOT MY ENTIRE LIFE BUT I WAS BORN AND RAISED HERE. I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. YOU, ALSO RAISED IN TORONTO. >> Dwight: RAISED IN TORONTO, PLAYED BASKETBALL FOR MY GUYS HERE IN 1976, AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. FIRST SPORTING EVENT — I MEAN, WE'VE HAD SOME SUCCESS WITH THE JAYS OVER THE YEARS BUT I DON'T REMEMBER IT BEING THIS BIG. AND THIS PARADE, AND THIS CELEBRATION, IT TRULY IS A NATIONAL CELEBRATION. AROUND THE GTA THOUGH, WITH JURRASIC PARK DOWNTOWN, WE HAD JURRASIC PARKS POPPING UP ALL OVER RIGHT THROUGH TO HALIFAX, ALL THE WAY OUT WEST, EAST, WHEREVER YOU WANT TO NAME. ASHA TOMLINSON WAS AT ONE HERE IN THE GTA WHERE THEY HAD ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE EVERY DAY AND WE CALLED IT JURRASIC PARK WEST. IT WAS OUT IN MISSISSAUGA. SHE WAS STATIONED THERE. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE HER STATIONED DOWN AT LAKE SHORE AND BATHURST AND I WOULD SAY THE CROWDS DOWN THERE ARE JUST AS BIG AS THE ONES YOU WERE ENJOYING IF NOT BIGGER AT JURRASIC PARK WEST THROUGHOUT THIS RUN, ASHA. >> Reporter: FOR SURE, DWIGHT. IT WAS WILD OUT IN JURASSIC PARK WEST, BUT THE ENERGY, THE EXCITEMENT HERE, OH, IT'S BUILDING. AND ON MY WAY DOWN HERE, I SAW ALL KIND OF THINGS. I SAW A REPLICA LARRY O.B. TROPHY, I SAW WE THE CHAMP T-SHIRTS, I SAW THIS. I MEAN, A MAN WAS HANDING OUT THE NORTH HAS SPOKEN FLAGS AND WE'VE SEEN FANS THAT WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO, THEY'RE FROM NORTH CAROLINA, THEY'RE FROM BUFFALO, THEY'RE FROM HAMILTON WHERE AIR DRAKE LANDED YESTERDAY, I BELIEVE IT WAS, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE HUMAN TO BE A RAPTORS FAN, OH, NO. WE'VE GOT JEREMY HERE, WITH REDFORD. >> THAT'S RIGHT, LITTLE REDFORD. HE'S SEEN EVERY SINGLE GAME ON TELEVISION AND HE'S THE BIGGEST FAN. I DON'T WANT TO I IS A HE'S THE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR, THAT BELONGS TO TAKE BUT HE'S THE SECOND BIGGEST LITTLE FAN. >> WHAT DOES REDFORD DO WHEN HE WATCHES THESE GAMES? >> WHEN THEY SCORE A THREE-POINTER BACK, AND IF THEY MISS A THREE-POINTER HE WALKS OUT OF THE ROOM. HE PROTESTS, EVERY THREE-POINTER. >> Reporter: CAN I SEE THE JERSEY REDFORD IS WEARING? >> TRUE RAPTORS FASHION, RIGHT? >> OH, HE WANTS TO EAT THE MIC, IT SEEMS. >> THAT'S RIGHT. HE LOVES IT. LOVES BASKETBALL, LOVES BEING DOWN HERE, THIS IS GREAT FORM THE CITY, THIS IS GREAT FOR THE COUNTRY, GO RAPTORS! [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: AND JUST TO GIVE YOU PERSPECTIVE ABOUT WHERE I AM, EXACTLY, IF WE TAKE — WE THE NORTH! WE THE NORTH! >> THERE WE GO. THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. EVERYONE IS HYPED, EVERYONE IS PUMPED BUT TAKE A LOOK. THERE ARE A LOT OF TALL BUILDINGS, A LOT OF CONDO BUILDINGS, EVEN A CONSTRUCTION SITE AND EVERYONE IS TRYING TO GET THAT GREAT PERSPECTIVE, THE PERFECT VIEW OF THIS PARADE. WE'RE JUST ABOUT A KILOMETRE OR SO FROM THE START WHERE HEATHER HISCOX IS AND WHERE THESE BUSES WILL BE ROLLING DOWN. YOU CAN SEE EVERYONE IS FILLING THE STREETS RIGHT NOW. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THOSE DOUBLE DECKER BUSES AND CARS, WELL THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE UP A LOT OF SPACE, BUT JUST — IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON. EVERYBODY IS HERE, WAITING AND WATCHING, HOPING TO GET A LITTLE GLIMPSE OF THEIR FAVOURITE PLAYER OF THE FAVOURITE RAPTOR WORLD CHAMPION TEAM. SO JUST TAKE A LOOK. I MEAN, I COULD KEEP WALKING, DWIGHT, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE ARE LINEUPS FOR DAYS. SO THAT IS WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH HERE. WE WILL HAVE A PRIME SPOT, OF COURSE, WHEN THEY ROLL DOWN HERE AND WE'LL BE BRINGING THAT TO YOU, OF COURSE, THROUGHOUT THE FOUR HOURS THAT YOU, DWIGHT AND ADRIENNE WILL BE SHOWING THE PLAY-BY-PLAY AND WALKING THROUGH IT ALL, AND SOAKING THIS ALL IN. >> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, ASHA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PACE YOURSELF. IT FEELS LIKE TWO MINUTES AGO WE WERE TALKING THURSDAY NIGHT AT GAME SIX. BACK HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, WHAT AN AMAZING SCENE THIS IS. WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE A GUEST AND IT'S APPROPRIATE. THIS IS THE FIRST PERSON WE SHOULD BE TALKING TO, BECAUSE WE KIND OF CALL HIM DAD AT THIS POINT. I'M TALKING ABOUT JOHN BITOV. MANY PEOPLE KNOW HIM AS A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR, BUT WE KNOW YOU, THE CITY KNOWS YOU, AS THE FOUNDER OF THE RAPTORS. AGAIN, YOU MUST KIND OF FEEL LIKE A PROUD PARENT TODAY. >> YEAH, IT'S ALL YOUR FAULT. >> IT REALLY CHOKES YOU UP. OTHERS INVOLVED, ALAN SLATE, ISAAH, SCOTIABANK, BUT YOU JUST SEE THIS, AND THIS WAS THE DREAM. THIS WAS IT, SEEING BASKETBALL SO FIRMLY EMBEDDED IN THIS COUNTRY'S CULTURE. FOR THOSE US WHO PLAYED IT AS KIDS, I JUST — I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. I'M TOTALLY CHOKED-UP. >> Dwight: I SEE WE'RE KICKING IT OLD SCHOOL TODAY BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT THE PURPLE ON, I'VE GOT THE PURPLE ON, BECAUSE WE'RE OLD GUYS. WE WERE THERE AT THE BEGINNING. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE AT THAT FIRST GAME. TELL US ABOUT THIS DREAM YOU HAD TO BRING THIS SPORT TO THIS COUNTRY, TO THE PLACE WHERE THE MAN WHO INVENTED IT CAME FROM. >> WELL, I WAS LUCKY, MY MOM WAS FROM INDIANA. MY BROTHERS, MY COUSINS AND I, ALL SUMMER WE PLAYED BASKETBALL. YOU KNOW — WE PLAYED OTHER SPORTS, TOO, BUT IT WAS OUR FIRST LOVE, AND WHEN YOU SEE — I WENT TO INDIANA UNIVERSITY, AND WHEN YOU SEE BASKETBALL LIKE CANADIANS DID DURING THIS PLAYOFF DRIVE, THERE'S NOTHING LIKE. IT'S JUST SO EMOTIONAL FROM THE TIP-OFF TO THE FINAL BUZZER. >> Adrienne: BUT NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVED IN YOU, RIGHT? I MEAN, FOR A TIME THE CITY WASN'T QUITE SURE. >> YEAH, A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T BELIEVE IN IT BUT FROM DAY ONE WE TARGETED NEW CANADIANS, WE TARGETED KIDS, WE TARGETED WOMEN. WE LET THE OLDER GENERATION HAVE THEIR HOCKEY, WHICH HAS ITS PLACE IF CANADIAN SOCIETY BUT WE WENT AFTER EVERYONE ELSE. >> Adrienne: CAN YOU TALK TO US ABOUT THE NAME? I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THE PURPLE, BARNEY, I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT, BUT — [ Laughter ] >> Dwight: THE PURPLE DINOSAUR. >> Adrienne: WAS IT ABOUT THE MOVIE? WHAT WAS IT? >> THERE WAS A LOT OF THINGS. I MEAN, I'VE BEEN SAYING IT, I PERSONALLY LIKE T-REX, NO SPORTS TEAM HAD A DINOSAUR IMAGE. IN THE MOVIE THE RAPTORS PLAYED AS A PACK, THEY FOR APART EVERYONE. WHEN YOU PUT THE NAME IN FOCUS GROUPS THE KIDS LOVED IT AND WE WANTED SOMETHING GLOBAL. AT ONE POINT WE HAD THREE HOCKEY TEAMS, CANUCKS, MAPLE LEAFS AND CANADIANS AND WE REALLY WANTED SOMETHING THAT KIDS, WHETHER YOU WERE IN CHINA OR EUROPE OR AFRICA, YOU COULD SAY THAT'S MY TEAM. >> Dwight: WHEN YOU HAVE THAT DREAM, THOUGH, IT WASN'T AN EASY ROAD GETTING THAT, THERE WAS OTHER PEOPLE TRYING TO BID AND BRING IT HERE. DID YOU EVER EXPECT IT TO CULMINATE IN THIS? WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT TODAY WITH 2 MILLION STRONG ROVING THE STREETS OF TORONTO, CELEBRATING THIS TEAM AND THE SPORT OF BASKETBALL? >> YOU DREAM IT, DWIGHT BUT YOU NEVER KNOW HOW REALISTIC IT IS, AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY EVEN IN MY WILDEST DREAM, THIS — I JUST DIDN'T THINK YOU'D HAVE 2 MILLION AT A RAID. I REMEMBER WHEN THE JAYS WON AND WE HAD RALLIES AT SKYDOME AND ALL THAT STUFF BUT THIS IS JUST — THE WHOLE WORLD'S WATCHING. >> Adrienne: SO YOU SOLD A LITTLE BIT THOUGH, A FEW YEARS AGO. >> YEAH, YEAH. >> Adrienne: HOW MUCH DOES THAT HURT TODAY? >> YOU KNOW, I'M A FAN FIRST AND FOREMOST. I LOVE THE SPORT. I LOVE SEEING HOW MANY CANADIAN KIDS WE GET DRAFTED IN THE NBA. GUYS AND GIRLS PLAYING IN THE NCAA SO I'M A FAN FIRST AND FOREMOST. YEAH, THERE'S MOMENTS WHERE YOU WISH YOU WERE STILL INVOLVED BUT LARRY TANENBAUM AND EVERYONE ELSE, THEY'VE BEEN QUITE PATIENT BECAUSE IT'S TAKEN A LONG TIME TO GET HERE. >> Dwight: AND YOU STILL GOT YOUR BUCKS. >> GOT MY BUCKS, MY OTHER TEAMS. >> Dwight: CONGRATULATIONS AND HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING THIS AND TAKING IT IN, I KNOW HOW MUCH YOUR FAMILY LOVES THIS SPORT. >> WELL, MY BROTHERS, MY SISTER, YOU KNOW, WHEN MY DAD WAS ALIVE AND MY MOM, THEY CAME TO EVERY GAME, AND IT'S JUST — IT IS A FAMILY EVENT, BUT WE'RE BASKETBALLERS FIRST AND FOREMOST. >> Adrienne: WELL, FOR THE FAITH YOU SHOWED IN THIS CITY AND THIS TEAM, THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> Dwight: THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU INDEED. >> Adrienne: TAKE CARE, JOHN. >> Dwight: ALL RIGHT, LET'S CONTINUE WITH THE PARTY HERE. YOU CAN SEE THE CROWD THERE. JUST CELEBRATING, SINGING. LET'S HEAR WHAT THEY'RE SINGING RIGHT NOW. [ Cheers ] >> YOU KNOW O CANADA'S BREAKING OUT ALL OVER THE PLACE. IT'S APPROPRIATE THEN THAT WE GO BACK TO GREG ROSS RIGHT NOW WITH THE ONLY CANADIAN PLAYER I HEAR ON THE RAPTORS, MR. CHRIS BOUCHER, THE PRIDE OF MONTREAL. I'M LOOKING AT KAWHI RIGHT THERE. >> THAT'S RIGHT, WE GOT CHRIS BOUCHER RIGHT HERE, AND YOU WERE JUST SAYING THE PRIDE OF MONTREAL. LOOK AT THIS LOGO. HE'S GOT HIS OWN LOGO. BONJOUR. >> BONJOUR. YOU KNOW, IT MEANS A LOT TO ME TO REPRESENT MONTREAL, AND YOU KNOW, CANADA. SO I WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S A GOOD ONE. >> Greg: WELL THEY KEEP CALLING THIS CANADA'S TEAM, AND PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY HAVE BEEN COMING OUT TO WATCH THE GAMES, TO STAND IN JURRASIC PARK, HAVE YOU NOTICED A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM QUÉBEC AND FROM MONTREAL? >> I'M GOING TO TELL YOU, I'M GOING TO BE TELL YOU, TO BE HONEST, I THINK WE — A LOT OF PEOPLE TOLD ME THEY'RE HERE, I'M SURE THEY'RE HERE. >> Greg: DO YOU GET A LOT OF SUPPORT — >> OH, YEAH, MONTREAL IS SUPPORT. WHEN WE HAD THE FIRST GAME, THEY WERE ALL THERE, AND IT'S STILL OUR GAME. MONTREAL IS SHOWING THE SUPPORT, AND ANY CANADIANS THAT LIVES THERE, KNOWS THAT RAPTORS, IT'S A CANADIAN TEAM AND THE SUPPORT IS ALL THE WAY. >> Greg: YOU HAVE QUITE AN AMAZING JOURNEY TO PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL. I MEAN, IT WASN'T THAT LONG AGO, YOU WERE WASHING DISHES IN A RESTAURANT AND HERE YOU ARE NOW, CELEBRATING AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY. >> YEAH, FOR SURE. IT'S BEEN A LONG JOURNEY, I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE. YOU KNOW? IT'S AN EXCITING MOMENT WHEN WE WON, AND IT MADE ME REALIZE ABOUT THE LONG WAY I SCALE AND ALL I HAD TO DO JUST TO BE HERE AND IT'S AMAZING. AMAZING EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW, AND I'M JUST HAPPY TO HAVE MY FAMILY AND EVERYBODY TO BE ENJOYING THIS. >> Greg: IS THIS ALL YOUR FAMILY HERE BEHIND YOU? >> MY FAMILY. I GOT MY MOM, I GOT MY STEP DAD. YO! YO! [ Cheers ] >> Greg: LOOK, HE'S ALREADY GOT THE CHAMPAGNE. >> BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE OVER HERE. GOT MY WIFE OVER HERE, TOO, EVERYBODY'S HERE, MY SISTER. EVERYBODY'S HERE. >> Greg: THAT'S GREAT. SO I MEAN, THIS HAS TO MEAN SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR YOU, BECAUSE YOU ARE CANADIAN AND I MEAN, THIS IS CANADA'S ONLY TEAM, AND HERE WE ARE, CELEBRATING. JUST PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE, WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU. >> IT MEANS A LOT. YOU KNOW, AS A CANADIAN, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO SHOW, YOU WANT TO REPRESENT, YOU WANT US TO BE CHAMPION AND WE'RE FEELING AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW. EVERYWHERE WE GO, THEY FOLLOWED UP US, THEY'RE SUPPORTING US. IT TOOK A LONG WAY FOR US TO GET THERE BUT WE'RE FINALLY HERE, WE'RE CHAMPIONS AND IT'S AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT. >> Greg: THANKS FOR DOING THIS. ENJOY THIS MOMENT, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT, I'LL TELL YOU, WE HAVEN'T QUITE REACHED THE PRINCESS GATES YET. THEY'RE COMING UP, BUT LOOK AT THE CROWDS OF PEOPLE. NOT EVEN ON THE PARADE ROUTE HERE AND THEY'RE CHANTING. THEY'RE CHANTING WE THE NORTH NOW. I MEAN, THESE PEOPLE SOMEHOW MANAGED TO GET OFF THE PARADE ROUTE, ONTO THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS. THEY'RE CHASING THESE FIVE BUSES THAT HAVE THE PLAYERS ON THEM DOWN, AND THEY'RE CHANTING, THEY'RE CHEERING, THE PLAYERS ARE ENJOYING IT, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT THE CROWDS ARE GOING TO BE LIKE ONCE WE GET OUT ONTO THE OFFICIAL PARADE ROUTE. >> Adrienne: OH, THAT'S GREAT. THANKS VERY MUCH. YOU ARE, I THINK WITHOUT A DOUBT, OUR MVP FOR THE ENTIRE RAPTORS COVERAGE, AND A SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT TO WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THE WE THE NORTH MARKETING CAMPAIGN BACK IN 2014. IF ANYBODY HAD ANY DOUBT, TODAY SHOULD 100% PROVE THEM WRONG. WE ARE JUST GOING TO TAKE A QUICK BREAK HERE, BEFORE WE GO, HAVE A MOMENT WITH THESE PICTURES. CANADA, THIS IS YOUR USUAL MONDAY MORNING. >> Dwight: ENJOY! [ ♪♪♪ ] [ Cheers ] [ Cheers ] >> Adrienne: WELCOME BACK TO SUCH A GOOD MONDAY MORNING IN TORONTO. I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS. I'M PRETTY SURE WE'RE NOT EVER GOING TO SEE ONE — >> Dwight: WE HAD SHOWERS THIS MORNING BUT IT WAS CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS FROM THE PLAYERS, SPRAYING, KYLE LOWRY SPRAYING THAT SHAME PAIN ONTO THE CROWD. >> YOU KNOW WHO'S GOING TO GET COVERED IN IT AT SOME POINT? YOUNG CHRIS GLOVER WHO IS AT THE EDGE OF JURRASIC PARK, THIS PLACE THAT HAS JUST BECOME THE ENVY OF I WOULD SAY NORTH AMERICAN SPORTS FANS. YOU'RE LOOKING PRETTY SHARP DOWN THERE, CHRIS. PRETTY CALM. HOW'S IT GOING? >> Reporter: THANK YOU. HEY, YOU KNOW WHAT? WE ARE ALREADY COVERED IN IT. THEY JUST HANDED OUT THESE FLAGS, MLSE DID, AND AS THEY DID, WE SAW THIS CROWD JUST ERUPT IN CHEERS. THEY HAVE BEEN HERE FOR HOURS IN THE THOUSANDS, AND IF YOU PAN OVER THIS WAY, YOU CAN SEE JUST HOW CANADIAN THIS CROWD IS, TOO. THERE'S NO BAKER KIDS HERE, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT. THEY EXPECT ALL OF THESE FANS TO JUST STAY PUT, BACK THERE, AND ENJOY SEEING THEIR HEROES, THEIR CHAMPIONS COME THROUGH HERE. AND JUST LOOK AT HOW MUCH FUN. ALL OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE HAVING. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE YOUNG, IF YOU'RE OLD, TODAY IS, AS YOU MENTIONED, A MONDAY TO REMEMBER. AND A LOT OF THESE FOR EXAMPLE, AS — FOLKS, AS OUCH SAID, HAVE COME FROM FAR AND WIDE BUT IT REALLY HASN'T MATTERED IF THEY CAME FROM A TEN MINUTE WALK OR A TEN HOUR PLANE RIDE, THEY WERE NOT GOING TO MISS THIS PARTY. ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO TRAVELLED SO VERY FAR AWAY WAY WAS LEVI, HERE. HE CAME ALL THE WAY FROM AUSTRALIA. LEAVE VON, I MEAN. IT'S OBVIOUS WHY YOU WANTED TO BE A PART OF THIS, BUT JUST TELL EVERYONE WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU TO BE HERE TODAY? >> IT MEANS THE WORLD. WE NEEDED TO BELIEVE IN OUR CITY. WE NEEDED TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES! LIKE MASAI SAID, WE WANTED TO WIN IN TORONTO, AND WE WON IN TORONTO! [ Cheers ] >> WE WON IN TORONTO! WE WANTED TO WIN. WE WANTED TO WIN! >> Reporter: AND THAT ENERGY, THAT EXCITEMENT, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT, IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING THROUGHOUT THIS TIME HERE. I AM OBVIOUSLY IN A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN THIS CITY, FOR THIS FRANCHISE, AND FOR THIS MOMENT. THIS WAS WHERE JURRASIC PARK WAS, THIS IS WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE CAMPED-OUT FOR HOURS, FOR DAYS, TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DID NOT MISS HISTORY. LEAVE VON, YOU WERE ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE, TOO. IT WAS RAINING, IT WAS THUNDER DOING, IT WAS CRAZY, WHY WAS IT SO IMPORTANT TO RATE THROUGH ALL OF THIS TO WATCH THESE HISTORIC MOMENTS? >> IN THE MIDST OF ADVERSITY, WE WERE COUNTED OUT THREE OUT OF FOUR SERIES AS UNDERDOGS. MASAI MADE A BIG MOVE LAST SEASON. EVERYONE NEVER THOUGHT WE'D BE AT THIS STAGE. [ Cheers ] >> TO BEING NBA CHAMPIONS. TORONTO, WE ARE A CITY OF CHAMPIONS. WE'RE THE BEST CITY IN THE WORLD. I'VE TRAVELLED ALL OVER THE WORLD AND NOTHING LIKE TORONTO. [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: AND YOU KNOW WHAT? THE GREATEST PART ABOUT THIS IS HERE. HEAR HOW MUCH FUN THEY ARE HAVING. >> WE THE NORTH! WE THE NORTH! >> SPORTS IS ALL ABOUT THE WINS, THE LOSSES, THE CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? MORE THAN ANYTHING, IT'S ABOUT BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. THERE'S A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY SOMEWHERE AROUND HERE NAMED KAYDEN, AND KAYDEN IS CELEBRATING HIS 10th BIRTHDAY TODAY. ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT, COULD YOU IMAGINE ANY BETTER PLACE TO CELEBRATE A BIRTHDAY THAN THIS? >> Dwight: WHAT A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY PRESENT, TO BE AT A CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE FOR YOUR HOMETOWN TEAM. THANK YOU FOR THAT, CHRIS. >> Adrienne: YEAH, THANK YOU, CHRIS. I KIND OF LOVE THAT CHRIS IS FLANKED BY A LEGION OF REALLY TINY BODYGUARDS. >> Dwight: LOOK AT THEM. >> Adrienne: THEY'VE GOT YOU CHRIS. >> Reporter: THEY'RE TOUGH, GUY, THEY'VE GOT ME. THEY'VE GOT ME. >> Dwight: ONE OF THE THINGS CHRIS WAS TOUCHING ON IS HOW THIS HAS REALLY BROUGHT US TOGETHER. HOW THIS CHAMPIONSHIP HAS REALLY BROUGHT THIS TOWN AND THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER. WE'VE GOT A GUEST HERE. >> Adrienne: WE DO. THE MAN JUST WANDERED IN. >> Dwight: YEAH, AND YOU KNOW, AT THE RAPTORS GAMES, WHEN THEY PUT HIS PICTURE UP ON THE JUMBOTRON, HE GETS A HUGE SHOUT-OUT FROM THE CROWD. WE'VE SEEN HIM AT THE GAMES AND HE'S BROUGHT US THE STORIES OF THIS COUNTRY FOR A VERY LONG, LONG TIME HERE ON CBC TELEVISION. LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS STORY, PETER? >> DWIGHT, ADRIENNE, GREAT TO BE HERE WITH YOU. THIS IS NOW ONE OF THE STORIES OF US AS A COUNTRY, AND AS A PEOPLE. YOU KNOW, I WALKED THROUGH YOU THIS CROWD, I WAS HERE LATE LAST NIGHT WALKING THROUGH THE CROWD BUT NOW IT'S REMARKABLE. BUT IT'S ALSO A PICTURE OF CANADA TODAY. YOU KNOW, MORESO THAN YOU'LL SEE AT ANY OTHER SPORTING EVENT. NOT NUMBERS BUT IN TO THE CROSS SECTION OF CANADIANS. WE SEE CANADA REFLECTED BACK AT US, AND WE SEE THESE CROWDS AND THE EXCITEMENT THAT'S BEING MOTIVATED BY THIS TEAM. AND IT'S NOT JUST TORONTO. YOU KNOW, WE KNOW IT'S ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE SAW THE NUMBER OF JURRASIC PARKS. IT WAS A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT BY A TEAM THAT I'M NOT SURE ANY OF US REALLY THOUGHT THEY'RE GOOD BUT I DON'T KNOW IF THEY CAN GO ALL THE WAY. SUDDENLY THEY WENT ALL THE WAY AND THAT TRIP, THAT JOURNEY THEY TOOK US ON AT A TIME WHEN NONE OF THE CANADIAN TEAMS WERE — THEY WERE GONE, IN THE FIRST ROUND. THEY HAD A BLANK SLATE TO WORK ON AND BROUGHT IN ALL KIND OF NEW PEOPLE IN BASEBALL. BASEBALL HAS GROWN ENORMOUSLY IN THE COUNTRY OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS BUT IT'S GROWN DOUBLE, TRIPLE THAT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS AND IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL TO WATCH. >> Adrienne: PETER, CAN YOU STAY WITH US FOR ONE SECOND GREG ROSS, YOU'LL LOVE THIS, HAS MANAGED TO CORAL SERGE IBAKA. >> GO FOR IT ÉZE GO — >> WE'VE GOT SERGE IBAKA HERE. YOU WENT VIRAL THE OTHER NIGHT CELEBRATING IN LOS ANGELES, ARE YOU GOING TO DO THAT DANCE FOR US? >> I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN RIGHT HERE. >> WE'RE STANDING ON THE SEATS RIGHT NOW. I BET YOU THE CROWD WOULD GO CRAZY. >> I'M TRYING, I'M TRYING, LET ME SEE. I CANNOT DO IT. I HAVE TO HAVE MORE SPACE, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? >> THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SPACE, BUT LOOK, LOOK DOWN THERE. LOOK HOW INCREDIBLE THAT IS. >> THAT'S AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. >> IF YOU LOOK DOWN THE STREET THERE ARE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE BLOCKING THE PRINCESS GATES. THE PARADE ROUTE IS ON THE OTHER SIDE SELF THE PRINCESS GATES THERE. >> WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS. >> WE HAVEN'T EVEN HIT THE PARADE ROUTE. >> YEAH, MAN, I DON'T KNOW. WE BEEN STUCK HERE. >> WE'VE BEEN STUCK HERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE. >> YES, SIR. I SEEN — >> HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE IN YOUR WHOLE LIFE? >> OH, MAN, THIS IS A DREAM. I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, I'M LIVING A DREAM RIGHT NOW. YOU KNOW, I USEED TO WATCH OTHER TEAMS WIN THE SERIES, THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY, AND I USED TO SAY MAN, ONE DAY I WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW, HERE, AND DO THOSE KIND OF THINGS. AND I'M HERE WITH MY FAMILY, AND WE'RE HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE. >> Reporter: HOW MUCH DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO HAVE YOUR FAMILY HERE? WHOA, I WAS FLYING OFF THE BUS. WE'RE FINALLY MOVING. [ Cheers ] >> I'M SO THANKFUL, MAN, I'M SO THANKFUL AT THIS MOMENT. ALL THESE CROWDS HERE, THEY COME AND SEE US HERE. YOU KNOW, I'M SO THANKFUL, MAN. >> Reporter: INCREDIBLE MOMENT. AGAIN, SERGE IBAKA, THIS IS THE GUY — YOU LOVE TORONTO. YOU LOVE THIS CITY. >> OH, YEAH, I LOVE THIS CITY. THIS IS MY CITY. IT'S MY HOME NOW, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? BECAUSE I GOT FRIENDS NOW, THEY'RE LIKE FAMILY NOW, AND YOU SEE HOW PEOPLE LOVE US HERE, SO OF COURSE. YOU ALWAYS GOING TO GO SOMEWHERE WHERE PEOPLE LOVE YOU, YOU KNOW? CARE ABOUT YOU. AND THOSE PEOPLE ARE HERE, THEY COME HERE TO SUPPORT US, BECAUSE THEY LOVE US, YOU KNOW? >> Reporter: YOUR FANS KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A COOKING SHOW ON YouTube. >> YES. >> Reporter: YOU HAD KAWHI LEONARD ON THERE, YOU BEGGED HIM TO COME BACK, DO YOU THINK YOU MADE ANY HEADWAY? DO YOU THINK YOU MAYBE CONVINCED HIM TO COME BACK? >> LET'S HOPE. LET'S HOPE HE COME BACK. WE ALL NEEDED HIM, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? [ Inaudible ] >> Reporter: SERGE IBAKA, HAVING A GREAT TIME OUT HERE ON THE PARADE. >> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, GREG. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SERGE. HE SAID HE WANTED TO BE WHERE HE IS LOVED. HE IS 100% LOVED IN THIS CITY. AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE PATIENT FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS. I THINK THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WITH CELLPHONES, SO MANY PEOPLE TRYING TO SEND MESSAGES, THAT THE SIGNAL DOES OCCASIONALLY BREAKS UP. IT'S JUST THIS ENTIRE CITY — IMAGINE A SHIP ALL ON ONE SIDE LEANING OVER. >> ALL THE SELFIES, ALL THE INSTAGRAM PHOTOS BEING SENT OUT THERE. >> IT'S A GREAT LOCAL STORIES, OBVIOUSLY FOR TORONTO AND SOUTHERN ONTARIO, A GREAT NATIONAL STORY AS YOU POINTED OUT. IT'S A GREAT INTERNATIONAL STORY. I WAS TALKING TO A FELLOW DOWN ALONG CAMERA ROAD HERE AND HE SAID LOOK, I KNOW IT'S CANADA'S SCENE BUT IT'S THE REST OF THE WORLD'S TEAM. YOU GUYS DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH SUPPORT YOU HAVE FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD. >> Adrienne: AND WHY IS THAT? >> WELL, IT'S BECAUSE OF THAT — THAT TEAM REFLECTS THE REST OF THE WORLDS. >> WE HAVE TWO PLAYERS WHO PLAY FOR THE SPANISH NATIONAL TEAM, MARK GASOL AND SERGE IBAKA. >> THAT'S RIGHT AND PASCAL SIAKAM. THERE ARE SO MANY PLAYERS WHO HAVE INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS ON THAT TEAM. THE PEOPLE HAVE EMBRACED IT AROUND THE WORLD AND RAPTORS JERSEYS NOW AND HATS, THEY CAN BE SEEN EVERYWHERE. LOOK AT THE OVATIONS JEREMY LIN GETS FROM THE ASIAN COMMUNITY IN THIS TOWN WHEN HE GETS HIS LIKE TEN SECONDS ON THE FLOOR DURING THE FINALS. BECAUSE HE WAS ON THE BENCH. BUT THEY WENT CRAZY FOR HIM AND YOU SEE LIN JERSEYS ALL THROUGH HERE IN THE CROWD BEHIND US. SO IT'S A GREAT TEAM. A GREAT STORY. >> Eli: LEST ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BASKETBALL CREDENTIALS, THEY ARE SOLID. I THINK WE HAVE A COUPLE PICTURES HERE. YOU'VE BEEN GOING TO THESE GAMES FOREVER, AND IF WE CAN BRING THEM UP, PICTURES IT OF PETER. >> Dwight: THERE HE IS. >> I GOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY. >> Dwight: MOUTH OPEN LIKE NICK NURSE. YOU'RE GOING TO BECOME A MEME WITH THAT SHOT. >> THAT WAS DANNY GREEN, JUST SUNK A THREE POINTER NEAR THE END OF THE GAME WHICH BASICALLY ICED IT FOR TORONTO, AND I WENT BAT SHIT, YOU KNOW? I WENT CRAZY. >> Adrienne: I THINK WE NEED TO RIGHT THAT DOWN. >> Dwight: I REALLY BELIEVE THIS TEAM COULD HAVE A CHANCE TO DO THIS. AS A FAN, WITH YOU DOWN THERE WATCHING IT, WHEN IT DID IT CLICK FOR YOU HEY, WE MIGHT BE ONTO SOMETHING HERE? WE MIGHT ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO PULL THIS OFF. >> TO ME THE BIG MOMENT WAS THAT THE SHOT. >> Dwight: THE SHOT. THE ICONIC SHOT. >> THE ICONIC SHOT. IT DID EVERYTHING AND IT CEMENTED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE RAPTORS AND THEIR FANS BUT IT MOVED BEYOND THAT IN THAT MOMENT BECAUSE THAT'S EVERYBODY'S DREAM TO GET THAT LAST-MINUTE MOMENT RUN IN BASEBALL OR GOAL IN OVERTIME. SUDDENLY THAT SHOT, WHICH IS RARELY MADE, THE BUZZER-BEATER AT THE END — >> Dwight: ALTHOUGH WE HAD VINCE CARTER MISS ONE. >> STEPH CURRY IS 0-FOR-12 IN LAST MINUTE SHOTS IN PLAYOFFS. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN OFTEN. EVERYTHING ABOUT IT, IT WASN'T JUST HIM, SQUATTING IN THAT PRAYER-LIKE POSITION, IT WAS ALSO LOOKING AT THE FACES OF THE CROWD. THE ANTICIPATION AS THAT THING BOUNCED FOUR TIMES. >> Dwight: AND AND THE FACE OF THE OPPONENTS. >> AND THE FACE OF THE OPPONENTS AND SUDDENLY BINGO. THAT CHANGED BASKETBALL IN CANADA TO ME FOREVER. THAT SHOT, WHAT IT MEANT, WHAT IT BROUGHT IN IN TERMS OF NEW FANS, I THINK THAT'S WHERE IT ALL STARTED. THAT, PLUS THE FACT THAT THERE WERE NO HOCKEY TEAMS IN THE PLAYOFFS, YOU KNOW? >> ESPECIALLY ONE TORONTO TEAM. >> Peter: THIS WAS THE PARADE A LOT OF TORONTONIANS THOUGHT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN THIS YEAR, BUT NOT WITH THESE GUYS. >> Dwight: WE STILL GOT A PARADE THOUGH AND WE'LL TAKE IT WITH OUR TORONTO RAPTOR. WE SEE THE RAPTOR ON THE TOP OF A BUS OR CAR DOWN THERE BY THE CNE GROUND, DOWN BY PRINCESS GATES. LET'S HEAD DOWN TO HEATHER HISCOX WHO IS DOWN IN THAT AREA. LOOKS LIKE THE PARADE CAN'T EVEN GET OUT TO THE PRINCESS GATES. >> Adrienne: THAT IS HILARIOUS. IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE HALF AN HOUR STARTED ALREADY. >> Heather: THANK YOU, GUYS. LISTEN, IS THE CHEERS ARE GOING UP, THE FLAGS ARE FLYING, THE BALLOONS ARE FLYING. [ Cheers ] >> Heather: AND THE REASON IS MASAI UJIRI HAS JUST PASSED IN FRONT OF ALL OF US HERE IN A CONVERTIBLE. THE MAN WHO SAID YEARS AGO I DON'T WANT TO JUST CONTEND, I WANT TO COMPETE, AND MADE THOSE BOLD DECISIONS TO TAKE THE TEAM ON THE ADVENTURE, GOT RID OF DEROZAN, BROUGHT IN KAWHI LEONARD AND DANNY GREEN, CHANGED COACHES WITH DUANE CASE AND SEE BROUGHT IN NICK NURSE, MADE WHAT SOME PEOPLE DID, ROLL THEIR EYES OR WONDER ABOUT AND SURE ENOUGH IT HAS PAID OFF WITH THE TEAM'S FIRST EVER TITLE. NOW YOU'RE GOING TO SEE — I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOUR CAMMIE IS SHOWING, BUT I'M GOING TO JUST KEEP TALKING ABOUT WHAT I'M SEEING FROM HERE, AS YOU SEE, SOMETHING WITH A REPLICA — THE BELT, THE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT. AS THEY GO BY. BUT I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS VERY SPECIAL FAMILY THAT I HAVE JUST MET. FATHER AND SON, ASH AND ASH. HELLO. OUR CAMERA IS RIGHT OVER THERE AND THIS IS GOING ON BEHIND ME, I WANT TO JUST SAY HELLO. I WAS WATCHING NAV BHATIA, THE SUPER FAN GO BY, AND YOU WERE WATCHING NAV GO BY, AND I SAID I HAVE TO TALK TO THIS MAN ABOUT WHAT HE THINKS NAV HAS CONTRIBUTED IN SO MANY WAYS. HE'S BECOME THIS GLOBAL FIGURE. >> ABSOLUTELY AND NAV'S DONE A LOT FOR THE COMMUNITY BUT HE'S ALSO DONE A LOT FOR DIVERSITY IN CANADA. AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE RAPTORS WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE RAPTORS WINNING AN NBA TITLE, BUT IT'S ABOUT TORONTO AND CANCEL GREATING DIVERSITY, AND HOW DIVERSITY WINS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE RAPTORS TEAM, IF YOU LOOK AT THE SUPER FAN AND WHAT HE IDENTIFIES WITH, IT'S ABOUT DIVERSITY AND GETTING EVERYONE TOGETHER AND NOW WE'RE AT A PLACE HERE WHERE WE HAVE 2 MILLION PEOPLE GETTING TOGETHER TO NOT ONLY CELEBRATE RAPTORS BUT GREAT DIVERSITY. >> YOU KNOW NAV PERSONALLY. >> I DO. >> THIS IS WHERE THE STORY GETS EVEN MORE INTERESTING. YOU'VE COME ALL THE WAY FROM SINGAPORE, RIGHT ASH? >> YEAH. >> ALL THE WAY FROM SINGAPORE TO SEE THESE GAMES, AND TALK ABOUT YOUR CONNECTION TO BASKETBALL BECAUSE IT'S SO MUCH MORAN RAPTORS FANDOM. >> THE REALITY IS I GREW UP, MY PARENTS WERE INDIAN IMMIGRANTS HERE AND MOST INDIAN PARENTS, IF ANYONE KNOWS INDIAN PARENTS, THEY DON'T LET YOU PLAY SPORTS. SO I HAD TO FOCUS MY CAREER ON BUSINESS AND ENGINEERING AND I ENDED UP BUILDING A SOFTWARE COMPANY WHICH I SOLD IN SINGAPORE AND THE FIRST THING I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO WAS BE A BASKETBALL TEAM OWNER SO WE ACTUALLY ENDED UP BUYING THE PROFESSIONAL TEAM IN SINGAPORE, THE SINGAPORE SLINGERS, AND I HAVE THE SAME SEATS THAT NAV SITS IN IN SINGAPORE. >> Heather: A12. >> YES, RIGHT IN FRONT AND WE DISTRACT THE PLAYERS THE SAME WAY NAV DOES, AND WHEN I BOUGHT THE TEAM I CALLED HIM UP AND I SAID UNCLE, YOU KNOW, I DECIDED TO BE A TEAM OWNER, INSPIRED BY YOU. AND SO WE DECIDED TO COME AND BE PART OF THE CELEBRATION AND NAV HOSTED US FOR A GAME AND IT'S JUST BEEN A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR TORONTO AND BEING CANADIAN. >> Heather: WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BASKETBALL? >> I LIKE PLAYING IT. >> Heather: MM-HMM. >> I LIKE WATCHING PIE FAVOURITE PLAYERS. >> Heather: AND WHO ARE YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYERS ON THE RAPTORS, — >> KAWHI LEONARD. >> Heather: HE'S GOING TO BE COMING BY SOON. >> YEAH. >> I LIKE KYLE LOWRY. >> Heather: KYLE. HOW HAS IT BEEN? YOU HAVE KYLE'S JERSEY ON, HOW HAS IT BEEN TO SEE ALL THESE PLAYOFF GAMES? >> IT HAS BEEN EXCITING. AND, LIKE SOMETIMES, LIKE, AGAINST THE 76'ers IN GAME SEVEN, THAT WAS LIKE REALLY EXCITING. >> Heather: NERVE-RACKING. >> YEAH. >> Heather: SO YOU HAVE BROUGHT YOUR SON FOR AN INCREDIBLE FATHER AND SON EXPERIENCE, GONE TO THE PLAYOFF GAMES, YOU'VE SEEN ONE OF THE GREAT MOMENTS IN CANADIAN SPORT, YOU CAN SAY I WAS THERE WHEN. >> YES. >> Heather: WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU AT THE MOMENT? >> I MEAN, IT WAS JUST, JUST THE ENERGY, THE EXCITEMENT, THE FEELING ABOUT JUST BEING A PART OF TORONTO, BEING PART OF A WINNING CITY, MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE, NOT JUST HERE IN TORONTO, OR IN CANADA, OR NORTH AMERICA, BUT THE AMAZING THING IS, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE FRIENDS AROUND THE WORLD, AND THEY'RE LIKE WOW, YOU KNOW, TORONTO'S A CHAMPIONSHIP CITY. SO I THINK THIS IS GOING TO HAVE RAMIFICATIONS, NOT JUST IN SPORT, BUT IN BUSINESS, AND JUST HOW PEOPLE PERCEIVE TORONTO. SO IT'S EXCITING. >> Heather: SO FANTASTIC TO MEET YOU BOTH. ENJOY THE REST OF THE PARADE. THANK YOU, ASH AND ASH. SO FAR, BY FAR, THE LONGEST-TRAVELLING GUESTS FOR THE PARADE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. >> YES, ABSOLUTELY. IT'S A 24 HOUR FLIGHT. >> Heather: EXACTLY. I JUST WANT TO HAVE — I'M GOING TO KEEP TALKING BECAUSE I HAVE SO MANY FANTASTIC GUESTS HERE AND WE'RE WATCHING GO BY, FROM SINGAPORE, THIS FAMILY'S FROM MILTON BUT A LITTLE BIT CLOSER, BUT THE REASON I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU — TALK WITH YOU IS LOOK AT THE JERSEY THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO WEAR YOUNG MAN, AND TELL ME ALL ABOUT IT. >> IT'S THE OLD 1989-1999 VINCE CARTER JERSEY. >> Heather: SO VINCE CARTER, OBVIOUSLY NOT ON THE TEAM ANYMORE, BUT WHAT ARE YOU DOING, PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE HISTORY OF THIS TEAM NUMBER WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE CARTER JERSEY TODAY? >> VINCE CARTER IS A REALLY GOOD BASKETBALL PLAYER. I LOVE WHAT HE DID FOR THE FANS BACK WHEN HE PLAYED. NOW HE'S RETIRED, I THINK, OR — >> NO, NO. HE'S STILL PLAYING. >> Heather: RETIREED? >> WE JUST HAVE A REALLY GOOD PLAYER AND I LOOKED UP TO HIM. >> Heather: IT'S REALLY NICE THE TEAM ACKNOWLEDGING WHAT HELPED BUILD TO THIS MOMENT. >> HE REALLY PUT TONIGHT ON THE MAP WHEN HE CAME HERE. >> Heather: YOU'VE GOT THE KYLE JERSEY ON. >> I LOVE KYLE LOWRY. >> Heather: HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A RAPTORS FAN, SIR? >> I MOVED HERE FROM HALIFAX IN 2000 AND I WAS A FOLLOWER FROM THEN. >> Heather: FROM THAT TIME. SO YOU'VE SEEN SOME HIGHS AND LOWS. >> YEAH. >> Heather: WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE CHAMPION? >> OH, MY GOD, IT'S JUST CRAZY. WE WERE UP ALL WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT. THE KIDS, HAVING FUN. IT'S JUST MIND-BLOWING. >> Heather: AND WHAT IS IT LIKE TO LOOK AT ALL OF THIS CROWD AND SEE THIS MOMENT AND EVERYBODY CELEBRATING YOUR PLAYERS? >> IT'S AMAZING. IT'S JUST — I CAN'T — I KNOW. TO SEE ALL THESE, ALL THESE PEOPLE. >> THE WHOLE COUNTRY COME TOGETHER. >> ALL THESE PEOPLE IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE COME TOGETHER. WE ARE CHAMPS. WE ARE CHAMPS. [ Cheers ] >> Heather: THANK YOU SO MUCH. I'M GOING TO SENDS IT BACK TO YOU, ADRIENNE, AND TO YOU, DWIGHT, TO CARRY ON THIS CONVERSATION FROM THERE. THESE PEOPLE ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE THEIR HERO, AND AS YOU HEARD, HERE COMES TO THE COACH. THEY ARE CHAMPIONS. THIS IS ABOUT CANADA COMING TOGETHER. LET'S ENJOY THIS MOMENT. [ Cheers ] >> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT, HEATHER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WHAT A TROOPER YOU ARE. IT'S AMAZING THAT THEY ARE STILL JUST STARTING THIS PARADE. AND IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN READING ABOUT SPORTS OR JUST READING GOOD WRITING, ANYWAY, HAVE A LOOK AT CAPO KELLY FROM THE "GLOBE & MAIL" THIS MORNING WHO HAS THE BEST SENTENCE I'VE SEEN ALL DAY ABOUT ABOUT THE RAPTORS. HE SAID VICTORY ONLY HAS FLAVOUR IF IT'S SPICED BEFORE HAND WITH YEARS OF LOSING. >> Dwight: WE REMEMBER WHEN THEY WERE CALLING US Le BRONCOS. WE REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE GETTING SWEPT. WE REMEMBER WHEN PEOPLE SAID A TEAM FROM CANADA? CAN'T WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. HERE WE ARE CELEBRATING IT WITH 2 MILLION OF OUR CLOSE FRIENDS, ADRIENNE. WOW! WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A BREAK RIGHT HERE ON CBC TELEVISION, STAY WITH US, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. [ ♪♪♪ ] >> Dwight: WELCOME BACK TO LIVE COVERAGE OF OUR TORONTO RAPTORS CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE. WE'RE GETTING A FLY-OVER IN A LITTLE BIT BUT THAT'S NOT THE FLY-OVER. >> Adrienne: THAT'S NOT THE FLY-OVER. >> Dwight: YES. THIS IS A GREAT TIME FOR THIS CITY, AND THIS TOWN. WE KNOW THE SNOWBIRDS ARE COMING. THAT'S NOT THEM THERE. WE HAVE A LITTLE PREVIEW TO SET THAT UP WITH THE SNOWBIRDS AS WE WATCH THE PARADE WIND ITS WAY — IT'S HAVING TROUBLE RIGHT NOW JUST GETTING OUT OF THE CNE GROUNDS BECAUSE OF THE CRUSH OF PEOPLE THAT ARE DOWN THERE. WE ARE HERE AT THE END OF THE PARADE, AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, OUTSIDE TORONTO'S CITY HALL, AND JOINING US RIGHT NOW, WE CAN CALL HUM CAPTAIN CANADA BACK IN THE DAY, HE WAS THE CAPTAIN OF OUR NATIONAL TEAM, MR. ROHAN BARRETT WHO'S ALSO THE G.M. MUCH BASKETBALL CANADA, AND FOR BASKETBALL FANS, YOU REMEMBER HIM, STEVE NASH, ON OUR NATIONAL TEAM FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. >> Adrienne: CAN WE SHOW THE RING? >> Dwight: THERE YOU GO. THERE'S THE CHAMPIONSHIP RING THERE THAT HIS SON HELPED HIM TO GET. HE'S FOLLOWED IN HIS FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS AND IS NOW PART OF OUR NATIONAL PROGRAMME AND ADRIENNE WE THINK CANADIAN LANDING? WE DON'T KNOW WHERE, WE KNOW HE'S GOING TOP IN THE DRAFT BUT WE KNOW OUR TEAM WITH THE TORONTO RAPTORS OUR RECORD IS TOO GOOD TO BE AT THAT HIGH LEVEL IN THE DRAFT SO NO CHANCE OF GETTING HIM THIS YEAR. LET'S JUST TALK — YOU GREW UP PLAYING IN THIS TOWN, FAMOUSLY BASKETBALL. YOU GOT A SCHOLARSHIP TO GO PLAY B1 BALL, THAT WAS A RARE THING FOR PLAYERS LIKE YOU TO DO OUT OF THIS CITY. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT TODAY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE GROWTH OF THIS TEAM? >> WELL THIS IS AMAZING. THIS IS AMAZING. I DON'T KNOW THAT ANYBODY COULD HAVE ENVISIONED THIS, RIGHT? LIKE MAYBE, MAYBE MEETING YOU AT THE AIRPORT, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE FLAGS — >> Dwight: COUPLE OF PEOPLE, YEAH. >> BUT TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREET? I DON'T KNOW ANYBODY COULD ENVISION SOMETHING LIKE THIS. THIS IS AMAZING WHEN YOU THINK OF 50-PLUS DIFFERENT JURASSIC PARK LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WATCHING 13 MILLION PEOPLE WATCHING THE GAME, I, I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE, IN PARTICIPATION FOR YOUNG GIRLS AND BOIS IN THIS COUNTRY. MAYBE IT'S NOT ABOUT PLAYING IN THE NBA. MAYBE IT'S JUST ABOUT BEING HEALTHY AND GETTING OUT AND BEING ACTIVE, BASKETBALL HOPEFULLY IS BECOME A MORE ATTRACTIVE SPORT FOR THEM TO WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN. >> Dwight: THERE WILL BE SOME GEMS OUT THERE, THOUGH. >> Adrienne: DOES ANYTHING ABOUT THIS SURPRISE YOU? OR IN YOUR BONES DID YOU ALWAYS ENVISION IT WOULD TAKE LIKE THIS? >> YOU KNOW WHAT? NO. I DON'T KNOW THAT YOU COULD — I THINK THIS IS, THIS HAS OVERWHELMED ME, WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE. BUT I WOULD BE REMISS TO NOT MENTION MASAI UJIRI IF ALL OF THIS, AND OBVIOUSLY THE OWNERSHIP AT MLSE IS PHENOMENAL, BUT THIS IS A MASTER CLASS IN LEADERSHIP, RIGHT? HE TOOK ALL THE HITS. HE HAD A VISION AND A DIRECTION HE WAS GOING IN. MOST PEOPLE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND IT. HE REMOVED THE NBA HEADCOACH OF THE YEAR. HE REMOVED DEMAR DEROZAN. WE LOVED DEMAR DEROZAN. >> BE LOVED IN THIS TOWN, BY FAR THE MOST POPULAR PLAYER ON THIS TEAM. >> YEAH, LIKE WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHERE ARE YOU GOING? AND NOW WE CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE HE WAS GOING. HE FILLED HIS TEAM WITH CHAMPIONS. PEOPLE THAT KNEW HOW TO WIN, FROM THE COACHING, DOWN TO THE PLAYERS, AND YOU'RE SEEING THE RESULT NOW. >> Adrienne: AND IS THERE MORE TO IT, THOUGH? BECAUSE I MEAN, ASIDE FROM THE AMAZING ALCHEMY OF A TEAM, YOU HAVE TO BUILD A BOND WITH A COUNTRY. AND IS THERE SOMETHING THAT THE RAPTORS DID FOR CANADA OR GAVE BACK TO CANADA THAT MAKES THEM STAND OUT? >> WELL THREE WORDS. WE THE NORTH. RIGHT? >> Adrienne: RIGHT. >> YOU'RE NOT CANADIAN IF IF YOU CAN'T GET BEHIND THAT, RIGHT? WE ARE DIFFERENT. WE'RE IN NORTH AMERICA, BUT WE ARE DISTINCT. WE ARE DIFFERENT. WE'RE A LITTLE BIT HIGHER UP, RIGHT? WE'VE GOT THE SNOW. WE'VE GOT THE ICE. WE THE NORTH. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? WE CAN FIGHT THROUGH THAT IN THE WINTER MONTHS AND HE CAN BEAT EVERYONE. ALL CHALLENGES THAT COME. I THINK IT GALVANIZED THE COUNTRY, THE MLSE GALVANIZED THE COUNTRY BEHIND THOSE THREE WORDS. AND NOW THE INTEREST BUILDS, RIGHT? WHAT ARE WE DOING AS A TEAM? AND NOW SOMEHOW IT BECOMES CANADA'S TEAM. THIS IS AMAZING FOR OUR GAME. >> Dwight: YOU PLAYED THE GAME INTERNATIONALLY, PLAYED WITH FRANCE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. WHAT KIND OF RESPECT DID WE USED TO GET WHEN IT CAME TO BASKETBALL ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE? >> AH, YOU KNOW WHAT? WE WERE EARNING OUR RESPECT, RIGHT? THEY DIDN'T REALLY EXPECT MUCH FROM US. THEY TALKED ABOUT HOW HE WE PLAYED HOCKEY, RIGHT? AND THAT JUST ADDED ANOTHER LEVEL, RIGHT, THAT REALLY PROVED THEM WRONG, AND WE DID A LOT OF PROVING WRONG DURING OUR TIME. BUT IT TOOK US A LOT OF YEARS BEFORE WE COULD FINALLY WIN A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AS WE DID IN 2017, AND I THINK LOOKING AT THIS CHAMPIONSHIP NOW, THAT'S THE HIGHEST LEVEL WITH THESE RAPTORS. I'M HOPING THAT OUR PLAYERS NOW THAT PLAY FOR CANADA ARE THINKING YOU KNOW WHAT? WE CAN DO IT, TOO. I HOPE THEY'RE INSPIRED AS WELL. BECAUSE WE CAN WIN THE BIG ONE. WE CAN WIN THE WORLD CUP. WE CAN WIN THE OLYMPICS, WE'RE HOPING THAT THAT'S SOME OF THE BACKDROP THAT COMES OUT OF THIS FOR US AS A NATION. >> Adrienne: AND FOR PEOPLE WHO — LOOK, I HAVE TO CONFESS, I'M A BANDWAGON FAN. >> Dwight: IT'S ALL GOOD. LOTS OF ROOM. >> Adrienne: I'M NOT ASHAMED OF THAT, AND SO I'M ENJOYING LEARNING A LOT MORE, AND ONE OF THE THINGS I'M ENJOYING LEARNING IS ABOUT YOUR NOT-SO-LITTLE ONE, R.J. FOR PEOPLE WHO MAYBE DON'T KNOW THIS LEGACY STORY, WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN TO R.J.? >> HIS LIFE'S ABOUT TO CHANGE DRAMATICALLY. YOU KNOW, BUT FOR HIM, THIS IS ANOTHER GOAL, RIGHT? HE'S HAD A VISION BOARD SINCE HE WAS 11 YEARS OLD. HE WROTE ALL HIS GOALS ON IT. I'M GOING TO BE AN NBA HALL OF FAMER. I'M GOING TO BE AN NBA CHAMPION. I'M GOING TO BE AN NBA ALL-STAR, ALL THE WAY DOWN, EVERY YEAR, SOME GOAL FOLLOW ACHIEVE, AND THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THE GOALS, TO ACHIEVE ON HIS WAY. SO AS A PARENT, YOU'RE PROUD, RIGHT? YOU TELL YOUR KID TO CREATE GOALS FOR THEMSELF AND DRIVE TOWARDS THOSE GOALS YOU TRY TO SUPPORT THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, AND WHEN YOU SEE THEM ACHIEVING IT, RIGHT, YOU'RE ELATED. SO HIS LIFE WILL CHANGE BUT HE'S GOT A GREAT TEAM, GREAT STAFF AROUND HIM TO SUPPORT HIM, AND HE'S BUILT FOR THIS MOMENT. >> Adrienne: AND THAT DRAFT IS IN THREE DAYS TIME. >> YES. YEAH. >> Dwight: AND HE WILL BE A TOP THREE PICK. WE HOPE SO. AS WE LOOK AT BASKETBALL CANADA NOW AS YOU TRY TO BUILD OUR NATIONAL PROGRAMME AND OUR NATIONAL TEAM, HOW DO YOU HARNESS THIS ENERGY? HOW DO YOU TAKE ALL THIS LOVE FOR THE GAME RIGHT NOW AND FIND ANOTHER GEM LIKE AN R.J. OUT THERE IN SOME PART OF THIS COUNTRY AND TRY TO GET THEM TO BUY INTO YOUR DREAM? >> BY LOVE THIS PART OF THE CONVERSATION. ESPECIALLY, OKAY, WE NEED CORPORATIONS NOW. WE NEED THE CORPORATIONS NOW TO STEP-UP, RIGHT? THE GUYS ARE DOING IT ON THE COURT, RIGHT? THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, RIGHT? >> Dwight: SO SPONSOR OUR AMATEUR ATHLETES. >> ABSOLUTELY. IF YOU WANT DIVERSITY, IT'S HERE. IF YOU WANT NEWCOMERS, IT'S HERE. IF YOU WANT NUMBERS, 13 MILLION, RIGHT? AND IF YOU WANT GOOD, STRONG, CANADIAN VALUES, RIGHT, WHERE WE GET KNOCKED DOWN, WE GET BACK UP. WE COME HARDER AND STRONGER. WE'RE EVEN KIELED. WE WORK ALL THE WAY TO THE END. I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DON'T GET BEHIND THAT, RIGHT? >> Dwight: TORONTO RAPTORS. >> WE NEED THAT, AND I FEEL LIKE IF CORPORATIONS CAN FIGURE OUT THE WAY TO GET BEHIND THAT AND START SUPPORTING THIS FACILITY, START SUPPORTING SOME OF THE JUNIOR NBA PROGRAMMING, OBVIOUSLY CANADA BASKETBALL DOES HAVE AN ACTUAL TEAM OF CANADIANS THAT REPRESENTS THE COUNTRY. THERE'S TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY TO GET BEHIND THE FEDERATION, TO HELP SUPPORT OUR DREAMS NOW AS A NATION TO TRY TO GO AND WIN A WORLD CUP, RIGHT? WHY CAN'T WE WIN THE OLYMPICS? WHY NOT US, RIGHT? I THINK WE'VE BEEN INSPIRED BY SOMETHING SPECIAL HERE AND NOW HOPEFULLY WE CAN RAISE THAT CANADIAN FLAG PROUD BUT WE WILL NEED THAT CORPORATE SUPPORT ALONG THE WAY. >> Adrienne: I THINK YOU JUST INVENTED THE NEXT SLOGAN FROM WE THE NORTH TO WHY NOT US? >> THERE YOU GO. >> Dwight: OR KAWHI NOT US. >> Adrienne: OH! ROWAN, THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH. >> Dwight: WE HOPE TO SEE THIS TEAM IN THE OLYMPICS WITH YOUNG R.J. AND SOME OTHER GREAT CANADIAN TALENT. IN THE FUTURE, THOUGH, A.J., WE COULD ACTUALLY FIELD AN ALL-NBA NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM. >> CRAZY! >> Dwight: IT'S COMING TO THAT RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE WE'RE PUTTING SO MANY KIDS IN THE LEAGUE. >> WE COULD HAVE FOUR PLAYERS FROM CANADA THIS YEAR IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE NBA DRAFT. >> Dwight: WOW! >> THIS IS AMAZING. THERE'S 300 MILLION PLAYERS PLAYING IN CHINA ALONE, RIGHT? OUR COUNTRY IS PUTTING FOUR PLAYERS IN A 60-PLAYER DRAFT IN THE TOP 30? LIKE, AMAZING, WHAT'S HAPPENING. >> Adrienne: EXCELLENT. >> Dwight: BIG FISH. BIG FISH. [ Laughter ] >> Adrienne: WE'RE GOING TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS PARADE AGAIN. A LITTLE NOTE FROM THE POLICE IN TORONTO, ASKING PEOPLE KINDLY, GENTLY, IF THEY COULD SORT OF ALLOW THE PROUD TO PASS. >> Dwight: THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL. >> Adrienne: YEAH, NO KIDDING. THEY'RE SO WORRIED. I MEAN, THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE AND THEY'RE NOT, THEY'RE NOT PANICKED, AS YOU SEE IN THE PICTURES. THAT PARADE ISN'T REALLY GOING ANYWHERE, LARGELY BECAUSE LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE ON THE WAY. SO IF YOU COULD DO YOUR PART A LITTLE BIT AND LET THE PARADE THROUGH, WE WILL BE DONE BEFORE DARK. [ Laughter ] I THINK, MAYBE. >> Dwight: I MAY HAVE TO DO THE 6:00 p.m. NEWSCAST FROM RIGHT HERE. >> Adrienne: I HAVE NO PROBLEM DOING THE NATIONAL FROM HERE. BRING IT. >> Dwight: WE MIGHT NOT BE GOING ANYWHERE FOR A WHILE. >> Adrienne: SO LET'S HEAD ON INTO THAT CROWD WITH THE INDEFATIGABLE ASHA TOMLINSON. WHERE ARE YOU? >> Reporter: ADRIAN, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE THIS BUT I'LL DESCRIBE IT FOR YOU. SO YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR RESIDENCE TO WATCH THIS PARADE FOR THESE FOLKS UP THERE ON THE ROOFTOPS OF THE CONDO BUILDING. YOU CAN SEE THE RAPTORS SIGN, I WONDER IF THEY CAN SEE ME WAVING FROM ALL THE WAY DOWN HERE. A FEW WAVES. SO AS WE GO DOWN THIS CONDO BUILDING, YOU CAN SEE OTHER PEOPLE HAVING SORT OF BALCONY PARTIES, WITH THE CANADIAN FLAG AND THEIR RAPTORS GEAR. I MEAN, THAT TRULY IS A BIRD'S EYE PERSPECTIVE, THAT TRULY IS THE BEST SPOT, I WOULD SAY, IN THIS AREA, ALTHOUGH DOWN HERE, HOPEFULLY PEOPLE ARE WANTING TO GET THAT CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE PLAYERS, OF THE STAFF, OF THE COACHES. NOW REALLY QUICKLY, WE KNOW RAPTORS FANS HAIL FAR AND WIDE — [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: LOOK AT THESE GUYS. AND GEORGE HERE, GEORGE, YOU MADE THE TRIP FROM CONNECTICUT. HOW LONG WAS THE DRIVE AND. >> IT TOOK ME EIGHT HOURS. I GOT HERE LATE LAST NIGHT AND THEN I WOKE UP 5:00 a.m., COME CHILL WITH THE HOMIESES AND SUPPORT THE RAPTORS. YO TORONTO, BEST CITY IN THE WORLD! [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: THAT'S DEDICATION AND REALLY QUICKLY, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE PARADE IS HAPPENING NOW, AND IT'S ROLLING ON BY HERE SOON, BUT PASCAL SIAKAM, HE'S HAD A STELLAR PLAYOFF RUN. HE'S FROM CAMEROON, AND WE HAVE A TORONTO RESIDENT THAT IS FROM CAMEROON, AND SHE SAYS THAT CAMEROON'S VERY PROUD OF — >> CAMEROON IS VERY PROUD OF PASCAL SIAKAM AND I AM HERE TO REPRESENT! [ Cheers ] OUR ENTIRE FAMILY HAS BEEN ONLINE, AND THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY IS HERE, AND WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THE ENTIRE RAPTORS TEAM. GO RAPTORS! [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: THAT'S CAROLINE, AND SHE SAYS THAT SHE TOLD HER WORK THAT SHE'S TAKING A PERSONAL DAY FOR THIS PARADE, SO I THINK WE JUST PUT HER ON BLAST. BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> Dwight: THANK YOU, ASHA. >> Adrienne: THANK YOU, ASHA. I QUITE LOVE THAT CAROLINE. SHE'S AMAZING. >> Dwight: SHE HAS A LOT OF ENERGY. NOW AS ADRIENNE MENTIONED A LITTLE EARLIER, FOR THE PARADE TO ACTUALLY HAPPEN, ADRIENNE, WE NEED PEOPLE TO ACTUALLY CLEAR THE ROUTE, SO THE VEHICLES CAN GET THROUGH. THIS VEHICLE — >> Adrienne: I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE SKY. >> Dwight: THAT PLANE HAS NO PROBLEM, IT'S CIRCLING OUR CITY RIGHT NOW. THERE'S MASAI UJIRI, CONTIN >> Announcer: THIS IS A CBC NEWS SPECIAL PRESENTATION. >> WELCOME BACK AND GOOD MORNING, CANADA. YOU ARE LOOKING AT DRAKE AIR. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW DRAKE HAS MANAGED TO SECURE THE PERMISSION TO SORT OF CIRCLE TORONTO IN HIS PRIVATE 767. BUT IT IS KIND OF AMAZING. >> WE STARTED AT THE BOTTOM, ADRIENNE. NOW WE'RE IN THE AIR! KOMZ ON NOW. >> IN CASE ANYBODY WAS WONDERING WHAT THIS LONE PLANE IS DOING CIRCLING THE CITY. IT'S DRAKE. THE EXPECTATION IS TWO MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE CITY, FROM CORNER BROOK TO CAMBRIDGE BAY. IT'S TORONTO'S PARADE. BUT CANADA'S PARTY. >> IT REALLY IS. THIS IS WHERE CANADA'S NBA CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS OF OUR TOWN AND THEN LAND WHERE WE ARE, ADRIENNE, HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. RIGHT OUTSIDE OF TORONTO CITY HALL. YOU CAN SEE THE PARADE ROUTE THERE. A LITTLE TROUBLE ON THE ROUTE RIGHT NOW. BUT IT'S A GOOD KIND OF TROUBLE. JUST SO MANY PEOPLE THERE. AND ACTUALLY HAVING TROUBLE WINDING ITS WAY THROUGH THE STREETS. IT WILL GO ALONG LAKESHORE BOULEVARD UP TO YORK STREET, JUST BY THE ROYAL YORK HOTEL THERE. IF YOU KNOW TORONTO, IT IS GOING TO GO NORTH ON UNIVERSITY AND BEFORE YOU GET UP TO QUEEN'S PARK, IT WILL TURN THERE ON QUEEN STREET AND END RIGHT HERE AT N.P.S., AS WE CALL IT, NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. AS YOU CAN SEE IT RIGHT NOW — [CHEERING] I HAVE NEVER SEEN THE SQUARE LIKE. THIS I'VE BEEN HERE FOR A LOT OF EVENTS OVER THE YEARS. I'VE HOSTED HERE BEFORE. BUT I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS. >> AND IT SMELLS INTERESTING. >> YES. >> THERE. WEED THE NORTH. [LAUGHTER] >> AS MY MOTHER SAYS, THAT IS STUFF THAT YOU DON'T KNOW STUFF AS MY MOTHER REFERS TO THAT WE SMELL IN THE AREA. IT IS A PARTY EARLY IN THE MORNING. THERE WERE CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS WITH THE PLAYERS THROWING CHAMPAGNE ON THE CROWD AS WE WENT THROUGH. BUT WE'RE HERE WITH TWO MILLION OF OUR CLOSE FRIENDS. >> ABSOLUTELY. >> CELEBRATING A CHAMPIONSHIP. >> AND WHO IS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT, OF COURSE, BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS IS, IS HEATHER HISCOX WHO HAS BEEN OUT NEAR PRINCESS GATES IN EXHIBITION PLACE SINCE, 0:DARK THIRTY THIS MORNING. AND PART OF WHAT'S KEEPING HEATHER THERE FOR SO LONG IS THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE THAT THE PARADE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO MOVE. IT'S STARTING TO MOVE NOW. [CHEERING] HEATHER, IF YOU CAN HEAR ME, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? [CHEERING] >> Heather: I JUST WANT YOU TO LISTEN TO THIS, ADRIENNE. IF WE'VE TIMED THIS WELL, THIS IS THE VERY FIRST MOMENT THAT ALL OF THESE FANS WHO HAVE BEEN WAITING HERE FOR HOURS ARE SEEING THE FIRST OF A DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES COMING THROUGH THE PRINCESS GATES. LET'S LISTEN. THIS IS SUCH A RESPECTFUL CROWD. [CHEERING] WE THE NORTH BANNER FLYING PROUDLY. IBAKA. WE'RE A LITTLE BIT LIMITED IN OUR MOVE. BUT WE CAN SEE SOME OF THE PEOPLE AND BESIDE ME I HAVE LONG-TIME FANS THAT WILL GIVE YOU THE COMMENTARY. WHAT IS YOUR NAME? >> LIONEL. >> Heather: WHAT ARE YOU SEEING UP HERE — [CHANTING] >> WE THE NORTH! >> THE CHAMPIONS! >> Heather: YOU'RE RIGHT. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE THE CHAMPION? >> IT MEANS A LOT FOR CANADA. WE'RE SO PROUD! >> Heather: WE ABSOLUTELY ARE. YOU'RE TAKING ALL KINDS OF PICTURES BECAUSE THIS IS HISTORY, ISN'T IT? >> YEAH. IT'S HISTORY. >> Heather: TELL ME WHAT IT MEANS TOW I DON'T. >> I'M A IMMIGRANT AND THIS IS MY FIRST TIME. PART OF THE REASON I CAME HERE IS BECAUSE OF THE RAPTORS. >> Heather: YOU CAME TO CANADA FOR [INAUDIBLE]. [CHEERING] FROM WHERE? >> FROM CHINA. >> Heather: BECAUSE YOU ARE A BASKETBALL FAN? >> YEAH! BECAUSE OF THE NBA. IT'S THE ONLY TEAM IN CANADA. >> Heather: YOU CAME TO CANADA BECAUSE OF THE RAPTORS. HERE COMES IBAKA. FAN FAVORITE. WE WATCHED HIM DANCE WITH GREG AND AFTER THE PARTY AT THE CELEBRATION IN LAS VEGAS. THAT WENT ON FOR DAYS. [CHEERING] >> IBAKA! >> Heather: SO INCREDIBLE TO SEE HIM. HE HAS THAT COOKING SHOW ON YouTube. AND SOME MORE OF THE CHAMPAGNE. [CHEERING] I THINK WE'RE ALL GOING TO GET A SHOWER HERE, ADRIENNE. THIS IS GOING TO BE FUN. FAMILY, FRIENDS, EVERYBODY ON THIS BUS, IT IS GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE MANEUVERING TO GET DOWN THIS ROUTE. [CHEERING] >> Heather: HERE COMES ANOTHER ONE. [CHEERING] ARE YOU READY? LET'S GO. THAT WAS FANTASTIC. HE LOVES TORONTO. HE'S LOVED BEING A RAPTOR AND THE AFFECTION IS RETURNED FOR SURE. AS IBAKA LEADS THAT BUS. AND YOU SEE THE SIGNS AND THE FLAGS. WE THE NORTH, RAPTORS 2019 CHAMPIONS. [CHEERING] >> I'M HAPPY. >> Heather: YOU'RE HAPPY? >> YEAH. I DON'T CARE. >> Heather: WE'RE GOING TO SEE ALL OF YOUR FAVORITE PLAYERS. THE CHAMPAGNE IS FLOWING. JEREMY LIN. HE SAW ONE MINUTE IN THE PLAYOFFS. HE DIDN'T GET A LOT OF PLAYING TIME. BUT HE IS THE FIRST ASIAN-AMERICAN TO GET A TROPHY AND WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. >> YEAH. YEAH. OH, IT'S A LOT. HE IS AN ASIAN. HE IS ASIAN. HE IS [INAUDIBLE] [CHEERING] HE IS HARD WORKING. HE IS READY FOR EVERYTHING. >> Heather: WHEN WE SAY THE RAPTORS ARE THE WORLD'S TEAM, THE RAPTORS ARE NOT JUST CANADA'S TEAM, IT IS THE WORLD'S TEAM. >> YEAH. YEAH! CANADA IS A MAGICAL [INAUDIBLE]. [CHEERING] >> Heather: AND THE M.V.P. [CHANTING] >> M.V.P.! >> Heather: TWO TIMES M.V.P., ONCE IN SAN ANTONIO. BUT HE NEVER HAD A RECEPTION LIKE THIS THERE. >> M*F! [CHANTING] >> Heather: THE CROWD LOVES HIM AND YOU SEE ALL SORTS OF SIGNS HERE SAYING KAWHI, PLEASE STAY. THE BIG CHEER OF M.V.P. ALL ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. IT HAS BEEN SUCH FUN TO FOLLOW THE CAMPAIGN BY THE PEOPLE IN TORONTO, THE KAWINE OR DINE, HIS LUXURY PENLTSHOUSE, HIS SALARY FOR FIVE YEARS UP FRONT. WHATEVER HE WANTS, KAWHI LEONARD COULD HAVE TO STAY HERE. YOU SEE SPICY P. >> YEAH! YEAH! >> Heather: PASCAL SIAKAM. >> SPICY P! [CHANTING] >> Heather: WHAT A STORY HE HAS AS HE'S COME FROM CAMEROON. THE VIEWING PARTIES ARE HUGE — HE IS A HERO THERE AT HOME. HE IS A HERO HERE IN CANADA. HE IS THE FUTURE OF THIS TEAM, ISN'T HE, IN SO MANY WAYS. JUST 25 YEARS OLD. LEARNING SO MUCH FROM KAWHI WATCHING HIM AND HE IS GOING TO BE THE FUTURE. WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? >> OH, YEAH. OF COURSE. HE IS THE FUTURE. AGAIN, I SAY HE HAS COME FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY AS WELL. >> Heather: HE COMES FROM CAMEROON ARE. HE LOVES IT. I TALKED TO HIS BROTHER BORIS ON MANY OCCASIONS. HE FELT THAT THEY WOULD WIN IT IN GAME SIX AND HE WAS SURE THAT PASCAL WAS GOING TO HAVE A BIG GAME AND SURE ENOUGH HE DID WITH 26 POINTS. [CHEERING] THIS IS SO MUCH FUN! WE HAVE NOT SEEN A SCENE LIKE THIS FOR DECADES AND WE WILL NEVER SEE A SCENE LIKE THIS AGAIN BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST. JEREMY LIN, THERE IS YOUR GUY! >> JEREMY! >> Heather: EVEN THOUGH WE HAVEN'T SEEN A CHAMPIONSHIP LIKE THIS FOR 26 YEARS, SINCE 1993, BEFORE THAT 1967, MORE CHAMPAGNE. THERE WON'T EVER BE ONE JUST LIKE THIS, BECAUSE IT IS THE FIRST EVER FOR AN NBA TEAM AND THAT IS EVEN MORE SPECIAL AND EVEN MORE SIGNIFICANT IN TERMS OF HISTORY. PEOPLE STARTING TO WRAP UP. SO ADRIENNE, I'LL THROW IT BACK TO YOU. BUT MAYBE GET A COUPLE OF COMMENTS AND FAMILY GOING BY. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THAT TO SEE THE TROPHY, TO SEE THE PLAYERS UP CLOSE? >> OH, MY GOD. I WAS ECSTATIC. MY HEART'S BEATING A THOUSAND TIMES A MINUTE. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT WE'RE IN THIS. GUYS — >> IT IS JUST AMAZING! REALLY COOL. >> Heather: WHO ARE YOU HAPPIEST TO SEE? >> KAWHI. >> Heather: WITH THE TROPHY? THAT WAS PRETTY AMAZING! >> WE WERE CHANTING "SPICY P," EH? WE LOVE HIM, TOO. HE'S THE FUTURE. >> Heather: COME OVER HERE, GUYS. GIVE ME YOUR IMPRESSION. WHAT DID YOU THINK? YOU JUST SAW THE RAPTORS AND THE TROPHY AND EVERYTHING. >> AWESOME! >> I LIKE KAWHI THE MOST. >> Heather: HE WAS LOOKING PRETTY HAPPY, WASN'T HE, THAT FUN GUY? >> SPICY P! >> Heather: IS THIS WORTH GETTING A DAY OUT OF SCHOOL? >> YEAH. IT WAS REALLY GOOD. >> Heather: THANK YOU FOR COMING OVER TO TALK TO ME. OH, THE RAPTORS, YOUR TEAM. THANK YOU, MOM. [CHEERING] >> RAPTORS! >> Heather: WH DID YOU THINK? >> IT WAS COOL. >> Heather: WHAT WAS THE COOLEST PART? >> WHEN I SAW KAWHI LEONARD HOLDING THE TROPHY. >> Heather: AND CHEERING AND SERGE IBAKA SPRAYING EVERYBODY. >> AND I ALSO SAW DRAKE. >> Heather: I COULDN'T SEE HIM IN THE BIG CROWD. BUT YOU GOT A LOOK AT HIM. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE RAPTOR? >> KAWHI LEONARD. >> Heather: THANK YOU FOR COMING BY. I'M SO GLAD TO MEET YOU. RAPTORS FANS, THE OLD SCHOOL PURPLE. I'VE PROBABLY TALKED LONG ENOUGH FOR YOU, ADRIENNE AND QUITE THESING. BUT — DWIGHT. THIS IS WHERE IT HAPPENS FOR EVERYBODY ALONG THIS ROUTE. THIS IS THE STARTING POINT. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THAT, GUYS? >> GO RAPTORS! >> Heather: COME ON IN HERE. I'LL GET A LITTLE BIT MORE REACTION FOR YOU. COME ON IN HERE. YOU WERE STANDING BESIDE HIM THE WHOLE TIME. WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THAT? >> FUN. >> Heather: FUN? WHAT WAS THE BEST, MOST INTERESTING PART FOR YOU? >> SEEING KAWHI LEONARD. >> Heather: WITH THE TROPHY? FANTASTIC. YOUR BROTHER WAS ON DAD'S SHOULDERS FOR THE WHOLE TIME. HE HAD THE BEST VIEW OF ALL. WHERE ARE YOU FROM? >> MY DAD'S FROM INDIA. MY MOM'S HERE, HER PARENTS ARE FROM INDIA. I'M FROM CANADA. YEAH. >> Heather: YOU'RE ALL TOGETHER IN ALL OF THIS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR COMING BY. [CHEERING] HOW WAS THAT? GOOD? >> FANTASTIC! >> YEAH! >> Heather: AWESOME. FANTASTIC. [CHEERING] THERE YOU GO. THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO >> THEY HAVE NOT SEEN THESE PLAYERS IN REAL LIFE. THEY'VE BEEN WATCHING THESE GAMES ON TV AND THIS IS THEIR FIRST CHANCE TO SEE THEM UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AND IT IS GREAT TO HEAR FROM THESE YOUNG PEOPLE REALLY ENJOYING THIS EXPERIENCE RIGHT NOW. EARLIER, ADRIENNE, YOU CALLED HIM OUR M.V.P. FOR HIS COVERAGE THROUGHOUT THIS SERIES IN OAKLAND AND IN TORONTO. GREG ROSS HAS BEEN ON TOP OF THIS BASKETBALL TEAM. AND RIGHT NOW HE IS ON TOP OF A DOUBLE-DECKER PLUS ON THE PHONE, I HEAR. CAN YOU HEAR US? >> Reporter: I CAN HEAR YOU GUYS. THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE SCENE HERE. IT TOOK ABOUT AN HOUR JUST TO GET OUT OF THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS AND THROUGH THE PRINCESS GATES. NOW THAT IS WHERE THE PRINCESS OFFICIALLY IS SUPPOSED TO START. BUT THERE WERE SO MANY FANS ON THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS THAT THE BUS JUST COULDN'T GET THROUGH. AND THEN WHEN THEY FINALLY DID, THEY WERE GREETED BY SO MANY FANS JUST GATHERED AT THE BASE OF THE PRINCESS GATES. IT WAS JUST A SEA OF PEOPLE AND THE LOOKS ON THE PLAYERS' FACES WHEN WE WENT THROUGH. I WAS SITTING WITH SERGE IBAKA AND HE COULDN'T BELIEVE WHAT HE WAS SEEING. JUST AND INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE SURROUNDING THESE BUSES. WE'RE STILL JUST CRAWLING DOWN THE STREET. BARELY MOVING HERE AS FANS, EVERYBODY, WANTS TO GET A WAVE TO THESE PEOPLE AND A PICTURE OF THESE PEOPLE. EVERYBODY SO EXCITED. JUST TO SEE THESE BUSES GO BY. AT ONE POINT, KAWHI LEONARD STOOD UP AND HELD HIS M.V.P. TROPHY AND THE CROWD WENT CRAZY AND KA — KAWHI WAS CHEERING AND IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT AND HE'S SOAKING IN THE FOIT. — ATMOSPHERE. IN TWO WEEKS, THE RAPTORS WILL BE HARD TRYING TO RE-SIGN HIM. THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD SALES PITCH WHEN HE SEES THE SUPPORT THAT THIS TEAM HAS IN THIS CITY. IT IS INCREDIBLE AND SO DIFFICULT FOR THESE BUSES TO MOVE DOWN LAKESHORE BOULEVARD HERE BECAUSE [INAUDIBLE] ARE SO THICK [INAUDIBLE] ON THE STREET. POLICE ARE HAVING TO JUST PART THE SEA OF PEOPLE TO GET THESE BUSES THROUGH. JUST AN INCREDIBLE SCENE HERE. WE'RE ONLY AT CORONATION PARK AND THE PARADE WAS SUPPOSED TO START QUITE A WHILE AGO, OVER AN HOUR AGO. HERE WE ARE BARELY MOVING, GUYS. WE'RE SEEING INCREDIBLE SCENES ON THE STREETS OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO. THEY SAID MAYBE TWO MILLION PEOPLE. THEY MAY SURPASS THAT AND IT IS AN INCREDIBLE SIGHT RIGHT NOW. PEOPLE FOR AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. >> ADRIENNE: GREG, THANK YOU. I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE WHO DESERVES TO BE ON TOP OF THAT BUS ANYMORE THAN YOU, BESIDES THE GUYS THAT WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP. IT IS AMAZING TO STOP AND LOOK AT THIS. IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO SOMETIMES — YOU MAY KNOW A CITY VERY WELL. BUT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS BEFORE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT. CERTAINLY NOT THE TORONTO I GREW UP IN. >> WE'RE LOOKING AT A SEA OF PEOPLE. THEY SAY EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE, BUT I FEEL LIKE I'M LOOKING AT ALMOST CARNIVAL HERE. >> ADRIENNE: I TOTALLY AGREE. >> WHERE WE TELL TOEFSH GO TO THE SIDES AND LET THE MASQUERADERS GO THROUGH. THAT'S NOT HAPPENING TODAY, FOLKS. I HOPE WE'RE NOT ON A TIGHT TIMELINE HERE BECAUSE THESE REVELERS WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING ANYBODY'S TIMELINE BUT THEIR OWN. [LAUGHTER] >> ADRIENNE: SO, WE'LL TAKE A MOMENT TO GO BACK DOWN AND LET HEATHER AND GREG REST THEIR VOICES FOR A SECOND AND STRAIN THE HECK OUT OF ASHA TOMLINSON WHO I KNOW IS IN THE CROWD SOMEWHERE. IF YOU CAN HEAR US, GO FOR IT. >> Reporter: HEY, THERE. NOW — HEY, SO NOW IT IS REALLY TIGHT. GRANT, OUR CAMERAMAN, HE IS TRYING TO GET THROUGH HERE BECAUSE THE CROWDS, LOOK AT THIS, NOW IT IS LIKE PACKED. BEFORE, THE STREETS WERE CLEAREN SO EVERYONE WAS JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME PARTYING, WAITING FOR THIS PARADE TO START. AS WE KNOW IT'S BEGUN AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO THE FRONT AS YOU CAN SEE THERE. THERE ARE SOME BUSES ROLLING THROUGH RIGHT NOW. THE PLAYERS, STAFF, THEY'RE BEHIND THESE BUSES. WE'RE EXPECTING THEM TO ROLL ON BY SHORTLY. IT'S GOING BY SLOWLY SO EVERYONE CAN GET A LITTLE LOOK NOW. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, THERE ARE FANS FROM FAR AND WIDE HERE. THEY HAIL FROM ALL OVER. WE SPOKE WITH ONE GENTLEMAN WHO IS FROM CONNECTICUT. HE MADE THE CRAZY DRIVE HERE. AND HE SAYS HE IS GOING TO GO RIGHT BACK AFTER THE PARADE. THAT IS DEDICATION. BUT WE ALSO HAVE DANIEL. HE FLEW IN FROM SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. >> YEAH! YEAH! >> Reporter: WHY? >> I CAME OUT FROM SAN DIEGO. I'VE BEEN COMING OUT FOR FOUR YEARS TO WATCH THE RAPTORS IN THE PLAYOFFS. I'VE ELSE ACTUALLY BEEN TO TORONTO THREE TIMES IN THE PAST MONTH TO SEE THEM FOR THE PHILLY SERIES, THE FINALS AND NOW BACK FOR PARADE. I'M STOKED. >> Reporter: BUT SHOULDN'T YOU BE CHEERING FOR GOLDEN STATE? >> NO. NEVER. I'M RAPTORS ALL THE WAY. EVEN IF ALL MY FRIENDS IN CALIFORNIA MESS WITH ME. I'M ALWAYS RAPTORS. DIE HARD. ALL THE. — ALWAYS. >> Reporter: YOU LOOK READY FOR A CELEBRATION. YOU HAVE YOUR CHAMPAGNE GOGGLES ON. WE KNOW THAT THE PLAYERS WHEN THEY WERE CELEBRATING AFTER THEIR WIN WERE WEARING SOMETHING SIMILAR. WHAT IS YOUR PARTY ALL ABOUT TODAY? >> I HAVE IT ALL. CHAMPAGNE, CIGARS. WE'RE GOING SKIIING, BABY! >> YEAH! >> WE GOT THIS. WE'RE DOING IT. YEAH. >> Reporter: YOU HAVE YOUR BOYS HERE. YOU HAVE YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP HATS ON. >> REPPING SINCE 1996-1997, GO STOUDEMIRE. >> Reporter: YOU SAY YOU EVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE RAPS FOR SO LONG. DID YOU THINK THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN? >> HONESTLY, IT IS CRAZY. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SEE THE DAY. BUT KAWHI LEONARD CAME, LOWRY STEPPED UP. THE WHOLE TEAM STEPPED UP. IT IS HONESTLY AMAZING. IT IS SURREAL. >> Reporter: WHO ARE YOU HOPING TO SEE OUT HERE ON THIS PARADE ROUTE? >> I WANT TO SEE NICK NURSE. I WANT TO GIVE HIM A LITTLE SHOULDER MASSAGE. >> YEAH! [LAUGHTER] SEE WHAT WE CAN DO. >> Reporter: OF COURSE, DAN IS REFERING TO THAT SHOULDER MASSAGE BY DRAKE. REMEMBER THAT? ON THE SIDELINES. ON A HOME GAME. THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE. YOU WANT TO RELAX AND MAKE NICK NURSE RELAX. >> IT HAS BEEN A LONG RUN. IT HAS BEEN STRESSFUL. WE'RE ALL A LITTLE STRESSED BUT WE'RE EXCITED. IT IS AMAZING. YEAH. IT IS GOING TO BE AMAZING. >> Reporter: SAFE TRAVELS HOME. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU. >> Reporter: OK. NOW — [CHEERING] LET ME TAKE YOU THROUGH SOME OF THE PEOPLE HERE. A SPOKESMAN AND AMBASSADOR, A HUGE RAPTORS FAN AND EVERYONE LOVES BHATIA ALMOST AS MUCH AS THE TEAM. THERE WE GO. WE HAVE THE BAGPIPES. [BAGPIPES PLAYING] AND THE FANS ARE CHEERING M.V.P. WE KNOW KAWHI LEONARD WON THAT TITLE FOR THE SECOND TIME IN THESE — IN THE FINALS. [BAGPIPES PLAYING] LET'S TAKE A LISTEN. THIS IS THE TORONTO FIRE PIPES AND DRUMS PERFORMING RIGHT NOW, WALKING BY US. [DRUMS BEATING] EVERYONE'S TAKING PICTURES. WHAT A CEREMONY. POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE. OH, AND THEY HAVE THE RAPTORS LOGO ON THEM. I WONDER IF WE CAN GET A QUICK SHOT OF THAT. THAT IS SO COOL. CHECK THAT OUT. THEY'RE HOLDING AXES AND THE AXES DON THE RAPTORS LOGO. TYING IT ALL IN HERE. >> ONE, TWO, THREE! >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! [CLAPPING] [CHANTING] >> Reporter: THEY'RE GETTING THE CROWD PUMPED BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THE PLAYERS WILL BE ROLLING BY SHORTLY. TRYING TO GET A GOOD LOOK HERE. THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF FANS HAVE LINED UP ALONG LAKESHORE. THE SAEPTION BUILDING. WHO DO YOU WANT TO GET A GOOD LOOK OF, SUZANNE? >> KAWHI. KAWWHY NOT? >> Reporter: THAT HAS BEEN THE RUNNING JOKE, OF COURSE. YOUR DAUGHTER LIVES IN THE CONDO BUILDING JUST OVER THERE. >> THAT'S RIGHT. >> Reporter: WHY ARE YOU OUT HERE? >> BECAUSE I WENT TO WATCH THE RAPTORS FINAL GAME WHEN THEY WON — >> Reporter: WAIT, WAIT, WAIT. THAT IS KIND OF A BIG DEAL. YOU WERE THERE TO WATCH THE RAPTORS. WHAT GAME? >> THE FINAL — THE FINAL ONE THAT THEY WON. >> Reporter: OK. SO, YOU WERE IN THE GAME OR WATCHING IT ON TV? >> NO, WATCHING THE GAME IN A BAR. >> Reporter: OK. HOW WAS THAT? >> FANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE, YEAH. EVERYONE WENT CRAZY WHEN THEY WON SO I FEEL PRIVILEGED THAT I WAS HERE TO EXPERIENCE THE RAPTORS WINNING. >> Reporter: YOU FELL IN LOVE FROM THERE. >> YES, OF COURSE. >> Reporter: AND WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT BEING IN THIS CROWD? TELL ME THE EXPERIENCE. WHAT'SES THE EXPERIENCE BEEN LIKE FOR YOU? >> IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING AND I LOVE HOW FRIENDLY EVERYONE IS. EVERYONE'S SO HAPPY. IT IS GREAT TO BE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT. >> Reporter: WHERE ARE WE? LET'S SEE WHAT'S NEXT. WHAT DO YOU SEE? YOU HAVE A BETTER VANTAGE POINT THAN I DO. THES THE AND THEIR CREW MARCHING ON DOWN RIGHT NOW. WE'RE GOING TO GET GRANT, OUR CAMERAMAN IN FRONT, SO HE CAN GET A BETTER VIEW. AND ALL OF YOU WATCHING CAN GET RIGHT UP CLOSE, V.I.P.. >> ADRIENNE: HEY, ASHA. I'M TRYING TO IMAGINE ANY OTHER SPORT, ANY OTHER PLACE IN THE WORLD WHERE A SUPERFAN GETS HIS OWN GOLF CART IN THE PARADE. >> Reporter: I KNOW, RIGHT? I'M TELLING YOU. HE IS JUST AS MUCH OF A STAR AS THE PLAYERS. >> ADRIENNE: AND THEN FOR THE BAND WAGON FANS AND IT IS OK — >> NO PROBLEM. JUMP ON. >> Reporter: HERE WE GO. HERE WE GO. MASAI UJIRI AND HIS FAMILY. HI, MASAI! [CHEERING] AND HERE COMES SERGE IBAKA. NOPE. I THOUGHT IT WAS. SO WE'RE GETTING CLOSE. WE'RE GETTING CLOSE. [HONKING] [CHEERING] I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW CLOSE WE ARE ON THIS PARADE ROUTE. THIS IS REALLY GREAT ACCESS FOR THE FANS. AND THEY'RE GOING TO GET SOME REALLY GOOD PICTURES WHICH I'M SURE THEY'LL PUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. >> ADRIENNE: AND YOU MENTIONED IT EARLIER, ONE OF THE FANS WAS TALK ABOUT HOW NICE EVERYONE IS AND HOW KIND EVERYONE IS. TORONTO KEEPING IT CLASSY IS REALLY IMPORTANT ON A DAY LIKE TODAY. IF YOU THINK ABOUT THE SIZE OF THESE CROWDS, EVERYONE HAS TO BE JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE PATIENT WITH THE DUDE STANDING NEXT TO THEM. [LAUGHTER] AND EVERYONE SO CLOSE THAT THAT PARADE CAN'T MOVE. >> IT IS WINDING SLOWLY. >> Reporter: AND FULL DISCLOSURE, I'M VERY SHORT AND TRYING TO GET A GOOD VIEW AS WELL. SO, I'M TRYING TO PEEK OUT HERE TO SEE WHAT IS COMING NEXT. JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. THIS LITTLE GUY HERE. HOW EXCITED ARE YOU TO SEE THE TORONTO RAPTORS PASS BY? >> VERY! >> Reporter: THIS IS PRETTY CLOSE. I MEAN, YOU CAN ALMOST REACH OUT AND TOUCH THEM. IT DOES GET PRETTY BUSY DOWN THERE. HOW DOES THIS COMPARE? I FEEL LIKE IT'S LIKE A CARNIVAL ATMOSPHERE DOWN THERE. [LAUGHTER] >> Reporter: YOU KNOW WHAT? IT REALLY DOES COMPARE. WE KNOW THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS ARE PACKING THE STREETS. SOME ARE WATCHING, SOME ARE IN THE PARADE. SO THIS IS VERY SIMILAR. AND THE ONE THING I HAVE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE THE LOUD MUSIC, NOT YET, SO AT LEAST I CAN HEAR MYSELF SPEAK AT THE MOMENT. BUT I JUST — THE ENERGY FOR THIS CROWD. AND THE QUIET RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE THEY'RE WAITING. THEY'RE PRESERVING THEIR ENERGY FOR WHEN THE RAPTORS ROLL ON BY HERE. BUT THAT'S WHAT SO SPECIAL ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE. WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE CITY, ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IS EVERYONE IS COMING TOGETHER. IT'S THIS UNIVERSAL FEELING OF CELEBRATION, YOU KNOW? OF HAPPINESS. EVERYONE IS IN A GOOD MOOD AS YOU HEARD FROM SUSAN. [HONKING] >> I FEEL LIKE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE DIVERSITY OF THE CROWD, THERE'S ALSO A DIVERSITY OF AGES HERE. BECAUSE GRANDPARENTS ARE NOW TORONTO RAPTORS FANS. THE PARENTS ARE RAPTORS FANS. THE KIDS ARE RAPTORS FANS. THE BABIS IN DIAPERS ARE WEARING RAPTORS COLORS. >> WHEN I WAS IN JURASSIC PARK WEST, DWIGHT, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN REMEMBER, WE HAD A GENERATION OF FANS FROM THE BABIES UP TO THE GRAND PARENTS AND THEY WERE THERE SAYING THIS IS TOGETHERNESS. YOU KNOW, THEY WILL NEVER FORGET THAT MOMENT. OF WATCHING. OF COURSE, IT WAS THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME. SO, THEY SAID THERE WOULD BE — THEY WOULDN'T WANT TO BE ANYWHERE ELSE BUT TOGETHER WATCHING THE GAME AND CELEBRATING. AND I MEAN, THAT IS WHAT I'M HEARING. PEOPLE WANT TO BE TOGETHER TO ENJOY THIS COLLECTIVELY. AND TO MAKE THAT "WHERE WERE YOU WHEN" MOMENT OUT OF THIS PARADE. WE KNOW WE GOT IT WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AND NOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ASKING WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THIS PARADE HAPPENED. AND I GOT THE BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE. >> YOU'LL GET A CHAMPAGNE SHOWER. >> Reporter: JAMAL, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? >> I'M SO HAPPY. WORDS CAN'T EXPLAIN. TO BE PART OF A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND WE HAD A CHANCE TO WIN A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. IT'S JUST BEYOND ALL MY IMAGINATION. >> Reporter: YOU PLAYED FOR THE RAPTORS, COACHING NOW. HOW DOES IT FEEL, HOW BIG IS THIS MOMENT FOR YOU? NICK NURSE OVER THERE! >> THAT'S THE DOC. IT'S GREAT. >> Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS. CONGRATULATIONS, MAN. >> Adrienne: JUST SLINGING THAT BELTS OVER HIS SHOULDER, EH? NO BIG DEAL. >> WE REMEMBER WATCHING THAT YOUNG MAN IN THIS TOWN, WATCHING HIM GO TO HIGH SCHOOL AND WATCHING HIM MAKE IT TO THE NBA TEAM. HE WAS THE FIRST CANADIAN TO BE A MEMBER OF THE RAPTORS. AND THIS HAS TO BE SPECIAL FOR SOMEBODY LIKE JAMAL WHO GREW UP PLAYING BASKETBALL IN THIS CITY, AND GOT A SCHOLARSHIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY. NOW AS A COACH ON THIS TEAM AS A HOMETOWN KID TO EXPERIENCE THIS. >> FULL CIRCLE. >> Adrienne: THIS IS A TEAM FILLED WITH AMBASSADORS. YOU THINK ABOUT THE LIKES OF DANNY GREEN DOING HIS CAMPS. ALL THAT MASAI UJIRI DOES FOR THE CITY HERE. IT'S FULL OF AMBASSADORS. >> YOU SEE THESE GUYS AT COMMUNITY EVENTS AND OUT THERE. WHEN MASAI WAS PUTTING TOGETHER THIS TEAM, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT WAS THAT HE SEEMED TO BE CHOOSING PLAYERS THAT FIT THE CHARACTER. OF THIS COUNTRY AND OF THIS TOWN. HE WENT OUT AND SAW GUYS THAT WERE REALLY CHARACTER PEOPLE, PEOPLE THAT WOULD BUY INTO WHAT HE WAS PLANNING AND REPRESENT THE CITY WELL, ON THE WORLD STAGE. AND TO THINK THAT, TO FOLLOW THAT PLAN AND TO DO IT THE RIGHT WAY, AND STILL COME AWAY WITH THIS CHAMPIONSHIP, IT IS AN INCREDIBLE TESTAMENT TO THAT PERSON WHO WE HOPES GET THE SECOND EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR. >> Adrienne: BOY, HE BETTER STAY. >> THERE IS THE MAN HIMSELF! NAV BHATIA. WE'VE BEEN SPEAKING TO HIM ALL SEASON WITH THAT RALLY TOW TOLL MAKE THEM MISS THE FOUL SHOTS, THE OPPOSING TEAM, UNDER THAT RIM. SWINGING IT AROUND. FOR HIM TO BE IN EVERY HOME GAME ALL THESE YEARS AND NOW — >> Adrienne: I KNOW. SEAT A-12 HAS BEEN HIS SINCE THE START OF THE RAPTORS. >> YOU CAN'T WATCH A RAPTORS GAME WITHOUT SEEING SUPERFAN. >> Adrienne: ANDS IN MILWAUKEE, AN IGNORANT FAN TWEETEDS SOMETHING INAPPROPRIATE. AND IT'S LIKE THE ENTIRE RAPTORS NATION CAME DOWN HARD ON THAT GUY AND SAID DON'T YOU DARE TALK TRASH ABOUT OUR SUPERFAN. >> AND WE WERE ABLE TO FLIP THAT INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE IN THAT TOWN. >> Adrienne: IN FACT, NAV CONNECTED WITH THAT GUY ON TWITTER AND HE APOLOGIZED TO HIM AND HE MADE A PLAN THAT THEY WOULD GET TOGETHER AND THAT IS THE WAY YOU DO IT. >> THAT'S RIGHT. [CHEERING] [DRUMS BEATING] >> Reporter: WE HAVE SOME ENTERTAINMENT HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. ARE YOU SEEING THIS? ARE YOU FEELING IT? [DRUMS BEATING] IF YOU ARE NOT UP AND DANCING WHEREVER YOU ARE — >> Adrienne: WE WANTED TO BRING IN PARMINDER SINGH WHO MADE HISTORY BY CALLING THE FINAL SERIESS IN PUNJABI FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NBA HISTORY. WELCOME. >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. I'D LIKE TO SAY HOW CALM AND COLLECTIVE TORONTO IS AND CANADA IS RIGHT NOW. [LAUGHTER] >> Adrienne: FOR NOW. >> WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT NAV AND JUST INCREDIBLE THAT HE HAS BEEN THE NUMBER ONE FAN OF THIS TEAM AND HOW HE HAS REALLY BROUGHT PEOPLE TOGETHER. WHAT DO YOU SEE FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE AND YOUR COMMUNITY AS WE CELEBRATE THIS CHAPTERS? >> THIS IS AMAZING. AND TO REFLECT ON THAT, WHAT HE HAS DONE, NOT JUST FOR THIS CANADIAN SIKH COMMUNITY, BUT THE DIVERSITY OF CANADA. SEEING HIM AT EVERY GAME IS TRULY REFLECTIVE OF WHO WE ARE AS CANADIANS AND THE DIVERSITY THAT WE HAVE AND TO LAUNCH OFF OF THAT, THE OPPORTUNITY TO CALL THE GAME. SO, TWO CANADIANS ARE CALLING THE NBA GAME IN PUNJABI AND IT'S HEARD IN OVER 200 COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD AND TO BE GIVEN THIS OPPORTUNITY WAS AMAZING. >> Adrienne: WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS ABOUT BROADCASTING HOCKEY IN PUNJABI AND IT BROUGHT TOGETHER GENERATIONS. MAYBE GRANDPARENTS COULD CONNECT WITH THEIR GRANDCHILDREN DIFFERENTLY. WHAT IS THAT CAPACITY — >> ABSOLUTELY. I THINK TWAIN WAS JUST MENTIONING ABOUT GRANDPARENTS, PARENTS AND THEIR GRANDCHILDREN AND I WAS LIKE YOU KNOW WHAT? PERHAPS WE HOLD THE RECORD BECAUSE WE HAD GREAT GRAND PARENTS AND GREAT GRANDCHILDREN THAT MESSAGED US AND SAID WE'RE NOW CONNECTING THROUGH BASKETBALL, NOT JUST HERE BUT ACROSS THE WORLD AND IN INDIA AND THE NBA IS REALLY TRYING TO GET TO THIS GLOBAL MARKET AND PUT A MARK ON THE WORLD. >> WE PUT AN INDO-CANADIAN IN THE LEAGUE. >> ABSOLUTELY. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SAY, AND I THINK THIS IS ONE THING THAT I MENTIONED TO MY AMERICAN COLLEAGUES AND EVERY TIME I MENTION IT THEY DON'T APPRECIATE IT. DR. JAMES NAISMITH CREATED THE GAME. CANADIAN. YOU KNOW? WE'VE GOT — WE'RE TAKING THE LARRY O BRYANT TROPHY BACK HERE, WHICH WE HOPE TO KEEP IT HERE. >> THE FIRST NBA GAME BY THE HUSKIES WAS PLAYED HERE IN CANADA. >> AND I THINK CANADIANS ARE DOING IT VERY BIG IN THE NBA AND THIS IS AMAZING AND WE HEAR THE FIREWORKS IN THE BACK BUT THIS IS INCREDIBLE. >> WHAT WAS IT LIKE FOR YOU TO DO THE GAME IN PUNJABI. YOU GREW UP WATCHING IT AS WE WATCHED IT. FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO FLIP THAT AND BRING THAT ENERGY OF HOW YOU GREW UP WATCHING — >> INCREDIBLE. AS A CANADIAN SPORTS FAN, AS A PERSON WHO GREW UP IN TORONTO AND I'M FROM JANE AND FINCH AREA. AGAIN, NO EXPECTATIONS OF EVER BEING ABLE TO BE ON TELEVISION, LET ALONE CALL A GAME. AND HAVING BEEN IN THE ARENA, GAME SIX IN THE ORACLE ARENA TO CALL A GAME WAS AMAZING. AND THAT EMOTION, THE AMOUNT OF TORONTO, CANADIAN FANS WE HAD IN THE ARENA, I THINK WE HUSHED UP THE WARRIOR FANS RIGHT AWAY. THE JOY, I COULDN'T PUT INTO WORDS THE EMOTION BECAUSE IT WAS SO AMAZING TO BE THERE. >> Adrienne: PARMINDER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. WE APPRECIATE IT. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A PAUSE BECAUSE WE WANT TO GO BACK TO ASHA. I HOPE WE HAVEN'T LOST HER IN THAT CROWD. KNOWING ASHA, SHE MIGHT HAVE JUMPED ON TO ONE OF THOSE GOLF CARTS OR BUSES. >> WITH NAV. [LAUGHTER] >> Reporter: I ACTUALLY WANDED TO DANCE IN THE STREET WHEN THAT DRUM SESSION WAS HAPPENING. I WAS FEELING IT. THE FANS WERE FEELING IT. RIGHT? DID YOU LIKE WHAT YOU JUST SAW? >> YEAH. >> Reporter: DID YOU LIKE WHAT YOU JUST SAW WITH THE DRUMS? >> YEAH. >> Reporter: YOU SAW JAMAL AND NICK NURSE. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? >> I LIKED IT. IT GIVES YOU A VERY, YOU KNOW, GOOD FEELING. I REALLY IMPRESSED, YEAH. >> Reporter: AND TELL ME. LET'S GO A LITTLE BIT INTO THE CROWD. WE'RE WAITING FOR MORE TO HAPPEN, FOR PEOPLE TO COME ON DOWN HERE. THE PLAYERS ESPECIALLY. THIS IS A FAMILY AFFAIR, I CAN SEE. TELL ME WHY YOU'RE HERE. >> WE HAD TO COME AND SEE THE RAPTORS. WE'RE BIG FANS. HE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR FIVE YEARS. >> Reporter: FIVE YEARS! A LONG TIME FOR THIS LITTLE GUY. 25 IS A LITTLE LONGER. >> WE COULDN'T MISS IT. WE HAD TO SEE THE RAPTORS. A DAY WE'LL BOTH NEVER FORGET. WE HAVE ONE MORE MINUTE, TWO MORE MINUTES AND WE GET TO SEE THE PLAYERS. WE SAW NICK NURSE AND A BUNCH OF OTHER GUYS AND WE'RE EXCITED. >> Reporter: HOW PROUD ARE YOU OF THIS TEAM AND WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH? >> THEY WORKED HARD. THEY REALLY EMBODIED A TOUGH MENTALITY. YOU SAW FRED VANVLEET ON THE FLOOR, EYE STITCHED UP, COMING BACK PLAYING. >> Reporter: AND THE 'TUDE. >> YEAH. THEY ARE A TORONTO TEAM, DIVERSE. WE HAVE A CANADIAN ON THE TEAM. WE HAVE JAMAL MAGLORE A TORONTONIAN. >> Reporter: BEING IN THE CROWD, THIS IS GOING TO BE A "WHERE WERE WHEN," WHAT WILL YOU THINK OF THIS DAY? >> IT'S THE LAST TWO MONTH. EVERY GAME, STAYING UP LATE, WAKING UP HALF ASLEEP. YOU JUST WATCH EVERY GAME TOGETHER AS A FAMILY. AND TODAY THIS IS THE CULMINATION. YOU COME AND WATCH THE TEAM. IT IS A DAY THAT WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR YEARS AND YOU NEVER KNOW. HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE BACK NEXT YEAR. IF NOT, IT COULD BE YEARS. WE HAVE TO CATCH IT TODAY. >> Reporter: SEEING MORE VEHICLES COME BY. OF COURSE, WE'RE TRYING TO GET A LOOK AT THE STAR PLAYERS. WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO? >> EVERYONE LOVES KAWHI LEONARD, KYLE LOWRY. BUT REALLY IT'S A TEAM EFFORT. ALL THE PLAYERS. WE JUST WANT TO SEE THEM ALL. JUST THANK THEM FOR ALL THEIR EFFORT AND BRIFRNG IT TO THE PROMISED LAND. IT HAS BEEN A WHILE. >> Reporter: CAN YOU SAY "LET'S GO RAPTORS"? NO. HE'S SHY. HE JUST WANTS TO TAKE IT ALL IN. AND I DON'T BLAME HIM. ALL RIGHT. EVERYONE IS HOVERING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE PARADE ROUTE, AS YOU CAN SEE. THE PLAYERS' BUSES NEARBY. OH, THERE'S A PLANT. I SEE THE PLANT. DO YOU REMEMBER THE PLANT GUY? I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HEARD ABOUT HIM. HE WAS VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THERE WAS A MAN IN ALL OF THE CRAZY FANDOMS AFTER GAME SIX WHO CARRIED A PLANT AND SAID THIS IS A HOUSE WARMING GIFT FOR KAWHI LEONARD AND WAS DRAGGING IT AROUND AND HE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M GOING TO GIVE IT TO HIM. I DON'T KNOW HOW HE COULD ACCESS. BUT HE WANTS KAWHI TO STAY AND HE HAS THE PLANT TO PROVE IT. [CHEERING] >> THERE HE IS. THE HOUSE PLANT. >> Adrienne: THAT OUGHT TO SEAL THE DEAL. >> Reporter: THERE IS THE HOUSE WARMING PLANT. [INAUDIBLE] THE PLAYERS' SCHOOL BUS HERE, GUYS. PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO STEP BACK. IT'S GETTING REALLY CROWDED. EVERYONE IS TRYING TO LEAN IN, INCLUDING MYSELF. WE'RE ALL TRYING TO GET A CLOSE LOOK AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONS OF 2019. IT FEELS AMAZING TO SAY THAT. >> IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN TORONTO, YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT'S OUR EXPRESSWAY. THAT'S THE OFF RAMP RIGHT THERE. THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAY. THE OFF RAMP HAS BECOME AN ONRAMP FOR VIEWING. [CHEERING] >> Reporter: ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE TO TAKE A STEP BACK. BUT HERE THEY ARE. TORONTO RAPTORS, NBA CHAMPIONS! [CHEERING] TAKING A GOOD LOOK. >> WE STILL HAVE PARMINDER HERE. >> Reporter: FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ON THIS BUS. OH, HERE'S DANNY GREEN WITH THE FROHAWK. HE HAS A NEW LOOK. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU NOTICED. HE'S COMBED OUT THE HAIR. IT IS VERY HIGH. BUT IT IS A GOOD LOOK. I LIKE IT. OH, CHAMPAGNE! CHAMPAGNE ON ALL OF US. [CHEERING] >> Adrienne: I LOVE IT. THE FIRST CHAMPAGNE SHOWER FOR OUR REPORTERS OUT THERE. >> I'M STILL TRYING TO GET OVER THE FACT THAT THE OFF RAMP FROM THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAY IS NOW AN ONRAMP FOR OUR VIEWING PARTY. >> Reporter: [INAUDIBLE]. >> THAT IS THE MOMENT THAT THE FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. >> Reporter: DRAKE! DRAKE IS HERE, GUYS. DRAKE IS IN THE BUILDING — >> SO, DRAKE IS NOW OUT OF HIS PLANE AND IN THE CROWD. >> HE MUST HAVE PARACHUTED DOWN. I'M SURPRISED HE'S TAKEN OFF HIS CHAMPAGNE GOGGLES. [CHEERING] SO WE STILL HAVE PARMINDER HERE. SINCE YOU DID THE GAMES IN PUNJABI, HOW DO YOU SAY "GO RAPTORS GO." >> MY FIRST INTERVIEW WAS WITH "METRO MORNING" ON CBC AND THERE IS A UNIVERSAL SAYING THAT IS ESSENTIALLY AN UPLIFTING, SPIRITUAL GET BEHIND THE TEAM, BUT I'LL HAVE YOU JOIN ME ON THIS. IT'S RAPTORS [SPEAKING PUNJABI] [REPEATING] >> THERE YOU GO! >> ALL RIGHT! [LAUGHTER] >> Adrienne: WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO GET THE CALL FROM THE NBA SAYING HEY, WOULD YOU MIND CALLING THE FINALS? >> INCREDIBLE. THE LAST TIME WARFARE DID A RAPTORS GAME WAS WHEN CBC HAD THEM ON — >> LIKE 10 YEARS AGO. >> 10 YEARS AGO AND WE'VE BEEN SAYING COME ON, GUYS. IT IS NOT JUST A HOCKEY TOWN, BUT IT IS ALSO A BASKETBALL TOWN. ONCE THEY MADE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS, AFTER THE FIRST ROUND. IT WAS A LITTLE BIT QUESTIONABLE. BY THE TIME THEY REACHED THE SECOND, WE GOT A CALL IN THE FIRST ROUND. BUT THEN WE NEVER HEARD BACK FROM THEM. AND I FIGURED — THEY FIGURED THAT THE RAPTORS WERE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. SO, BY THE SECOND ROUND, THEY'RE LIKE OOOH, ARE YOU STILL INTERESTED? WE'RE LIKE LISTEN, I HAVE MY SCHEDULE ALL CLEARED OUT. THIRD ROUND, THEY DID PILOT. THEY SAID LET'S TRY THIS, LET YOU KNOW. WE TRIED IT. THEY SAID WE LIKED IT. LET'S DO ONE MORE. WE DID ONE MORE AND THAT WAS GAME SIX. GAMES ARE DONE. MILWAUKEE, THE NEXT DAY WE GET A CALL. BY THE WAY, ARE YOU STILL AVAILABLE? [LAUGHTER] >> Adrienne: I HAVE NOWHERE ELSE TO BE. >> ABSOLUTELY. AND WHAT AN EXPERIENCE IT HAS BEEN. WE GOT TO GO OUT FOR GAMES THREE, FOUR AND SIX AND TO BE THERE AT THE ATMOSPHERE IN ORACLE ARENA, NOT JUST THE SCOTIABANK ARENA, IT WAS INCREDIBLE. >> AS A BROADCASTER, THAT MUST HAVE BEEN AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE. DID YOU HEAR BACK FROM THE FANS? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY. ALL AROUND THE WORLD. WHAT WAS MOST SURPRISING TO ME WAS THAT WE HAD RAPTORS FANS IN AUSTRALIA! THEY'RE MESINGENEDING AING US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM AND SAYING WE'RE HEARING THIS BROADCAST FROM THE NBA, SITTING IN AUSTRALIA BUT SAYING LUCKY FOR US THE TIME ZONE DIFFERENCE ISN'T AS BAD BECAUSE IT IS A 9:00 A.M. EASTERN TIME GAME. BUT THIS IS INCREDIBLE. SO, WE'RE CAPTURING AUDIENCES ALL ACROSS THE WORLD WHO LOVE THE RAPTORS. >> Adrienne: AND I THINK THE COUNTRY IS SORT OF BORROWING THE ADMIRATION FOR THE TEAM AND ADOPTING IT. RIGHT? AS IF WE'VE DONE THIS. >> ABSOLUTELY. I FEEL AS MUCH OF A CHAMP AS ANY OTHER PERSON RIGHT NOW. >> WE'RE ALL HOLDING OUR HEADS A LITTLE HIGH IN TORONTO TODAY. [LAUGHTER] ANUFRYIENKA I — >> Adrienne: I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE SEEN IT, BUT WHILE TALKING TO A CLASSY REACTION. IN THE "TORONTO STAR" TODAY, THERE IS A FULL-PAGE AD THAT WAS TAKEN OUT BY THE WARRIORS. >> BEAUTIFUL. >> Adrienne: CONGRATULATING THE TORONTO RAPTORS. YOU KNOW, IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS SOMETIMES THAT ARE A VERY BIG DEAL. THAT IS APPRECIATED. >> IF I COULD ADD ON TO THAT BECAUSE THE CURRY FAMILY, AFTER RAPTORS WON, STUCK AROUND. DELL CURRY, HIS WIFE. >> THEY STILL LIVE IN THIS TOWN. AYESHA IS FROM MARKHAM, CURRY'S WIFE. >> ABSOLUTELY. AND THEY STAYED BACK IN THE ORACLE ARENA TO CONGRATULATE SOME OF THE FANS WHO WERE AROUND. WHAT A CLASS ACT. >> YOU HEAR PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IT. IN HOCKEY, YOU HAVE THE — BASKETBALL PLAYERS AT TEND OF THE GAME, THEY — AND THEY HUG EACH OTHER. >> ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. >> PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THAT AND THAT IS PART OF THE ALLURE OF THIS GAME. WE BATTLE HARD. AT THE END OF IT, WE REPRESENT EACH OTHER AND SHAKE HANDS. I KNOW WE HAD THE INCIDENT OF THE INJURIES WHERE THEY THOUGHT OUR FANS WERE CHEERING. I THINK INITIALLY THE FANS THOUGHT IT WAS A STEAL. SO THEY WERE CHEERING FOR THE STEAL AND I HOPE THAT AFTER WE REALIZED THAT, YOU KNOW, K.D. WAS ACTUALLY REALLY HURT HERE. I KNOW I GO TO A LOT OF BASKETBALL GAMES WITH THE KIDS. AND WHEN A KID IS HURT, THE PARENTS, WE WAIT AND WHEN THAT KID GETS UP, WE ALL GET UP AND PARENTS AND CHEER. I THINK THAT THAT CLASS — >> Adrienne: WELL, THEY CORRECTED VERY QUICKLY. >> VERY QUICKLY. YOU'RE RIGHT. IT WAS A PLAY AND EVERYONE WAS HIGH ON EMOTION. YOU'RE RIGHT. IT WAS A VERY CLASS ACT. >> TO SEE OUR OWN PLAYER GO TO OUR FANS AND SAY HEY, HEY, THAT'S NOT APPROPRIATE. RIGHT AWAY. IT SPEAKS VOLUMES ABOUT WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. >> AND TALKING ABOUT SPORTSMANSHIP, YOU CAUGHT DRAKE FACETIMING CURRY AND I WAS LIKE — YOU KNOW, REGARDLESS OF HOW THEY ARE ON THE COURT, OR SIDE — OR COURTSIDE — [LAUGHTER] BUT YOU'RE RIGHT. IT IS SUCH A BIG FAMILY WHEN IT COMES TO BASKETBALL. IT IS AMAZING. AMAZING. >> THAT'S GREAT. THANK YOU. I DON'T THINK THIS PARADE HAS MOVED MORE THAN 14 FEET IN THE LAST 14 MINUTES. >> I MAY BE DOING THE 6:00 P.M. NEWSCAST FROM HERE. AND YOU MAY BE DOING "THE NATIONAL" FROM HERE TONIGHT. >> Adrienne: WHY NOT! >> THE PARTY MAY GO WELL INTO THE EVENING. WE WON'T COMPLAIN. THAT'S NOT WHY PETER MANSBRIDGE WAS HERE EARLIER. [LAUGHTER] HE IS JUST A RAPTORS FAN TODAY. YES, HE IS. >> Adrienne: ALL RIGHT. WE'LL TAKE A CHANCE AND GO BACK INTO THE CROWD. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO FIND CHRIS GLOVER. CHRIS HAS BEEN LURKING AROUND JURASSIC PARK. YOU STILL HAVE YOUR BODYGUARDS. >> Reporter: I DO. YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, MY BODYGUARDS, MY TEAM. LOOK HOW MANY I HAVE NOW. HEY, GUYS! THEY ARE MULTIPLYING. [CHEERING] IF WE PAN THE CAMERA OVER THIS WAY, I WANT TO SHOW YOU A FEW MINUTES AGO YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW CLOGGED THE STREETS ARE AND HOW LONG THIS PARADE IS TAKING JUST TO GET TO WHERE I AM. THEY ARE HAVING SO MUCH FUN GETTING RIGHT INTO THE STREET. IF WE CAN SEE OVER THERE, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT WORKING TODAY, INCLUDING THOSE CONSTRUCTION GUYS BECAUSE I HAVE SEEN THEM PERCHED UP ON THAT LANDING AND THEN THERE IS A COUPLE OTHERS ON THE CHERRY PICKER, EVEN HIGHER. EVERYBODY IN TORONTO SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GREAT DAY, ESPECIALLY WHERE I'M STANDING HERE. AS YOU JUST MENTIONED, THIS WAS THE LOCATION FOR JURASSIC PARK. AND THIS IS WHERE SO MANY OF THOSE HISTORIC MOMENTS HAPPEN. >> WE THE NORTH! [CHANTING] >> Reporter: OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. OF COURSE, THIS IS A FAMILIAR CHEER THAT WAS COMING FROM PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE G.T.A., THE GREATER TORONTO AREA, AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO CAME TO BE PART OF THIS PARTY. I WANT TO BRING IN ASIA PATEL WHO IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN SCHOOL TODAY. BUT ASIA, I THINK A LOT OF GREATER TORONTO AREA STUDENTS ARE RIGHT HERE IN THIS PARTY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> YES. >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS PARTY? DESCRIBE TO ME WHAT YOU'RE SEEING AND HEARING. >> WILD CAT! A WILD CAT PARTY. >> Reporter: WHAT DID IT MEAN TO COME DOWN WITH YOUR PARENTS AND SIBLINGS? >> IT MEANT A LOT TO ME. >> Reporter: LIKE WHAT? >> LIKE SEEING IN — LIKE WE'RE THE LAST ONESS TO SEE THE RAPTORS AND IT'S SO EXCITING BECAUSE I'VE NEVER MET THEM BEFORE. WELL, I'VE NEVER SEEN THEM IN PERSON BEFORE. >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS PLACE IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE AND SOUND LIKE AS SOON AS THE RAPTORS BUSES COME THROUGH HERE? >> LIKE A VOLCANO IS ABOUT TO ERUPT! [CHEERING] >> Reporter: I THINK YOU'RE PROBABLY RIGHT. AND THE OTHER THING THAT'S GOING TO ERUPT RIGHT NOW IS SOME CHEERS. RIGHT, GUYS? [CHEERING] LET'S SHOW EVERYONE HOW MUCH FUN THEY'RE HAVING! IT IS EASY TO RILE UP THIS CROWD. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THEY WERE DEFINITELY HOPING THE BUSES WOULD BE THROUGH HERE BY NOW. PATIENCE IS RUNNING A TOUCH LOW. BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE THESE GUYS ARE MINDING WAITING. >> Reporter: I HAVE TO SAY I'M GLAD IT IS YOU DOWN THERE INSTEAD OF ME BECAUSE I'M PRETTY SURE ALL THOSE KIDS ARE TALLER THAN I AM. [LAUGHTER] >> Reporter: THIS WAS ABOUT TO BE EITHER A REALLY BAD CHOICE OR A REALLY GOOD CHOICE. SO YOU DECIDE. >> Adrienne: EXCELLENT CHOICE. SO, WE'RE ONLY ABOUT 14 HOURS BEHIND SCHEDULE. [LAUGHTER] HERE AT THE RAPTORS PARADE. BUT WE'RE OK WITH THAT. AGAIN, THE CITY, THANK GOODNESS FOR THE SUNNY DAY. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE IN THE RAIN. BUT KNOWING RAPTORS FANS, I DON'T THINK THAT WOULD HAVE STOPPED THEM. >> THE PARADE IS SLOWWWWWWLY WINDING ITS WAY THROUGH THE CITY RIGHT NOW. BUT NOBODY SEEMS TO BE COMPLAINING ABOUT THE PACE BECAUSE THEY'RE HAVING A LOT OF FUN WATCHING THEIR RAPTORS, MANY OF THEM GETTING TO SEE THE PLAYERS IN PERSON FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AND SEEING THEM IN THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP GEAR, CARRYING THE LARRY O'BRIEN TROPHY. >> Adrienne: AND I THINK MAYBE BEFORE LAST WEEK, IT WOULD BE SAFE TO SAY NOT A LOT OF THEM KNEW HOW TO — WOULD EVEN THE LARRY O'BRIEN TROPHY LOOKED LIKE. >> NO. NO. HE WAS A FORMER COMMISSIONER OF THE LEAGUE. WE SEE THE XRURK OF PEOPLE DOWN HERE. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, WE KEEP IT SAFE, FOLKS. WE HAVE SOME — WE HAD SOME PEOPLE ON THE ARCHES HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE AND LOOKED LIKE THEY WOULD FALL TO THE CROWD. BUT THE POLICE HAS CLEARED THAT. WHENEVER YOU GET THIS MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER, YOU CAN RUN INTO ISSUES. BUT SO FAR SO GOOD. AND WE CONTINUE TO KEEP IT CLASSY, CANADA AND TORONTO. >> Adrienne: AS LONG AS EVERYBODY KEEPS IT COOL, EVERYBODY WILL BE FINE. THERE IS A LOT OF PATIENCE HERE. THE POLICE ARE ALWAYS WALKING THAT LINE BETWEEN TRYING TO HELP PEOPLE HAVE A GOOD TIME AND ALSO MAKE SURE THEY DON'T HAVE TOO GOOD A TIME. >> EXACTLY. WE'RE NOW LOOKING AT KAWHI LEONARD. >> Adrienne: OH, LOOK AT HIM. >> THEY GOT THE DAY OFF. LOOK AT IT. IT'S CRAZY. >> ALL RIGHT. FOR YOU, THIS HAS BEEN AN EPIC RIDE. I'M CURIOUS AT WHAT POINT IN THE SEASON DID YOU REALIZE THIS GROUP HAD WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP? >> FROM THE BEGINNING. FROM TRAINING CAMP. YOU HAVE TO INSTILL THAT IN EVERYBODY'S MIND AND LET THEM KNOW WE ALL FOCUSED ON ONE GOAL. SO, EVERYBODY COULD COME INTO THE SEASON WITH THE SAME MINDSET AND FOCUS. >> TWO MORE BEFORE I LET YOU GO BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO ENJOY THIS. THE FIRST ONE IS WHAT HAS BEEN THE LAST FEW DAYS BEEN LIKE WITH THE TRAVEL AND THE CELEBRATIONS? >> MAN, THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. NO SLEEP. A LOT OF CELEBRATING. AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP GOING. >> UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, IS THIS OR HOW DIFFERENT IS THIS CHAMPIONSHIP FROM ONES IN THE PAST? >> MAN, THIS IS A DIFFERENT UNIT. DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION. DIFFERENT CITY, DIFFERENT COUNTRY. AND I'M OLDER AND IT MAKES IT THAT MUCH BETTER. >> ON BEHALF OF ALL THE TRON TONE I — TORONTONIANS AND CANADIANS WHO WATCHED YOU, THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DID AND THE WAY YOU CARRY YOURSELF. >> THANK YOU, TORONTO. THANK YOU, CANADAS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE DID IT! >> Adrienne: EXCELLENT, KAWHI LEONARD. WE HAVE A GUEST JOINING WITH US. I HOPE HE UNDERSTANDS WE HAD TO PAUSE AND ALLOW THE KING TO SPEAK THERE. YOU DON'T MIND. >> UNDERSTOOD. UNDERSTOOD. THAT WAS THE RIGHT CALL. >> Adrienne: ANDREW SCHEER, THE CONSERVATIVE LEADER. YOU HAPPENED TO DROP BY. WHAT INING G — WHAT BRINGS YOU AROUND THESE PARTS? >> I WAS IN TORONTO WITH MY FAMILY AND I WANTED TO BRING MY DAUGHTER MADELEIN. SHE IS THE BASKETBALL PLAYER IN THE FAMILY. WE GOT CAPTIVATED BY THE PLAYOFF RUN. WE WERE. — WE WERE WATCHING IT AND THOUGHT WE'D WATCH IT WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF RAPTOR FANS AND ENJOY THE DAY. >> HE IS ALL FANNED OUT. >> I'M DOUBLINGINGING UP. — I'M DOUBLING UP. >> Adrienne: THIS LOOKS LIKE A BRAND-NEW KIT TO ME. >> NO, I'VE HAD THIS FOR A BIT. [LAUGHTER] >> Adrienne: HOW PROUD ARE YOU WHEN YOU LOOK AROUND THIS COUNTRY, CANADA. >> ONE OF THE FUN THINGS WAS TO WATCH THAT THEY HAD JURASSIC PARKS IN VIRTUALLY EVERY COMMUNITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ATLANTIC CANADA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MY HOME PROVINCE OF SASKATCHEWAN. WE HAD ABOUT 15,000 PEOPLE OUT AT THE ROUGHRIDERS STADIUM TO WATCH THE GAME. AND THIS WEEK WE VERY QUICKLY BECAME THE — THE RAPTORS BECAME THE NATIONAL TEAM VERY, VERY QUICKLY AND TO SEE THIS MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN IN THIS SQUARE FOR HOURS, EVERYONE GETTING ALONG, EVERYONE IN A GREAT MOOD. WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF AN ISSUE WITH THE PEOPLE ON THE ARCHES. BUT OTHER THAN THAT — >> CLEARED THAT OFF. >> EVERYONE IS HERE HAVING A GOOD TIME CELEBRATING IN A VERY CANADIAN WAY. >> YOU SAID YOUR DAUGHTER PLAYS THE GAME. TELL US ABOUT THAT AND HOW HAS SHE ENJOYED THIS CHAMPIONSHIP RUN? >> SHE'S GONE TO A FEW CAMPS AND REALLY GETTING INTO IT. JUST WATCHING THE PLAYOFF GAMES WITH HER, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY HER LEVEL, THEY'RE NOT DUNKING YET. [LAUGHTER] >> DID YOU PLAY AT ALL IN HIGH SCHOOL? DID YOU HAVE ANY FUN WITH THE GAME? >> I HAD THE HEIGHT. I PLAYED A LOT OF BASEBALL. I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF A SHOT. I THOUGHT MY FRIENDS WERE COMPLIMENTING ME WHEN I SHOT AND THEY YELLED "BRICK." I THOUGHT THAT WAS A HEARTWARMING WAY TO ENCOURAGE ME. >> YOU'RE BUILDING A HOUSE BECAUSE THE BASEBALL HITTING THE BACK BOARD SO HARD. [LAUGHTER] >> I FIGURED THAT OUT. >> Adrienne: WHAT DO YOU WANT THE REST OF WORLD TO THINK ABOUT CANADA WHEN THEY TUNE IN AND SEE THIS TODAY. >> YOU KNOW, THAT WE HAVE A WORLD-CLASS CITY WITH A FIRST-RATE TEAM. THAT IS WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE, TO RAISE A FAMILY, TO OPEN A BUSINESS. AND THE WAY THAT OUR WHOLE COUNTRY COULD GET BEHIND A TEAM LIKE THIS IS FANTASTIC. AND I ALSO WANT TO MAKE AN IMPORTANT POLICY ANNOUNCEMENT IF YOU LET ME. >> Adrienne: OH, BOY. >> LISTEN UP. >> I DON'T WANT TO GET POLITICAL ON YOU. BUT WE'RE GOING TO INSERT IN THE NEW NAFTA AGREEMENT, THAT'S GOING THROUGH THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, I'M GOING TO BE TRYING TO INSERT A NO TRADE BARRIER FOR KAWHI LEONARD TO KEEP HIM IN CANADA. >> Adrienne: I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO GET MULTIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR THAT. >> YEAH. >> Adrienne: YOU SCARED ME FOR A MOMENT THERE. >> I THINK ALL PARTIES CAN AGREE TO THAT ONE. >> HOPEFULLY IT GOES THROUGH ON UNANIMOUS CONSENT. YEAH. >> Adrienne: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SWINGING BY. THAT'S GREAT. >> ENJOY THE CELEBRATION. TELL YOUR LITTLE GIRL THAT HOPEFULLY WE'LL SEE HER PLAYING SOME HOOPS FOR TEAM CANADA SOMEDAY. >> Adrienne: WE'LL BE WATCHING. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU. >> Adrienne: AGAIN, ANOTHER FOUR MORE INCHES FOR THE PRAY. [LAUGHTER] MOVING ALONG. >> IT IS MOVING. I DO LIKE WHAT KAWHI WAS SAYING, JUST THANKING THIS COUNTRY. THANKING THIS CITY AND I THINK THAT SHOULD BE A DRAW FOR US. THAT YOU ARE NOT ONLY TORONTO'S TEAM, YOU TRULY ARE CANADA'S TEAM WHEN HE IS TRYING TO MAKE HIS CHOICE ABOUT WHETHER TO STAY OR GO. YOU HAVE A WHOLE COUNTRY BEHIND YOU RIGHT HERE. IF YOU GO SOMEWHERE IN THE STATES, YOU'LL HAVE A STATE BEHIND YOU. IT IS NOT THE SAME. >> Adrienne: NO. AND I'M NOT SURE IN THE UNITED STATES YOU SEE SCIENCE LIKE THE ONES I SAW THIS WEEKEND IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD OUTSIDE OF A LITTLE BOOKSTORE THAT SAID KAWHI READS FOR FREE. THAT HAS TO SELL IT, I'M SURE. >> THERE'S ANOTHER ONE THERE ON THE BACK OF THAT ONE. "WE ARE THE NORTH." >> WE HAVE A SPECIAL GUEST COMING UP FOR YOU SHORTLY. HE JUST GETTING MIC'D UP RIGHT NOW. HE IS A VETERAN RAPTORS FAN. >> Adrienne: KEEP AN EYE ON THIS ONE. WE'LL ALL BE WORKING FOR THIS YOUNG MAN VERY SOON. [P.A. ANNOUNCER] [SHOUTING] >> WE HAVE OUR SPECIAL GUEST ALL MIC'D UP. DO YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF BUDDY? >> HEY, CANADA! BONJOUR, CANADA! I'M ARJAN, AND I'M 13 YEARS OLD. YOU MAY KNOW ME AS THE KID WHO ASKED THE QUESTION TO KYLE LOWRY, HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE AN ICON AROUND CANADA AND I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE. A MOMENT IN HISTORY. BEST FANS IN THE NBA! >> AND HE IS REPPING CBC KIDS NEWS. >> OH, YEAH. >> Adrienne: LISTEN. YOU ARE A REPORTER WITH DEPTH. YOU KNOW? AND I WAS JUST IN NORMANDY NOT THAT LONG AGO. THE INTERVIEW THAT YOU DID WITH THE VETERANS, VERY, VERY GOOD. >> THANK YOU. >> Adrienne: WE ARE LUCKY THAT YOU ARE JOINING US TODAY. AND YOU TOTALLY THREW KYLE LOWRY WITH THAT QUESTION. YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT? >> WHAT WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE? >> IT WAS CRAZY, HONESTLY. I WAS SITTING THERE, HE'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I WATCHED THIS GUY ON TV ALL THE TIME. SEEING INTERVIEWS AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I WAS SO CLOSE TO HIM. THE GUY CAME WITH A MIC AND I WAS LIKE OH, MY GOD! IT'S MY TURN! MY TURN! AND I ASKED THE QUESTION AND THE REST IS HISTORY. >> HE WAS SO GRACIOUS WITH YOU. BECAUSE YOU HAD A CHANCE TO SAY HI AFTER. I'M A JOURNALIST, I CAN'T GO UP THERE AND BE A FAN, NO, NO. >> ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T GET — I DIDN'T GET TO GO UP AND HEY, MR. LOWRY, HOW ARE YOU? BUT AFTER THE PRESS CONFERENCE WAS OVER, HE WAS WALKING AND HE'S LIKE GREAT QUESTION, KID. I WAS LIKE THANK YOU. IT WAS CRAZY. [LAUGHTER] >> Adrienne: WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING THROUGH ALL OF THIS, NOT JUST ABOUT THE BASKETBALL, BUT ABOUT ASKING QUESTIONS OF PEOPLE. IT COULD BE INTIMIDATING SOMETIMES. WHAT ARE YOU TAKING AWAY FROM THIS? >> IT IS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME. YOU KNOW, IT HELPS ME WITH A LOT OF THINGS. MY LINGUISTICAL, INTERVIEWING, IN TERMS OF GETTING TO KNOW THEM, FIGURING OUT THE QUESTIONS FOR THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT THEY ARE. IT REALLY HELPS ME. BECAUSE I'D LIKE TO WORK FOR CBC ONE DAY, LIKE YOU GUYS. >> YOU'RE ALREADY HERE! >> YEAH. BUT THE BIG LEAGUES. I WANT TO WORK LIKE YOU GUYS. [LAUGHTER] >> YOU HAVE TO GRADUATE FIRST. >> Adrienne: OR MAYBE NOT. >> EXACTLY. [LAUGHTER] >> BUT IT IS AMAZING. IT HELPS YOU WITH SO MANY THINGS AND I'M SO GRATEFUL FOR IT. >> WE'RE EXPERIENCING HISTORY HERE. I HAD MY 17-YEAR-OLD SAY TO ME, DAD, CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? 24 YEARS! AND ALL KINDS OF KIDS TALKING ABOUT 24 YEARS WHEN THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ON THIS EARTH FOR 12 YEARS YET. CAN YOU SEE THIS? ENJOY IT NOW. IF YOU ARE A LEAF FAN, WE KNOW WHAT THAT HAS BEEN LIKE WAITING FOR THE NEXT CHAMPIONSHIP TO COME. DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE SIGNIFICANCE OF EXPERIENCING THIS IN YOUR LIFETIME AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE? >> I TWLUNL WHEN THE INAUGURAL SEASON — I DIDN'T KNOW HOW IT WAS. BUT, YOU KNOW, FOR A 13-YEAR-OLD TO SEE A CANADIAN — NOT A TORONTO TEAM, A CANADIAN TEAM TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP THAT MOST OF THE TEAM — 29 ON THE TEAM ARE AMERICAN, RIGHT? SO IT WAS JUST, LIKE, IT'S A MOMENT IN HISTORY. SO TO WITNESS SO MANY FANS COME OUT TO SUPPORT THIS TEAM ALL THE TIME, YOU KNOW, TO SEE EVERYBODY SO EXCITED, IT MADE ME — MADE MY HEART PUMP 20 TIMES PER SECOND. >> Adrienne: WHEN YOU WATCH SOMETHING ON TV, IT'S ONE WAY. IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT TO SHOW UP IN PERSON. SO, WE'RE HERE IN NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. AS YOU LOOK AROUND HERE, DOES ANYTHING SURPRISE YOU. DID ANYTHING MAKE YOU SAY OH, I HAD NO IDEA. >> I LIVE IN HAMILTON AND WATCH IT ON TV ALL THE TIME, THE FANS IN JURASSIC GOING CRAZY. CLIMBING ON TRAFFIC LIGHTS. IT'S LIKE WHAT? [LAUGHTER] AND THEN I'M WALKING AROUND TRYING TO FIGHT MY WAY THROUGH ALL OF. THIS AND I'M LIKE MAN, THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE AMAZING. I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN IN TORONTO AND CANADA. >> Adrienne: DID YOU FEEL SAFE IN THAT CROWD? >> NO. [LAUGHTER] IT'S OK. SO MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE. WE HAD TO FIGHT THROUGH. BUT AT TEND OF THE DAY, WITNESS HISTORY. THESE AMAZING FANS. IT ALL PAID OFF. ALL PAID OFF. >> YOU AND YOUR GROUP OF FRIENDS WHERE YOU LIVE IN HAMILTON, HOW IS YOUR COMMUNITY — HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ENJOYING THIS RIDE? WHAT ARE YOUR FRIENDS TALKING ABOUT? WHO ARE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYERS? WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PLAYER? >> MY FAVORITE PLAYER AT THE MOMENT IS KYLE LOWRY. I ASKED HIM THE QUESTION. RIGHT? MY FRIENDS, MOST OF THEM KAWHI FANS, OF COURSE, THE CLAW. BUT IN SCHOOL, WE HAD OUR OWN PARADE AT RECESS. THROWING BASKETBALLS AROUND. YOU KNOW — [LAUGHTER] JUMPING AROUND LIKE OH, MY GOD, WE DID IT! RIGHT? WE FEEL LIKE WE JUST CAME OFF THE PLANE FOR THE RAPTORS. THIS IS OUR THING. SO WE'RE ALL GOING CRAZY, HONESTLY. IT WAS AMAZING. >> DID YOU STAY UP AND WATCH IT? >> DEFINITELY. I CALLED MY UNCLE RIGHT AFTER AND I WAS LIKE WE DID IT, WE DID IT! AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. MY MOM LET ME STAY UP AND WATCH IT AND SOAK IT IN. AND I REMEMBER GAME FIVE, WE LOST BY ONE POINT. I LIED ON THE COUCH FOR 15 MINUTES STRAIGHT. I WAS DEVASTATED. >> Adrienne: YOU ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE. >> I'M LIKE WE GOT TWO MORE. WE HAVE TWO MORE CHANCE AND I KNEW THIS TEAM WOULD PULL IT OFF AND WE DID IT. >> Adrienne: WHAT DOES YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD LOOK LIKE? FULL OF HOCKEY NUTS OR BASKETBALL NUTS? >> WE DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY HOCKEY NUTS. NOBODY REALLY — YOU KNOW, STANLEY CUP IS KIND OF LIKE, YOU KNOW, I'M HAPPY FOR THE BLUES AND ALL. BUT NOBODY REALLY TALKS ABOUT THAT ANYMORE. WE HAVE A LOT — WE DON'T HAVE A BASKETBALL NET CLOSES TO WHERE MY NEIGHBORHOOD IS. BUT SIR ALLEN McNABB — >> THAT IS A BIG SCHOOL. >> YEAH. WE PLAY BASKETBALL THERE. A BUNCH OF PEOPLE. WE GET SLUSHEES AFTER, WHICH IS THE BEST PART. [LAUGHTER] >> THAT'S MY CHILDHOOD, TOO. YOU HAVE TO GET A SLUSHEE AFTER PLAYING BALL. [LAUGHTER] >> EVERYBODY LOVES BASKETBALL. >> WE'RE HAVING AN INTERVIEW WITH FRED VANVLEET. THROW TO HIM. >> OH, MY — >> COMING UP RIGHT NOW! >> COMING UP RIGHT NOW, INTERVIEW WITH FRED VANVLEET, STEADY FREDDIE! >> WHAT IS THE RESPONSE YOU'VE GOTTEN FROM THE CITY OF TORONTO? >> THE GROUND IS SHAKING, IT'S UNBELIEVABLE. YOU HAVE TO LOOK AROUND AND ENJOY THIS AS BEST AS YOU CAN WITH THE CITY OF TORONTO. >> WHAT HAS BEEN THE BEST PART OF THIS ENTIRE EXPERIENCE? >> OUT HERE CELEBRATING. WORK SO HARD, SO FOCUSED. DON'T GET OUTSIDE OF OURSELVES AND FINALLY GET THE JOB DONE AND CELEBRATE RIGHT NOW. IT'S A BIG DEAL FOR US. >> THE TEAMS ARE GOOD. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? I'M ALL RIGHT. I'M FEELING GOOD RIGHT NOW. >> ONE QUESTION FOR YOU BECAUSE I KNOW YOU'RE ENJOYING THIS. YOUR RESPONSE FROM THE PEOPLE OF TORONTO. >> THIS IS WHY WE WANTED TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. THIS IS UNG BELIEVABLE. AND WE AIN'T CLOSE TO BEING DONE. >> ON BEHALF OF EVERYONE IN TORONTO, WATCHING YOU GUYS OVER THE YEARS, I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU. >> ALL RIGHT, BRO. GET OUT OF HERE NOW. [LAUGHTER] >> STEADY FREDDIE AS ARJAN CALLED HIM THERE. MY KIDS WATCH BASKETBALL. AND IT IS NOT ABOUT THE GAME, BUT ABOUT LEARNING LIFE LESSONS FROM THE SPORT. WHEN YOU LOOK AT A KID LIKE FRED VANVLEET WHO TOOK HIS COLLEGE TEAM TO THE FINAL AND STILL WENT UNDRAFTED, DID NOT GET A — WE GRABBED THIS GUY BECAUSE NOBODY ELSE WANTED HIM. WHEN YOU LOOK AT A STORY LIKE THAT ABOUT HIS HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE, DID THAT INSPIRE YOU IN OTHER FACETS OF LIFE? >> IT INSPIRED ME TO NEVER GIVE UP, GOING UNDRAFTED BUT STILL COME TO THE TORONTO RAPTORS AND BE LIKE OH, I'M NOT DRAFTED. WHAT'S THE POINTED OF PLAYING, RIGHT? NOW LOOK AT IT. HE IS AN NBA CHAMPION. HE HAD SO MANY BIG THREES FOR OUR TEAM, RIGHT? >> ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOOTERS OF THE GAME, CHASE HIM AROUND! >> HE IS A SMALL GUY. BUT SMALL THINGS COME IN BIG PACKAGES. >> HOPING FOR THE LITTLE PLAYERS OUT THERE. >> FOR EXAMPLE, I PLAYED JUNIOR BASKETBALL THIS YEAR FOR MY SKAO. I WAS ONE OF THE SHORTEST AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE SO SHORT, RIGHT? BUT SHORT PEOPLE CAN GET AROUND EASILY AND WE'RE GOOD — WE'RE GOOD SHOOTERS, TOO! SO, YOU KNOW WHAT? A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF GETTING BACK UP, SHOWING THAT HE'S STRONG AND, YOU KNOW, NEVER GIVING UP ON THE PLAY. GREAT GUY. STEADY FREDDIE. >> A GREAT STORY THIS YEAR, TOO, WITH THE BABY. HE WASN'T PLAYING THAT GREAT AND THEN WHEN FRED JR. WAS BORN — >> Adrienne: THE BABY WAS BORN! >> ALL OF A SUDDEN HE CAN'T MISS. >> RIGHT? THAT WAS A GREAT PART OF THE SERIES. >> Adrienne: WHAT A GREAT FATHER'S DAY FOR HIM. >> BOTH HAVING YOUNG ONES AROUND THIS TIME. SO ARE YOU HAVING FUN UP HERE WITH US? >> AMAZING. S WOULD YOU RATHER BE UP HERE? >> I LIKE THIS VIEW RIGHT NOW. >> Adrienne: A GOOD CALL. >> YEAH. YOU KNOW, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THE PLAYERS SITTING THERE. I WATCHED PARADES LAST YEAR AND THE YEAR BEFORE AND FINALLY CAME TO TORONTO. IT'S ABOUT TIME. IT'S ABOUT TIME. >> Adrienne: IT IS ABOUT TIME. YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. WHERE IS THAT PARADE RIGHT NOW? [LAUGHTER] >> YEAH. WE NEED AN UPDATE. >> Adrienne: ANYBODY HAVE ANY IDEA WHERE THOSE BUSES ARE? >> I DON'T UNDERSTAND, HONESTLY. HOPEFULLY THEY COME CLOSE. >> Adrienne: YOU KNOW WHAT? WHY DON'T WE GO CHECK IN WITH CHRIS GLOVER. DO YOU WANTS TO THROW TO HIM? >> SURE. CHRIS GLOVER AT JURASSIC PARK. >> HEY, BUDDY. THAT IS RIGHT. I AM HERE AT JURASSIC PARK, OR WHAT WAS JURASSIC PARK AND THE BIGGEST PARTY THROUGHOUT ALL OF THESE VERY INTENSE, NAIL BITING GAMES AND YOU JUST MENTIONED IT A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO. ABOUT WHERE IS THE PARADE? EVERY SINGLE PERSON HERE HAS COME UP TO ASK ME AT LEAST FIVE TIMES WITHIN THE LAST 30 MINUTES, WHERE IS THE PARADE? THEY ARE READY. THEY ARE EXCITED. THEY WANT TO MEET THESE CHAMPIONS. THESE SUPERSTARS. THEY WANT TO YELL THANK YOU. AND BE A PART OF THIS MOMENT. THIS HAS BEEN A COUPLE OF DECADES IN THE MAKING AND FOR MANY OF US, I'LL INCLUDE MYSELF IN THIS WHO WERE A LITTLE BIT TOO YOUNG WHEN THE BLUE JAYS WON THE WORLD SERIES, BACK-TO-BACK TITLES IN THE EARLY 1990s. I MYSELF WAS IN KINDERGARTENEN. BY ME NEW FRIEND HERE NERA WAS NOT JUST AROUND, BUT YOU WERE HERE AT THE BLUE JAYS PARADE IN THE 1990s. YOU BROUGHT YOUR THREE KIDS BACK. WHAT WAS IT LIKE? >> IT WAS AMAZING. ABSOLUTELY. THE FIRST TIME EVERS FOR ME AND MY GIRLS TO BE PART OF SUCH A, YOU KNOW, HISTORY. I THINK TODAY IS BETTER. IT'S REALLY, REALLY — IT SEEMS BIGGER, BETTER AND, I DON'T KNOW, WE WITH RESPECT OVERJOYED. — WE WERE OVERJOYED AND NOW WE BROUGHT MY LITTLE GRANDSON WHO IS 5 AND A BIT AND I LEFT HIM BEHIND, I WISH I HAD BROUGHT HIM HERE. BUT I DID A LITTLE WALK AND I BUMPED INTO YOU AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TALK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE. >> Reporter: OF COURSE. AND YOU MENTIONED THERE THAT THE PARADE TODAY JUST FEELS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. IT CERTAINLY IS BIGGER. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS MAKING THIS PARADE FEEL A LITTLE DIFFERENT? >> I THINK BASKETBALL HAS COME UP A LOT IN THE LAST FEW YEARS AND I MEAN, SUCH AMAZING PLAYERS AND KAWHI LEONARD, KYLE LOWRY, NORM POWELL — I DON'T WANT TO NAME THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL FABULOUS. I MISS DeROZAN A LOT. I WISH HE HAD BEEN PART OF IT. BUT I THINK BASKETBALL HAS BECOME A REALLY BIG SPORT. AND PROBABLY BIGGER THAN BASEBALL, MAYBE, IN MY OPINION. >> Reporter: I KNOW YOU WERE SAYING YOU WERE EXCITED TO YELL "THANK YOU" AND SEE THE BUSES COME THROUGH. IF YOU COULD TALK TO THEM, I MEAN, YOU HAVE THE MIC TO THE NATION RIGHT NOW. WHAT WOULD YOU WAND TO TELL OUR RAPTORS? >> I AM SO PROUD OF YOU AND WHAT — AND WHAT YOU'VE DONE. AND KEEP WINNING. AND IF THESE WEREN'T FAKE NAILS, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN MY STOMACH. SO, THANK YOU. STAY IN TORONTO. KAWHI LEONARD, YOU HAVE TO STAY IN TORONTO. WE LOVE YOU. WE LOVE YOU ALL! >> YEAH! YOU HEARD IT. STAY IN TORONTO. DYNASTY. THERE IS A LOT OF EXCITEMENT AROUND THIS TEAM, OBVIOUSLY. AND WE ARE JUST EXCITED TO HAVE THE BUS COME THROUGH HERE. BUT YOU CAN EXPECT THEY WILL BE YELLING A LOT OF THAT WHEN THE BUSES GET CLOSE, GUYS. >> Adrienne: LET'S DIP IN HERE. THAT IS DANNY GREEN BEING INTERVIEWED. >> NOW YOU WON A CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE. MY QUESTION TO YOU IS WHEN YOU GOT HERE, AFTER SPENDING TIME IN THE LOCKER ROOM, WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THIS GROUP HAD THE POTENTIAL TO GO ALL THE WAY? >> AS SOON AS WE GOT TRADED, I KNEW WE HAD THE POTENTIAL. BUT I WASN'T SURE IF WE WERE GOING TO GEL. BUT THINGS STARTED TURNING FOR US AND I KNEW WE HAD A GOOD SHOT AT IT. >> PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS BRAGGED ABOUT TORONTO T CITY. YOU GUYS KNOW THERE'SES 20,000 IN THE STADIUM. BUT WHAT IS THIS ?RIEK YOU'VE HAD OTHER CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS. WHAT IS THIS ONE LIKE? >> THIS IS SOMETHING SPECIAL, MAN. THIS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENCE THAN WHAT I'M USED TO. NOTHING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE ONE BEFORE, BUT WE HAVE A WHOLE COUNTRY BEHIND YOU AND THEIR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP. AND TWO MILLION PEOPLE OUT HERE. I DON'T THINK THEY CAN FIT THAT IN MOST CITIES. [LAUGHTER] >> CONGRATULATIONS, DANNY. AN AMAZING YEAR. WE WISH YOU THE BEST. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. I APPRECIATE IT. >> Adrienne: IT IS AMAZING WATCHING THAT BECAUSE YOU MIGHT BE THINKING WHAT ON EARTH ARE THEY DOING? THEY'RE UNDER A HIGHWAY. >> THEY ARE UNDERNEATH THE GARDINER. TRYING TO MAKE THEIR WAY UP TO YORK STREET AND UP UNIVERSITY AND WE'RE TOLD THERE ARE 50,000 PEOPLE BEHIND US AND IN FRONT OF US AND TO THAT DIRECTION, AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE. I LIKE THE FACT THAT DANNY GREEN, HE'S COMBED OUT THE 'FRO AND HE HAS THE FROHAWK GOING. >> I DIDN'T REALIZE IT WAS DANNY GREEN AT FIRST. I WAS LIKE WHO IS THAT? >> AND IT IS A SPECIAL MANE. HE'S WON A CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE. BUT THIS ONE HAS TO BE REALLY SPECIAL FOR HIM. HE WAS TALKING TO DANNY GREEN THERE ABOUT THE FACT THAT NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE EXPECTED THIS TEAM — I'M A HOMER. RIDE OR DIE WITH THIS TEAM AND I'VE BEEN DYING MOST YEARS. THIS YEAR I'M ON TOP OF THE WORLD. THROUGHOUT THE SEASON, DID YOU SEE THIS? DID YOU THINK THAT WE WOULD GET HERE AS YOU WATCHED THIS TEAM THROUGHOUT THE SEASON? >> I'M GOING TO BE HONEST. >> COME ON. I THINK MOST PEOPLE — THAT GAME ONE LOSS IN ORLANDO, WE'RE LIKE WHAT HAPPENED? >> MASAI UJIRI, MAKING THE TRADES. DE'MAR GONE. >> YOU WERE A DE'MAR FAN. >> I LIKED HIM. >> SAD TO SEE HIM GO. DID YOU THINK THEN, NOW THAT WE HAVE A CHAMPIONSHIP, IT IS ALL WORTH IT. DID YOU THINK THAT THIS IS OUR BEST PLAYER. WHO IS THIS KAWHI GUY? >> I LOVED KAWHI BACK THEN BECAUSE I LOVED HOW HE PLAYED DEFENSE. WHEN WE GOT HIM, I WAS A LITTLE IFFY, RIGHT? [LAUGHTER] THE SEASON STARTS TO GO, WE WERE PERFORMING SO GREAT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. I WAS LIKE THIS IS GREAT. AND PLAYOFF TIME CAME. BUT THE RAPTORS HAVEN'T BEEN CLUTCH AND THIS YEAR THEY WERE CLUTCH. >> THAT IS AN UNSTATEMENT. WE HAVE NOT BEEN CLUTCH WHEN WE WERE SUPPOSED TO. BEST RECORD IN THE LEAGUE AND WE'RE GETTING SWEPT. >> WHEN WE WERE 2-0 DOWN IN MILWAUKEE, I WAS LIKE OH, MY GOD. WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT SMALL — >> I'M RIDING THE ROLLER COASTER WITH HIM RIGHT NOW ALL OVER AGAIN. >> Adrienne: I KNOW. THERE IS GOING TO BE AN AIR DROP OF FANTASTICS HERE. [LAUGHTER] >> WHEN WE WERE UP 3-2, I WAS LIKE I THINK WE DID IT! FINALS! I THINK WE DID IT! AND HOW MANY COMEBACKS WE HAD TO MAKE. HOW MANY INJURIES AND FIEKTS THROUGH AND KEEP GOING. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? LIKE I SAID, IT ALL PAID OFF. ONCE WE WON IT, I WAS LIKE YES, FINALLY. >> Adrienne: ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS LISTENING TO YOU IS WHEN YOU USE THE WORD "WE" BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A TAEMZ AND SAY THEY DID THIS, THEY DID THAT. YOU SO SEAMLESSLY USE THE WORD "WE" BECAUSE THAT KIND OF REPRESENTS HOW PEOPLE ARE FEELING. IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE PEOPLE IN THIS CITY FELT LIKE THEY WERE ATTACHED WITH AN ENTITY THAT WAS WINNING. >> YEAH. WHAT WOULD THE RAPTORS BE WITHOUT THESE FANS? >> Adrienne: THAT IS A GOOD POINT. >> WE. WE THE NORTH. EXACTLY. >> AND WHAT DID YOU THINK OF DRAKE'S PART IN ALL OF THIS? >> OH, OUR AMBASSADOR. >> I KNOW YOU ARE A YOUNG HIP-HOP FAN. COME ON NOW. >> WELL, DRAKE — GREAT RAPPER, HAS A GREAT TALENT AND SUDDENLY HIM AS AN AMBASSADOR FOR THIS TEAM, HE BRINGS SO MUCH ENERGY. YOU SEE HIM ON THE SIDELINE AND HE YELLS BYE TO THE OTHER TEAM. DON'T JINX IT! YOU NEVER KNOW. HE IS A GREAT GUY AND BRINGS ENERGY TO THE TEAM. I LOVE HOW WHEN KEVIN DURANT GOT INJURED, HE SHOWED RESPECT. HE'S A FAN. BUT YOU KNOW, HE RESPECTS THE OTHER TEAMS. THAT'S WHAT I LOVE. >> KEEPING IT CLASSY IS THE THEME WE'RE ALL TRYING TO GO FOR HERE. WE'RE GOING BACK TO THE STREETS AND TALKING TO ASHA TOMLINSON. SHE IS ABOUT MY HEIGHT. [LAUGHTER] WHICH MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT TALLER THAN YOU. BUT MAYBE NOT MUCH. MAKES IT HARD TO SEE, BUT SHE HAS SOME STUFF. >> SHE HAS GIANTS AROUND HER. OH, NO. THIS IS AKIEL. >> YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH MONTREAL. BUT A LITTLE FAMILIAR WITH TORONTO. YOUR IMPRESSION OF HOW THE CITY — >> WE MAY HAVE LOST ASHA IN THE CROWD DOWN THERE. >> Adrienne: POOR ASHA. >> LET'S TAKE A LISTEN. >> AND WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP AND WE CAME SHORT A COUPLE OF TIMES. BUT WE'RE CHAMPIONS NOW. WE'RE HAVING FUN AND HOPEFULLY EVERYBODY IS HAVING FUN OVER HERE. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS. >> APPRECIATE IT, MAN. APPRECIATE IT. >> THE ONE CANADIAN ON THIS TEAM. IT'S PRETTY SPECIAL FOR CHRIS BOUCHER, I WOULD IMAGINE. >> Adrienne: SEE THOSE WHITE TENTS IN THE BACKGROUND? THAT IS WHERE WE ARE. THAT IS SORT OF THE VIEW THAT WE HAVE, WHICH IS — I DON'T KNOW. FEELS PRETTY EPIC TO ME, I HAVE TO SAY. >> JUST HANGING OUT WITH 50,000 OF OUR CLOSE FRIENDS. >> Adrienne: AS YOU DO ON A MONDAY AT LUNCHTIME. >> THIS IS TORONTO. WE HAVE ALL OF THESE OFFICE BUILDINGS AROUND US, TOO. WE'RE TAKING A GUESS THAT THEY'RE ALL EMPTY RIGHT NOW. >> Adrienne: IF YOU ARE CALLING SOMEONE IN TORONTO, IT IS JUST GOING TO RING. THIS IS A HARD THING TO IMAGINE THAT IN — >> LOOK AT THAT SHOT. >> Adrienne: THAT IS INCREDIBLE. >> BEAUTIFUL. >> Adrienne: THIS FROM A TEAM IN THEIR FIRST SEASON COULDN'T SELL ENOUGH SEASON TICKETS. THEY HAD TO RELY ON SHOPPERS DRUG MART. >> I WAS THERE. WE COULD AFFORD THE TICKETS BACK THEN. I THINK OUR FIRST SEASON WE WON SOMETHING LIKE 16 GAMES. IT HAS NOT BEEN AN EASY ROAD TO GET HERE. BUT I WAS WORTH THE BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS IT TOOK TO GET US TO THIS POINT. >> Adrienne: SO $200 FOR SEASONS TICKETS THAT FIRST YEAR. NOW? [LAUGHTER] >> I LOOK BACK AND LAUGH. >> Adrienne: OR CRY. >> I DO GET TO SNEAK IN THERE ONCES IN A WHILE WITH A BOX HERE AND THERE TO CATCH A FEW GAMES. BUT IT WAS A LOT EASIER TO BUY TICKETS IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THIS TEAM. >> Adrienne: IT IS NOW 20 AFTER 12:00 EASTERN. THEMENT XATION WAS AT — THE EXPECTATION IS THAT THIS PARADE WOULD BE WINDING UP AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE AND ALMOST BE HERE. MAYBE AN HOUR LEFT TO GO. BUT, YEAH. NO. >> IT IS A PARADE AND WE KNEW THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE SLOW. BUT WE DIDN'T EXPECT IT TO BE THIS SLOW. I KNEW THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE. I DID NOT EXPECT TO SEE MY TOWN AND MY COUNTRY COME OUT IN SUCH INCREDIBLE NUMBERS. >> THIS IS CRAZY. >> Adrienne: IT IS A VERY PATIENT CROWD. [P.A. ANNOUNCER] >> LET'S GET BACK NOW TO THE PARADE ROUTE WITH ASHA. SEE IF WE CAN GET AN UPDATE ON HOW IT IS MAKING ITS WAY. IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS AT SPADINA AND LAKESHORE. HOW IS IT GOING DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: I REPOSITIONED MYSELF. BUT I CAN SAY I WAS HOLDING MY OWN IN THAT CROWD, ELBOWS UP, EVEN THOUGH I'M SHORT. [LAUGHTER] IT WAS PRETTY COOL. WE WERE REALLY CLOSE TO THE PLAYERS, BUT WE COULD SEE DRAKE. THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS. I GOT WET. THESE FANS, WE EXPERIENCED IT ALL ON LAKESHOREMENT IT HAS MOVED ALONG. SO THE CLEANUP CREW CAME VERY QUICKLY AND WE'RE NOW AT THE VIEWING PARTY, CORRONATION PARK. SO, THESE FANS ARE MORE RELAXED , THEY DON'T HAVE TO STAND UP AND BE LITTLE SARDINES PLAYING AND WAITING FOR PARADE TO COME ON BY. THEY'RE JUST WATCHING IT ON A BIG SCREEN WITH THEIR LAWN CHAIRS, THEY'RE EATING AND IT IS JUST A DIFFERENT TYPE OF CELEBRATION. RIGHT? WE HAVE SOME FANS OVER HERE HANGING OUT, INCLUDING THIS COULD BE THE NEXT CANADIAN SUPERSTAR. WHAT DIVISION ARE YOU? >> I PLAY DIVISION II FOR THE [INAUDIBLE] DEMONS. >> Reporter: AND DIVISION II, THERE IS ONLY ONE LEVEL UP FROM THAT, DIVISION I. WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WATCH THE TORONTO RAPTORS RISE TO THESE HEIGHTS FOR YOU AS A BALLER? >> I GIVES A LOT OF MOTIVATION FOR ME AND UP COMING BALLPLAYERS. IT IS REALLY SPECIAL. >> Reporter: WHAT POSITION DO YOU PLAY? >> POINT GUARD. >> Reporter: SO, WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE? >> KAWLI LEONARD IS THE GOAT. >> Reporter: GREATEST OF ALL TIME IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT "GOAT" MEANS. WHAT WAS THE EXPERIENCE LIKE? >> IT WAS GREAT. PROBABLY ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES OF MY LIFE. YEAH. >> Reporter: IS IT GOING TO INSPIRE YOU? >> OH, YEAH. IT INSPIRES ME A LOT. >> Reporter: YOU'RE HITTING THE FLOOR TOMORROW, HUH? >> FOR SURE. >> Reporter: MOM, HOW COOL IS IT TO SEE THAT AND THINK THAT MY SON MAY GET THERE ONE DAY. >> IT WAS AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. IT WAS. IT TOOK US A WHILE TO GET HERE AND WAS MORE THAN WORTH IT. BEING SO CLOSE AND SEEING — WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT WE WOULD HAVE WENT ALL THE WAY. SO IT'S MORE THAN WORTH IT. I KNOW THAT YOU'LL GET THERE ONE DAY. [LAUGHTER] >> Reporter: I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. THEY'RE HERE, THEY'RE HANGING OUT. BUT THERE IS A HUGE PARTY AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE AND THE PLAYERS ARE GETING THERE IF THEY'RE NOT THERE ALREADY, IF I'M RIGHT. >> THEY ARE. WE'LL PREVIEW THE PLAYERS. LET'S TAKE A LISTEN. >> IT'S MY FIRST ONE. SO, HONESTLY, I KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE CRAZY. BUT I DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING TO BE LIKE THIS. I KNOW TORONTO, I KNOW CANADA WAS DYING FOR AN NBA KHOI. 24 — CHAMPIONSHIP. 24 YEARS IN THE MAKING. I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO BE A PART OF MANY HISTORIC TEAMS FOR THE RAPTORS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF SEASONS. THE WAY THE FANS ARE COMING OUT AND SHOWING SUPPORT AND GOING CRAZY. WE'RE JUST REALLY THANKFUL. WE REALLY DO HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE NBA. THROUGH THICK AND THIN. THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING THE WAY WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING. AND GRINDING THE WAY WE'VE BEEN GRINDING. IT'S GREAT TO BRING A CHAMPIONSHIP HOME. >> HELP US UNDERSTAND THE GRIND. YOU AND KYLE HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE DAY ONE , THE JOURNEY THAT THIS GROUP HAS GONE THROUGH. TELL ME ABOUT THE TRANSITIONS COMING IN SECOND FIDDLE IN YOUR OWN CITY. [CHEERING] AND NOW WHERE YOU STAND TODAY. >> I THINK IT HAS BEEN AMAZING. A LONG TIME COMING. MY MAN KYLE IS A TREMENDOUS PLAYER AND LEADER. GIVES HIS HEART AND SOUL EVERY TIME HE IS ON THE FLOOR. HE HE GETS KILLED IN THE MEDIA ULTIMATE A TIME ABOUT WHAT HE'S NOT DOING. I'M SO BLESSED AND SO FORTUNATE TO BE ABLE TO BE ON THIS TEAM WITH HIM. AND TO BE ABLE TO ENJOY THIS MOMENT AND SHUTTING ALL THE HATERS AND CRITICS UP. THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN SAY ANYMORE. WE'RE CHAMPS AND NOBODY CAN SAY ANYTHING. WE'RE LOOKING AT THEM LIKE WHAT? >> GIVE ME BACK MY MICROPHONE AND DON'T DO YOUR THING. >> I AM AN NBA CHAMPION, I MIKE ON THIS MIC ALL DAY, THOUGH. >> I GOOD GO. I GOTTA GO! >> HE PUT OUTS A SONG THIS YEAR CALLED "NO PROBLEM." NORM POWELL THERE. SAN DIEGO KID. WE BEAT THE TEAM FROM WHERE HE GREW UP. MAJORED IN HISTORY AT UCLA. HE HAS MADE HISTORY FOR US RIGHT HERE AS A TORONTO RAPTOR. >> THERE A PLAYER THAT YOU LIKE ON THIS TEAM THAT YOU LIKE THEIR STORY? A LOT OF PEOPLE LIKE SPICY P'S STORY. WHAT RAPTOR DO YOU LOVE HIS STORY AND HOW WE GOT TO THIS POINT. >> MR. LOWRY. KYLE LOWRY. >> HE KEEPS GOING BACK TO KIEFM — KYLE. A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY KYLE LOWRY SHOULDN'T BE IN THE NBA. HE IS NOT THE TALLEST KID, NOT THE QUICKEST KID, DONE HAVE THE GREATEST SHOT. THEY CALL HIM A BULLDOG FOR A REASON. IT'S PURE HEART AND DETERMINATION. >> HE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THIS TEAM. HE IS WHAT POWERS EVERYONE TO PLAY SO WELL. HE'S TOUGH. COME ON, PLAY HARDER. I LOVE KYLE LOWRY. IN TERMS OF A STORY, I DON'T REALLY KNOW. I KNOW KAWHI'S, OF COURSE. BUT HE PROVE SOD MANY PEOPLE WRONG. LAST YEAR AT THIS TIME HE HAD AN INJURY. HE COMES TO TORONTO AND PEOPLE EXPECT HIM TO PLAY WELL. BUT I DON'T THINK REALLY ANYBODY EXPECTED THIS TO HAPPEN. I THINK HE PROVED EVERYBODY WRONG. >> WE GOT DAMAGED GOODS FOR ONE HERE. THAT WAS PART OF THE TALK. >> BUT FRED VANVLEET WENT UNDRAFTED AND PASCAL. ALL OF THESE PLAYERS ON THE RAPTORS, THEY NEVER HAD AN EASY RIDE. NONE OF THEM HAD AN EASY RIDE. THEY PROVED EVERYBODY WRONG AND THEY PROVED TO EVERYBODY THAT, YES, THEY [INAUDIBLE]. AND EVERYBODY ON THIS TEAM DESERVES IT. >> Adrienne: AS I UNDERSTAND IT, YOU ARE THE EXPERTS. CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG HERE. BUT WHEN EVERYBODY WAS HAVING A HARD TIME WITH DE'MAR DeROZAN BEING TRADED AND HE WAS KYLE LOWRY'S BEST FRIEND, IT WAS KAWHI LEONARD WHO REACHED OUT TO KYLE AND TO SAY WE'RE GOING TO BE OK. >> YEAH. YEAH. I SAW THAT. HE KIND OF BROUGHT THE TEAM TOGETHER. SAYING IT'S OK. I KNOW A BIG PART OF THIS TEAM WITH DeROZAN. HE HAS A BIG FAN BASE. BUT LET'S WORK ON WHAT WE HAVE. >> HIS NAME IS SERGE IBAKA, BUT HE'S KNOWN AS SERGE IBLOCKA. LET'S HEAR FROM HIM. >> FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SO MANY YEARS FOR THIS MOMENT. AND SHOW YOU HOW BAD THEY WANT IT. YOU KNOW? THAT'S HOW WE FEEL THE CHAMPIONSHIP HERE. THIS IS FOR THEM AND ALSO FOR MYSELF, FOR MY FAMILY. WE ARE LIVING THE DREAM. >> YOU'VE HAD DEEP PLAYOFF RUNS BEFORE. WHAT MADE THIS ONE, OTHER THAN THE CHAMPIONSHIP, DIFFERENT? >> FIRST, ONE IS DIFFERENT. THEY WANT IT TO BAD. WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT FOR SO LONG. AND THEN TWO, WITH EVERYTHING [INAUDIBLE] THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, I THINK IT WAS TIME. OTHER GUYS AND OTHER PLAYERS WHO WE SAY, YOU KNOW, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. IT'S TOUGH GO-TO-GO OUT THERE AND TO GET IT. SO WE WERE JUST MORE HUNGRY AND WANTED IT TO BAD. >> QUICKLY, TALK ABOUT KAWHI AND KYLE, YOUR LEADERS. EVERYONE TALKSES ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT KAWHI HAD ON COMPOSURE AND END OF GAME SCENARIO. BUT WHAT IMPACT DID HE HAVE FOR YOU AND HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO SEE KYLE GET THE RECOGNITION THAT HE DESERVES? >> FIRST I WANT TO SAY I'M SO HAPPY FOR KAWHI, MAN. HE DESERVE THIS IS MOMENT. HE DESERVES EVERYTHING. HE BEEN HERE FOR SO LONG, MANY, MANY YEARS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE KNOW WHAT THE PROGRAM IS. YOU HAVE TO BE SO THANKFUL TO HAVE A POINT GUARD LIKE KYLE. HE DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT SCORING. HE MAKES SURE THAT ALL OF HIS BIGS AND PLAYERS ARE BETTER. OUTSIDE, PEOPLE ONLY WATCH STATS. PEOPLE SEE STATS BUT THEY DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD HE IS BECAUSE HE MAKES EVERYBODY BETTER. EVEN WHEN KAWHI FIRST GOT HERE, HE WAS MAKING SURE THAT HE PLAYED ON THE COURT WITH US. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY ABOUT KAWHI. KAWHI, MAN, HE'S A LEADER. LIKE NO MATTER WHAT, HE IS NOT GOING TO BE OUT THERE COMPLAINING. HE IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE OUT THERE AND LEAD US AND THIS IS WHAT YOU DO FOR A LEADER. EVEN WHEN THINGS GO DOWN OR EVEN WHEN THINGS NOT GOING OUR WAY, OUR LEADER, WHEN WE SEE OUR LEADER, YOU HAVE CONFIDENCE. BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO PLAY LIKE IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE. >> WELL, CONGRATS, SERGE. >> Adrienne: YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR A STARS PLAYER WHO TAKES HIS INTERVIEW TIME TO SPEAK ABOUT SOMEBODY ELSE. >> IT SPEAKS TO THE COHESIVENESS OF THIS TEAM AND HOW THEY DID THIS AS A TEAM. AS MUCH AS KA WORK — KAWHI WAS OUR SUPERSTAR. AND AT THE BEGINNING WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT HIM HAVING TOO MUCH WEIGHT ON HIS SHOULDERS BUT THOSE GUYS STEPPED UP AND BROUGHT US PERFORMANCES OF THEIR CAREERS TO BRING US THIS CHAMPIONSHIP. >> Adrienne: IF YOU ARE WATCHING THESE PICTURES AND THINKING WHERE ARE THEY TAKING THAT FWHUS A BEAUTIFUL CITY LIKE TORONTO. WHY ARE THEY DRAGGING THEM UNDER OVERPASSES. THAT IS THE ROUTE. IN A PARADE THAT WAS ONLY SUPPOSED TO BE MAYBE AN HOUR AND 45 MINUTES LONG. >> WE'RE TWO AND A HALF NOW. [LAUGHTER] >> Adrienne: PEOPLE ARE LINED UP ON THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAY JUST TO SORT OF LOOK OVERS THE OTHER SIDE TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF IT. I KNOW THEY PLANNED FOR ROAD CLOSURES TODAY AND PLANNED FOR A BIT OF CONGESTION. NOT LIKE THIS. >> I THINK IT HAS SURPASSED OUR EXPECTATION. BUT WE'RE NOT COMPLAINING BECAUSE SO FAR SO GOOD. IT IS SAFE AND IT IS A LOT OF FUN. IT IS WINDING ITS WAY TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE AND WE'VE BEEN WAITING TO HAVE A BIG PARTY. JUST CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THEY GET HERE ALREADY. >> Adrienne: CAN I ASK YOU AGAIN, MY BASKETBALL EXPERT FRIENDS ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE? THE STORIES OF THESE PLAYERS, AGAIN, IF PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO BASKETBALL INTERESTED IN THE STORIES, I WOULD SAY PASCAL SIAKAM'S STORY HAS TO BE PRETTY AMAZING. IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN, WAS IT NOT THE CASE THAT THE VERY FIRST NBA GAME HE SAW IN PERSON IS THE ONE HE PLAYED IN? >> YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. >> Adrienne: HOW DOES THAT COME TO BE? >> THAT IS CRAZY. >> I TALKED TO HIS BROTHER BORIS LAST WEEK ABOUT THIS JOURNEY AND HE WOULD SAY IT WAS THE DREAM OF THEIR DAD TO HAVE ONE OF HIS SONS MAKE IT TO THE NBA AND HE HAD OLDER BROTHERS THAT CAME OVER AND GOT DI SCHOLARSHIPS AND PLAYED BACK IN THE U.S. AND THEY HEARD ABOUT HIM BACK AT HOME AND HOW HE WAS GROWING AND HE SAID I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS LITTLE BABY THAT I USED TO HOLD IN MY ARMS IS NOW TALLER THAN ALL OF US AND HAS REALIZED THEIR FATHER'S DREAM. AND THE SAD PART OF STORY IS, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THIS, IS THAT HE WAS IN THE STATES AND HIS I — HIS VISA WAS IMPROPER SO HE COULDN'T GO BACK TO AFRICA WHEN HE LOST HIS DAD IN AN ACCIDENT. IF YOU LOOK AT HIS SHOES, HE WOULD WRITE ON HIS SHOES R*IP, DAD. >> Adrienne: THERE IS A LOT OF LOSS AMONGST THIS TEAM. THERE ARE LOTS OF PLAYERS WHO LOST THEIR FATHERS IN PARTICULAR. >> KAWHI'S FATHER WAS MURDERED IN A ROBBERY AT HIS FATHER'S CAR WASH WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER. FRED VANVLEET LOST HIS FATHER. SO THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TEAM THAT IS SPECIAL AND ABOUT THESE PLAYERS THAT HAS MOTIVATED THEM TO PULL THIS OFF THIS YEAR. ALL RIGHT. WE'LL CONTINUE WITH SOME PLAYER INTERVIEWS. LET'S HEAD BACK UNDERNEATH THE OVERPASS THAT ADRIENNE WAS TALK ABOUT. >> Adrienne: THEY HAVE TO GET OFF THAT THING. >> WE HAVE BUSINESS TO DO. IT'S BUSINESS ON THE BASKETBALL COURT. STAYED LOCKED IN, EVERY SERIES, EVERY GAME AND EVERY POSSESSION. AND THEY PREACHED THAT THE WHOLE TIME AND WE GOT IT DONE. >> YOU ARE A GUY WHO STARTED WITH THE 9-0-5. YOU SAW FRED VANVLEET AND PASCAL SIAKAM AND WHAT DOES THIS ORGANIZATION MEAN TO YOU KNOWING THAT THEY'VE SIGNED YOU AND NOW YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO WIN A NBA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THEM? >> IT'S BIG TIME. YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER SITUATION. TO STICK WITH YOU, BELIEVE IN YOU, BELIEVE IN YOUR SKILL AND AS YOU SEE, WITH PASCAL AND FREDDY, PAYS OFF. IT PAYS OFF. BECAUSE THEY DEVELOP YOU AND GET YOU BETTER AND THAT IS ALL YOU CAN ASK FOR IN AN ORGANIZATION. THEY DOZ THAT WITH THEIR PLAYERS AND WE END UP WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS. YOU GET A CHAMPIONSHIP AND GET TO BE IN A PARADE WITH MILLIONS OF FANS EVERYWHERE. >> TALK ABOUT THOSE MILLIONS OF FANS. HOW IMPRESSIVE IS THIS TURNOUT? >> IT IS AMAZING. IT'S LIKE JURASSIC PARK FOLLOWING US AS WE GO. IT IS AMAZING. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THESE FANS. TEAMS HAVE CITIES BEHIND THEM. IT IS A WHOLE COUNTRY BEHIND US RIGHT HERE. THIS IS OVERSEAS BEHIND US RIGHT HERE. >> ON BEHALF OF CANADA, MR. MILLER, CONGRATULATIONS. >> APPRECIATE YOU, MAN. HEY, WE CHAMPS. WE CHAMPS, BABY. >> Adrienne: THAT'S INTERESTING. YOU GUYS GO THAT? >> OH. >> Adrienne: THERE IS A VIEW TODAY. >> WHAT BUILDING IS THAT? >> Adrienne: I DON'T KNOW. IS THAT SEATTLE? >> I SAW A PICTURE WITH A RAPPER SITTING ON IT AT ONE POINT. SOME GUY NAMED DRAKE? >> DRA-KAY? [LAUGHTER] >> I THINK THAT WE MADE SOME PROGRESS? >> Adrienne: HAVE THEY EMERGED INTO THE LIGHT? >> WE'RE TOLD THAT THE PARADE HAS FINALLY REACHED YORK AND BREMNER AND CHRIS GLOVER IS STANDING BY THERE. CHRIS, ARE WE CORRECT? >> Reporter: YEAH, DWIGHT. I'M HERE FOR YOU, BUDDY. >> WHAT ARE YOU SEEING WHERE YOU ARE? >> Reporter: RIGHT NOW WE HAD A HUGE CROWD OF PEOPLE STANDING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WHERE THE PARADE WAS SUPPOSED TO GO. AND POLICE PUSHED ALL OF THEM BACK OUT OF THE WAY. IN TRUE CANADIAN FASHION, THEY LEFT WITH APPLAUSE AND EXCITEMENT AND GOT RIGHT OUT OF THE WAY AS QUICKLY AS THEY COULD. THEY ARE SO EXCITED TO SEE THEIR TORONTO RAPTORS, THEIR CHAMPIONS, THEIR HEROES WHO ARE NOW WITHIN EYESIGHT. THEY CAN SEE THE BUSES THERE IN THE DISTANCE. YOU CAN START TO HEAR THE POLICE CRUISERS AND I WAS JUST TALKING TO THIS WOMAN FROM MARYLAND. SHE WAS TELLING ME SHE WAS SO SURPRISED TO SEE THE FACT THAT THERE WEREN'T MORE BARRICADES AND SO MANY PEOPLE WERE BEING SO NICE, SO KIND. SHE HAD SURGERY A YEAR AGO AND SHE FLATLINED DURING THAT SURGERY, WHICH MEANS THAT SHE WAS CLINICALLY DEAD AND THEN SHE CAME BACK AND CAME UP TO THIS TRIP TODAY. SHE SAYS SHE'S BEEN A RAPTORS FAN FOR YEARS. AND TO BE A PART OF THIS MOMENT, YOU CAN HEAR THEM CHANTING IN THE BACKGROUND, "WE THE NORTH." AND IT PUTS IT INTO PERSPECTIVE WHY THIS IS A BIG MOMENT FOR SO MANY RAPTORS FANS, NOT JUST HERE IN TORONTO, NOT JUST HERE IN CANADA, BUT ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND IN MANY CASES ACROSS THE WORLD AS WELL. >> IT REALLY IS A WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION. [SIRENS] AND THAT IS THE VIEW FROM WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. AT LEAST WE'RE A LITTLE CLOSER, ADRIENNE, TO THE PARADE REACHING US BECAUSE CHRIS IS DOWN AT THE BOTTOM OF YORK STREET. IF IT IS TURNING THE CORNER THERE, THAT MEANS IT IS MAKING ITS WAY NORTH. HOPEFULLY FROM THE LAKE. >> Adrienne: ALLEGEDLY. [LAUGHTER] >> THIS IS PART OF THE ISSUE WITH PARADES. EVERYBODY LOVES A PARADE. BUT FOLKS! THE PARADE CAN'T MOVE IF YOU JUMP ON THE ROUTE AND START PARTYING. >> Adrienne: AND THIS IS A PROBLEM, A HAPPY PROBLEM. TORONTO HAS NEVER HAD BEFORE. I WAS LOOKING. THIS IS LONG TIME AGO, THIS IS THE YEAR I WAS BORN, 1967. THAT IS WHEN THE MAPLE LEAFS LOST WON THE STANLEY CUP. THEY HAD A BIG PARADE, BUT ONLY 30,000 PEOPLE SHOWED UP. AMAZING. AND SOME OF THE PLAYERS DIDN'T EVEN BOTHER SHOWING UP BECAUSE THEY'D BEEN A PRETTY SUCCESSFUL TEAM BEFORE SO IT WAS LIKE NO BIG DEAL, SOME OF THEM. AT THAT POINT. THIS — THIS IS BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T TASTED THAT FEELING. >> IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN THE CITY BEFORE. A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT HERE BEFORE THEY WERE EVEN BORN, WE SAW OUR LAST CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THE JAYS. WE THOUGHT WE WOULD GET IT THAT YEAR AND DIDN'T HAPPEN. BUT THESE YOUNG FANS ARE NOT OLD WEATHER VETERANS LIKE US. WE'VE BEEN THROUGH ALL THE YEARS — >> Adrienne: WHAT DID YOU JUST CALL ME? >> VETERANS SPORTS FANS. THE FUTILITY YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR OF PEOPLE LOSING, ESPECIALLY MY AMERICAN FRIENDS. IT'S TORONTO, MAN. YOU GUYS ALWAYS CHOKE. THE REGULAR SEASON SUCCESS OF THIS TEAM WAS GREAT AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS. WE'VE BEEN DOING IT, THE REGULAR SEASON SUCCESS HAS BEEN GREAT. BUT THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE TASTED. WE GOT CLOSER. YOU CAN SITE ON THE HORIZON. FOR US TO ACTUALLY REALIZE A CHAMPIONSHIP IN THIS TOWN IS INCREDIBLE. I'M EXCITED FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE. I GREW UP WANTING TO BE THE NEXT MAGIC JOHNSON OR SHOOT LIKE LARRY BIRD OR WANTED TO BE THE NEXT MICHAEL JORDAN. THESE KIDS WILL HAVE THEIR OWN HOMETOWN PLAYERS TO BE LIKE WHEN THEY'RE OUTSIDE ON THOSE COURTS PLAYING THIS GAME. >> I NEVER WENT THROUGH CONSECUTIVE LOSSES LIKE YOU — >> AND DON'T CALL ADRIENNE A VETERAN — >> Adrienne: HE CAN CALL ME WHATEVER HE WANTS. [LAUGHTER] >> BUT I REMEMBER THE RAPTORS LOST TO BROOKLYN. LOWRY WENT UP AND HE GOT BLOCKED. I NEVER EXPERIENCED SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEFORE. I WAS SO DEVASTATED. AND THAT'S WHEN THE MORE DEVASTATION I HAD, THE MORE I GOT THROUGH LIKE I TRIED TO WATCH THEM MORE. BECAUSE EVERYBODY YEAR I GOT THAT HOPE. AS I GOT THROUGH IT, I FIGURED THIS TEAM THEY LOST, BUT I'M GOING TO KEEP WATCHING AND THESE FANS FINALLY REALIZED HOW YOU FINDLY GOT IT. LIKE YOU WATCHING THIS TEAM FOR SO LONG. YOU MUST FEEL AMAZING RIGHT NOW. >> I REALLY DO. I FEEL LIKE I'M ON TOP OF THE MOUNTAINTOP. I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT FOR A QUARTER CENTURY NOW AND ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT OF IT. >> Adrienne: WHEN YOU WENT BACK TO SCHOOL, RIGHT, THE MORNING AFTER A NIGHT LIKE THAT, WAS ANYBODY ABLE TO CONCENTRATE? WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOMS? >> EVERYBODY TIME I WENT BY SOMEONE, THEY YELLED MR. LOWRY ALL THE TIME. [LAUGHTER] THAT'S LIKE A MEME IN MY SCHOOL NOW. >> BECAUSE OF YOUR FAMOUS INTERVIEW. >> BUT AFTER GOING BACK AFTER THAT INTERVIEW, EVERYBODY'S LIKE I GOT SO MUCH SUPPORT FROM TEACHER, FRIENDS. THAT WAS GREAT. GOOD JOB. DID YOU GET ANY FREE TICKETS? CAN YOU HOOK ME UP? >> Adrienne: EVERYBODY HAS AN ANGLE. >> JUST DRIVING INTO THE CITY AND SEEING ALL THE RAPTORS'S GEAR, I SAW WHOLE CLASSROOMS WALKING DOWN DUFFERIN STREET. SOME TEACHERS WERE TAKING THEIR WHOLE CLASS DOWN HERE TO WATCH THIS. >> Adrienne: YESTERDAY THERE WAS A MAN, A COUPLE OF GUYS IN NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE SO THEY WERE PLANNING ON STAYING OUT ALL NIGHT LONG AND HAD THESE FAKE NOSES AND FAKE MUSTACHES AND HOODIES PULLED OVER THEM. THEY SAID OUR BOSS DIDN'T GIVE US THE DAY OFF. WE'RE AFRAID WE'LL GET BUSTED AND LOOKING THAT THE CROWD NOW. I'M NOT SURE THERE ARE ANY BOSSES LEFT IN ANY BUILDINGS. >> NO. I THINK THE BOSSES ARE HERE WITH THEIR EMPLOYEES TAN MAYOR OF TORONTO MADE A PLEA SAYING LISTEN, EMPLOYERS, LET PEOPLE COME OUT AND ENJOY THIS. WE DON'T KNOW WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN. WE HOPE NEXT YEAR. BUT HEY, WE DON'T KNOW WHEN THIS WILL HAPPEN AGAIN. LET YOUR EMPLOYEES COME OUT AND ENJOY THE DAY AND ENJOY THIS TOGETHER AS A CITY AND AS A COUNTRY. >> THE ENVIRONMENT FEELS AMAZING. >> DOESN'T IT, THOUGH? >> Adrienne: THIS IS A HARD THING TO KLOL. — CONTROL. WE KNOW THAT THE T.T.C., THE SUBWAY IS CLOSED AT OSGOOD BECAUSE THERE ARE TOO MANY PEOPLE. THOSE AREN'T PEOPLE TRYING TO GET AWAY. THOSE ARE PEOPLE STILL TRYING TO GET DOWN HERE SO THAT IS A BIT DIFFICULT AND THAT PLANE, THAT AIR DRAKE, THAT WE KEEP SEEING GOING BY SOMEHOW HAS PERMISSION TO MAKE VICTORY LAPS. STILL MAKING VICTORY LAPS. >> IT COSTS $70,000 JUST TO FUEL IT UP AND LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE SPENDING THAT OVER OUR AIR SPACE TODAY. >> Adrienne: SO, WE'LL HAVE A CLIMATE CHANGE CONVERSATION WITH DRAKE AT SOME POINT. [LAUGHTER] >> WE'RE ALSO TOLD ANOTHER STATION MAY BE CLOSED DOWN, TOO. QUEEN AND DUNDAS. THE STATION THERE IS ALSO — QUEEN AND DUNDAS, BOTH THOSE STATIONS ARE SHUT DOWN RIGHT NOW. WE'RE TRYING TO GET SOME INFORMATION. FOLKS, IF YOU ARE TRYING TO MAKE YOUR WAY DOWN HERE, IT IS PROBABLY TOO LATE. YOU MAY WANT TO SIT HOME AND ENJOY IT. >> Adrienne: I WOULD HEAD TO A TELEVISION AT THIS POINT. >> ENJOY THE TELEVISION HERE. AND LOOK AT THAT RAPTORS FAN RIGHT THERE. >> YOUNGBLOOD. >> Adrienne: KEEP YOUR KIDS CLOSE. THE COPS ARE TELLING US THAT THEY'RE GETTING A COUPLE OF CALLS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN SEPARATED FROM THEIR KIDS. IT HAPPENS SO EASILY. SPEAKING OF KIDS KEEPING CLOSE. WE'LL GO BACK TO THE BODYGUARDS WITH CHRIS GLO*EFER — CHRIS GLOVER. >> AND HIS ARMY OF RAPTORS FANS PROTECTING HIM DOWN THERE. >> Reporter: MY ARMY OF LITTLE RAPTOR FANS WHO WERE PROTECTING ME ALL MORNING LONG, THEY ARE NOW BACK WITH THEIR PARENTS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS STREETS FROM WHERE I AM. AND THEY ARE JUST AS EXCITED AS EVERYBODY ELSE IS TO HAVE THE RAPTORS HERE. YOU'VE BEEN SAYING IT THROUGHOUT THIS BROADCAST THAT THINGS ARE QUITE A BIT DELAYED HERE AND I THINK THIS IS PROBABLY A PRETTY GOOD IMAGE OF WHY. WE HAVE PROBABLY 30 OR 40 FANS DEEP. THESE CROWDS ARE MASSIVE. YOU MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT HOW IF PEOPLE AREN'T DOWN HERE YET BECAUSE IT IS SO CONGESTED AROUND THE STREETS HERE? WELL, THEY PROBABLY WON'T GET A GOOD VIEW, EITHER. JUST BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE HERE TRYING TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE CHAMPIONS NOW SO VERY, VERY CLOSE TO WHERE WE'RE STANDING AT YORK AND BREMNER. OF COURSE, THIS IS A SPECIAL PLACE ON THIS PARADE ROUTE BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE JURASSIC PARK HAS BEEN. IT HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF THIS CELEBRATION AND ENTIRE PLAYOFF RUN WHERE SO MANY FANS HAVE CAMPED OUT FOR HOURS OUTSIDE OF SCOTIABANK ARENA WAITING FOR GAMES. AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOME GAMES, OF COURSE. THE LINES TO GET INTO THOSE HOME GAMES WERE ABSOLUTELY INSANE. EVEN THE AWAY GAMES AND WHEN I WAS RAINING AND LIGHTNING AND THUNDER. PEOPLE WERE STILL HERE IN THE THOUSANDS JUST WAITING TO WATCH THIS GAME TOGETHER. AND THAT IS THE COOL THING ABOUT THIS PLAYOFF RUN AND ABOUT SPORT IN GENERAL IS THAT IT HAS THE ABILITY TO BRING SO MANY DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE TOGETHER. ALL UNITED IN THE SAME GOAL AND THE SAME PASSION. AND THAT, OF COURSE, IS FOR THE RAPTORS. THESE ARE THE FOLKS MARCHING WITH THESE BUSES. I'LL GRAB ONE OF THEM NOW. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MARCHING WITH THE RAPTORS HERE? >> SINCE SUNDAY NIGHT — [SIRENS] >> Reporter: AND TELL ME WHAT IS IT LIKE AS YOU MARCH THROUGH THESE MASSIVE CROWDS OF PEOPLE? >> IT'S CRAZY. THE ENERGY IS REALLY GOOD. I THINK WE'RE GOING [INAUDIBLE]. IT'S GREAT. WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR YOU TO LOOK OUT INTO THE CROWDS AND SEE THESE FANS JUST SO EXCITED? >> I DON'T KNOW. LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THE ENERGY IS GREAT. THERE IS A REALLY GOOD VIBE RIGHT NOW. I DON'T KNOW. WORDS CAN'T REALLY EXPRESS IT, TO BE HONEST. >> Reporter: LET'S KEEP MARCHING. I DON'T WANT TO HOLD THIS PARADE UP ANY LONGER THAN IT NEEDS TO. AS WE'VE BEEN SAYING, THE PARADE IS QUITE DELAYED HERE AND WE'VE BEEN HEARING OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MINUTES THERE'S EVEN BEEN CHEERING OF PEOPLE WHO ARE SHOUTING OUT MOVE BACK, MOVE BACK. AND THE REASON WHY THEY WERE SHOUTING OUT THOSE CHEERS IS BECAUSE THEY NEEDED THE CROWDS TO — >> DID WE LOSE CHRIS THERE? >> Reporter: OH, NO. I'M STILL HERE. I THINK THAT WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS THAT MOVE BACK CHANT SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THE BUSES COME THROUGH. THIS AREA. AND THE FANS CAN GET A GOOD VIEW OF THEIR HEROES. DWIGHT? >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU FOR THAT. ONE OF THEIR HEROES IS ON THAT BUS AND SPEAKING TO US RIGHT NOW. LET'S LISTEN TO SPICY P, PASCAL SIAKAM, FOLKS. >> YOU'VE BEEN AROUND LARGE CROWDS BEFORE. BUT DOES ANYTHING COMPARE TO THE CROWD YOU SAW HERE TODAY? >> SAY ONE MORE TIME. >> YOU'VE BEEN AROUND LARGE CROWDS TODAY, BUT DOES ANYTHING COMPARE — >> NO. NO WAY. THIS IS THE BEST THING I'VE SEEN IN MY WHOLE LIFE. IT IS INCREDIBLE. >> ALL RIGHT. WELL, HEY, I KNOW YOU'RE HAVING A MOMENT. I WANT YOU TO ENJOY IT. BUT LASTLY, YOU ARE A GUY THAT WENT WITH THE SUMMER LEAGUE, SPENT TIME WITH 9-0-5, CAME OFF THE BENCH, STARTED, PEOPLE CALLED YOU AN ALL-STAR. PLAYOFFS. WHAT HAS THIS JOURNEY BEEN LIKE FOR SOMEONE WHO STARTED PLAYING THE GAME SO LATE? >> IT IS INCREDIBLE THINKING ABOUT THE WHOLE THING. TRYING TO PICTURE MY HEAD AROUND EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENING. IT'S MOVING SO FAST. AT THE SAME TIME, SO MANY UPS AND DOWNS. I'M JUST BLESSED. AT TEND OF THE DAY, I'M BLESSED TO BE HERE AND I'M EXCITED. >> YOU KNOW WHAT? ON THAT NOTE, I'M GOING TO LET YOU ENJOY YOURSELF, PASCAL SIAKAM, 2019, NBA CHAMPION. [LAUGHTER] >> DEFINITELY A FAN FAVORITE. SPICY P. P-SKILLS. WHATEVER YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS YOUNG MAN, BORN IN CAMEROON. INITIALLY THEY SAID HE WANTED TO BE A PRIEST! >> Adrienne: I KNOW. AT 15, THOUGH, HE DECIDED NO, I'M WRONG. >> I'LL FOLLOW MY BROTHERS INTO BASKETBALL. AND THE REASON THE FANS LOVE HIM SO MUCH IS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO WATCH HIM FROM 9-0-5 MAKE IT TO THE TEAM AND IMPROVE EVERY YEAR AND A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THAT HE SHOULD BE VOTED THE MOST IMPROVED PLAYER IN THE NBA THIS YEAR. WHEN YOU SEE SOMEBODY WORK ON THEIR GAME, WORK ON THEIR SKILLS, DRAFTED LOWER END LIKE NUMBER 27. WHEN YOU SEE SOMEBODY LIKE THAT MAKE THE CONTRIBUTIONS THEY MADE DURING THIS RUN, YOU SAY OF THAT HARD WORK ETHIC TO SHOW THAT YOU CAN PUT IN THE WORK AND YOU CAN GET IT DONE. EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT ONE OF SUPERSTARS BEING DRAFTED IN THE TOP 10 OR IN THE LOTTERY. TO BE HERE ON THIS STAGE, BEING DRAFTED THAT LATE AND NOW BEING TALKED ABOUT AS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPROVED PLAYER IN THE LEAGUE, A WONDERFUL ADDITION TO THIS TEAM. I DON'T KNOW HOW MASAI UJIRI KEEPS FINDING THESE GEMS LIKE THAT. >> Adrienne: HE LITERALLY FINDS PEOPLE. [LAUGHTER] YOUNG KIDS IN CAMPS, WATCHING THEM, ADMIRING THEM. YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW STRESSFUL IT IS. AGAIN, I'M CONFESSING I'M A WANT WAGONER HERE, RIGHT? I'M STRESSED OUT FOR THEM. BUT HE MANAGES TO FIND A SUPERCALM PLACE AND HE JUST GETS IT DONE. IT IS AN AMAZING LIFE SKILL TO HAVE. >> HE PLAYS THE GAME WITH A LOT OF JOY. NOW WHEN YOU'RE WATCHING HIS FACE, THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS YOU LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE LOOKS LIKE A LITTLE KID OUT THERE. LIKE HE IS ON THE COURT WITH HIS FRIENDS OUTSIDE THE SCHOOLYARD. >> I LOVE WATCHING HIM PLAY. IT IS COOL. HE'S COOL. RIGHT? GAME ONE, 32 POINTS. THAT GAME WAS CLOSE MOST OF THE TIME. BUT FOURTH QUARTER WE TOOK OVER. RIGHT? AND THAT FOURTH QUARTER, PASCAL WAS LIKE BRING IT. HE KNEW THE FIRST TIME. I LOVE WATCHING HIM PLAY AND HE GOES INTO THE PAINT, AND SPICY MOVES. >> DO YOU TRY SOME OF THOSE SPICY MOVES? DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE ON THE COURT? >> I CAN'T DO IT. >> LET'S HEAD BACK TO THE PARADE ROUTE. IT IS FINALLY MOVING. YOU SEE SOME CONSTRUCTION WORKERS — >> Adrienne: I LOVE THAT. NO CONSTRUCTION WORK HAPPENING. >> THEY'RE NOT GOING UP TODAY, FOLKS. LET'S GO BACK TO CHRIS GLOVER DOWN IN THE CROWD. [CHANTING] >> Reporter: RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THE TORONTO POLICE MARCHING BAND WHERE I'M AT AT YORK AND BREMNER AND THIS IS WHAT THESE FANS HAVE BEEN WAITING HOURS FOR. THEY'RE FINALLY GETTING — >> WHEW! >> Reporter: THEIR FIRST TASTE OF THIS PARADE. JUST A COUPLE OF MOMENTS AGO. NAV BAHTIA, SUPERFAN, HE JUST CAME THROUGH HERE AND IT WAS A REALLY SPECIAL MOMENT. ALL OF THESE FANS TOGETHER IN UNISON STARTED CHEERING NAV, NAV, NAV. AND IT CEASE FUNNY — AND IT'S SO FUNNY BECAUSE IT IS ALL THESE MOMENTS AND SPECIAL PEOPLE THAT HAVE MADE THIS FRANCHISE AND PLAYOFF RUN SO SPECIAL AND I TALK ABOUT DRAKE IN THAT SAME BREATH. BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE AND TALKING ABOUT THEM ABOUT WHO THEY'RE EXCITED FOR, DRAKE'S NAME OF COURSE KEEPS COMING UP. IF YOU PAN OVER HERE, YOU CAN JUST SEE THE FACT THAT NEARLY EVERY SINGLE HAND IN THIS CROWD IS UP, HOLDING A PHONE. WE WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE BLUE JAYS MARCH AND PARADE BACK IN THE 1990s AND THIS RAPTORS PARADE. ONE BIG DIFFERENCE IS THE DOCUMENTATION OF THIS THING. JUST EVERY HAND HERE HAVING A PHONE, POSTING IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. AND THEY WILL BE POSTING CHANTS LIKE THE ONE WE'RE HEARING RIGHT NOW, WE THE NORTH. [CHANTING] I'LL LET YOU LISTEN IN TO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE'RE HEARING HERE AT YORK AND BREMNER. >> WE THE NORTH! [CHANTING] >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! >> WE THE NORTH! >> Reporter: NOW WE HAVE A LITTLE COMPETITION BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES OF THE STREET. ON THE ONE SIDE WE HAVE "WE THE NORTH." ON THE OTHER SIDE — >> LET'S GO RAPTORS! [CHANTING] >> Reporter: YOU MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT HOW THIS IS A MONDAY LIKE NO OTHER. I WOULD ARGUE IT'S A DAY OF THE WEEK LIKE NO OTHER. AND AN SPENCINGER THAT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE, YOUNG OR OLD, ARE NOT GOING TO FORGET. THE DAY THAT THE CITY OF TORONTO AND CANADA UNITED IN THIS AMAZING EXPERIENCE TO CELEBRATE TOGETHER, TO HONOR THE TEAM. WE THE NORTH. THAT THEY LOVE AND THAT THEY WATCHED THROUGH THESE PLAYOFFS. SO INTENTLY. WE WERE SPEAKING WITH YOU EARLIER, LEVON. TELL ME WHAT IS IT LIKE NOW THAT THE PARADE IS RIGHT AT YOUR FOOTSTEPS. >> LIKE I SAID, MAN, WE GOT — WE GOT [INAUDIBLE]. WE CAME FROM THE BOTTOM, NOW WE'RE HERE! WE'RE SO HAPPY, MAN! IT'S THE BEST FEELING TO BE IN TORONTO RIGHT NOW! THE BEST CITY! TORONTO, WE DID IT! WE WANTED TO WIN HERE AND WE HAVE FINALLY. >> Reporter: AS A FORMER TORONTONIAN WHO NOW LIVES IN AUSTRALIA, BUT HAS HAD THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COME BACK, I'VE SEEN YOU. I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF HOURS, REUNITING WITH SO MANY FRIENDS, SO MANY RAPTORS FANS. WHAT IS IT LIKE FOR YOU TO SEE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE THAT YOU KIND OF LEFT IN A PREVIOUS LIFE AND NOW RETURNING FOR THIS AMAZING MOMENT? >> REALLY SPECIAL. WE CAN'T REALLY PUT INTO TWOEERSES. — WORDS. OUR WHOLE COUNTRY AND CITY TOGETHER. FAMILIES. IT'S BEAUTIFUL, MAN. LIKE, I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO MY BROTHER FOR 10 YEARS! AND HE'S RIGHT BESIDE ME RIGHT NOW! SO THAT SHOULD TELL A LOT. I'M SO HAPPY TO BE HERE, MAN. IT'S JUST A BEAUTIFUL TIME. WE WANTED TO WIN HERE! MASAI BELIEVED. HE — I'M SPEECHLESS. >> Reporter: YOU ARE SPEECHLESS. AND LIKE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS CROWD, THE ONLY WORDS THEY CAN MUSTER ARE CHEERS AND APPLAUSE. AND THAT IS WHERE WE'RE AT RIGHT NOW. AS WE WAIT IN THESE LAST COUPLE OF MOMENTS FOR THE PLAYERS TO COME TO WHERE WE'RE STANDING AT JURASSIC PARK AND I WAS SAYING IT EARLIER HOW EMOTIONAL AND IMPORTANT THIS PART OF THE PARADE IS. [CHEERING] BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN THE FOCAL POINT OF THESE PLAYOFFS. THIS IS WHERE THEIR HOME ARENA IS AND WHETHER THEY WERE PLAYING AT HOME OR PLAYING AWAY, PEOPLE HAVE CAMPED OUT HERE IN HUGE NUMBERS TO BE A PART OF THIS PLAYOFF RUN. AND TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DIDN'T MISS THIS MOMENT. SO NOW TODAY, TO GET TO CELEBRATE IN SUCH A LOUD, BOISTEROUS WAY — [CHEERING] IS JUST THE ICING ON THE CAKE. [CHEERING] AS YOU CAN SEE , THE JIB IS NOW COMING THROUGH WITH THE OFFICIAL CAMERAS, THE POOL CAMERAS AND THESE CROWDS. THEY KNOW IT. THIS MEANS THAT THE PLAYERS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER SO CLOSE TO THEM. IT IS FUNNY BECAUSE THEY'RE SO CLOUD THAT YOU THINK THEY'D BE SEEING KAWHI LEONARD ALREADY, BUT NO, NONE OF THESE PLAYERS HAVE HAD A CHANCE YET TO SEE THEM. BUT AS SOON AS THEY DO, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE IT IS GOING TO BE ABSOLUTELY DEAFENING. AND IT IS THE KIND OF VOLUME AND KIND OF EXCITEMENT THAT WE HAVE BEEN WAITING ALL YEAR FOR. >> AS THE TEAM AMBASSADOR RAPS, WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. >> Adrienne: NO KIDDING. MAJOR RESPECT TO NOT JUST THE POLICE BUT ALSO THE CROWDS HERE GENERALLY. WE'VE SEEN A COUPLE OF PEOPLE GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HELP OTHERS. THERE WAS, I THINK, SOME FOLKS IN WHEELCHAIRS WHO WERE STRUGGLING A LITTLE BIT IN THE CROWD AND EVERYBODY JUST PARTED WAYS AND PICKED THEM UP, HELPED THEM GET OUT OF THERE AND GET TO SAFETY. AND THEN JUST CARRIED ON WITH THEIR DAY. SO THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY FOR BEING SUPER SUPPORTIVE AND KIND AND PATIENT WITH EACH OTHER. THIS IS EXACTLY THE SORT OF SPIRIT THE TEAM WANTED TO SEE LIVE TODAY. >> AND EXEMPLIFIES THIS AND WE'RE LIVING IT TODAY AND HOPE TO CONTINUE THAT. I KNOW YOU WANT TO GO DOWN THIS AND PARTY. WE APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US. ANY FINAL WORDS ON THIS SEASON? AND ON THIS GREAT RIDE FOR YOUR TEAM? >> TORONTO, YOU GUYS DESERVE THIS. THIS IS 24 YEARS IN THE MAKING. WE FINALLY DID IT. REMEMBER, WHATEVER HAPPENS WITH THIS TEAM IN THE NEXT YEARS, ALWAYS SUPPORT THEM. WHATEVER PLAYERS WE GET, ALWAYS CHEER THEM ON BECAUSE THIS IS CANADA'S TEAM. NOT TORONTO'S, LIKE I SAID. THIS IS CANADA'S. ALWAYS SUPPORT THIS TEAM. AND REMEMBER THIS DAY BECAUSE THIS IS OUR DAY. >> Adrienne: YOU ARE AMAZING. >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME. >> Adrienne: REALLY NICE TO MEET YOU. >> I LOOK FORWARD TO KEEP WATCHING YOU ON CBC KID NEWS. >> I'LL KEEP WATCHING YOU GUYS. >> Adrienne: CHEERS. >> LOTS OF FUN HERE. WE KNOW MAYOR TORY HAS PROCLAIMED THIS DAY "WE THE NORTH" DAY AS WE CELEBRATE THIS RAPTORS VICTORY. THIS TEAM INSPIRED PEOPLE ACROSS THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY THROUGH THEIR DETERMINATION OUT THERE. THAT'S WHAT I REALLY LIKED ABOUT THIS TEAM. WHEN YOU LOOKED AT IT ON PAPER, OTHER THAN SUPERSTAR KAWHI WHO IS A TOP FIVE PLAYER AND NOW IN THE TOP TWO, THREE AND MAYBE EVEN NUMBER ONE, IF YOU ARE WATCHING BASKETBALL, EVEN VEGAS, ADRIENNE, EVEN AFTER WINNING GAMES IN THE PLAYOFFS, THEY STILL HAD US AS UNDERDOGS AND THINK THAT IS PART OF WHY WE FEEL SO GOOD TODAY IS THAT WE REALLY DID OVERCOME. THE ODDS. THE ODDS. >> Adrienne: AND AGAIN, THERE'S THAT "WE." EVERYONE HAS A COLLECTIVE OWNERSHIP OVER WHAT'S JUST HAPPENED HERE. >> WE HAVE ANOTHER FRIEND JOINING US NOW. >> Adrienne: EVERY TIME WE TURN AROUND, SOMEBODY ELSE SLIDES INTO THE CHAIR. WONDERFUL. >> THIS MAN HAS BEEN A FAN. WE'VE BEEN TALKING BASKETBALL FOR A LONG TIME. >> LONG TIME! >> I KNOW HE LOVES THE GAME. HOW ARE YOU FEELING TODAY, STROMBO? >> I AM — I WAS AN NBA REPORTER WHEN THE RAPS FIRST CAME TO TOWN. WE WERE DOING PHONE CALLS ON THE AIR ABOUT WHAT WE SHOULD CALL THIS TEAM. I WAS THERE COVERING THE VISITING DRESSING ROOM PLAYING AT SKYDOME IN THE GARDENS AND PEOPLE LOOKED AT THIS AND THOUGHT WHY BASKETBALL? BUT BECAUSE THE PEOPLE WERE ASKING THOSE QUESTIONS DIDN'T COVER THE NEIGHBORHOODS WE CAME FROM SO THEY DIDN'T KNOW THAT THIS COULD HAPPEN. THIS IS SO EXCITING. AND I LOVE THE FACT THAT I'VE NEVER BEEN SO NERVOUS WATCHING SPORTS IN MY LIFE. [PLEASE STAND BY] >> IF WE GET MORE GREAT, WE KNEW IT COMING IN. THIS IS THE MOST BUDDHIST RUN EVER. THIS IS OUR TIME. THIS IS OUR SHOT. CAN WE BEAT THAT REGULAR SEASON M.V.P. EASILY. ORLANDO PUT A SCARE IN US. THAT'S FLORIDA. THEY DO THAT TO ALL OF US. [Laughter] PHILLY HAD A BENCH. NEVER MIND K.D. IS HURT. THAT'S BASKETBALL. KAWHI GETS THE END OF THE RUN WITH THE MIAMI HEAT, ENDS THE RUN OF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS AND BY LEAVING THE SPURS THE WAY HE DID, HE ENDS THE SPURS. KAWHI IS THE FRANCHISE KILLER. AND THAT'S — >> Dwight: DID YOU SEE THE STUFF ON-LINE WITH HIM BEING KING OF THE NORTH. >> "GAME OF THRONES" AND THE SWORD. THE FACT THAT NOBODY DRAFTED HIGHER THAN 15. THIS IS ABOUT MASAI. I LIKE IT WHEN THE WHOLE FRANCHISE PLAYS A ROLE. WASN'T IT LIKE, OH, WE JUST GOT KAWHI. KAWHI DID HIS JOB. WHEN KAWHI WASN'T SCORING, TELEVISION ALL D– IT WAS ALL "D." >> Adrienne: WHAT DOES IT DO FOR ANOTHER APPETITE IN CANADA? >> I THINK WE RIPPED OFF VANCOUVER. THEY SHOULD HAVE STILL BEEN HERE. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE CAN BE ANOTHER FRANCHISE. MAYBE THERE IS. A BIG DRAKE — DRAKE HERE? I DON'T KNOW. >> Dwight: DRAKE IS NOT HERE. >> I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE MASH-UP OF THE GAME IN MUSIC. LET'S GET OUT THERE WITH THEM. JEREMY LIN. >> MORE THAN THE NBA CHAMPIONS. >> WOW! >> ALL I SAY IS WOW! IT'S AWESOME, MAN. WE'RE HAVING A BLAST. THE CITY IS RALLYING AROUND US. AND IT'S JUST — THE PARADE IS CRAZY. MAN, IT'S A LOT OF FUN. IT'S A LOT OF FUN. >> Reporter: SPEAKING OF FUN, THE PLAYOFF STRETCH MUST HAVE BEEN FUN FOR YOU WITH YOUR GROUP GOING AS FAR AS YOU GUYS DID. HEY, ERIC IS PHOTO BOMBING THE HECK OUT OF US RIGHT NOW. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST — WHAT ARE YOU DOING, MAN? ARE YOU GOOD. WHAT WAS THE BIGGEST MOMENT OR TAKEAWAY FOR YOU FROM THE EXPERIENCE? >> JUST WHAT IT TAKES, MAN. THE AMOUNT OF HEART AND GUTS AND BOLDNESS IT TAKES TO WIN IT ALL. IT'S SO HARD TO WIN IN THE PLAYOFFS, MAN. IT'S SO HARD. IT TAKES EVERY LAST BIT OF WHAT YOU HAVE. AND THAT'S WHAT I GOT TO, YOU KNOW, REALLY SEE FROM A LOT OF GUYS ON THE TEAM. >> Reporter: NOW LOOK AT THIS CROWD, THE COMMUNITY, THE ATMOSPHERE. CAN YOU SPEAK TO THE COMMUNITY THAT RALLIED BEHIND YOU FROM JURASSIC PARK. 30 OF THEM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. >> FROM THE JUMP, MAN. FROM THE MINUTE I SIGNED HERE, IT WENT CRAZY. AND THEY WERE — ALL THE WAY THROUGH. I'M JUST SO THANKFUL, MAN. HONESTLY I COULDN'T THINK OF A BETTER CITY TO BRING A CHAMPIONSHIP TO. >> Reporter: CONGRATULATIONS, JEREMY LIN. NBA CHAMPION. >> APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU. >> Adrienne: CHECK OUT THAT JERSEY FROM JEREMY LIN. RIGHT. WE ARE GOING TO — OH, THERE'S NICK NURSE. WE'RE GOING TO DIP BACK INTO GREG ROSS, WHO HAS THROWN HIMSELF OFF THE BUS FOR A MOMENT. >> Dwight: THERE HE IS. >> Reporter: YES. WE'RE OFF THE BUS NOW. WE'RE IN FRONT OF THE LINE OF BUSES. YOU CAN SEE IF YOU LOOK BACK THAT WAY, THAT'S SERGE IBAKA UP THERE. HE'S GOING TO POP THE CHAMPAGNE FOR US INTO THE CROWD. HE'S GOT EVERYBODY GOING HERE. YOU CAN HEAR EVERYBODY. [ Cheers ] THERE IT GOES! OH, WE'RE GETTING SO MANY — SOAKED DOWN HERE. THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS PARADE. AND IT'S BEEN A SLOW, SLOW PARADE. AND THE PROBLEM IS THERE ARE JUST SO MANY PEOPLE HERE ON THE STREETS, COLLAPSING IN IN FRONT OF THE BUS, EVERYBODY TRYING TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THESE PLAYER. EVERYBODY TRYING TO GET A T-AS CLOSE AS — GET AS CLOSE AS THEY CAN. EVERYBODY WITH THEIR CAMERAS, THEIR CELL PHONES, EVERYBODY TRYING TO GET PICTURES. IT IS INCREDIBLE. AND I THINK THEY ASKED ABOUT 2 MILLION PEOPLE WOULD BE ON THE STREETS. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, IT SEEMS LIKE A LOT MORE. JUST THE SHEER VOLUME OF PEOPLE ALONG LAKE SHORE BOULEVARD. THESE FANS ARE GOING CRAZY BECAUSE THEY'VE JUST REALIZED THAT IBAKA IS AT THE TOP OF THE BUS CHEERING AND POLICE HAVE TO PUSH PEOPLE BACK TO GET THE BUSES THROUGH. IT HAS JUST BEEN AN INCREDIBLE SCENE DOWN HERE ON THE GROUND. SOMEBODY LIGHTING OFF FIREWORKS IN THE DISTANCE. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT THIS IS, GUYS. >> Dwight: IT REALLY IS AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT. THANK YOU FOR THAT, GREG. WE'LL KEEP OUR EYE ON THE ACTION. WE STILL HAVE STROMBO HERE. >> FIRST OF ALL, OKAY. >> Adrienne: OH, YES. >> M.J. JORDAN. PUT IT BACK UP. WE MISSED IT. >> THE ORIGINAL JORDAN. I KNOW YOU'RE WATCHING M.J. WE WANT RAPTOR COLOURS, LIKE YOU HAD THE SHATTERED BACKBOARD. WE WANT RAPTOR J.'S. WE WANT RAPTOR J.'S. >> Dwight: WE GOT A WIN IN THE FIRST SEASON, YES, WE DID. MUIR THE MUSIC GUY. TALK ABOUT THE MASH-UP OF THE MUSIC WITH THE TEAM, WITH DRAKE. OUR EMERGENCE AS A GLOBAL MUSIC POWER IN THIS WORLD, HAS ALSO KIND OF MIRRORED THE RISE OF THIS TEAM. IT SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE TOGETHER IN THIS. >> YOU KNOW THE PHRASE, WE ALWAYS HEAR THE PHRASE "FOR THE CULTURE" RIGHT. THE CULTURE ISN'T JUST THE GAME. THE CULL SUFFER — THE CULTURE IS THE ART THAT COMES WITH IT. IT'S NOT JUST — >> Dwight: FROM YOUR SHOES. >> EXACTLY. YOU SEE THE BEAUTIFUL MURALS THAT WERE POPPING UP AROUND THE CITY. YOU DON'T SEE THAT FOR HOCKEY TEAMS THE SAME WAY. BECAUSE HOCKEY TEAMS — AND I LOVE HOCKEY. WE ALL KNOW THAT. >> Dwight: YEAH. [ Cheers ] >> THE NBA TAKES THE FAN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PLAYER AND MUSIC AND DOESN'T TRY TO SEPARATE IT. THIS ISN'T ABOUT, YOU KNOW, FIT IN OR GET LOST. THIS IS ABOUT WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. AND THE MUSIC IS A HUGE PART OF IT, BECAUSE THAT'S THE DRIVING — THAT'S THE DRIVING ART FOR U.N. GENERATIONS. >> Dwight: OUR GLOBAL AMBASSADOR IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE GAME. >> WE'VE GOT DRAKE. WE'VE GOT THE WEEKND. JUST OUTSIDE OF TORONTO, YOU'VE GOT BIEBER. THIS CITY IS — >> Dwight: I SAW YOUR THING WITH JESSE REYES. ALEXA IS ON FIRE. AND THEY HAD THE RAPTOR ON STAGE WITH THEM. LIKE THIS IS THE CULTURE. IT'S MUSIC. >> Adrienne: AM I WRONG ABOUT THIS, ALSO PART OF THE CULTURE OF THE NBA THAT ALLOWS THE PLAYERS TO BE MORE INDIVIDUALS THAN MAYBE IN SOME OTHER SPORTS. >> THAT'S WHY YOU'RE SEEING US ENJOY THIS THE SAME WAY. WHEN SERGE IBAKA SHOWS UP WEARING AN AMAZING JACKET, WE CELEBRATE IT. THAT ERA IS IMPORTANT FOR A CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE. THIS IS WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE AT. RIGHT. THIS IS WHERE IT'S AT. I WANT TO SEE THE SWEATERS. TAKE A LOOK AT THE MEMES THAT MICHAEL JORDAN WORE. FASHION IS IMPORTANT TO THIS GENERATION. THAT'S WHY EVERYBODY IS WALKING AROUND ROCKIN' THE SUPREMES OR THE FACT THAT O.V.O. JERSEYS. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME A MUSICIAN FROM A CITY HAD A JERSEY ON A PRO SPORT. >> Adrienne: THAT ALSO SPEAKS TO THEIR OPINIONS, TOO. RIGHT, LIKE NBA PLAYERS ARE NOT SILENT. >> Dwight: LEBRON SPEAKS UP WHEN THINGS ARE HAPPENING. DIFFERENT PLAYERS SPEAK UP WHEN THINGS ARE HAPPEN. SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE WITHIN SOCIETY. >> BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO. AND YOU CAN'T TURN A BLIND EYE TO WHAT YOUR PEOPLE ARE EXPERIENCING. SO NBA PLAYERS — THE FACT THAT LEBRON JAMES TWEETED OUT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND CALLED HIM A "CLOWN" HE'S SHOUTING OUT THE INJUSTICE THAT HIS AUDIENCE IS EXPERIENCING. YOU JUST ACT LIKE THAT'S NOT THERE, MAKES YOU THINK YOU'RE BETTER THAN THE FANS. THEY'RE NOT BETTER. >> Dwight: THEY'RE NOT SHUTTING UP AND DRIBBLING. >> Adrienne: SPEAKING OF STARS LET'S GO BACK TO CHRIS GLOVER, I THINK NICK NURSE IS NEARBY. >> Reporter: THE PARADE IS OFFICIALLY AT YORK AND BREMNER. AND YOU ARE PROBABLY LOOKING AT PRETTY WILD FANS HERE AS WELL. THEY'RE POPPING THE CHAMPAGNE HERE AND IT IS FLYING ON ALL OF OUR HEADS. SO EXCITED TO SEE FOLKS EXACTLY LIKE NICK NURSE, WHO HAVE BROUGHT HOME THIS MAJOR TROPHY TO THE CITY OF TORONTO AND TO CANADA FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER! TAKE A LISTEN TO SOME OF THE CHEERS THAT WE ARE HEARING RIGHT NOW. >> LET'S GO! >> Reporter: HEY, GUYS, ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE NICK NURSE OR WHAT? [Cheers and Applause] LET KNOW THAT. GIVE THEM A BIT OF A CHEER. >> LET THEM KNOW, BABY. LET THEM KNOW, BABY. >> Reporter: HEY! HEY, TELL ME — ARE YOU HAVING A GOOD PARADE SO FAR? >> I'M HAVING A BALL. >> Reporter: TELL ME WHY. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? >> THE EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY COMING OUT TO REPRESENT. >> Reporter: THIS IS A MOMENT FOR OUR CITY. AND AS WE SEE THE COACH OF THE RAPTORS COMING CLOSE, WE KNOW THAT THE PLAYERS ARE NOT FAR BEHIND, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT. >> Dwight: THANK YOU FOR THAT, CHRIS. I'M A BASEBALL HAT GUY. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO ROCK A NICK NURSE HAT. >> DWANE CASEY. AND HE ALSO EMPOWERED NICK NURSE. HE FOUND THAT GUY FOR US. >> Dwight: YEAH. >> DWANE CASEY. >> Dwight: A LOT OF LOVE TO DWANE AND DeROZAN FOR THAT. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CROSS-CULTURAL POLLINATION A LITTLE BIT, AS WE TALK ABOUT THE MASH-UP OF THE ART AND THE SPORT. A LOT OF BASKETBALL PLAYERS WANT TO BE DRAKE AND WANT TO BE AROUND. I FEEL LIKE DRAKE HIMSELF, THEY WANT TO BE BALL PLAYERS. >> WELL, HE DEFINITELY WANTS TO BE A BALL PLAYER. >> Dwight: WE WANT DRAKE'S PRIVATE JET. FOR SURE. >> I THINK IT IS — AGAIN THERE'S NOT MUCH DELINEATION BETWEEN WHO MATTERS TO A POPULATION. I THINK IF YOU MATTER, YOU MAKE CHANGE, THEN THEY'LL SHUT YOU OUT AND BE A PART OF YOUR STORY. I THINK DRAKE HAS GOT THAT FOR SURE. DRAKE IS BUILT FOR THE HEAT. [Laughter] DRAKE — MASSAGE THE COACH ALL YOU WANT. THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE TEAM, THEY THOUGHT THIS WASN'T A TEAM WITH A WINNING COACH. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT DRAKE WAS A BIG VOICE IN THE ROOM AT THE RAPTORS. >> Adrienne: HE SAID "LEAVE IT." >> HE SAID WHEN YOU WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO RAISE HUSKIES? NO. RAPTORS. DON'T RUN AWAY FROM CHANGE. THAT'S WHAT DRAKE MEANT TO THE TEAM. I KNOW THE REST OF THE COUNTRY LIKES TO HATE ON TORONTO. BRING IT. >> Dwight: NOT TODAY. NOT TODAY. >> YEAH. I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO FIND THAT THERE ISN'T AS BIG OF A SEPARATION BETWEEN TRADITIONS AND ATHLETES. THEY JUMPED ON THAT BANDWAGON AND PUT IT ALL TOGETHER. >> Dwight: A PART OF I THINK THE ALLURE OF WHY PEOPLE — SO MANY PEOPLE FROM HERE FROM SO MANY DIFFERENT GENERATIONS. BACK IN THE DAY HIP-HOP FANS, EVERYBODY IS HERE. >> YOU KNOW THIS. AND I'M SURE WHEN YOU WATCH NBA GUESTS GO ON TALK RADIO, THEY PLAY THE HIP-HOP TRACK. WHEN THEY HAVE HOCKEY GUESTS COME ON, THEY PLAY SOME ROCK 'N ROLL. >> Adrienne: OLD TIME. YEAH. YEAH. >> BASEBALL I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE PLAYING, BIG BAND MUSIC. [Laughter] THIS IS — THAT'S THE KIND OF STUFF THAT'S STILL WEIRD KIND OF — PEOPLE HAVEN'T CAUGHT UP TO WHERE WE ARE. YOU KNOW WHO I HAVE BEEN TWEETING THE MOST WITH, K.D. LANG. >> Adrienne: YOU'RE KIDDING? >> I THINK SHE'S IN PORTLAND, A TRAILBLAZER FAN. SHE WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE. HOW COULD SHE NOT. I'M SENDING MESSAGES JUST WOW, K.D. IS LIKE WOW. EVERYBODY IS INTO THIS. I USED TO HAVE HER ON THE SHOW. MAJOR BASKETBALL FAN. BUT WE EARNED THIS THE HARD WAY. THIS IS A HARD THING. >> Dwight: HUGE. THE PLAYOFFS OVER THE YEARS. >> Adrienne: SPEAKING OF IT, I GOT TO INTERRUPT, POOR OLD CHRIS GLOVER IS GETTING SOAKED AGAIN. >> Dwight: EVERYBODY WANTS TO TALK TO HIM. >> GO GET IT, C.G.! >> Dwight: WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME, AS ALWAYS, MAN. >> Adrienne: YOU OKAY, CHRIS? >> Reporter: YOU JUST SAW HIM A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO. THE PARADE SEEMS TO HAVE STALLED A LITTLE BIT WHERE WE'RE AT. I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE WHY. BUT LET'S GET ONE OF THE RAPTORS' COACHES HERE, JAMAL, YOU HEARD THEM YELLING FOR THEM EARLIER. HEY, BIG CAT. WE JUST TALKED A COUPLE OF MINUTES AGO. WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN. HOW AMAZING IS THIS PARADE, AS A CANADIAN, TO BE HERE IN CANADA, BACK IN FRONT OF ALL OF THESE FANS? >> I'M VERY HUMBLED. WE WORKED VERY HARD THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THE SEASON. I'M SO HAPPY FOR THE GUYS ON THE TEAM THAT WE WON A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. AND JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE. >> Reporter: IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU EVER IMAGINED WE WOULD BE CELEBRATING IN THIS CITY? I MEAN, SO MANY PEOPLE WERE CALLING US UNDERDOGS, NOT BELIEVING THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN. WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE SAID TO THOSE PEOPLE? >> I HAVE ALWAYS SAID ALL ALONG, I'M A BIG TORONTO ADVOCATE. I DON'T THINK ANYBODY COULD BEAT US. >> Reporter: WHAT'S THE TAKEAWAY MOMENT FOR YOU IN THIS PARADE? >> TAKEAWAY MOMENT IS FACT THAT EVERYBODY IS JUBILANT, EVERYBODY IS SMILING, EVERYBODY IS HAVING A GOOD TIME. AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT. WE WANT TO PLEASE OUR CROWD. WE WANT TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND WE WANT TO HAVE FUN. >> Reporter: OKAY. AND THEN WHERE DOES THE PRESSURE GO FROM HERE? I MEAN, THE RAPTORS — ARE THEY FEELING IT? ARE THEY FEELING THEY NEED TO DELIVER NEXT YEAR, NOW THAT THEY'VE BROUGHT HOME THE MASSIVE TROPHY THIS YEAR? >> NO. THE PRESSURE IS TO REPEAT A CHAMPIONSHIP. BUT WE WANT TO SAVIOUR THE MOMENT RIGHT NOW.SAVOUR THE MOMENT. DO YOU KNOW WHY THE PARADE IS STOPPED? >> NO, SIR. >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN A LOT LONGER THAN WE EXPECTED. >> YES. WE'RE HAPPY. >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING TO GET TO THE PARADE, TO THIS POINT. BUT IT'S WORTH IT. HOW ABOUT YOU, MA'AM? YOU'VE BEEN UP IN A UNIQUE POSITION UP THERE THROUGHOUT THIS PARADE. HOW ARE THINGS GOING DO YOU FIND? >> BEAUTIFUL. EVERYONE IS INTO IT AND CHEERING THEM ON. LET'S GO RAPTORS! AND THERE, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST PHENOMENAL. >> LET'S GO RAPTORS! >> EVERYONE IS HAVING A GOOD TIME. >> Reporter: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AND YOU CAN HEAR IT IMPROMPTU CHEERING IS JUST COMING OUT OF EVERY SINGLE PART OF THIS CROWD. >> LET'S GO RAPTORS! >> Reporter: MAN, YOU HAVING A GOOD TIME? >> OH, YEAH. TORONTO DESERVES. LET'S GO, BABY! >> Reporter: DESERVE FOR EVERYBODY WHY THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT MOMENT FOR THE CITY AND THE COUNTRY? >> IT'S INCREDIBLE, MAN. YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT TO THE TEAM. THEY WORKED AIR ASSES OFF EVERY YEAR. THE CITY DESERVES. LET'S GO EVERYBODY. WE KNEE EVERYBODY CHEERING. LET'S GO! [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: AND SO IF WE JUST CONTINUE TO WALK DOWN THIS WAY, JUST A TOUCH, I'LL ASK MY FRIEND HERE TO DUCK OUT OF THE WAY. YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE TRUCKS THAT ARE STOPPED. THESE ARE THE SPONSORS WAITING TO CONTINUE THE PARADE. AND JUST BEYOND THAT YOU CAN SEE THE INFLATABLE RAPTOR. THAT MEANS THE PLAYERS ARE CLOSE. HEY, YOU GUYS JUST SAW NICK NURSE. I SAW YOU GRAB A BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE. ARE YOU HAVING A GOOD DAY OR WHAT? >> THIS IS A GREAT DAY. OH, MY GOSH! I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT HAPPENED. SHOUT-OUT TO THE FAMILY. LET'S HAVE A GOOD TIME! >> Reporter: WHICH CHAMPION, WHICH RAPTOR ARE YOU MOST EXCITED TO SEE AND WHY? >> KAWHI LEONARD. AND KYLE, OF COURSE. AND OH, MY GOD! INCREDIBLE DAY. GREAT BANDS, GREAT ENVIRONMENT, GREAT ATMOSPHERE. IT'S A GREAT, BEAUTIFUL DAY. OH, MY GOD! >> Reporter: IT IS. ALL OF THE STARS ARE ALIGNING FOR TORONTO RIGHT NOW. WE THOUGHT WE MIGHT BE UNDER OVERCAST SKIES. OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN SEE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. WE HAVE FULL SUN. AND A LOT OF EXCITEMENT HERE. WE'RE A LITTLE BIT DELAYED, NOT ENTIRELY SURE WHY THAT IS. WHEN YOU TALK TO THE FANS, THEY DON'T SEEM TO MIND. I'LL HAVE ANOTHER FRIEND I'VE BEEN SPEAKING TO THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE THE PARADE SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR. WE DON'T KNOW WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO GET TO SEE KAWHI LEONARD AND THE REST OF THE RAPTORS. >> I KNOW, THAT'S EXCITING ACTUALLY. WE'RE JUST WAITING AND WAITING. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM. SO YEAH. >> Reporter: WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS SUCH A BIG MOMENT? I'VE BEEN ASKING EVERYBODY THIS. WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS SUCH A BIG MOMENT FOR OUR CITY AND FOR TORONTO AND CANADA AS WELL? >> WOW, THIS IS LIKE A BIG DEAL FOR US. LIKE "WE THE NORTH." I'M SURE, YEAH. DO YOU HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING? NO. I THINK, YEAH, IT'S A BIG DEAL FOR US. >> Reporter: LIKE A LOT OF FANS HERE, SHE CAME WITH HER KIDS, MAKING THIS A FAMILY AFFAIR. THAT IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING TIME AND TIME AGAIN. SO MANY PEOPLE NOT KNOWING WHEN WE'LL HAVE THE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY AGAIN. I THINK THAT IT HAS TO DO WITH THE ANTICIPATION AND THE EXCITEMENT, BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE WE'VE HAD A MAJOR WIN IN PRO SPORTS LIKE THIS. A MAJOR PARADE LIKE THIS. AND HAVING AN ENTIRE CITY TURNING OUT. I KEEP ON TURNING AROUND AND LOOKING, BECAUSE EVERY FEW MINUTES THERE'S A MASSIVE CHEER. I JUST ASSUME THE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO BE RIGHT BEHIND US. SO FAR THEY HAVEN'T COME THROUGH THIS PART JUST YET. BUT IT'S DEFINITELY GOING TO BE A MAGICAL MOMENT WHEN THEY DO. AND A BIG REASON FOR THAT IS BECAUSE THIS, OF COURSE, IS THEIR HOME ARENA. WE ARE JUST STEPS AWAY FROM SCOTIABANK ARENA, WHERE THE RAPTORS PLAY, WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE CAMPED OUTSIDE OF. WHY DID YOU WANT TO COME AND CELEBRATE THIS PARADE RIGHT HERE CLOSE TO JURASSIC PARK? >> 24 YEARS, MAN. 24 YEARS. >> I EARNED IT. WE EARNED IT. WE THE NORTH, BABY! THAT'S WHY. [Laughter] BUT I WILL SAY ONE THING, HONESTLY AND TRULY, KAWHI, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THIS, YOU ARE THE GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER I HAVE PERSONALLY WITNESSED PLAY THIS GAME. NOW IT IS A DREAM COME TRUE TO HAVE HIM IN MY CITY. SO I WILL SAY, BOARD MAN, STAY, BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO GET PAID. LET'S GO! >> Reporter: AND THAT'S THE KIND OF SALES PITCH THAT I THINK MIGHT WORK. WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> OH, YEAH. >> Reporter: SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET KAWHI LEONARD TO STAY IN OUR FINE CITY. THEY HAVE BEEN OFFERING HIM CONDOS, DEGREES, THEY'VE BEEN OFFERING HIM FREE MEALS. I DON'T KNOW. TONS OF DIFFERENT THINGS. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN OFFERING IT KAWHI LEONARD TO HAVE HIM STAY. AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU,. >> Adrienne: AND DWIGHT, BUT I THINK A PARADE AND A TURNOUT OF THIS SIZE, MAYBE THAT WILL DO IT. >> Adrienne: WHAT MORE DOES HE WANT REALLY? >> Dwight: WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO SHOW HIM THE BEST. >> Adrienne: CHRIS, THANKS VERY MUCH. WE'RE TALKING BASKETBALL, THAT'S SERIOUS SKATING YOU JUST DID THAT. VERY IMPRESSED WITH THAT. >> Dwight: GOOD HANDLING. YOU HEARD THAT LINE THERE, WE SAID THE BOARD MAN, NOW I HAVE SEEN THAT ON T-SHIRTS, IT SAIDS "BOARD MAN GETS — IT'S A LINE FROM KAWHI THAT HIS COLLEGE TEAMMATES SAY HE USED TO SAY, IF YOU GET THE REBOUNDS, GET THE POSITION BACK FOR YOUR TEAM, BOARD MAN GETS PAID. SO HE USED TO GO AFTER THE REBOUNDS. I'M SEEING THE SHIRTS. HE'S A MAN OF FEW WORDS, WE LIKE THAT ONE. "BOARD MAN GETS PAID." GET THE REBOUNDS, GET BOXED OUT AS WE YELL FROM THE STANDS. YOU KNOW WHO GETS A LOT OF REBOUNDS FOR A LITTLE GUY? >> Adrienne: WHO IS THAT. >> Dwight: MR. KYLE LOWRY. GREG ROSS CAUGHT UP WITH HIM EARLIER. >> Adrienne: HE'S UNSTOPPABLE, THIS GUY. >> ARE WE LIVE? WE'RE NOT LIVE. I'M NOT GOING TO CURSE. BUT IT'S UNBELIEVABLE! WE'VE GOT OUR FAMILY, OUR FRIENDS HERE. WE'VE GOT FRIENDS HERE, DRAKE BACK THERE. WE'VE GOT EVERYBODY HERE. THE CITY IS AMAZING. LOOK AT THE TURNOUT. AND WE AIN'T EVEN HALFWAY THERE, WE'VE BEEN ON THE BUS FOR TWO HOURS. >> Adrienne: OKAY. GOOD THING KYLE LOWRY HAS GOOD AIM. THAT MIGHT HAVE COME OUT OF GREG'S PAYCHEQUE. >> Dwight: YOU KNOW WHAT WE'VE GOT LOVE FOR YOU, TOO, KYLE LOWRY. >> Adrienne: I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE AN HOUR AND 15, HOUR AND 20 MINUTES AWAY. >> Dwight: WE WERE SUPPOSE TO BE HEADING BACK BY NOW. >> Adrienne: NO. NO. TIME IS ELASTIC HERE IN A CITY THAT'S BECOME JURASSIC PARK. BEHIND US HERE THE CROWDS 5,000 PLUS WE UNDERSTAND. JUST AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE ALONE. SO MANY MORE MULTIPLES OF THAT. WE DO HEAR THAT PEOPLE ARE ASKING FOR WATER, WHEREVER THEY ARE. STANDING IN THE SUN, IT'S A LITTLE COOL TODAY, BUT STANDING IN THE SUN IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT IS HARD. >> Dwight: HAVE TO STAY HYDRATED. >> Adrienne: YOU SEE THE TTC LOGO ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN. A NUMBER OF STATIONS HAVE HAD TO CLOSE. >> Dwight: YOU'RE NOT GETTING INTO THE STATION RIGHT NOW. >> Adrienne: OR OUT OF IT. AND THE REASON IT SEEMS THAT WHY THEY STOPPED IT, IS NOT BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE TRYING TO GET OUT, THEY'RE STILL TRYING TO GET DOWNTOWN. >> Dwight: YEAH. >> Adrienne: I THINK AT THIS POINT, YOU KNOW WHAT FIND YOURSELF A TELEVISION. >> Dwight: AND HANG OUT WITH. >> Adrienne: AND I. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> Dwight: GREG ROSS IS STILL DOWN IN THAT CROWD HAVING SOME FUN. GREG, WHERE ARE YOU RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: STILL ON YORK STREET. WE'RE NOT MOVING. WE'VE COMED TO A COMPLETE STANDSTILL, COMPLETE BOTTLENECK JUST DOWN YORK STREET. LOOK AT THESE FANS SOAKING IT IN, GETTING A NICE LONG LOOK AT THE BUSES WITH THE PLAYERS. A BIG TREAT FOR THESE FANS. AND LOOK HOW DEEP THIS CROWD IS. THERE ARE — IT'S GOT TO BE AT LEAST 20 TO 30 PEOPLE DEEP LINED UP ALONG YORK STREET HERE TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THESE PLAYERS. LET'S GO FOR A WALK HERE. WE'VE GOT SOME OF TORONTO'S FINEST HERE. JEFF WITH 14 DIVISION, A BIKE TOP HERE. HELPING THESE GUYS OUT. HOW ARE THINGS GOING SO FAR? >> IT'S PRETTY CHAOTIC. BUT IT'S A LOT OF FUN. >> Reporter: HE'S WALKING AROUND SMILING. YOU LOVE IT. HE'S LOVING IT. HE LOVES IT. THE BUSES ARE GOING TO COME BY US HERE. WE'RE GOING TO WALK DOWN AND GET A LOOK AT JUST WHAT'S HAPPENING ON TOP OF THESE BUSES. SO THIS IS SERGE IBAKA'S BUS. WE'VE GOT A HONK THERE FROM SERGE'S BUS. WE'VE GOT NORM POWELL'S BUS AND CHRIS BOUCHER'S BUS. YOU CAN SEE CHRIS AT THE FRONT THERE. AND WE'LL WAIT FOR THE THIRD BUS. THE THIRD BUS IS THE STAR-STUDDED US ABOUT THAT HAS KAWHI LEONARD AND KYLE LOWRY AND DRAKE ON IT. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET BACK THERE. KYLE LOWRY JUST LIFTING UP THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY AND THESE FANS ARE GOING CRAZY. [ Cheers ] HOW EXCITING IS THIS. AND KYLE LOWRY, WEARING A DAMON STOUDEMIRE JERSEY FOR THIS PARADE, SHOWING — SHOWING A LITTLE BIT OF RESPECT FOR THE FIRST-EVER RAPTOR. AND THAT'S WHO HE IS WEARING ON HIS JERSEY AS THE BUS GOES BY HERE. YOU CAN SEE PEOPLE ON THE BUSES HAVE COME DOWN. DRAKE IS STILL ON THE BUS. IF WE CAN GET A GLIMPSE OF DRAKE, HE'S RIGHT THERE. TAKE A LOOK UP AT DRAKE. RIGHT OVER HERE. IF YOU'LL JUST LOOK UP AND THEY'RE CHANTING "M.V.P.." BECAUSE RIGHT AT THE BACK IS KAWHI LEONARD. I'M LITERALLY WALKING BEHIND KAWHI, WHO HAS STOOD UP TO ADDRESS THE CROWD HERE AS THEY CHANT "M.V.P., M.V.P.." AND KAWHI HAS BEEN VERY ANIMATED. I'VE BEEN KEEPING AN EYE ON HIM. HE'S BEEN UP AND DOWN, HE LOOKS LIKE HE IS VERY IMPRESSED BY NOT ONLY THE SHEER SIZE OF THE CROWD BUT HOW PASSIONATE THE FANS ARE THERE. HE'S GETTING A LOOK AT THE BUSES. HE'S NOW WAVING TO THE FANS. THEY CONTINUE TO CHAT AND HE IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE BIG ONES THAT THEY CAME OUT TO SEE HERE TODAY. HE'S DONE A LOT OF THIS, JUST KIND OF LEAPING ON THE RAILING, JUST SOAKING IT IN, ENJOYING IT. YOU CAN SEE THE SMILE ON HIS FACE. THERE'S HIS M.V.P. TROPHY. HE'S GOING TO HOLD IT UP NOW. AND THE FANS OBVIOUSLY REACTING TO THAT. [ Cheers ] I HAVE TO SAY THIS HAS GOT TO BE A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR KAWHI LEONARD. DANNY GREEN EARLIER WE SPOKE ABOUT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN SAN ANTONIO WHEN THEY WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP THERE. AND DANNY GREEN SAID IT WAS NOT AS BIG AS THIS. THERE YOU SEE ONE MAN TRYING TO THROW HIS HAT UP TO GET AN AUTOGRAPH. KAWHI JUST WATCHES SAIL BY. JUST CHAOS HERE AS THESE FANS HERE ARE JUST TRYING TO GET A PICTURE. EVERYBODY HAS GOT A CELL PHONE IN THEIR HAND. I SEE PEOPLE HOLDING UP THEIR KIDS TO GET A LOOK AT KAWHI LEONARD. THE SUPERSTAR OF THE RAPTORS. THE M.V.P. OF THE FINALS. >> Dwight: TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHERE YOU ARE, GREG. >> BECAUSE IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, FREE AGENCY BEGINS. AND HE IS STILL NOT MADE A DECISION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT HE PLANS TO RE-SIGN WITH THE RAPTORS. SO LOOK AT IT, FOLKS. IF WE COULD TURN THE CAMERA AROUND, LOOK AT EVERYBODY TRYING TO GET A SHOT OF KAWHI HERE. HE'S HOLDING UP HIS TROPHY AGAIN. AND THE CROWD IS GOING CRAZY. JOE, IF YOU CAN GET A SHOT OF THAT. >> Adrienne: MR. FUN GUY. >> Reporter: POLICE ARE TRYING TO HOLD PEOPLE BACK AS THEY COLLAPSE IN ON THIS BUS RIGHT HERE. IT'S A SURREAL MOMENT. THERE'S SO MANY FANS. IT'S SO LOUD. YOU CAN SEE WE'RE SURROUNDED BY POLICE OFFICERS HERE, TRYING TO KEEP THINGS UNDER CONTROL. THESE FANS ARE JUST SO EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET AN UP-CLOSE LOOK AT KAWHI LEONARD. >> Dwight: WE'RE TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE, SO WE CAN SEE IF THEY'RE COMING. >> Reporter: THE FANS ARE UP IN BUILDINGS, ON THE SOME OF THE ROOFTOPS, SOME OF THE BALCONIES AND KAWHI PUNCHING HIS FIST RIGHT NOW. WE'VE GOT KIDS OVER HERE HANGING OFF THE LAMPPOSTS. IF YOU LOOK UP, THERE'S ANOTHER GENTLEMAN LOOKING DOWN ON KAWHI. HE HAS A "WE THE NORTH" BANNER AND KAWHI DOWN HERE WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE AS HE'S WATCHING OWL OF THIS — ALL OF THIS CHAOS HAPPEN AROUND HIM. THE FANS BACK THERE SPRAYING CHAMPAGNE AND MORE CHAMPAGNE COMING OFF THE BUS HERE BEHIND US. IF YOU LOOK UP, THERE'S PASCAL SIAKAM, WHO IS ACTUALLY WATCHING ON AS THESE FANS CLAMOUR TO GET A LOOK AT THESE PLAYERS. >> Dwight: IT LOOKED LIKE THE PARADE HAS TURNED NORTH. >> Reporter: IF YOU JUST PICK UP THERE, WE'RE ABOUT TO GET DOUSED WITH CHAMPAGNE HERE. >> Dwight: CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS. >> Adrienne: I THINK WE NEED TO HANG ON TO THIS MOMENT. >> Reporter: HERE WE GO. >> Adrienne: I'M SORRY, GREG, HERE IT COMES. >> Reporter: THIS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT. HERE IT COMES. HE'S TRYING. HERE WE GO. [Laughter] OH! HERE WE GO. >> Dwight: THERE IT IS! [Cheers and Applause] >> Adrienne: OH, YEAH! >> Dwight: AND THE CROWD JUST LOVES IT. IF YOU'RE HEARING A DEEP BARITONE VOICE, THAT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE HIM, WE'VE BEEN JOINED BY YOUNG ELIJAH FROM CBC KIDS NEWS. HE'S LOOKING LIKE A TINY VERSION OF SPICY P. HIMSELF. HE'S GOT THE LENGTHY LOOK. >> Adrienne: IT'S TRUE. >> Dwight: ARE AWE BALLER THERE, ELIJAH? >> I LIKE TO BALL. >> Dwight: HOW OLD ARE YOU, HOW TALL ARE YOU? >> I'M 14 YEARS OLD. AND I'M AROUND 6 FEET. >> Adrienne: STOP IT. ARE YOU SERIOUS? >> Dwight: YOU'RE WELL ON YOUR WAY. LET'S TALK ABOUT YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP EXPERIENCE AND THIS WONDERFUL RUN WITH OUR TORONTO RAPTORS. >> OH, IT'S BEEN SURREAL. HONESTLY AMAZING. JUST EVERYONE IS JUST GOING INSANE AROUND THE RAPTORS RIGHT NOW. WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS WHEN THE ACTUAL RAPTORS GET HERE. I WANT TO REALLY SEE THEM. >> Dwight: WELL, THEY'RE ON THE ROUTE. >> Adrienne: IF YOU HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE THERE, KIND OF LOOKS LIKE APPROACHING UNION STATION. >> Dwight: YES. COMING PAST. THE ROYAL YORK ACROSS THE STREET HEADING NORTHBOUND. WHICH MEANS THEY'RE WALKING DISTANCE FROM US, ROLLING DISTANCE. >> Adrienne: YOU KNOW, ELIJAH, YOU KNOW HOW IN THE LAST ONE MINUTE OF A BASKETBALL GAME, CAN TAKE LIKE A WEEK AND A HALF. >> Dwight: YES, IT CAN. ARE YOU A BANDWAGONNER? >> Adrienne: I'M LEARNING. >> Dwight: KNOW YOUR BASKETBALL. ELIJAH, YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER, WHAT DID YOU THINK OF THE TEAM? WERE YOU A BELIEVER FROM THE KAWHI TRADE, JUMP IN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON? WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE? >> THAT'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS. >> Adrienne: IT IS. >> Dwight: YOU TELL US. LIKE I'M JUST TRYING TO SAY WHEN DID YOU JUMP ON? >> ACTUALLY BEFORE THIS I WAS A SOCCER BOY. I WAS VERY INVOLVED IN SOCCER. EVER SINCE I WAS BORN ACTUALLY. >> Dwight: SOCCER IS GOOD FOOTWORK TO LEARN WHEN YOU GO PLAY BASKETBALL. >> OH, REALLY. >> Dwight: IT'S GOOD FOR THE FOOTWORK. >> UH-HUH. SO I RECENTLY STARTED GETTING INVOLVED IN BASKETBALL, WHEN I WAS LIKE AROUND 13, I'M 14 NOW. AND CURRENTLY MY FAVOURITE PLAYER IS KAWHI, BECAUSE OF THE KLAW, THE BIG HAND. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> AND I PERSONALLY THINK THAT THE RAPTORS ARE JUST AN AMAZING TEAM IN GENERAL AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL BE ABLE TO WIN THE NEXT CHAMPIONSHIP. >> Dwight: DID WHEN YOU BELIEVE THAT THEY COULD DO THIS? AT WHAT POINT DID YOU THINK YOU COULD BE LEAVING IN A CHAMPIONSHIP CITY LIKE THIS? >> ACTUALLY I DIDN'T KNOW. I'M KIND OF — >> Dwight: BE HONEST. YEAH. YEAH. >> I'M BEING REALLY HONEST, KIND OF BANDWAGON MYSELF. >> Adrienne: EXACTLY. THANK YOU. >> Dwight: IT'S OKAY. NOTHING WRONG WITH BEING A BANDWAGON. YOU DON'T GET 2 MILLION PEOPLE HERE. I DON'T KNOW IF 2 MILLION. ARE YOU NOW A RAPS' FAN FOR LIFE? >> I'M A DIE-HARD RAPS' FANS. I DID THINK GOLDEN STATE WOULD HAVE IT. >> Dwight: YOU THOUGHT GOLDEN STATE WAS GOING TO WIN IT? >> I DID. >> Adrienne: WE'RE GOING BACK TO POOR OLD GREG ROSS. I KNOW HE — HE KIND OF LOVES BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS, RIGHT, GREG. >> Reporter: OKAY. TOTALLY DO. LOOK AT THIS CRAZINESS. WE HAVE A CHANT GOING. LET'S GO RAPTORS. JUST UP ABOVE THESE GUYS, SOMEBODY SITTING ON A LIGHT POST TO TRY AND GET A BETTER LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING, AS THESE BUSES CONTINUE TO TRY AND PUSH THROUGH THIS CROWD. I MEAN, HOW EXCITING IS THIS MOMENT. >> RAPTORS! RAPTORS! >> WE'VE GOT THIS! >> Reporter: IS KAWHI GOING TO RE-SIGN? >> YES. [ Cheers ] >> Reporter: THEY ALL SAY YES. THEY'RE ALL GETTING SHOWERED WITH CHAMPAGNE. SO IF YOU LOOK JUST OVER HERE, THAT'S SCOTIABANK ARENA. WE'RE RIGHT ON YORK AND BREMNER BOULEVARD HERE, JUST PASSING THE ACTUAL JURASSIC PARK. BUT THE ENTIRE DOWNTOWN HAS BECOME JURASSIC PARK. AND AGAIN THE "M.V.P." CHANTS BEGIN. EVERYWHERE KAWHI GOES, HE'S HOLDING UP THE M.V.P. TROPHY RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK ON THAT BUS. HE'S GOT DRAKE WITH HIM ON THERE. HE'S GOT KYLE LOWRY, HE'S HOLDING THE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY. THAT'S A STAR-STUDDED BUS. YOU COME OVER HERE, YOU CAN SEE DRAKE. DRAKE IS JUST KIND OF HANGING OFF THE SIDE OVER THERE. [Cheers and Applause] GETTING A LOOK AT THIS CROWD. I SHOULD SEE IF I CAN GET UNDERNEATH TO THROW HIM MY MICROPHONE. THAT WOULD BE A GOOD CLIP. DRAKE IS GETTING THE CROWD FIRED UP HERE. I'M GOING TO GET RIGHT UNDERNEATH DRAKE IF I CAN. DRAKE! WE'RE LIVE. WE'RE LIVE. >> Dwight: HERE'S DRAKE RIGHT NOW. MAYBE HE CAN GET IT TO HIM. >> Reporter: I'M GOING TO THROW THE MIC TO DRAKE. >> Dwight: YOU'RE GOING TO DO WHAT? >> COMING TO YOU LIVE FROM THE BIG CITY WITH THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD OF CHAMPIONS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS IS. HE'S GOT A NICE PLAID JACKET. WE'RE ALL HERE. HEY! [ Cheers ] WE'VE GOT ONE. LOOK AT THIS. >> THAT WAS AMAZING. I MEAN, THANK YOU, DRAKE. GREAT MOMENT. LOOK AT THESE FANS JUST SOAKING IT IN. DRAKE KIND OF PLAYS WITH EVERYBODY. NOW I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO HEAR WHAT DRAKE SAID, SO I HOPE IT WAS ALL ABOVE BOARD. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT DOWN HERE, GUYS. I'LL THROW IT BACK TO YOU. >> Adrienne: WELL, YOU WERE AS SMOOTH AS BUTTER, MR. GREG ROSS. THAT WAS FANTASTIC. >> Dwight: OH, WOW! INTREPID REPORTER. GREG ROSS THROWING THE MIC UP TO OUR SUPERSTAR AND OUR TOTAL AMBASSADOR DRAKE. DRAKETIC — DRAKE TAKING THE MICIS AND DOING A SHOUT-OUT. YOU'RE RIGHT. GREG ROSS HAS BEEN OUR M.V.P. THROUGHOUT THE COVERAGE. ELIJAH, YOU'RE A DRAKE FAN? >> YES, OF COURSE. >> Dwight: DID YOU NOT JUST SEE THAT. HE'S ON THE WAY HERE, RIGHT. >> UH-HUH. THAT WAS PRETTY COOL. >> Dwight: IT REALLY WAS. >> IT MUST HAVE BEEN COOL FOR THE KIDS TO SEE DRAKE IN PERSON. >> Dwight: AS WE LISTEN TO HIM. I THINK IN THE SQUARE HERE, ADRIENNE, THEY SHOULD BE PLAYING ALL DRAKE. >> Adrienne: REALLY SHOULD. >> Dwight: ALL DRAKE, ALL THE TIME. >> ESPECIALLY STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM. REALLY DID START FROM THE BOTTOM 24 YEARS AGO. >> Dwight: 16-WIN SEASON AND NOW WE'RE HERE. >> Adrienne: WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE, ELIJAH AND DWIGHT, AS WE WAIT. POLICE ARE TRYING TO GET THEM TO MOVE AWAY FROM THERE A LITTLE BIT. WE HAVE TO SPREAD THIS OUT. TOO MANY PEOPLE DOWN HERE. I THINK THEY'RE TRYING TO GET THEM TO MOVE NORTH TOWARDS YONGE AND DUNDAS. AWAY FROM CITY HALL. >> Dwight: THE PARADE WINDS ITS WAY, PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING IT HERE TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. BUT THERE WILL NOT BE ROOM FOR YOU WHEN YOU GET HERE, BECAUSE THERE'S ALREADY 50,000 PEOPLE PACKED INTO THE SQUARE. I'M SURE IT'S WELL ABOVE CAPACITY ALREADY. GET THE MESSAGE TO ANYONE, IF YOU'RE TRYING TO COME TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE THERE WILL — BETTER OFF TO GO TO YONGE AND DUNDAS OR THE OTHER SATELLITE LOCATIONS AROUND THE DOWNTOWN. >> Adrienne: IT'S REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP IT SAFE AND KEEP IT CLASSY AND KEEP EVERYBODY OKAY IS JUST TO SORT OF EASE UP ON THE NUMBERS. >> Dwight: YEAH. >> THE NUMBERS. >> Dwight: A LOT OF LITTLE ONES HERE. YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT THIS BEING A GENERATIONAL CELEBRATION. GRANDPARENTS ARE HERE, PARENTS ARE HERE, KIDS HERE, BABIES HERE. AND IT'S REALLY EASY FOR KIDS TO GET LOST. SO PARENTS ARE TRYING TO HOLD ON TO KIDS TIGHT. AND, FOLKS, AS WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS WHOLE TIME, KEEP IT CLASSY, TORONTO. >> Adrienne: WHAT MAKES IT HARD, TOO, PEOPLE DIDN'T EXPECT TO BE HERE FOR QUITE THIS LONG. AT SOME PEOPLE THOUGHT THEY WOULD BE ON THEIR WAY HOME. AND YET THE PARADE HASN'T EVEN ARRIVED. THEY KNOW IF YOU'RE HERE, YOU'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. I SWEAR — MY BANDWAGON FRIEND, I DIDN'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE TROPHY. A WHOLE BUNCH OF KIDS WILL LEARN HOW TO DRAW THIS THING. ABOUT TO TIP INTO THE NET, RIGHT. >> Dwight: IT'S NAMED AFTER FORMER NBA COMMISSIONER LARRY O'BRIEN. PERSONALLY I THINK THEY NEED TO CHANGE THE NAME, NOW THAT A CANADIAN TEAM HAS WON. >> Adrienne: JAMES NAISMITH. >> Dwight: THE HIGH — THE GUY WHO INVENTED THE GAME. HE CUT THE HOLE AND SO WE COULD HAVE THE WONDERFUL GAME OF BASKETBALL. NOW, ELIJAH, YOU SAID YOU'RE LATE TO THE GAME. DID YOU REALLY ENJOY THIS RUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS? >> OH, YEAH, OF COURSE. EVERY GAME I I WAS WITH MY FRIENDS WATCHING. >> Adrienne: WHAT WAS IT LIKE IN SCHOOL THE MORNING AFTER A BIG GAME, LIKE LOTS OF SLEEPY FACES? >> LIKE USUALLY WHEN I GO BACK TO SCHOOL AFTER THEY WIN, LIKE MY ENTIRE CLASSROOM IS SO HYPED. IT'S LIKE A GREAT ENVIRONMENT MOST OF THE TIME. >> Dwight: SHOUT-OUT TO YOUR SCHOOL. >> #alexanderMcKENZIEHIGHSCHOOL >> Adrienne: IT'S AMAZING SCHOOLS HAVE OFFICIAL NATASHATAGS. YOU TALK ABOUT SOCCER A LITTLE BIT. WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE SPORT? >> I'D SAY BEFORE MY FAVOURITE SPORT WAS SOCCER. NOW WITH THE RECENT SUCCESS OF BASKETBALL, AND HOW IT'S LIKE KIND OF CHANGING THE WORLD A LITTLE BIT, I THINK MY FIRST LOVE IS BASKETBALL AT THE MOMENT. >> Dwight: WOULD YOU SAY CHANGING THE WORLD, DO YOU MEAN IN THE WAY IT'S BRINGING US TOGETHER? WHAT DO YOU MEAN? >> TO GO ALONG WITH WHAT YOU SAID, IT'S BRINGING US TOGETHER. I NOTICED A LOT OF KIDS AND FAMILIES ARE ALL LIKE WANTING TO PLAY BASKETBALL MORE. AND ALSO WITH KAWHI, HOW HIS DAD PASSED AWAY AND MOSTLY DOING THIS FOR HIS DAD. I THOUGHT THAT WAS JUST LIKE REALLY AMAZING. >> Adrienne: A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN RELATE, EH. >> Dwight: INSPIRATIONAL. LET'S HEAD BACK NOW TO THE MAN IN THE THICK OF IT RIGHT NOW. HE WAS RIGHT WHERE JURASSIC PARK WAS, WHICH IS — JURASSIC PARK IS KIND OF TURNING UP, THESE KIND OF PARTIES ARE TURNING UP ALL OVER THE NBA NOW. WE STARTED IT RIGHT HERE AT THAT SPOT WHERE CHRIS GLOVER IS RIGHT NOW. >> Reporter: HEY, GUYS. WELL, YEAH, YOU'RE RIGHT. I'M RIGHT IN THE THICK OF IT AND THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ALL AROUND ME ON EVERY SIDE. [ Cheers ] YOU CAN HEAR — ANY TIME NIP TALKS ON TV RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE JUST LIT. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EVEN TRIPPING OVER OUR CORDS, CAREFUL ABOUT THAT. HEY, YOU, YOU'VE BEEN MARCHING. WHAT'S THIS LIKE? >> YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL. BLESSING. CANADIAN WAY, BABY! >> Reporter: WHAT IS YOUR NAME? >> LET'S GO RAPTORS! >> Reporter: YOUR NAME IS TORONTO RAPTORS. WHAT'S YOUR NAME, PAL? >> DEVON. >> Reporter: TELL ME WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE MARCH IN THIS PARADE WITH THE TORONTO RAPTORS? >> IT'S WONDERFUL. YEAH. I'VE NEVER BEEN HERE — I'VE NEVER BEEN. THIS IS MY FIRST TIME. >> Reporter: TO BE HONEST, NONE OF US HAVE BEEN IN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. IT'S SO HISTORIC. AND THIS IS A REALLY A MOMENT FOR OUR CITY AND FOR OUR COUNTRY. WE'LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> Adrienne: WE'LL SEND IT BACK DOWN TO GREG ROSS. AFTER THE LAST PERFORMANCE, I CAN'T IMAGINE HOW YOU TOP THAT. >> Dwight: HOW DO YOU GET DRAKE. [Cheers and Applause] >> Reporter: I GOT TO TELL YOU, WE'RE IN A LOCATION RIGHT NOW THAT'S JUST ABSOLUTELY CHAOTIC. WE'RE UNDER THE BRIDGE, JUST PAST BREMNER BOULEVARD. THESE ARE THE TRAIN TRACKS GOING TO UNION STATION ABOVE US. AND HERE WE HAVE THE BUSES. I MEAN, THEIR HEADS ARE SCRAPING THE TOP OF THE BRIDGE HERE. IT IS SO DEAFENING LOUD UNDER THIS BRIDGE. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE PACKED HERE. IF YOU LOOK AT THESE PEOPLE JUST PACKED IN THERE UNDER THE BRIDGE AND SCREAMING AND CHANTING. CHANTING "DRAKE" RIGHT NOW. WE'VE GOT SOME KILL LITTLE KIDS. IT IS SO LOUD IN HERE RIGHT NOW. YOU'RE WAITING HERE TO GET A GLIMPSE. >> THREE HOUR. THREE HOURS. >> Reporter: THREE, FOUR HOURS. IT'S A LONG TIME. WHAT TIME DID YOU GET THESE GUYS HERE THIS MORNING? >> 8:00 THIS MORNING. >> YOU GOT FRONT ROW. >> YEAH. >> Reporter: YOU GOT THE FRONT ROW. >> YES. >> Reporter: IT IS SO LOUD UNDER THIS BRIDGE. I MEAN, YOU CAN — I THINK I'M GOING TO LOSE MY HEARING UNDER HERE. IT'S INCREDIBLE. >> IT'S AMAZING. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY'RE EXPERIENCING SOMETHING LIKE THIS. >> Reporter: WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER, GUYS? >> KAWHI! >> KAWHI! >> Reporter: KAWHI LEONARD. HE'S LITERALLY — KAWHI LEONARD LITERALLY JUST WENT PAST US. YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER IS JUST STEPS AWAY. HOW AMAZING IS THIS TO LOOK UP AND SEE HIM? >> GOOD. >> AWESOME! >> Reporter: ALL RIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO PULL AWAY HERE, BECAUSE THE BUSES ARE STARTING TO MOVE. THANKS, GUYS. I MEAN, AGAIN THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE SCENE MAKING OUR WAY UNDER THE BRIDGE HERE. IT IS SO LOUD. I CAN'T EVEN DO IT JUSTICE. [Laughter] WE'VE GOT MORE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES THAT ARE STARTING TO UNCORK HERE. FANS GETTING SPRAYED. [Cheers and Applause] LET'S GO RAPTORS! LET'S GO RAPTORS! >> Reporter: CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE. >> Dwight: I THINK BEING UNDER THE BRIDGE, GREG IS BREAKING UP A LITTLE BIT. QUICKLY I WANT TO SAY ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS THAT WAS RIGHT BEHIND HIM THERE, HIS NAME IS LAWRENCE. HE'S AN OFFICER HERE AT 52 DIVISION. WE WERE ON THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM TOGETHER. AND I JUST SPOTTED LAWRENCE RIGHT THERE BEHIND HIM. AND I KNOW HE'S A BALL FAN AND GOING CRAZY, EVEN THOUGH HE'S WORKING, TRYING TO KEEP EVERYBODY SAFE TODAY. >> >> Adrienne: NO KIDDING. PART OF THAT TELLING THE PLAYERS TO DUCK FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. >> Dwight: LET'S HEAD BACK TO CHRIS GLOVER. WE MIGHT AS WELL STAY IN THE THICK OF THE ACTION WITH YOU THERE, CHRIS. >> Reporter: HEY, GUYS. SORRY, IT'S VERY HARD TO HEAR PEOPLE AROUND HERE. THE PARADE JUST WENT THROUGH. THEY'RE HAVING A WILD TIME. [Cheers and Applause] THEY DIDN'T SAY MUCH BUT I THINK THEIR CHEERS SAID IT ALL. THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CHAMPAGNE FLYING OFF OF THESE BUSES, YOU CAN IMAGINE PEOPLE ARE — I PLAN TO GIVE THAT TO YOU, DWIGHT. >> Adrienne: NICE. >> Reporter: IT IS SOMETHING TO REMEMBER. AND I AM JUST SO PRIVILEGED TO BE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF IT ALL. [ Cheers ] EVERY SINGLE PERSON YOU MEET IS SMILING, THEY'RE HAPPY. THEY ARE LIVING THE DREAM, THE MOMENT. MANY OF THESE PEOPLE ARE TELLING ME THEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AT WORK TODAY, BUT WE WON'T TELL. IT'S NOT LIKE THIS IS GOING LIVE ACROSS THE NATION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. [ Cheers ] THEY ARE SCREAMING FOR THEIR FAVOURITE PLAYERS. OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. KAWHI LEONARD, IF YOU HAVE NOT JUST GOTTEN A PERSONAL LOVE SIGN FROM THE CITY OF TORONTO AND THE COUNTRY OF CANADA, I DON'T KNOW WHAT MORE WE COULD DO TO GET YOU TO STAY IN OUR FINE CITY, TO HAVE A RESPONSE LIKE THIS. PEOPLE HAVE WAITED DESPERATELY FOR FOR TWO DECADES, GUYS. >> Dwight: YEAH. >> Adrienne: WE'RE JUST PAUSING FOR A MOMENT, BECAUSE THE SHOT NEXT TO YOU, THE FULL-SCREEN SHOT THERE, FROM THE HELICOPTER SHOT OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO IS JUST UNBELIEVABLE. >> Dwight: I CANNOT BELIEVE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE COME OUT TO THIS TODAY. AND THEY'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. I'M SURE SOME PEOPLE PLANNED TO GO BACK TO THE OFFICE AT SOME POINT. >> Adrienne: OH, FORGET IT. >> Dwight: THAT'S NOT HAPPENING. >> Adrienne: DO WE HAVE TO GO? >> Dwight: WE HAVE TO PUT THAT SHOW TOGETHER. WE HAVE OUR JIM BACK WITH US FROM CBC KIDS' NEWS. CHRIS WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FACT THERE THAT, YOU KNOW, KAWHI, WE'RE SHOWING HIM SO MUCH LOVE TODAY. WHAT DO YOU THINK? WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO KAWHI TO TRY TO CONVINCE HIM TO STAY RIGHT HERE IN TORONTO? >> I DON'T HAVE TO SAY ANYTHING. HE JUST HAS TO LOOK OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW. [Laughter] >> Adrienne: GOOD OUTSIDE. >> Dwight: WE HOPE SO. >> LIKE, YEAH. THANK YOU, FIRST OF ALL, TO HIM. HE'S DONE SO MUCH FOR US. HE'S KAWHI THE CLUTCH. HITTING THE SHOT AGAINST PHILLY. THAT REALLY — THAT MADE MEL LIKE OH, KAWHI. HE'S THE REST RAPTOR, IN MY OPINION, REEF EVER HAD. >> Dwight: I THINK YOU'RE GOOD WITH THAT. >> KAWHI THANK YOU, REALLY. AND EVERY FAN IN TORONTO SAYS THANK YOU TO KAWHI, I BET HE'D STAY. >> Dwight: YOU THINK. >> YEAH. >> Adrienne: I HOPE HE HEARS THAT. [Laughter] >> Dwight: WE REALLY TAKE IT TO HEART. HOW EXCITING WILL IT BE? YOU'VE SEEN KYLE LOWRY, DID YOU SEE KAWHI IN PERSON, TOO? >> I JUST MISSED HIM. >> Adrienne: OH, NO. >> HE WALKED KIND OF BY HERE. HIS HANDS ARE BIG. I'LL TELL YOU THAT. THEY'RE LIKE — MAN, I DON'T KNOW — >> Adrienne: ARE THESE GUYS — R.J., ARE THESE GUYS BIGGER IN PERSON THAN YOU IMAGINE THEY WOULD BE? >> KYLE LOWRY LOOKS LIKE A BIG GUY. >> Adrienne: HE LOOKS LITTLE ON THE SCREEN. >> Dwight: IN COMPARISON TO OTHER GUYS ON THE COURT. >> REALLY A BIG GUY. A TOUGH GUY. AND ONE OF THE SCARIEST THINGS THAT EVER HAPPENED, KEVIN DURANT WALKED RIGHT BY ME. I'LL TELL YOU HE'S THE TALLEST GUY I'VE EVER SEEN. >> Dwight: HE'S A 7-FOOTER. >> HE'S SO TALL. HE'S SO INTIMIDATING. HE'S WALKING WITH HIS HOOD ON, OH, MY GOD, IT'S KEVIN DURANT. HE'S PRETTY TALL. >> Dwight: YEAH. ICE GOT THE HEIGHT — HE'S GOT THE HEIGHT. HE PLAYS LIKE A LITTLE GUY. HE'S SO GREAT. OUR KAWHI — WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE MAN, HE HAS ABNORMALLY LARGE HANDS. >> YEAH. >> Dwight: PART OF WHAT MAKES HIM SO SPECIAL, HE CAN PULL THE BALL OUT OF THE AIR. >> Kim: REALLY? >> Dwight: HE CAN ACTUALLY CATCH IT. >> >> Adrienne: IS THAT WHY THEY CALL HIM THE KLAW? >> HE GRABBED THE REBOUND IN PHILY , TOOK IT FROM THE GUY. >> Dwight: THE DRIBBLE. HE HOLDS OUT HERE. LOOKS AROUND. AND BEAUTIFUL PICTURE TO WATCH. >> Adrienne: I'M GOING TO WATCH A GAME WITH YOU GUYS NEXT. I NEED SOME MORE GUIDANCE ON HERE. >> Dwight: WOW! >> WE'LL GET SOME TICKETS FOR OPENING NIGHT. >> Dwight: YEAH. WE HEARD YOU GOT THE HOOK-UP. >> OH, YEAH. >> Adrienne: SO AGAIN THE COPS ARE SAYING TO PEOPLE, LOOK, WE KNOW YOU WANT TO WATCH THIS. WE WANT YOU TO WATCH IT, TOO. SO WHAT THEY'VE DONE IS THEY'VE SET UP AN ALTERNATE SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO VIEW THE PARADE. AND THAT'S AT YONGE AND DUNDAS SQUARE. THEY'RE TELLING FOLKS TO JUST HEAD A FEW BLOCKS NORTH. YOU KNOW, WHERE HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE — NOT THAT IT'S UNSAFE. IT'S SUPER CROWDED. >> Dwight: YEAH. LITERALLY, PHYSICALLY THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM IN BETWEEN THESE BUILDINGS TO HOUSE THIS MANY PEOPLE AND HAVE THE PARADE COME THROUGH. >> Adrienne: THAT'S RIGHT. >> Dwight: SO LOGISTICALLY IT'S BEEN A BIT OF A NIGHTMARE. WE'RE GOING TO COME AND HAVE A HUGE CELEBRATION HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. BUT FOR THAT TO HAPPEN, WE ACTUALLY HAVE TO GET THESE VEHICLES THROUGH THAT CROWD. YOU CAN SEE THE OFFICERS THERE, THEY'RE BEING REALLY PATIENT. ASKING PEOPLE TO PLEASE MOVE BACK AS WE GET THESE VEHICLES, THESE DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES CARRYING YOUR BASKETBALL HEROES UP TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. >> LOOK AT ALL OF THAT RED. MY GOSH! >> Adrienne: THAT'S AMAZING, RIGHT. >> Dwight: A SEA OF RED. >> Adrienne: A FRIEND STAYING AT THE ROYAL YORK, AT THE CORNER THERE OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. HE WAS AT A CONFERENCE, INSIDE ALL DAY. SHE'S NOT FROM CANADA, SHE'S FROM THE PHILIPPINES. SHE WENT OUTSIDE AFTER THE CONFERENCE AND WAS FACED FACED H LIKE 100,000 PEOPLE IN THE ENTRANCE. >> Dwight: IS IT LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME IN TORONTO? >> Adrienne: SHE SAID FOR A MOMENT SHE WAS SCARED, RIGHT. IS THIS GOING TO TURN INTO A RIOT. SHE REALIZED THAT EVERYONE WAS PASSING EACH OTHER SAYING, EXCUSE ME, PARDON ME. YEAH. PARDON ME. >> Dwight: TRUE CANADIAN FASHION. >> Adrienne: YEAH. SHE FELT IN THE ONE INTERSECTION WAS EVERYTHING SHE EVER HEARD ABOUT CANADA. >> YEAH. >> Adrienne: IN ONE INTERSECTION. SHE LOVES IT. >> Dwight: YOU AND I WERE BOTH GOING DOWN THERE GOING LIVE FOR THE GAMES. WE SAW IF THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE. THEY HAD OVERFLOW SECTIONS. I DON'T THINK FOR THE GAME 5 WHEN THEY THOUGHT WE MIGHT PULL IT OFF. I DON'T THINK THEY WERE EXPECTING THAT MANY PEOPLE. JUST LIKE I DON'T THINK YOU COULD EVEN IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE. I MEAN, I KNEW, ADRIENNE, THIS WOULD BE A MASSIVE PARTY. IT WAS GOING TO BE A GREAT CELEBRATION. I CAN'T BELIEVE THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE HERE. THIS IS NOT JUST TORONTO. THIS REALLY IS CANADA TODAY CELEBRATING THESE CHAMPIONS. THERE IT IS. >> THERE'S THE TROPHY! LARRY O'BRIEN. >> Dwight: WOW! >> HOW HEAVY IS THAT TROPHY? >> 16,000 STERLING SILVER. >> YEAH. >> Adrienne: I LOOKED THAT UP LAST NIGHT. THAT'S WORTH A PRETTY PENNY. NOT THAT ANYONE IS GOING TO MELT THAT. [Laughter] >> Dwight: I'M HOPING IT WILL GET A CHANCE TO TOUR THE COUNTRY IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES. >> Adrienne: THAT WOULD BE GREAT. >> Dwight: I KNOW THE PLAYERS WILL GET TO TAKE IT TO SOME OF THEIR HOMETOWNS. I KNOW THAT THEY DO WITH THE STANLEY CUP. >> Adrienne: SURE. >> Dwight: I HOPE. >> Adrienne: WE HAVE NO MUSCLE MEMORY WITH THIS. >> MY FAVOURITE TROPHY IS ALWAYS THE STANLEY CUP TROPHY. IF I EVER MADE IT IN THE NHL, I'LL EAT CEREAL OUT OF IT. >> Dwight: I THINK BY THAT TIME, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO DO WHAT THE PLAYERS DO. THEY'RE DRINKING CHAMPAGNE OUT OF THAT TROPHY. >> NO, IT WILL STILL BE CEREAL. >> Dwight: I KNOW HIS MOM IS HERE. >> Adrienne: NO. NO. SOLID GUY. >> Dwight: ON HIS BEST BEHAVIOUR. IT DOES LOOK LIKE, ADRIENNE, IT IS MOVING AGAIN. >> NICE. >> Adrienne: THAT'S A COMBINATION. >> Dwight: THAT'S TRUE. WE'LL SEE. I'M RECOGNIZING MANUFACTURE THESE BUILDINGS IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO AND THINKING THEY'RE A LITTLE CLOSER TO US. LOOK AT ALL OF THE PEOPLE, THOUGH. >> MY GOSH! THE NORTH HAS SPOKEN. [Laughter] >> Adrienne: WELL CERTAINLY THE NORTH SHOWED UP. >> OH, YEAH. >> Dwight: CAN WE GET ANOTHER CHECK WITH GREG TO SEE, A CHECK ALONG THE ROUTE. LET'S SEE IF REGULAR ROSS CAN HEAR — GREG ROSS CAN HEAR US. GREG, CAN YOU HEAR US DOWN THERE? IS THE PARADE FINALLY MOVING ALONG AT A BETTER PACE? >> Reporter: DWIGHT, I CAN HEAR YOU GUYS. I CAN HEAR YOU GUYS DOWN THERE. CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> Dwight: WE SURE CAN. >> WE CAN HEAR YOU. >> Adrienne: GO FOR IT, GREG. >> Reporter: WE'RE WALKING THE ROUTE HERE. WE HAVE PEOPLE LIGHTING OFF FLARES, WE HAVE EVERYBODY CHANTING TOWARDS KAWHI LEONARD. THE LAST CHANT WAS "STAY, STAY, STAY." AND HE — >> Adrienne: OH, YEAH. >> Reporter: EVERYBODY WANTS A PIECE OF HIM. >> I KNOW YOU'RE TRYING HARD THERE. >> PEOPLE DOWN HERE. YOU CAN SEE THEM HOLDING THE PHONES UP TRYING TO SEND A TWEET OR — IT'S HARD TO GET A SOLID SIGNAL. KEEP IN MIND THAT WHEN THEY SHOW UP HERE, I'M NOT GOING TO GUESS ANY MORE. >> IF YOU'RE NOT IN TORONTO, THIS SHOULD MATTER TO YOU. MEDICAL POST AT BAY STREET, SOUTH OF DUNDAS, EAT OF CITY HALL. IF ANYBODY ISN'T FEELING PARTICULARLY WELL. EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY. >> Dwight: IF YOU HAVE — SO FAR, SO GOOD. >> YOU LOST A CHILD, PLEASE GO TO A SECURITY STAFF OR ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICERS. WE WAIT FOR THIS PARADE TO WIND ITS WAY HERE. >> Dwight: THE VERY FIRST GAME THEY GAVE OUT JACKETS. MY DAUGHTER IS HERE WEARING THE JACKET, RUNNING AROUND. >> WOW! >> Dwight: YOU KNOW, WE STRUGGLED REALLY IN THE EARLY YEARS WITH THE TEAM THAT — THE 16-WIN SEASON. I THINK IT WAS '97, WHERE WE 16-66. A FAR CRY FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW. WE HAD EARLY SUCCESS FOLKS WITH DAMON STOUDEMIRE. HE TURNED OUT TO BE A ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> Dwight: THE WINNING WAS WHAT WE WEREN'T HAVING. THEN WHEN VINCE CARTER CAME HERE IN '98, THAT WAS A BIG DEAL. THAT'S WHEN THE LOVE AFFAIR REALLY STARTED. WHEN HE WON THE SLAM DUNK CHAMPIONSHIP. HE WAS SUCH A HIGH FLYER, EVEN IF YOU WEREN'T A BASKETBALL FAN, THE FACT THAT HE WAS SO AMAZING DREW OTHER PEOPLE TO THE GAME BECAUSE OF HIS ATHLETIC PROWESS THAT THE MAN SHOWED THROUGH THE TIME. >> Adrienne: HAS DOUBT ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF THE RAPTORS? YOU KNOW, LIKE — WHEN I HEAR YOU TALK ABOUT THE TRADE WITH DEMAR DeROZAN AND STUFF THAT NICK NURSE HAS DONE. I MEAN, HAS — HAS DOUBT JUST BEEN FUNDAMENTAL TO IT? >> Dwight: I THINK IT'S BEEN FUNDAMENTAL TO THE PSYCHEY OF OUR CITY. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> Dwight: SPORTS. I THINK IT JUST RUBBED OFF ON THE FACT THAT WE THINK WE'RE A HOCKEY TOWN, BUT WE HAVE NOT HAD A HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SUCH A LONG, LONG TIME. SO I THINK IN THE PSYCHE, WE'RE STILL — I THINK FROM THE OUTSIDE PEOPLE LOOKED AT US, TOO, OH, TORONTO. YOU KNOW, THEY'RE NOT — WHAT DO THEY KNOW ABOUT BASKETBALL. WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO. WE STARTED GETTING INTO THE PLAYOFFS IN THAT '99, 2000 SEASON PERFORM. IT WAS THE FIRST SHOT. WE GOT SWEPT BY THE KNICKS. UNFORTUNATELY THAT BECAME KIND OF — WE HAD GREAT SEASONS AND YOU GET TO THE POSTSEASON. YEAH. WE FINALLY ADVANCED, CHRIS BOSH ARRIVED, WE GOT KYLE LOWRY. WE ONLY GOT KYLE LOWRY BECAUSE STEVE NASH, OUR GREAT CANADIAN PLAYER, AND NBA ALL-STAR, HE DIDN'T WANT TO COME HERE. AND ENDED UP GOING TO THE LAKERS. OH, WE'LL TAKE THIS GUY KYLE LOWRY. BOY, DID THAT WORK OUT FOR US. AGAIN SWEPT BY THE WIZARDS IN 2015. WE JUST GET SWEPT, SWEPT IN THE PLAYOFFS. AND WHEN MASAI UJIRI MADE THIS DECISION TO BLOW UP THIS TEAM AFTER LAST SEASON, AND AS ADRIENNE SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER, WE LOVED DWANE CASEY. WE LOVED DEMAR DeROZAN AND CASEY. WHO IS NICK NURSE, WHO IS KAWHI LEONARD. I THINK THE INITIAL SHOCK OF THE TRADE. AFTER YOU HEARD MASAI SPEAK SAYING, LISTEN, WHEN YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A TOP FIVE PLAYER, YOU HAVE TO MAKE THE MOVE, EVEN IF YOU LOSE PLAYERS YOU LOVE. AND, U-YOU — YOU KNOW WHAT HE COULD HAVE BEEN GONE. WHAT DO THEY SAY, FOR THERE TO BE REWARD, YOU HAVE TO TAKE RISK. THE RISK PAID OFF. LOOK AT THAT SHOT. THIS IS THE REWARD RIGHT HERE. >> Adrienne: SORT OF AN EPIC IMAGE. >> Dwight: THIS IS THE REWARD, FOLKS. >> Adrienne: YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TALKED A LOT ABOUT WHAT THIS TEAM IS WORTH TO THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CANADA. WHAT'S IT WORTH, THOUGH? I MEAN, FINANCIALLY WHAT IS THIS RAPTORS TEAM WORTH? >> Dwight: WE HAVE INCREASED THIS VALUE OF THE FRANCHISE. I WILL SAY THIS, THOUGH, FOR TORONTO FANS. WE'VE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE GOING TO WATCH THE TEAM. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> Dwight: WHEN THE TEAM GOT HERE, THIS WAS FAN SUPPORT IN THE SENSE THAT PEOPLE WOULD GO TO THE GAMES. YOU HAVE TEAMS AROUND THE NBA WHO SOME NIGHTS HAVE PROBLEMS PUT 7,000 TO 10,000 PEOPLE IN THEIR STANDS. WE'VE BEEN IN THE TOP FIVE FOR YEARS, AS FAR AS FAN SUPPORT AND GOING TO THE GAMES. AND BEING THE ONLY TEAM IN CANADA, I THINK "FORBES" HAS ALREADY SAID OUR VALUE HAS INCREASED JUST, NOT ONLY FROM THE CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE REALLY THE ONLY BASKETBALL TEAM IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE THE GRIZZLIES MOVED TO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN MANY YEARS AGO. MOVED TO MEMPHIS MANY YEARS AGO. EVEN IF THEY GO IN YEARS TO COME, I THINK JUST LIKE VINCE CARTER, A WHOLE GENERATION OF KIDS WHO GREW UP LOVING AND PLAYING THE GAME. I THINK KAWHI AND THIS CHAMPIONSHIP IS GOING TO DO THE SAME THING FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS OF FANS. I THINK WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A BASKETBALL COUNTRY, AS WELL AS A HOCKEY COUNTRY, AS WELL AS A SOCCER COUNTRY. >> Adrienne: SO TELL ME, AS YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES, IF YOU CAN IMAGINE THAT YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE L.A. LAKERS, ALL RIGHT, FOR EXAMPLE, OR THE HORNETS, YOU LOOK AT THIS TEAM AND THIS PARADE, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING RIGHT NOW ABOUT HOW YOU WANT TO MOTIVATE YOUR OWN FANS? WELL, IF I WAS LIKE ANY TEAM AND I'M LOOKING AT THIS, LIKE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW. EVERYBODY COMES TO SUPPORT THIS TEAM. RIGHT. I WOULD ENCOURAGE MORE FANS TO COME ON, YOU KNOW, START WATCHING THE GAME OR WATCHING IT AT HOME. IMPROVE OUR FAN BASE. BUT, YOU KNOW, THE RAPTORS — JURASSIC PARK, RIGHT. >> Dwight: WE STARTED IT. YOU HEARD DRAKE SAY WE STARTED THIS. >> MILWAUKEE TRIED THE DEER DISTRICT. >> YEAH. >> Dwight: RIGHT. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> I'LL GIVE YOU A FEW POINTS FOR THAT. THIS TEAM, EVERYBODY GENERAL MANAGER SHOULD KNOW IN THE NBA TEAM IS UNIQUE, RIGHT. I BET EVERY PLAYER IN THE TEAM THEY GO OUT TO PLAY THEIR HARDEST, WHEN IT COMES TO TORONTO, YEAH, INLOVE TORONTO. I LOVE THIS TEAM. I LOVE THE FANS. LEBRON EVEN SAID WE HAVE THE BEST FANS IN THE NBA. LEBRON SAID IT. >> Dwight: AND IT'S TRUE. >> SO IF I WAS ANYBODY, I RESPECT TORONTO MOSTLY. BUT I WOULD ENCOURAGE FANS TO COME OUT MORE. >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> I DON'T THINK IT CAN MATCH WHAT WE HAVE RIGHT HERE. >> Dwight: I THINK A PLAYER THINKING ABOUT COMING TO TORONTO IN PAST YEARS, WE HAD ISSUES TRYING TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO COME HERE. >> Adrienne: THE WEATHER. [Please stand by] >> Reporter: THESE FOLKS DIDN'T HAVE A HOPE TO GET TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, IT WAS THAT PACKED. BUT THEY IS STILL WANTED TO GET HERE AND BE PART OF THIS PARADE AT THIS MOMENT. RACHEL, TELL ME WHY YOU WANTED TO SKIP SCHOOL, I'M ASSUMING, AND COME TO THIS PARADE TODAY? >> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, PRIDE FOR OUR CANADA, AND I THINK RAPTORS REPRESENT CANADA, AND WE'RE ALL PROUD OF THAT. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE HERE TODAY. >> Reporter: VERY NICE, VERY NICE. I JUST MET OUR YOUNGEST FAN PERHAPS. I HAVEN'T CAUGHT HER NAME YET. >> KIOMI. >> Reporter: HEY, KIOMI, HOW OLD ARE YOU? >> HEY, ARE RAPS NUMBER ONE? WHAT NUMBER ARE THE RAPS. >> HOW OLD ARE YOU? >> Reporter: I THOUGHT WE COULD DO IT. WHY WAS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO COME DOWN AND BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TODAY? >> IT IS AN HISTORICAL MOMENT. WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR 24 YEARS, AND WE'RE REALLY PART OF THE BOYS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, RAPTORS. >> Reporter: DESCRIBE FOR ME THE PARTY AND THE SCENE WE SAW HERE TODAY? >> IT IS INDESCRIBABLE. YOU NEVER ANTICIPATED THIS MANY PEOPLE. BUT THE SPIRIT DOWN HERE IN INCREDIBLE. ALL ARE ONE TODAY IN TORONTO. >> Reporter: ALL ONE, AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO BE HERE. NOW A LOT OF THIS SCENE HAS ALREADY WRAPPED UP. IF WE CAN GO THIS WAY A LITTLE BIT, ADRIENNE AND DWIGHT, THIS IS CLEAN AND FRIENDLY TORONTO. AND THEY WERE QUICK TO GET TO WORK TO MAKE SURE IT GETS BACK TO NORMAL BY TOMORROW. FOR SURE THAT IS HOW THEY WILL FIND THE CITY TOMORROW. ALTHOUGH I THINK SOME FANS MIGHT BE A LITTLE TIRED AFTER A FULL DAY OF PARTYING HERE DOWN AT THE PARADE. >> Adrienne: I'M HAVING A HARD TIME ACCEPTING THAT TOMORROW IS ONLY TUESDAY. >> YEAH. >> THIS IS EFFICIENT TORONTO, THOUGH. I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT AS SOON AS THE PARADE IS PAST, THE CLEANUP CREWS ARE RIGHT THERE. >> Adrienne: IT IS TRUE, DWIGHT. GAME SIX, WHEN YOU AND I WERE LEAVING JURASSIC PARK, I LINGERED A LITTLE LATER, LIVE UNTIL AROUND 2:00 a.m., ANDIAS AND AS I WAS WALKING BY, THERE WAS A PAR RAISED PEOPLE WALKING TOWARDS GATE SIX, AND THEY WERE THE CLEANUP BRIGADE. >> WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THE CLEANUP BRIGADE? >> Adrienne: NO KIDDING. >> Dwight: SOMETIMES THE PLAYERS, WHEN THEY RVED, SERVED, AND THEY'RE ASKING THEM ABOUT THE CITY, THEY SAY IT IS SO CLEAN. THEY SHOULD BE ARRIVING HERE SHORTLY. >> Adrienne: THEY SAID AROUND THE CORNER, AND THEN THERE WAS SOME HESITATION. YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS HERE. >> Dwight: LET'S HEAD BACK TO GREG ROSS, AND I THINK HE WAS THE FIRST GUY TO ONE THE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP, AND HE IS WITH OUR GREG ROSS. >> THE JERSEY THAT JEREMY HAS ON RIGHT NOW, THIS IS REALLY COOL. >> YES. IT'S AN OLD JERSEY THAT HAD THE CHINESE CHARACTERS ON IT, MAN, JUST A SHOUT OUT TO ALL OF THE FANS, ESPECIALLY THE CHINESE FANS, WHO DID A GREAT JOB, AND REALLY EVERYBODY, THE CITY — THE CITY HAS BEEN AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING. >> Reporter: JEREMY, LET'S JUST SWING THE CAMERA AROUND HERE SO WE CAN SEE WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE. LOOK AT THOSE SWARMS AND SWARMS OF PEOPLE. AND JEREMY IS GETTING THE CROWD GOING HERE, AND THEY ARE LOVING IT. JEREMY, HAVE YOU EVER, IN YOUR CAREER, SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS? >> ABSOLUTELY NOT. ABSOLUTELY NOT. THIS SA LOT OF FUN, AND TO SEE EVERYBODY COME OUT AND TAKE OFF — THIS SA IS A MONDAY. >> Reporter: LOOK AT THAT HERE. THIS IS INCREDIBLE. AS WE LOOK DOWN, THIS IS AT UNIVERSITY AND WELLINGTON, NOT FAR FROM THE CBC STUDIOS, AND YOU CAN THERE IS A SEA OF PEOPLE. THE PLAYERS OBVIOUSLY JUST CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT THEY'RE SEEING. IS THIS A GOOD SALES PITCH FOR KAWHI LEONARD TO COME BACK? >> I HONESTLY THINK AT THIS POINT, MAN, THERE IS NOTHING ELSE. THIS IS THE TOP, THIS IS THE PINNACLE, AND THIS IS AS FUN AS IT GETS. YOU KNOW, I THINK — WE'LL SEE, BUT TORONTO HAS DONE EVERYTHING THEY HAVE CAN AND IT HAS BEEN AN AMAZING, AMAZING YEAR, AND AMAZING SEASON, AND IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE TO BE PART OF. >> Reporter: TALK ABOUT THAT. YOU CAME LATE IN THE SEASON. YOU WANTED TO PLAY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP. AND YOU GOT THE CHAMPIONSHIP. HOW ARE YOU FEELING RIGHT NOW ABOUT THAT? >> I FEEL GREAT. I'M SO ENCOURAGED TO BE ON THIS TEAM, AND AFTER MISSING THE LAST TWO SEASONS TO INJURY AND GETTING TRADING, AND GOING THROUGH ALL OF THE EMOTIONS OF THAT, AND THEN FOR ME TO END UP HERE AND WIN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP, IT TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT MYSELF. IT HAS CHALLENGED ME. IT HAS GROWN ME. I WANT TO SOAK ALL OF THIS IN. AND WHEN IT IS ALL SAID AND DONE, I'LL GET READY FOR NEXT NEXT SEASON. BUT RIGHT NOW I'M IN THE MOMENT. >> Reporter: WHAT WAS IT LOOK TO HOLD THAT TROPHY IN YOUR HAND. AND YOU HAD A CHAMPAGNE — TALK ABOUT THAT MOMENT. >> THE TROPHY IS HEAVY. THE TROPHY IS HEAVY, BUT, MAN — I DON'T REALLY THINK I CAN RECREATE THAT MOMENT. IT IS THE FIRST TIME TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE TROPHY, TOUCH THE TROPHY, HOLD THE TROPHY, AND LIFT IT UP — IT'S SUCH A BLESSING. >> Reporter: IF YOU WANT ANOTHER CHANCE TO HOLD IT, YOU'VE GOT TO SOMEHOW PRY IT OUT OF KYLE LOWRY'S HANDS. HE DOESN'T SEEM TO WANT TO GIVE IT UP. EVERYBODY SEEMS TO BE HAVING A GREAT TIME. JEREMY, THANKS FOR DOING THIS. THIS IS SURREAL. YOU'VE HEARD JEREMY, HE SAID HE HAS NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT. HE HAS PLAYED IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF CROWDS, BUT THIS IS BEYOND ANY OF THAT. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE. LOOK IN THE WINDOWS OF THE BUILDING. EVERYBODY IS PACKING THE WINDOWS HERE TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THIS. THERE IS NOT A WINDOW IN ANY BUILDING THAT ISN'T FILLED WITH PEOPLE WATCHING. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SCENE HERE IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO. >> Dwight: IT IS INCREDIBLE. THANK YOU FOR THAT, GREG ROSS. GREAT JOB. I REMEMBER THE HYPE OF THE INSANITY WHEN HE WAS BECOMING A BIG GUY IN THIS LEAGUE, AND HE HIT A SHOT, AND THE CROWD WAS CHEERING FOR HIM BECAUSE THEY WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE THIS KID IN THE NBA. HE CAME HERE AND WON A CHAMPIONSHIP WITH OUR TEAM. ADRIENNE, WE'VE GOT ANOTHER GUEST? >> MICHAEL CRANE HAS JOINED US. >> WHEN IN DOUBT, I PUT ON A SUIT. THEY GIVE THEM TO ME, AND I WEAR THEM. THAT'S MY STRATEGY. >> Adrienne: THERE PROBABLY ISN'T ANYONE IN THIS COUNTRY THAT KNOWS MORE ABOUT BASKETBALL THAN YOU. >> THERE ARE A FEW. THERE IS A FEW. THANK YOU, I TRY MY BEST. IT MUST BE A THRILL FOR YOU GUYS, TOO. ADRIENNE, I'VE WATCHED YOU FROM ALL OF THE CRAZY PLACES ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT EVERYBODY IS SO HAPPY, AND EVERYTHING IS GOING WELL. >> Adrienne: IT'S UNHEARD OF. IT'S FANTASTIC. IN ALL OF THE TIMES YOU STUDIED THE RAPTORS, DID YOU THINK THEY HAD THE CHEMISTRY AS A TEAM FOR THIS? >> WELL, I MEAN, I THINK — PEOPLE FORGET. THIS IS A TEAM THAT WON 59 GAMES A YEAR AGO, AND AS MUCH AS THINGS WENT WRONG IN THAT GAME AGAINST CLEVELAND — THEY WERE A TEAM THAT WAS CLOSE. I'M ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE ON THE PLANET WHO THINK THEY COULD HAVE WON THAT GAME. WE WON'T GET INTO IT. BUT WHEN THEY MADE THE DECISION TO HIRE DANNY GREEN AND KAWHI LEONARD — ALL OF A SUDDEN THAT CHANGES THE EQUATION. ADRIENNE, BASKETBALL IS THE ONE SPORT WHERE AN INDIVIDUAL CAN HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT, AND THE SAME IN HOCKEY. THE BEST SOCCER PLAYER IN THE WORLD IS ONE OUT OF 22 PEOPLE ON THE FIELD. IN BASKETBALL, WHEN YOU HAVE ONE GUY WHO IS ON THE FLOOR, 40, 43 MINUTES A GAME, THROWING THE BALL 30 TO 40% OF THE TIME, THAT CHANGES THE GAME. WHEN THEY MADE THE DECISION TO HIRE KAWHI LEONARD, MY QUESTION WAS IS HE GOING TO GET HEALTHY? >> Adrienne: WHY WOULDN'T KAWHI COME BACK? EVERYBODY IS KIND OF BEGGING HIM TO COME BACK. THERE IS A A BIT OF A NEOPHYTE, HE'S GOING TO GET A BIG PAYCHEQUE. >> WELL, THEY COULD PAY HIM $50 MILLION MORE. WHEN YOU TAKE LEBRON JAMES OR KEVIN DURANT, THEY HAVE MASSIVE EXTERNAL INCOMES, HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM ENDORSEMENTS, AND KAWHI LEONARD ISN'T QUITE THERE. TO MY MIND, AND TO YOUR POINT, HERE IS A PLAYER WHO IS PROVEN TO BE SOMEWHAT FRAGILE WITH HIS HEALTH, ALTHOUGH IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS OVER THE WORST OF IT, AND HE DOESN'T HAVE THIS INCREDIBLE POOL OF ENDORSEMENTS TO DRAW ON, SO I DO THINK THAT THE RAPTORS HAVE ALWAYS HAD A VERY GOOD CHANCE BECAUSE THEY CAN PAY HIM THE MOST. AND AS THEY'VE ESTABLISHED, THEY CAN WIN WITH HIM IN THIS TYPE OF LINEUP. THE REASON — AND I THINK THIS CAN'T HURT, OBVIOUSLY. >> THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE TODAY. >> IN JANUARY, WHEN IT IS 20, 30° BELOW, AND HE WOULD SAY, I'M GOING GARAGE TO GARAGE. HE IS A CALIFORNIA KID. >> HE'S A CALIFORNIA KID. >> THIS HAS GOT TO REAFFIRM OR OPEN HIS EYES AS TO WHAT IS OUT HERE. AND YET THESE GUYS GO THROUGH THE PLAYOFFS, AND THEY'RE NOT EXPERIENCING IT. THEY'RE ON A MISSION. IT IS LIKE A MILITARY-TYPE OPERATION IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY'RE PLAYING ATTENTION TO. SO THIS IS GOING TO BE SENSORY OVERLOOK. ONE, YOU CAN'T FIGHT THE GEOGRAPHY, AND, TWO, HE MIGHT NOT BE PROTECTING ONLY THIS YEAR — OR THE YEAR FOLLOWING — HE MIGHT LOOK AT, I'VE GOT TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF THE NEXT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS, AND THOSE WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT YEARS OF MY CAREER PROFESSIONALLY. IS THIS SITUATION GOING TO OFFER THE BEST LONG-TERM OPPORTUNITY? THOSE WOULD BE THE TWO ISSUES, FOR ME. >> AS A FORECASTER, DID IT NEED TO BE DONE? IT FEELS LIKE WE'RE GETTING A REPUTATION AS BEING A GREAT REGULAR SEASON TEAM. BUT WHEN THAT SECOND SEASON CAME, WE JUST COULDN'T CUT IT. IS THIS SOMETHING THAT REALLY HAD TO BE DONE TO CHANGE THIS TEAM AND HOW THE NBA AND THE BASKETBALL WORLD LOOKED AT US? >> THE ANSWER IS YES BECAUSE WE'RE HERE. AND I WOULD SAY THAT — YOU KNOW, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN A REAL STRONG ADVOCATE OF THIS, THE WAY THE TEAM WAS BEFORE. I THINK THAT WE'LL NEVER KNOW EXACTLY HOW THINGS WOULD HAVE WORKED OUT. YOU LOOK AT HOW WELL, FOR EXAMPLE — HOW THEY ARE PLAYING WHEN THEY MADE THE DECISION — >> I DON'T LIKE TO UNDERESTIMATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS THAT THEY MAKE, DWAYNE CASEY. BUT WHAT YOU DO HAVE WHEN YOU MAKE THE DECISION TO GO FOR IT WITH KAWHI LEONARD, YOU'RE SENDING A SIGNAL, A MESSAGE THAT, YOU KNOW, SECOND PLACE ISN'T GOOD ENOUGH. AND I ALSO WOULD SAY THAT THE ONE THING THAT DEMAR DEROZAN WAS, HE WASN'T A GREAT DEFENCIVE PLAYER. AND THAT'S 50% OF THE PLAY. AND INSTANTLY THE TEAM GOT BETTER BECAUSE YOU PUT DANNY GREEN AND KUAUI LEN KAWHILEONARD ON THE FLOOR. I THINK THOSE WERE THE ELEMENTS THAT WERE PROBABLY THE DIFFERENCE. >> SO IF WE DIDN'T WIN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP HERE, WOULD IT HAVE STILL BEEN WORTH IT? THE REASON NOW EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT MASAI GETTING THE SECOND NBA OF THE YEAR, BUT — >> OBVIOUSLY, IT WAS WORTH IT. WHAT KAWHI LEONARD HELPED — THE ONLY WAY IT WOULD HAVE BACKFIRED IF HE CAME BACK TO PLAY — HE PLAYED NINE YEARS BEFORE, AND IT WAS NOT A SIGNIFICANT INJURY HE WAS DEALING WITH. THAT WAS THE QUESTION MARK IN MY MIND, HE MIGHT WANT TO COME BACK AND WE WERE HAPPY TO HAVE HIM, BUT THIS SEASON WAS SO RIGOROUS AND SO DEMANDING, AND AS WE SAW WITH KEVIN DURANT HURTING HIS ACHILLES TEND DAN, AND KLAY THOMPSON WITH THE A.C.L., AND THE RAPTORS ALONG ARE GOING TO HAVE FOUR PLAYERS THAT WILL HAVE THUMB SURGERY. I THINK ONCE IT WAS CLEAR HE COULD COME AND PLAY AT A HIGH NBA LEVEL AND SUSTAIN THAT, WITH THE RAPS, AND WITH THAT STRATEGY, AND IT WAS VERY CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT, THEN IT WAS WORTH IT. IF HE HAD COME AND PLAYED 10 GAMES AND HAD TO SHUT IT DOWN, OBVIOUSLY YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVING UP A LOT. >> Adrienne: ANY OTHER CHANCE OF ANOTHER CANADIAN TEAM, OR IS THE ENTIRE MARKET RIGHT HERE? >> I ASKED ADAM SILVER. AND I THINK WHAT YOU'RE DEMONSTRATING HERE IS THERE IS A DEMAND. THIS IS A BIG COUNTRUUQdK A VIBRANT COUNTRY. AND YOU LOOK AT A CITY LIKE VANCOUVER WHO HAD A TEAM AND NOW THEY DON'T. THIS IS THE EQUATION THAT THE NBA IS GOING TO DO. AND WHEN I ASKED ADAM SILVER THIS QUESTION EXACTLY. RIGHT NOW YOU'VE GO 30 FRANCHISES THAT ARE SHARING IN I THINK AROUND $9 MILLION OR $10 MILLION ANNUALLY. THE ONLY WAY THEY WANTED TO DO IT — A NEW FRANCHISE CAN COME IN, AND THEY CAN GET A BILLION OR $2 BILLION, AND THE SEATS WOULD BE EXTRAORDINARY. IT IS A MATH EQUATION. WHATEVER THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THEY COULD GET FROM THAT FRANCHISE BEING DISTRIBUTED AMONG 30 OWNERS, IT WOULD BE LESS OR MORE BY WHAT THEY WOULD LOSES BY DISTRIBUTING REQUIRE REVENUE. SO I THINK WHAT WE'VE SEEN HERE IN CANADA, AND THE NBA ITSELF — THEY WERE SAYING THEY WERE THE AGGREGATE TV RATINGS. BECAUSE ON THE WHOLE, SOME OF THE VIEWERS IN CANADA — [YELLING] >> I THINK CANADA IS TAKING MONEY FROM THE NBA. IF WE ADDED ANOTHER TEAM, CAN WE TAKE EVEN MORE MONEY, AND THAT WOULD DO ALL OF OUR PARTNERS WELL. >> Adrienne: HOW MUCH MONEY IS CANADA MAKING FOR CANADA? >> LOOK, I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW YOU WOULD CALCULATE IT, TO BE HONEST. I THINK THEY USED TO SAY FOR EVER PLAYOFF GAME AT AIR CANADA CENTRE, IT WOULD WORTH MAYBE A MILLION DOLLARS STRAIGHT TO THE BOTTOM LINE. THAT WAS YEARS AGO. THAT MIGHT BE MORE, 7, 8, $9 MILLION. I BELIEVE THEY PLAYED 12 HOME PLAYOFF GAMES, AND THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN $100 MILLION IN ADDITIONAL REVENUE. DON'T QUOTE ME. I'M SPECULATING THAT. BUT CONSIDER THAT, $100 MILLION OUT OF THIN AIR. SO THIS IS GOOD MONEY IN BASKETBALL. >> Dwight: WE'RE GOING TO FINISH UP WITH THIS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOUR COVERAGE, AND WE'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU ALL SEASON. SEPARATE YOURSELVES FROM THE SPORTS FANS, AND JUST AS A CANADIAN AND WATCHING WHAT IS GOING ON DOWN HERE, AND AS A FAN OF THIS GAME, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? >> SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE THE PLAYERS — IT IS SO HARD TO PROTEST. IT IS OVERWHELMING. I CAN WRITE THE STORY OF MY LIFE THROUGH BASKETBALL. RIGHT FROM THE FIRST MINUTE I WAS EXPOSED TO THE GAME, AND IT BECAME PART OF MY LIFE, AND EVERY SINGLE STEP ALONG THE WAY UNTIL NOW, I CAN HAVE THE BASKETBALL ELEMENT THROUGH IT. SO TO BE ABLE TO BE HERE — BUT WHEN I'M HERE AND TALKING TO CBC AND YOU GUYS, IT KIND OF BLOWS MY MIND. I'M THINKING OF THE FRANCHISE OF THE GAME WHEN I WAS 10, 11, 12 YEARS OLD. I THINKING OF THE PLAYERS I PLAYED IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH, AND I SEE GUYS I HAVEN'T SEEN IN 20 YEARS, AND WE USED TO PLAY AGAINST EACH OTHER, AND THAT'S WHO I FEEL LIKE I'M HERE FOR. I'M JUST LUCKY TO BE HERE. THAT'S ALL. >> Adrienne: THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> Dwight: THANK YOU. >> Adrienne: HAVE WE DEMOLISHED POOR GREG ROSS. >> Dwight: I THINK WE'VE GOT SOME KAWHI — IF WE'VE GOT KAWHI, WE HAVE TO GO TO KAWHI. >> HOPEFULLY NOBODY WENT INTO WORK TODAY. THEY GOT THE FIRST FEW HOURS OF THE DAY OFF. LOOK AT IT, IT IS CRAZY. >> Reporter: FOR YOU, THIS HAS BEEN AN EPIC TIME. AT WHAT POINT IN THE SEASON DID YOU REALIZE THIS GROUP HAD WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP? >> FROM THE BEGINNING. YOU'VE GOT TO INSTILL THAT IN EVERYBODY'S MINDS, AND LET THEM KNOW, WE'RE ALL FOCUSED ON ONE GOAL. SO EVERYBODY CAN COME INTO THE SEASON WITH THE SAME MINDSET AND FOCUS. >> Reporter: OKAY. TWO MORE BEFORE I LET YOU GO BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO ENJOY THIS. THE FIRST ONE IS: WHAT HAVE THE LAST FEW DAYS BEEN LIKE WITH THE TRAVEL AND THE CELEBRATIONS? >> THE LAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. NO SLEEP, A LOT OF CELEBRATING, AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP GOING. >> Reporter: UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, IS THIS — OR HOW DIFFERENT IS THIS CHAMPIONSHIP FROM ONES IN THE PAST? >> IT IS A DIFFERENT UNIT, A DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION, DIFFERENT CITY, DIFFERENT COUNTRY, AND I'M OLDER, WHICH MAKES IT THAT MUCH BETTER. >> Reporter: ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE TORONTONIANS AND THE CANADIANS THAT WATCHED YOU THIS YEAR, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE WAY YOU CARRIED YOURSELF. >> THANK YOU, TORONTO, THANK YOU, CANADA — WE DID IT! >> Adrienne: THAT WAS KING KAWHI. IF YOU HAD A WORD CLOUD OF ALL OF THE INTERVIEWS THAT WE HAD TODAY, "THANK YOU" WOULD FEATURE PROMINENTLY. THERE IS KAWHI THANKING THE CROWD, AND THE CROWD THANKING KAWHI. WE ALSO HAVE SOME MORE TAPE, I BELIEVE, OF THE GREAT SERGE IBAKA, WHO HAS SO QUICKLY BECOME A FAVOURITE OF PEOPLE HERE BECAUSE HE IS A DECENT GUY. >> Dwight: WHAT DO YOU THINK? I LOVE WHAT KAWHI WAS SAYING THERE. HE IS A MAN OF FEW WORDS. I'VE BEEN WATCHING THIS MAN PLAY BASKETBALL SINCE HE ENTERED THIS SEASON. I DON'T THINK I HAVE SEEN HIM SMILE AS MUCH, NOT EVEN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN SAN ONOFRE. INSAN ANTONIO. I'M SO GLAD IT IS HAPPENING HERE IN TORONTO. >> Adrienne: AS IF THE FANS AREN'T RIPPED UP ENOUGH. >> Dwight: IT IS GREAT TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY'RE ENJOYING THIS. >> Adrienne: STAYING IN THE CONTROL ROOM, DO WE HAVE SERGE IBAKA? >> THIS IS MY HOME NOW, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? BECAUSE I'VE GOT FRIENDS NOW, AND THEY'RE LIKE FAMILY NOW. AND YOU SEE HOW PEOPLE LOVE US. YOU ALWAYS WANT TO GO SOMEWHERE WHERE PEOPLE LOVE YOU, PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU. AND THOSE PEOPLE ARE HERE. THEY COME HERE BECAUSE THEY LOVE US. >> Reporter: YOUR FANS KNOW YOU HAVE A COOKING SHOW ON YouTube. YOU HAD KAWHI LEONARD ON THERE. AND YOU BEGGED HIM TO COME BACK. DO YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE CONVINCED HIM TO COME BACK? >> LET'S HOPE HE COMES BACK. WE ALL NEED HIM. >> Adrienne: SERGE IBAKA AND HIS COOKING SHOW, THIS AMAZING MAN, BORN IN THE CONGO — HE GOES HOME EVERY SUMMER, BUT WHEN HE CAME TO CANADA, HE FOUND A RESTAURANT IN CANADA THAT MAKES BRILLIANT SOUP. AND HE SAID, LISTEN, WE NEED TO WORK SOMETHING OUT. HE'LL JUST CALL HER AND SHE SAYS, I KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, AND BRINGS IT RIGHT TO HIM. IT IS A LOVELY RELATIONSHIP THEY HAVE BUILT. IT HAS DONE WONDERS FOR HER RESTAURANT. >> Dwight: I'VE HAD SOME OF HER FOOD, AND SHE MAKES SOME GREAT PLANTAIN, AND SHE SAID, I'M THE LADY THAT COOKS FOR SERGE. AND WE HAD HER ON THE SHOW. THAT WAS WONDERFUL. >> Adrienne: KEEPING AN EYE ON THIS PARADE — THIS IS A SNAIL'S PARADE. [YELLING] >> Adrienne: SO THEY'RE STILL ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE. >> Dwight: OH, WE'RE GOING TO PAWS. ♪ O CANADA, OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND ♪ ♪ O CANADA ♪ [CROWD SINGING] ♪ O CANADA, WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪ O CANADA, WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THREE ♪ ♪ O CANADA, WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE ♪ [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> THANK YOU, CANADA! >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! >> Reporter: I LOVE HEARING THAT RENDITION OF OUR NATIONAL ANTHEM FROM MR. TRANQUATA. YOU WILL KNOW HE IS A FAVOURITE DOWN THERE. HE SINGS IT QUITE OFTEN. AND I LOVE HOW HE PUTS THE MICROPHONE TO THE AUDIENCE AND HAS THEM SING IT BACK TO HIM. WE EVEN HAVE SOME CONFETTI, AND I'M NOT SURE WHERE THEY CAME FROM. BUT WE MUST BE GETTING CLOSE. THEY SANG THE ANTHEM, AND THAT MEANS THE PLAYERS MUST BE GETTING CLOSE TO ARRIVING. THERE THEY GO ACROSS THE SKY. >> Adrienne: WELL, THINGS ARE NOT GOING AS SCHEDULED. HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SNOWBIRDS: THEY CAME UP WITH A MANEUVER CALLED "THE RAPTOR." I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY GOT THAT NAME FROM. THIS IS CANADA'S PRECISION, PRECISION TEAM. WE DON'T USUALLY SEE THE SNOWBIRDS UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER. IT IS TOTALLY SPECIAL. >> Dwight: VERY SPECIAL. >> Adrienne: AS WE WATCH THE SNOWBIRDS THERE, WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO AWAY FROM THIS PICTURE AS BEST WE CAN, BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO START TO HEAR FROM FIRE MORALI — >> THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO FLY RIGHT OVER THE SQUARE. I HOPE WE DIDN'T MISS THAT. WE MIGHT HAVE MISSED IT. >> Adrienne: AIL TELL I'LL TELL YOU, YOU CAN HAVE A LOOK. >> Dwight: HE IS AT PRINCE GATE, MADE HIS WAY ALONG LAKE SHORE WEST TO THE BASE OF WHERE THE FANS AT JURASSIC PARK USUALLY WATCH THE GAMES FROM. AND THEN IT MADE ITS WAY NORTH ON YORK. IT MUST BE, ADRIENNE, THAT THE PARADE IS FINALLY MAKING ITS WAY UP UNIVERSITY AVENUE, AND IT IS AROUND THE CORNER FROM US. HERE THEY COME. THEY SEEM LIKE THEY'RE COMING BACK TOWARDS US. YOU CAN HEAR THE CROWD IS CHEERING. AND THEY'RE ALSO CHEERING AND, FOLKS, THERE IT IS. I CAN HEAR THOSE JETS. >> Adrienne: RIGHT OVER THERE. >> Dwight: THERE IT IS. WOW, WHAT A WONDERFUL MOMENT. >> Adrienne: I'M GOING TO GUESS THAT WAS THE CLAW. >> Dwight: CANADA'S FINEST, CELEBRATING OUR CHAMPIONS. >> Adrienne: NOT ONE, BUT TWO FLY-BYs, JUST BECAUSE. >> Dwight: JUST BECAUSE. >> Adrienne: AS WE CONTINUE TO WATCH THE SNOWBIRDS, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM FARM MORALI, WHO IS ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE, AS CLOSE AS SHE CAN GET TO THAT POINT. >> WE'RE HERE ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE, IF YOU GUYS CAN SEE ME OVER HERE. IT HAS BEEN A VERY LONG AFTERNOON HERE FOR PEOPLE WAITING. ALL OF THESE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING HERE SINCE, LIKE, 10:00 IN THE MORNING, AND THE PARADE IS FINALLY MAKING ITS WAY UP HERE, GUYS. YOU CAN GET A SHOT OF IT RIGHT NOW. IT HAS BEEN A HOT, LONG AFTERNOON. A LOT OF PEOPLE GETTING A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT THE PARADE ROUTE, TO BE HONEST. BUT NOW WE'RE SEEING IT COME UP UNIVERSITY AVENUE. WE'VE SEEN SOME ISSUES WITH THE CROWD KIND OF COMING INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET. I'M SURE WHETHER THERE WERE BARRICADES WERE SET UP OR NOT, BUT IT SEEMS THE PARADE IS NOW FINALLY MAKING ITS WAY UP TOWARDS NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, AND A LOT OF EXCITED, VERY NERVOUS PEOPLE. DESPITE THE CROWD, I WAS SURPRISED TO SEE SOME PEOPLE HERE WHO HAVE BEEN REALLY EXCITED TO WAIT ALL OF THESE HOURS TO SEE THE PARADE COME BY. IT IS NOW ALMOST 2:30, AND IT IS FINALLY COMING BY, GUYS. [YELLING] [CHEERING] >> Adrienne: NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, BUT THREE TIMES THE SNOWBIRDS PAID US A VISIT HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. I HAVE A FEELING THEY'RE DOING THIS BECAUSE THEY LOVE THIS, AND IT IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY. AND WE'VE HAD SOME RARE ATHLETICISM DOWN ON THE STREETS FROM GREG ROSS, NOT THAT HE IS NOT AN ATHLETE, BUT HE SPOTTED DRAKE ON THE BUS, AND HE HAD A GOOD INSTINCT TO THROW HIS MICROPHONE TO DRAKE. SO IF WE HAVE THAT TAPE — >> Dwight: AND DRAKE ACTUALLY CAUGHT IT. >> Adrienne: I KNOW. [YELLING] [CHEERING] >> HEY, COMING TO YOU LIVE. WHAT A BIG CITY. WE'RE THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD, THE CHAMPIONS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS IS. HE GOT ON A NICE PLAID JACKET. WE OUT HERE, HEY! [CHEERING] [YELLING] >> WE GOT ONE. >> Reporter: THAT WAS AMAZING. I MEAN, HOW OFTEN — THANK YOU, DRAKE. AND LOOK AT THESE FANS. THEY'RE JUST SOAKING IT IN. >> Adrienne: THANK YOU, DRAKE, INDEED. HOW AWESOME WAS THAT. AND GOOD CATCH. >> Dwight: THAT WAS A DROP THE MIC MOMENT. WE ARE A PUBLIC BROADCASTER, SO THERE ARE MICROPHONES HERE, TOO. IT'S ALL GOOD. THAT WAS A GREAT MOMENT. >> Adrienne: YOU NOTICED THAT DRAKE SAID, "WE'VE GOT ONE." >> Dwight: A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN'T UNDERSTAND HE WAS SAYING WHEN HE KEPT SAYING, I WANT DIP WITH MY CHIPS. >> Adrienne: WHAT IS THAT? >> Dwight: I HAD TO LEARN THIS FROM MY DAUGHTER BECAUSE SHE LEARNED A COUPLE OF CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS. SHE SAID, DADDY, WE'VE GOT TWO CHIPS. WE REPRESENT THE TEAM IN ONTARIO. INSTEAD OF THE KIDS CALLING IT CHAMPIONSHIP, THEY CALL IT CHIP. AND THEY SAY, I WANT DIP WITH MY CHIPS, AND IT HAS BECOME A THING WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE. >> Adrienne: I WOULDN'T MIND SOME DIP WITH CHIPS. AND I'M SURE THOSE PEOPLE AT UNIVERSITY AVENUE WOULDN'T MIND A LITTLE BIT OF WATER. >> Dwight: YEAH, WE'RE HEARING THAT FROM PEOPLE, SAYING THEY NEED WATER. LET'S HEAD BACK TO THE PARADE ROUTE, WITH PHARMA MORALI, WHO IS ON UNIVERSITY AVENUE. >> IF YOU CAN HEAR US, GO FOR IT. [YELLING] >> Reporter: THEY'RE SAYING LET'S GO, RAPTORS, AFTER THE PLAYERS PASS US. THIS IS A MOMENT A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FINALLY WAITING FOR AFTER ALL THESE HOURS. THEY'VE FINALLY ARRIVED. [CHEERING] [YELLING] >> THIS IS THE SPOT THAT A LOT OF FOLKS WERE LINED UP ON UNIVERSITY. IT IS A WIDE AVENUE IN OUR CITY. IT IS ONE OF THE WIDEST STREETS, STRETCHING UP TOWARDS QUEEN'S PARK, AND IT WAS PACKED AS I MADE MY WAY OVER HERE FROM THE CBC, AND FINALLY, HOURS LATER, THE RAPTORS ARE ON THAT ROUTE, AND HOPEFULLY JUST MINUTES AWAY FROM THEIR ARRIVAL AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. >> Adrienne: IF YOU LOOK AT THE PICTURE, IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'RE CURVING AND TURNING, WHICH MEANS THEY'RE PROBABLY HEADING DOWN QUEEN'S STREET. UNIVERSITY AVENUE DOES GO ALL THE WAY TO QUEEN'S PARK, BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO QUEEN'S PARK TODAY. THAT IS THE HOME OF THE PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE. THEY'RE NOT DROPPING BY — >> Dwight: THEY'RE COMING RIGHT HERE. AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. LET'S TAKE IN SOME OF THIS AS THEY ARRIVE IN THE SQUARE, AS WE HEAR FROM SOME OF THE CROWDS OUT THERE. [YELLING] [CHEERING] [CHEERING] [CHEERING] >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! >> Dwight: LET'S GO, RAPTORS — SORRY, WE'RE CHANTING ALONG WITH THE CROWD, HAVING SOME FUN, AS WE WAIT FOR OUR CHAMPIONSHIP RAPTORS TO ARRIVE AT THE LANDING SPOT FOR THIS LONG PARTY, ADRIENNE, THAT HAS BEEN WINDING ITS WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF OUR CITY, WITH FOLKS FROM ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY, IN FACT, ALL OVER THE WORLD, HERE, CHEERING AND ENJOYING OUR TORONTO RAPTORS. >> Adrienne: THEY'RE ONLY ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF LATE, WHICH IS AMAZING. [LAUGHTER] >> Dwight: IT IS — WE CAN'T SEEN SAY STANDING-ROOM ONLY IN THE SQUARE. THERE IS NOT EVEN ROOM TO BEND. PEOPLE ARE SHOULDER TO SHOULDER. >> Adrienne: IT'S TRUE. AND SOME PEOPLE, DWIGHT, HAVE BEEN STANDING IN THIS CROWD — THIS CAN HAPPEN ANY TIME SOMEONE IS STANDING IN THE CROWD — >> Dwight: AND NOT HYDRATED. >> Adrienne: THE GOOD NEWS IS ABOUT A CROWD LIKE THIS, THE MOMENT SOMEONE GOES DOWN, EVERYONE WAVES TO GET SOMEONE'S ATTENTION TO GET A MEDIC, AND SOMEONE GETS TAKEN AWAY. EVERYONE IS REALLY STEPPING UP TO EACH OTHER. >> Dwight: I HAVE A TEXT FROM MY 17-YEAR-OLD WHO IS IN THIS MESS. AND SHE SAID, DAD, IT IS SO CRAZY HERE, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PASS OUT. RANDOM PEOPLE HAD TO HELP US, AND THEY CAME WITH WATER. SHE IS FINE, AND HER FRIENDS ARE OKAY, BUT SHE SAYS THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT HERE. WE NEED SOME WATER DOWN HERE BECAUSE, YOU'RE RIGHT, IT IS DEHYDRATING. EVEN THOUGH IT'S NOT A HOT, HOT DAY, AND WE'RE LUCKY IT IS OVERCAST, BUT YOU STILL NEED TO KEEP HYDRATED. AND BECAUSE OF THE ADRENALIN AND THE EXCITEMENT, YOU KIND OF FORGET YOU'VE BEEN STANDING FOR THREE HOURS, AND YOU NEED A BREAK OR SOME REFRESHMENTS. PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND, WE WANT A FUN DAY AND A SAFE DAY. >> Adrienne: SO FAR, SO GOOD. I THINK THE SUBWAYS ARE STILL A LITTLE CLOSED AT SOME PARTS. THEY DON'T WANT TO BRING ANY MORE PEOPLE IN HERE. >> Dwight: THAT LOOKS LIKE THE ROOKIE NBA HEAD COACH AND — TO GET THAT CHIP IN YOUR FIRST YEAR AT THE HELM IS JUST INCREDIBLE, IT REALLY IS. >> Adrienne: HE TOLD THE STORY THE OTHER DAY ABOUT WATCHING THE SPACES OF THE OAKLAND PLAYERS AND THE OAKLAND FANS WHEN THEY WERE STARTING "O CANADA," AND HE WAS ASTONISHED AT THE LOOK ON THE FACES OF THE OAKLAND TEAM. IT WAS LIKE A WAVE CAME OVER THEM, AND THEY REALIZED, UH-OH, THESE RAPTORS, THESE CANADIANS, THEY'RE SOMETHING GOOD. >> Dwight: IN THE END, AS GREAT A TEAM AS GOLDEN STATE WAS, AND THAT'S PROBABLY MY SECOND FAVOURITE TEAM IN THE NBA, WE REALLY JUST HAD A BETTER TEAM THIS YEAR. WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THEY WERE ABLE TO DO ON THE COURT, AND IT WAS THE DEFENCE THAT REALLY, I THINK, PUT US OVER THE TOP. HE IS AN OFFENCIVE-MINDED COACH. THAT'S WHY WE BROUGHT HIM IN. DWAYNE CASEY WAS A DEFENCIVE-MINDED COACH. BUT WHATEVER THEY DID THIS YEAR, NICK NURSE DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THESE PLAYERS. ON PAPER THEY MAY NOT BE NBA SUPERSTARS, BUT THEIR PERFORMANCES ON THE COURT THIS YEAR AT BOTH ENDS OF THE FLOOR, TAKING DOWN A GREAT TEAM, LIKE THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS, WAS AN INCREDIBLE RUN. AND I'LL TELL YOU, PEOPLE DID NOT EXPECT OUR TORONTO RAPTORS — I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO REALLY BELIEVED THAT THIS TEAM COULD DO THIS WAS JUST THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THIS TOWN. THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF THIS TOWN WHO THOUGHT THIS COULD HAPPEN, EVEN AFTER WE PASSED MILWAUKEE. PEOPLE WERE SAYING, EVEN WITH K.D. NOT COMING BACK, WHATEVER, YOU GUYS STILL WON'T BE ABLE TO DO THIS. AND I THINK TORONTO RAPTORS AND NICK NURSE REALLY SHOWED THEM, AND THEY SHOWED THEM ON THE FLOOR. THEY REALLY DID THIS YEAR. VERY PROUD OF WHAT THIS TEAM WAS ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH AND WITH THE KIND OF PLAYERS THEY WERE ABLE TO DO IT WITH. >> Adrienne: DOES THIS MEAN THAT HE IS, FOR SURE, A LOCK FOR TORONTO IN THE YEARS TO COME? >> Dwight: NICK NURSE? >> Adrienne: YEAH. >> Dwight: I CAN'T SEE A G.M. OR PRESIDENT OF A BASKETBALL OPERATION GETTING RID OF A COACH WHO BROUGHT HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP. >> Adrienne: SO IT IS UP TO HIM IF HE WANTS TO STAY? >> Dwight: YES. AND I THINK HE DOES. THEY LIKE THEIR BOSSES, THEY LIKE WHO THEY WORK FOR — HE IS AN AMERICAN, BUT I THINK HE LIKES THIS CITY. THEY'VE EMBRACED HIM. I TALKED TO DWAYNE CASEY, AND HE SAYS HE LOVES BEING IN THE SOUTH. AND HE SAID, HIS KIDS SAID, OH, DADDY, THEY HAVE TIM HORTONS HERE, TOO. WHEN THEY DO COME AND SEE THIS PLACE, THEY LIKE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE LIVED HERE FOR A LONG TIME AND ALSO FALL IN LOVE WITH IT. >> Adrienne: THANK GOODNESS FOR THE DOUBLE-DECKER BUS. >> Dwight: A LITTLE BIT OF OUR COMMONWEALTH HERITAGE. >> Adrienne: PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO SEND OUT TWEETS FROM DOWN HERE, AND YET YOU CAN'T GET A SIGNAL DOWN HERE TO SAVE YOUR LIFE, SO GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. >> Dwight: AND ALL OF OUR DEVICES ARE RUNNING OUT OF POWER AS WE GO ALONG HERE. [CHEERING] >> Dwight: YOU SEE A LOT OF THE PEOPLE HERE ARE TORONTONIANS, BUT IT IS ALSO INCREDIBLE TO SEE THE INTERNATIONAL FOLKS HERE. I WAS SO SURPRISED THAT AFTER THIS CHAMPIONSHIP HAPPENED, I GOT SO MANY TEXTS FROM FRIENDS IN THE STATE. I GOT TEXTS FROM FRIENDS IN THE U.K., AND TEXTS FROM PEOPLE IN JAMAICA, AND I LEFT MY TORONTO RAPTORS' HAT IN JAMAICA, AND I HOPE THEY'RE WEARING IT. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE UNIFYING FORCE THAT THIS THAT THISTEAM IS. THERE IS SERGE IBAKA, WHO AFTER HIS FAMILY — THEY WENT TO PARIS, AND THEN HE LANDED IN SPAIN, WHERE HE SPENDS HIS OFF-SEASONS. IT IS AN INTERNATIONAL TEAM WITH A LOT OF INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR, AND I THINK THAT'S A LOT OF REASONS WE'RE GETTING REPORTS FROM PLACES AROUND THE WORLD. I SAW A GUY IN MUMBAI TAKING A PICTURE WITH HIS RAPTORS' SHIRT. AND THERE WAS ANOTHER PERSON, I THINK THEY WERE ON THEIR HONEYMOON, AND HE WAS TAKING A PICTURE. AND I THOUGHT, SHE IS LETTING YOU CELEBRATE THIS. IT HAS BEEN REALLY INCREDIBLE TO SEE THIS. BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR CITY, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US, WE ARE A DIVERSE MULTI-CULTURAL TOWN, AND WE HAVE THIS TEAM THAT REPRESENTS THE PLANET AND OUR COUNTRY. >> Adrienne: THAT IS ALLEGEDLY HALF A BLOCK AWAY, AND YET I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE HECK THEY ARE. WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR THEM, WE HAVE A SHOT OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT GREG ROSS HAS MANAGED TO CORRAL. GREG ROSS HAS BEEN AMAZING IN THIS — ALL OF THE REPORTERS ARE — BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THEM. >> Dwight: LET'S LISTEN IN. >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS? >> THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR IT, MAN. WE TRY TO SHOW AS MUCH LOVE BACK TO OUR FANS. AND WHAT THEY'VE DONE FOR US THROUGHOUT OUR ARENA AND THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. WE'RE TRYING TO SHOW AS MUCH LOVE AS WE CAN HERE TODAY. >> Reporter: YOU'VE WON A CHAMPIONSHIP. HAVE YOU EVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS? >> I HAVE NOT. >>> CLOSE, BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING QUITE LIKE THIS. >> Reporter: TALK ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU GUYS AS PLAYERS. SOMETIMES YOU GUYS ARE PRETTY SEPARATED FROM THE FANS, BUT YOU'RE HERE, MAN. >> THEY'VE BEEN DOING THIS ALL YEAR. WE'RE HERE FOR THEM. WE DOING IT FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND ALL OF THE FANS HERE TODAY, AND THOSE WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT HERE TODAY. WE KNOW THEY'RE SUPPORTING US, REGARDLESS, REGARDLESS IF THEIR IN DIFFERENT CITIES, AND WE TRY TO SHOW AS MUCH LOVE AS WE CAN BY DOING STUFF LIKE THIS. >> Reporter: WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO SAY TO THE FANS WHEN YOU GET THE MICROPHONE? >> I'M GOING TO WING IT. I DON'T KNOW. >> Adrienne: ONE GUY HAS BEEN CARRYING AROUND A HOUSE PLANT, SAYING THIS IS MY HOUSE WARMING GIFT FOR KAWHI. APPARENTLY THE MAN AND THE PLANET HAVE A CONNECTION. >> Dwight: I HAVEN'T SEEN THIS CLIP. >> Adrienne: WELL, LET'S HAVE A LOOK. [CHEERING] [YELLING] >> Dwight: IT WORKED. HE'S GOT THE PLANT. >> Adrienne: PLEASE TELL ME THERE IS A LITTLE NOTE IN THERE SAYING, DEAR KAWHI… >> Dwight: KAWHI CAN LIVE RIGHT NEXT DOOR. HE'S GOT A COUPLE OF BASKETBALL HOPES. HOOPS.WE'VE GOT AN ELECTION COMING UP — WHATEVER IT TAKES TO GET KAWHI. >> Adrienne: SO THAT CROWD. .>> WE'RE IN A SEA OF PEOPLE. IF THERE ARE 50,000 IN THE SQUARE, THERE HAS GOT TO BE ANOTHER 10,000 ON QUEENS STREET AS PART OF THE SHERATON HOTEL IN FRONT OF US. I'M SAYING THOSE ESTIMATES ARE KIND OF LOW FOR THE TURNOUT WE HAD TODAY. >> Adrienne: WE SAW ONE COUNT FROM POLICE EARLIER TODAY, NOT INCLUDING WHAT IS HAPPENING IN NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE — THERE IS A MILLION ON THE STREETS, JUST ALONG THE PARADE. AND I WOULD SAY THAT'S PROBABLY CONSERVATIVE. >> Dwight: IT IS. I THINK ESTIMATED OVER ALL FOR THIS EVENT HERE TODAY, THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT TWO MILLION PEOPLE ALL TOGETHER. AND IT IS SO WORTH IT. WE DIDN'T THINK IT WAS GOING TO TAKE THIS LONG, BUT WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A PARTY. >> Adrienne: I'M NOT SURE ANYTHING TAKES THIS LONG. >> Dwight: WE KNEW IT WAS GOING TO BE A PARTY, ADRIENNE, AND IT IS NON-STOP. THEY'RE TURNING THE CORNER AND MAKING THEIR WAY TO US. >> Adrienne: IT IS TRUE. WHAT PEOPLE CAN'T SEE IS WHAT DWIGHT AND I ARE LOOKING AT, WE'RE ON SORT OF A BRIDGE OVER NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, AND WE'RE LOOKING ON A MAJOR THOROUGHFAIR, AND WE CAN SEE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND AS THEY TURN THEIR HEADS, THAT GIVES US AN INDICATION — AS RIDICULOUS AS THAT SOUNDS — BUT WHERE THE PARADE IS. >> Dwight: CAN WE GET A CHECK IN WITH PHARMA MORALI TO GET AN IDEA OF EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE? >> I'M NOT SURE WE'RE GOING TO PULL THAT OFF. >> Dwight: AS THE PARADE LEAVES A CERTAIN AREA, PEOPLE AREN'T GOING HOME. THEY'RE SIMPLY TRAILING THE PARADE AND FOLLOWING IT UP. WHICH IS MAKING IT AN EVEN MORE DIFFICULT ROUTE TO GET TO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. >> Adrienne: AND AGAIN, TIMING-WISE, IT IS NOW 10 TO 3:00 EASTERN TIME, AND THE EXPECTATION WAS THAT AT 12:30 THE RAPTORS WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN HERE. SO THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A LOVELY, CALM PARTY UNTIL 1:30, AND NOW EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE BEEN PASSED OUT ON THEIR COUCHES. >> Dwight: AFTER WE GOT SWEPT LAST YEAR BY LEBRON, THE FIRST TIME THAT THE NUMBER ONE SEED WAS SWEPT BEFORE THE CONFERENCE FINALS. AND THAT'S WHEN THIS WHOLE THING BLEW UP. AND AS A FAN OF THIS GAME, WHEN WE GOT KAWHI HERE, I HAD HIGH HOPES FOR THIS TEAM, BUT MY FRIENDS SAY I'M A BIT DELUSIONAL BECAUSE I'M A HOMER. I ALWAYS SUPPORT MY TEAM. >> Adrienne: LET THE DELUSIONS RING. >> Dwight: FOR ME TO BE SITTING HERE WITH YOU, ADRIENNE, FOR US TO BE WORKING A CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE — >> Adrienne: IT IS A BIT RIDICULOUS, RIGHT? >> Dwight: I STILL HAVE TO PINCH MYSELF. I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE ACTUALLY HERE AND THIS IS HAPPENING. A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T BELIEVE THAT THIS IS HAPPENING FOR US. >> Adrienne: THAT'S WHAT MAKES THIS SO SWEET. THAT IS DEFINITELY THE PARADE TURNING ON TO QUEEN'S STREET. I'M SURE WE CAN GET TO FARRAH RIGHT NOW. RIGHT, FARRAH? >> Dwight: I SEE HER. I DO SEE HER. >> Reporter: THIS IS THE MOMENT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR, ADRIENNE. THE BUS IS NOW IN SIGHT, THE DOUBLE-DECKER BUS, AND WE CAN SEE THAT PINK AND PURPLE SMOKE COMING OUT FROM THE CROWD. THIS IS THE MOMENT THAT THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HERE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR. YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE CELL PHONES, PEOPLE STRIKE TRYINGTO GET THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE PLAYERS. THOSE ARE THE LOUDEST CHEERS I HAVE HEARD ALL AFTER, WHEN NICK NURSE CAME THROUGH ON A CAR, AND HE PAUSED AND GOT SOME PICTURES. AND THE DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES ARE COMING THROUGH. IT IS A LONG AFTERNOON HERE. PEOPLE ARE JUST JAM-PACKED HERE ON UNIVERSITY. THERE IS NOT VERY MUCH ROOM FOR PEOPLE TO GO. THEY'VE BEEN KIND OF STUCK FOR ABOUT FOUR, FIVE HOURS, WAITING AND HOPING THAT THINGS WOULD GET STARTED. I'VE BEEN SPEAKING TO A LOT OF FANS HERE ABOUT A GUY — I'VE GOT A GUY NEXT TO ME, GEORGE, WHO HAS BEEN HERE FOR, GOSH, I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY HOURS, PROBABLY AS LONG AS I'VE BEEN HERE — GEORGE, HOW ARE THINGS GOING FOR YOU? YOU'VE BEEN HERE SINCE 10:00 a.m., AND HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> I'M GREAT. I CAME WITH MY FRIENDS, AND WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE ABOUT 10:00. IT IS CANADA'S MOMENT. INCREDIBLE ENERGY. >> Reporter: THE BUS IS IN SIGHT. HOW DO YOU FEEL? >> I'M EXCITED. THIS IS CRAZY. FIRST TIME IN 26 YEARS. MAYBE I WILL NEVER SEE THIS IN MY LIFE AGAIN. AS AN IMMIGRANT AND A BIG TORONTO SPORTS FAN, THIS IS AMAZING. >> Reporter: WHERE ARE YOU FROM? >> ORIGINALLY FROM RUSSIA. AND I SETTLED IN NEW MARKET. >> Reporter: WHAT YOU GOT INTERESTED IN BASKETBALL? >> I PLAYED HOCKEY, ALL OF THE CANADIAN SPORTS, AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS. I'VE NEVER SEEN ENERGY LIKE THIS. NEVER SEEN THE WHOLE CITY AND COUNTRY COME TOGETHER LIKE THIS. >> Reporter: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SEE CROWDS LIKE THIS, TO SEE THE WHOLE CITY COME OUT LIKE THIS? >> IT IS INCREDIBLE. IT IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE DIVERSITIY AND MULTI-CULTURALISM WE HAVE HERE IN CANADA. >> Reporter: GEORGE, THANKS FOR CHATTING WITH US. WE'RE GOING TO LET YOU TAKE IN SOME OF THIS PARADE THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. WE HAVE THE BUSES NOW APPROACHING. THE PLAYERS ARE IN SIGHT, IT SEEMS. THEY'RE SORT IN THE BACK OF THE BUSES. THERE IS SOME WAVING AND THE FLAGS. PEOPLE ARE TRYING THEIR BEST TO GET THEIR BEST PHOTOS OF THE BUSES AS THEY GO BY HERE. I HAVE TO TELL YOU GUYS, IT IS A VERY HOT DAY OUT HERE. I THINK PEOPLE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. >> Adrienne: THANK YOU, FARRAH. WE JUST SAW MASAI GETTING OFF THE BUS. THAT'S HOW CLOSE THEY ARE. WE HAVE BEN INNIS JOINING US NOW. WHAT A THING FOR YOU TO BE WATCHING? >> IT IS INCREDIBLE. I WISH IT WAS HAPPENING A LITTLE EARLIER THAN IT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. >> Adrienne: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? >> THE DELAYS — I WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING A RADIO SHOW THAT DOESN'T EXIST BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THEY'LL BE GOING UNTIL AT LEAST 4:00. '92, '93, THOSE WERE MY FORMATIVE YEARS AS A SPORTS FAN IN THIS CITY, AND I WAS SINGLE-DIGIT YEARS OLD, SO I CAN ONLY REMEMBER SO MUCH, BUT I LOOK AT ALL OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE HERE AND THE MEMORIES THEY HAVE GENERATED FOR THEM. IT IS AMAZING. >> Adrienne: I FEEL LIKE I'M AT A PARTY. >> Dwight: IT REALLY IS A PARTY. WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT THE VINCE CARTER EFFECT DID FOR BASKETBALL IN THE SOUTH. WHAT DO YOU THINK LIKE THIS DID — LIKE YOU SAID, YOU WATCHED THE GAMES WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG. THERE IS A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE HERE TODAY? >> IT IS ALREADY AMAZING. WE'RE ALREADY GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER LOTTERY PICK, AND R.J. IS PROBABLY GOING TO GO THIRD OVERALL. THE INFLUX OF TALENT IN THE NBA, IT FEELS LIKE IT IS AT A SATURATION POINT, BUT IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET EVEN BIGGER. MAYBE YOU'LL HAVE MORE PEOPLE GETTING INTO SPORTS MEDIA, LIKE MYSELF. THIS CENTURY REASON I'M HERE. THIS IS A HOCKEY CITY FIRST AND FOREMOST, AND IT WILL BE THE LEAFS' CITY, BUT THERE MAY BE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING THEIR FIRST BASKETBALL GAMES EVER OVER THE LAST MONTH OR TWO? >> Adrienne: DO YOU THINK THAT'S REALLY TRUE, IT IS A HOCKEY CITY? >> MAYBE IT IS CHANGING. MAYBE WE'LL SEE THE DIFFERENCE NEXT FALL. IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE A LEAFS' CELEBRATION BIGGER THAN THIS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE. IT IS ALMOST LIKE, YOU DON'T COUNT OUT THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS UNTIL THEY'RE DEFEATED, AND YOU DON'T COUNT OUT THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS UNTIL YOU SEE THE RAPTORS. AND STILL THE RAPTORS OVERTAKE THEM. >> Dwight: AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON, AFTER THIS TRADE WAS MADE — I WAS LISTENING TO SOME OF YOU GUYS, AND THERE WERE A LOT OF FANS SAYING, I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU DID THIS, WE LOVE DEMAR, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? >> IT IS SO DIFFICULT AS A FAN TO SEPARATE YOUR EMOTION FROM YOUR LOGIC. THAT'S WHY MASAI UJIRI'S JOB IS. A LOT OF FANS COULDN'T MAKE THE SEPARATION. DEMAR DEROZAN WAS A TORONTO RAPTOR, BUT THERE IS NO QUESTION WHAT KAWHI LEONARD WAY ABLE TO DO. I LOOKED AT IT AND SAID, IT HURTS, THIS IS A FRANCHISE ICON, AND ONE DAY HE'LL HAVE HIS NUMBER RETIRED, BUT YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GET A ONCE IN A GENERATION, AN M.V.P.-TYPE PLAYER IN KAWHI LEONARD, AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT MOVE 10 TIMES OUT OF 10. LOOK AT THIS LEAGUE, IT IS THE STARS THAT WIN IT. >> UNLESS YOU'RE A QUARTERBACK IN THE NFL, THERE ARE NOT A LOT OF STARS. THEY'RE NOT WEARING HELMETS. WE CAN SEE THEM. WHEN DID IT CHANGE WITH THE PHONE-IN? WHEN DID YOU THINK THE TIDE CHANGED WHERE PEOPLE SAID, WE'VE GOT SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENING HERE? >> IT IS HARD TO SAY IT EVER HAPPENED DURING THE SEASON, BECAUSE THEY WON 59 GAMES — >> Dwight: WE HAD THE BEST RECORD. >> RIGHT. AND THEY FINISHED SECOND IN THE EASTERN CONFERENCE. AND IT WAS HARD TO SAY, IS THIS TEAM APPRECIABLY BETTER? >> Dwight: AND PEEK PEOPLE WERE MAKING FUN OF IT. >> AGAINST THE PHILADELPHIA 76ers — IF THE RAPTORS DIDN'T WIN THIS, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN INDELIBLE MOMENT. >> Dwight: YOU'RE LOOKING AT THIS SCENE WITH THE MAYOR, AND HE REFUSES TO TAKE THAT JACKET OFF. >> Adrienne: AND HE'S GOT COMPETITION FROM JUSTIN TRUDEAU. AND THERE IS DOUG FORD. I WASN'T ENTIRELY CLEAR IF DOUG FORD WOULD BE HERE. >> Dwight: THE MAYOR IS HERE, THE PRIME MINISTER IS HERE, AND EVEN ED SHEERAN — EVERYBODY IS HERE AROUND THE COUNTRY. >> Adrienne: WE KNOW THERE WERE 59 JURASSIC PARKS AROUND THE COUNTRY, AND PEOPLE WERE WATCHING. I WONDER TO WHAT DEGREE, YOU KNOW, SHARING THESE EXPERIENCES OF THE PARADE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO COAST TO COAST TO COAST. IT IS DIFFERENT FROM SHARING THE EXPERIENCE OF THE GAME. >> Dwight: YEAH, DEFINITELY. THIS FEELS LIKE SOMETHING THAT IS VERY DIFFERENT SEEING IN PERSON THAN OVER A TELEVISION SCREEN. BUT ONE THING WE'VE LEARNED, I THINK, THROUGHOUT THIS RAPTORS' PLAYOFF, RON, THEY'RE A NATIONAL BRAND. >> THEY ARE. AND THEY'VE SAID THAT FROM DAY ONE. >> Adrienne: THERE YOU GO FOR NATIONAL BRAND. I WONDER IF WE SHOULD ASK HIM IF HE WOULD LIKE TO RUN IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION. >> I WONDER WHO WILL GET THE MOST — >> I WATCH SPORTS WITH MY FRIENDS. WE GET TOGETHER, WE HAVE A COUPLE OF BEERS. WE WATCH SPORTS. THESE JURASSIC PARKS NORTH, WEST, ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, WHAT IS IT? IS IT SOMETHING ABOUT BASKETBALL? IS IT SOMETHING ABOUT CANADA THAT WE ALL WANT TO GET TOGETHER AND EXPERIENCE THIS TOGETHER? >> I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT IT IS SPORTS IN GENERAL. >> Dwight: YOU'RE NOT EVEN IN THE ARENA. >> RIGHT. BUT WHAT OTHER EXAMPLES OF LIFE DO YOU HAVE WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO EVEN GET TOGETHER AT ALL. >> Adrienne: AND NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. >> RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT. AND SHARING THE EXPERIENCE. WE SHARE SO MUCH OF OUR LIVES THROUGH OUR PHONES, SOCIAL MEDIA AND TEXTING, AND PEOPLE DON'T EVEN CALL EACH OTHER. AND LOOK AT WHAT WE'VE SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND MONTHS, PEOPLE NOT ONLY GETTING TOGETHER, BUT GETTING TOGETHER AND THESE HOW MUCH CROWDS, AND THERE ARE VERY FEW NEGATIVE STORIES ABOUT THE EXPERIENCES THEY'VE ALL SHARED TOGETHER. IT IS REALLY RARE. WE DON'T SEE IT — ANYWHERE THAT I CAN SEE IT. I'M BIAS BECAUSE I LOVE SPORTS. >> Adrienne: I THINK YOU CAN ARGUE THAT THE FUTURE OF THIS MEDIUM IS SPORTS, NEWS, LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS, ANYTHING WHERE THERE IS THIS COMMENT, "WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING TO HAPPEN," FEELING. >> THERE IS JUST SO MUCH OF WATCHING TV OR LISTENING TO THE RADIO IS ON-DEMAND, WHETHER IT IS PODCASTS — SPORTS AND LIVE NEWS ARE THE LAST THINGS YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE. >> Adrienne: AND WE'VE GOT BOTH FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. >> Dwight: TALKING ABOUT FANDOME IN THIS TOWN, AND TORONTO SPORTS FANS IN GENERAL, YOU HEAR THEM, AND WE'RE RABID SPORTS FANS SOMETIMES WHEN WE CALL INTO THESE PHONE-IN SHOWS. WE'VE ARRIVED. WE HEAR ABOUT BOSTON AND ALL THESE PLACES GETTING ALL OF THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS, BUT I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE THIS EVEN WHEN THEY WIN. >> NO. THEY'RE JADED. THEY'RE SPOILED. >> Dwight: THAT'S THE POINT RIGHT THERE, WE'RE NOT SPOILED HERE. >> WE'RE STARVED. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS, PEOPLE THAT ARE STARVED FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP. >> Dwight: IT HAS BEEN 50 PLUS YEARS FOR THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS' FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP. YEAH, IT IS DIFFERENT. >> I'M SURE IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT IF THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS HAD RALLIED BACK AND HIT THAT IN GAME SIX AND THEY WON ON SUNDAY IN A GAME SEVEN, I THINK THEIR CELEBRATION WOULD BE MUTED COMPARED TO WHAT WE HAVE IN NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. >> Adrienne: LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE WIN IT NEXT YEAR. >> THAT SOUNDS SO GOOD. >> Dwight: AND PEOPLE ARE CALLING IN, AND HOW ARE THEY FEELING ABOUT KAWHI GOING ON STAYING? WHAT IS THE FEELING OF THE FANS? >> THE FANS, I THINK, VIEW IT LIKE YOU SHOULD, THAT THEY'VE DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO ENTICE HIM TO STAY IN TORONTO. >> Dwight: I'M ONE OF THOSE FANS. >> IF KAWHI LEONARD DOES LEAVE, AND I THINK THAT IS VERY MUCH ON THE TABLE BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN VERY GUARDED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TIME — >> Dwight: A MAN OF FEW WORDS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THAT SUBJECT. >> NO QUESTION. EVEN IF HE WERE TO LEAVE FOR THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS, THE MAN IS GOING TO GET A HUGE STANDING OVATION EVERY TIME HE RETURNS TO TORONTO. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AFTER THE SHOT IN GAME SEVEN, YOU MIGHT AS WELL RETIRE KAWHI LEONARD'S NUMBER TWO. EVEN IF HE PLAYS ONE SEASON IN TORONTO THAN EVEN VINCE CARTER HAS DONE FOR THIS FRANCHISE. >> Dwight: YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. TALK ABOUT DOING THINGS FOR THIS FRANCHISE, WE JUST WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP, AND THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION. IT LOOKS LIKE THE PEOPLE IN THIS LEAGUE ARE TRYING TO TAKE MASAI UJIRI, TOO? >> AND WHY NOT. HE IS THE BEST AT WHAT HE DOES. AND WICKI IS THE ARCHITECT OF THE CITY OF TORONTO — >> Adrienne: ARE YOU THINKING THAT MASAI MIGHT GO TO WASHINGTON? >> THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL REPORT. THEY GAVE US NO TIME TO CELEBRATE BECAUSE SECONDS AFTER THE FINAL HORN — >> Dwight: I THINK HE HAD THAT ARTICLE WAITING TO GO, AND AS SOON AS WE WON, HE HIT "END." >> I WANT TO GIVE HIM THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT, THAT HE RECEIVED SOME INFORMATION AT THAT MOMENT, AND NOT JUST TO RAIN ON THE RAPTORS' PARADE. CAN YOU IMAGINE — LOOK AT HOW MUCH MONEY MAPLE LEAF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT HAS MADE OVER THIS RUN. HOW MANY EXTRA EYEBALLS ARE ON THEIR PRODUCT THAT THEY WERE NOT MATCH WHATEVER OFFER WAS GIVEN TO MASAI UJIRI. AND WHY WOULD MASAI UJIRI WANT TO LEAVE? IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE, THOUGH, KEEPING KAWHI LEONARD, AND IF HE LEAVES, THAT IS ANOTHER CHALLENGE HERE IN TORONTO. I HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME SEEING HIM LEAVE. >> Adrienne: WHAT HAPPENED IN OAKLAND THE OTHER NIGHT, THE WHOLE BUSINESS HE DIDN'T HAVE THE CREDENTIALS — >> IT'S VERY BIZARRE. WE'RE GOING TO FIND OUT ALL OF THE INFORMATION, AND I HAVEN'T SEEN A VIDEO OF THE ACTUAL ALTERCATION. >> EVEN AS A POLICE SERVICE IN THAT TOWN, HE IS THE PRESIDENT OF BASKETBALL. HE IS TRYING TO GET ON THE FLOOR WHERE HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE. I GET WHAT WAS HAPPENING HERE, BUT FOR THEM TO ESCALATE IT AND SAY THEY WANT TO CHARGE HIM, I THINK IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT. YOU COULD DEAL WITH THAT WITHOUT MAKING IT SOMETHING LIKE THAT. >> AND IF IT WAS INCIDENTAL. IT IS HARD FOR ME TO BELIEVE IT IS WORTH STAYING WITH IT. TO CONTINUE TO PRESS CHARGES — IT FEELS LIKE IT WOULD BE SUPER EASY TO LET IT GO AND MOVE ON. >> Dwight: WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. I HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED THIS RUN, TOO? >> I LOVE IT. IT IS AMAZING. THIS IS THE BEST TIME FOR THE HOST OF SPORTS AND TALK RADIO SHOWS. IT IS AMAZING. AND HOPEFULLY IT HAPPENSAGAIN NEXT YEAR. >> Dwight: AND WE WON'T BE NEEDING TO GIVE YOU A HARD TIME. THE RAPTORS ARE THE BEST TEAM IN THE NBA AND HOPEFULLY WILL BE UNTIL THE NEXT TIME THIS YEAR. >> Adrienne: THE LONGEST, TINIEST BLOCK IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IS BEING DRIVEN RIGHT NOW. IT IS REALLY NOT THAT FAR, DWIGHT. AND YET — AND YET… >> THE ROUTE WAS NOT THAT LONG. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS. HOW LONG HAS IT TAKEN US TO DRIVE. WE HAVE A LOT OF TRAFFIC IN THIS TOWN, AND IT USUALLY TAKES US A LITTLE WHILE. WE WENT NORTH ON YORK TO UNIVERSITY. YOU SEE THAT CORNER, THAT'S WHAT ADRIENNE WAS TALKING ABOUT THERE, THAT CORNER THAT TURNS INTO NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE, THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. THAT MEANS WE'RE CLOSE TO THE PODIUM PARTY, AND THE FESTIVITIES KICKING OFF THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO START, I DON'T KNOW, A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO? SOMETHING LIKE THAT. >> Adrienne: WE CAN SEE GLIMPSE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE OF MARCUS, SORT OF BANGING HIS CHEST THERE. THIS AMAZING BASKETBALL PLAYER, WHO IS A FORCE ON THE COURT AND A FORCE ON THE BUS, TRYING TO GET EVERYBODY A LITTLE HYPED. WE LOVE YOU. [CHEERING] >> Dwight: WE HAVE A GUEST ONSET, AND WE'RE GOING TO JUMP IN. LET'S SIT DOWN WITH GREG ROSS ALONG THE PARADE ROUTE. ANY UPDATE FOR US, GREG? HOW CLOSE ARE WE? [YELLING] [CHEERING] >> Reporter: DWIGHT, WE'RE JUST LITERALLY ARRIVING AT OUR DESTINATION FINALLY. WE'RE THREE, FOUR HOURS LATE, BUT HERE WE ARE. I'M WALKING ALONGSIDE — THEY'RE GOING CRAZY. AS THIS BUS [INDISCERNABLE]. [AUDIO BREAKING UP] >> Adrienne: WE ARE REALLY LUCKY TO HAVE YOU HERE. >> I'M VERY HAPPY TO BE HERE. >> Adrienne: ONE OF THE THINGS WE LOVED ABOUT YOU IS THAT YOU STAYED IN CANADA. YOU DID NOT LEAVE US BEHIND. >> YES. >> Dwight: OUR KIDS ACTUALLY GO TO THE SAME HIGH SCHOOL TOGETHER. >> YES, THEY DO. >> Dwight: TALK ABOUT HOW YOU'RE FEELING AS A FORMER COACH OF THIS SEASON. SOMEONE WHO LOVED THIS CITY SO MUCH, YOU STAYED AND MADE A LIFE HERE. >> AS AN ALUMIST, IT IS REALLY EXCITING. AS A PLAYER, THEY WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP THE YEAR BEFORE I GOT THERE, AND THEN THEY WIN IT THE YEAR AFTER I LEAVE. AND THEN I GO TO THE WORLD CHAMPION LOS ANGELES LAKERS, AND THEY WIN IT BEFORE I GET THERE. SO FOR ME, THIS HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING ON THE BUCKET OF THINGS YOU WANT DONE WHERE YOU LEAVE THIS EARTH, AND THIS IS ONE OF THEM. I'M SO HAPPY FOR THE CITY, THE COUNTRY, THE PROVINCE. THE FANS HAVE JUST BEEN UNBELIEVABLE. THIS IS WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF. I COMPETED TO WIN. I DIDN'T COMPETE TO DO A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS. SO THIS ISOUT STA IS OUTSTANDIN. I'M SO PROUD. IT WAS LIKE A BIG BALLOON BURST OF PRIDE THAT WE FINALLY GOT THROUGH IT. AND THE GUYS AND MASAI DESERVE ALL OF THE CREDIT. MASAI WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS. HE DOESN'T THINK LIKE A NORTH AMERICAN. HE ENDED UP PLAYING CHESS AND EVERYBODY WAS PLAYING CHECKERS. THAT'S REALLY WHAT HE DID. I'M SUPER HAPPY AND HAPPY THAT YOU GUYS ASKED ME TO SHARE THIS MOMENT WITH YOU. >> Adrienne: IS THERE ANYTHING THAT HAS SURPRISED YOU ABOUT THIS DAY IN PARTICULAR? ANYTHING THAT YOU DIDN'T EXPECT? >> NO. >> Dwight: THE SIZE OF THE CROWD — >> NO. I ALWAYS FELT, GIVEN TIME, WE COULD TEACH CANADIANS HOW TO LOVE BASKETBALL. IN THE STATES, YOU HAVE YOUR FAVOURITE FOOTBALL TEAM — I HAVE A PLACE UP NORTH, BUT OVER THE DOOR IN THE BOATHOUSE, THERE IS A DALLAS COWBOYS' SIGN AND A MINNESOTA VIKINGS' SIGN, BUT IT IS BELOW THE COWBOYS. I CAN'T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS — IN EVERY SPORTS YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR FAVOURITE TEAM, AND BASKETBALL TO BE THE RAPTORS. IT JUST TOOK US A WHILE TO GET CANADIANS TO UNDERSTAND THAT. WE DON'T OFFEND ANYTHING IN HOCKEY BY LOVING OUR BASKETBALL TEAM, RIGHT? >> Dwight: NO. >> THIS DIVERSITIY IS WHAT CANADA IS ABOUT ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THIS IS JUST A BIEWBL THING. THING — IT IS JUST A BEAUTIFUL THING. YOU HAD TROUBLE PERSUADING PLAYERS TO COME TO CANADA. DOES THIS CHANGE ANYTHING FOR YOU? >> WE STARTED RECRUITING FREE AGENTS THE SUMMER BEFORE. WE BRING THEM UP IN THE SUMMER BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS GOOD. AND THEN THEY BUILT A NEW BUILDING, SO IT GOT EASIER. YOU LOOK AT WHAT MASAI DID, HE TRADED AN ACE FOR A BIGGER ACE. YOU JUST HAVE TO TRICK THEM TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT THEM TO GO. IT IS JAGGED LINES. >> Adrienne: YOU KNOW THE TRUTH. WHY DID YOU STAY? YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO. >> I'VE GOT ONE LIKE YOU AT HOME. SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL PERSON. SHE HAS TAUGHT ME HOW TO LIVE AS A BETTER PERSON. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL 15-YEAR-OLD SON, HE GOES TO SCHOOL WITH DWIGHT'S KID. I DIDN'T WANT TO CHASE EVERY COACHING JOB. THERE COMES A TIME WHEN YOU HAVE TO FIND PEACE IN LIFE, AND IN CANADA I FOUND PEACE. >> Adrienne: LUCKY US. >> Dwight: WE ARE VERY LUCKY. >>> DO YOU THINK MASAI, AS A FORMER PLAYER AND A COACH — DO YOU THINK HIS ABILITY TO FIND THESE PLAYERS THAT OTHERS DON'T SEE, DOES IT GO BACK TO HIS PREVIOUS JOB AS A SCOUT? HOW DOES HE GET A PASCAL SIAKAM OR KAWHI LEONARD? >> HE WAS BORN AND GREW UP IN AFRICA. IN NORTH AMERICA, WE DON'T THINK AFRICA — IF YOU TAKE THE POPULATION BASE, RIGHT, HE WAS SEEING YOUNG BASKETBALL PLAYERS' TALENT COME OUT OF AFRICA. WHEN YOU SEE TALENT, IT IS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU BUFF IT OUT. YOU CAN TAKE THE MOST TALENTED GUY, AND IF HE DOESN'T GET BUFFED OUT, HE WON'T BE SUCCESSFUL. IT STARTED WITH BIAMBOL, AND NOW SIAKAM. BUT HE GOT TWO OF HIS FIRST SEVEN FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY, AND THREE OF HIS FIRST SEVEN THAT ARE INTERNATIONAL. HE BASICALLY DID NOT HAVE THE BARRIERS THAT, SAY, A COACH LIKE ME — >> Dwight: THAT SO MUCH OTHER COACHES HAVE. >> RIGHT. HE BASICALLY WENT AND GOT WHAT HE KNEW, AND HE TRUSTED IN IT. AND THEY TRUSTED EACH OTHER. AND SO WHEN I SEEN BASICALLY SERGE IBAKA AFTER THE TRADE STRUGGLE A LET BIT, BUT THEY GOT HIM BACK. AND HE PLAYED SO WELL DOWN THE STRETCH. HE PLAYED LIKE A VETERAN WHO WANTED TO WIN. AND TO SEE HIM DANCING AND TALKING ABOUT HOW UNBELIEVABLE IT WAS FOR HIM TO WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP IN TORONTO, IT MEANT SO MUCH FOR HIM BECAUSE HE HAD TO TRAVEL ALL OVER THE WORLD TO LEARN HIS CRAFT. >> Dwight: THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS WITH US, AND THANK YOU FOR STAYING IN CANADA. YOU'VE GOT TO TELL ALL OF YOUR AMERICAN COUSINS — I HOPE THEY COME UP TO YOUR COTTAGE AND SEE HOW GREAT THIS COUNTRY IS. >> IT IS AN UNBELIEVABLE COUNTRY, WITH AN UNBELIEVABLE ATTITUDE, FAR BETTER THAN OTHER COUNTRIES. WHEN I LAND AT THE AIRPORT, I KNOW I'M HOME. >> Adrienne: YOU'RE A GREAT CANADIAN. >> THANK YOU. >> Dwight: THANK YOU FOR YOUR PART OF THE JOURNEY IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP TODAY. BECAUSE YOU'RE PART OF THAT HISTORY, PART OF THAT JOURNEY. >> WHATEVER SMALL PART IT WAS, I'M PROUD OF. >> Dwight: YOU SHOULD BE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. >> Adrienne: WE'RE GOING TO TOSS IT DOWN TO MEAGAN FITZPATRICK, WHO HAS MANAGED TO FIND HER WAY INTO THE CROWD. >> Reporter: I'M OVER HERE. I'M SORT OF ELEVATED ABOVE THE CROWD, BUT STILL WITH A LOT OF RAPTORS' FANS, WHO OBVIOUSLY HAVE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME IN NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE FOR THE FESTIVITIES TO GET GOING. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WAITING HERE? >> 7:00 IN THE MORNING. >> Reporter: AND ARE YOU SKIPPING SCHOOL? >> YEAH. >> Reporter: WHAT HAS BEEN IT LIKE WAITING HERE? >> FUN. >> IT IS WORTH IT. >> Reporter: HOW HAVE YOU BEEN PASSING THE TIME? >> SITTING AROUND. >> Reporter: SINGING SONGS? WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING TO PASS THE TIME? >> BEING BORED. >> Reporter: HOW ABOUT THE PARENTS, HOW HAVE YOU BEEN ENTERTAINING THE KIDS TRYING. >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO RAPTORS! LET'S GO RAPTORS! >> Reporter: THEY SEEM TO STILL HAVE A LOT OF ENERGY, EVEN THOUGH IT IS HOT HERE, AND YOU PROBABLY HAVEN'T HAD MUCH FOOD OR WATER. HAVE YOU HAD ANYTHING TO EAT? >> NOT REALLY. >> Reporter: WHO YOU GUYS MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHEN THEY FINALLY ARRIVE HERE? >> I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO KAWHI LEONARD, I'M NOT GOING TO LIE. HE HAS BEEN AMAZING DURING THE SEASON AND THE PLAYOFFS. HE IS SUCH AN AMAZING PLAYER. >> Reporter: WHAT ABOUT YOU, WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER? >> PASCAL SIAKAM. >> Reporter: HOW COME? >> HE IS THE BEST PLAYER ON THE TEAM, THE MOST POTENTIAL. >> Reporter: WE'VE GOT A BIT OF A DEBATE HERE SOMEONE ELSE THINKS KAWHI LEONARD. IS THERE ANYONE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING WHEN THEY GET HERE? >> FRED VAN VLEET. >> Reporter: WE'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A VARIETY IN TERMS OF WHO THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING. WHO IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLAYER? >> KAWHI LEONARD. >> Reporter: A LOT OF PEOPLE HOPING HE IS GOING TO STAY HERE IN TORONTO NEXT YEAR. WHAT DO YOU THINK TORONTO CAN DO TO CONVINCE HIM TO STAY? >> OFFER HIM MORE. >> Reporter: MORE MONEY? >> NO, MORE APARTMENTS. >> Reporter: MORE APARTMENTS, MORE FREE RESTAURANTS. I'M NOT SURE THAT IS GOING TO BE ENOUGH, BUT MAYBE THIS TURNOUT WILL CONVINCE HIM TO STAY. >> IF HE SEES THIS, HE IS STAYING FIVE MORE YEARS. >> Reporter: OKAY. WE'LL SEE ABOUT THAT. WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE DEBATE GOING OVER HERE ABOUT WHO THE M.V.P. SHOULD BE, AND WHO THE FAVOURITE PLAYERS ARE. OVERALL, YOU GUYS ARE STILL HANGING IN. YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR HOURS. SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE — WELL, WE SHOWED UP AT 5:00 a.m., AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE, AND OBVIOUSLY THE CROWD HAS GROWN THROUGHOUT THE DAY. LET'S GET ONE LAST CHANTED, YOU GUYS. >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! >> Reporter: WE'LL END IT BACK OVER TO YOU GUYS FOR NOW. >> Dwight: LET'S GO, RAPTORS! >> Adrienne: AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A LITTLE WAVE. >> Dwight: ARE WE STILL CHANTING? >> >> Adrienne: NO. YOU'RE GOOD. WE'VE BEEN WATCHING THESE GUYS. AMAZING PLAYERS, AND WE KNOW THEM FROM THE SHAPE THE HAIRCUTS. >> Dwight: I THINK WE'VE TURNED THE CORNER. IT SEEMS LIKE THE PLAYERS ARE ARRIVING AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SCARE. WE CAN SEE SOME OF THEM OVER OUR SHOULDER WALKING ON TO THE STAGE. >> Adrienne: WHAT YOU MAY BE NOTICING WITH SOME OF THEM, IN THE WAY WE WON'T GO ANYWHERE WITHOUT OUR PHONES, THEY SEEM TO HAVE THEIR PHONES. >> Dwight: THEY'RE SHARING THE MOMENT WITH THEIR PHONES, AND DRINKING CHAMPAGNE. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING, WHAT ARE THEY DOING WITH SEA GOGGLES? THE CHAMPAGNE. CHAMPAGNE SHOWERS. IMAGINE BEING A TORONTO RAPTORS' FAN AND HAVING KAWHI LEONARD SHOWER YOU WITH CHAMPAGNE. >> Adrienne: THERE IS DRAKE. WHAT DO YOU FIGURE THE CHANCES ARE HE IS GOING TO PERFORM? >> Dwight: WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? HE HAD A SURPRISE BEFORE HERE IN NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. A COUPLE OF SUMMERS AGO, WE HAD AN OLD SCHOOL, HIP-HOP CONCERT, AND DRAKE PERFORMED. AND I'M THINKING HE THOUGHT UP TWO SONGS OVER THE WEEKEND. >> Adrienne: AND THERE IS KYLE, CARRYING IT IN. >> Dwight: HE HAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL JERSEYS ON THERE BEFORE WE CHANGE THINGS UP. [CHEERING] >> Dwight: LOOK AT THAT. LARRY IS ON SITE AS OUR NBA CHAMPION TORONTO RAPTORS' GET READY FOR THE BIG PARTY. THE PARTY HAS BEEN GOING SINCE ABOUT 10:00 THIS MORNING, WHEN YOU AND I FIRST HIT THE AIRWAVES HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. WE WERE GOING TO THROW IT OVER TO THEM AT 10:30 FOR SAID PARTY, BUT ARE WE PUSHING 3:18EASTERN TIME? >> Adrienne: IT IS HOW WE ROLL IN TORONTO. >> Dwight: AND I'M NOT COMPLAINING, WE'RE ENJOYING EVERY MOMENT OF IT. AND THANK YOU, FOLKS FOR WATCHING US AND LISTENING TO US. AND THERE IS NO MORE ROOM OUT HERE FOR ANYMORE PARTIERS AND FANS. THEY HAVE FILLED THIS PLACE. THE HELICOPTER SHOTS ARE JUST INCREDIBLE. >> Adrienne: IT IS NOT OFTEN WE ACTUALLY GET TO SEE THE CITY FROM THAT VIEW. >> Dwight: NO. WITH THE STREETS PACKED WITH THAT MANY PEOPLE. BUT THE DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES HAVE ARRIVED. YOU CAN SEE THEM THERE OUTSIDE THE SQUARE, AND THE FANS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO THE MAIN STAGE. WE'RE GETTING READY TO HEAR THE SPEECHES FROM THE PLAYERS. I DON'T KNOW IF THE FOLKS CAN HEAR, THAT OFF IN THE DISTANCE, PEOPLE ARE SETTING OFF FIREWORKS, AND THE POLICE ARE ASKING FOR NO PRYOTECHNICS WITH OTHER PEOPLE ALL AROUND. CAN YOU SEE US? CAN YOU SEE ADRIENNE AND I? >> Adrienne: YOU SAW THE ARCHWAYS, AND SOME PEOPLE WERE CRAWLING ALL OVER THOSE ARCHWAYS. AND THAT TOOK A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS TO GET THEM TO COME DOWN. >> Dwight: LOOKING AT O.G. ANUNOBY THERE. HE WAS ONE PLAYER I MISSED DURING THESE PLAYOFFS. HE WAS HAVING SUCH A GREAT SEASON, AND HAD AN EMERGENCY APPENDECTOMY RIGHT BEFORE IT STARTED. HE IS ANOTHER GUY WHO HAS A GREAT STORY, AND A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR RAISED HIM — WE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO SEE HIM IN THE GAME, BUT WE'RE GOING TO SEE HIM IN THE FUTURE. >> Adrienne: AND HE IS STICKING WITH THE RAPTORS? >> Dwight: HE IS STICKING WITH THE RAPTORS'. HE ONLY FELL THAT LOW IN THE DRAFT BECAUSE OF INJURIES. BUT MASAI AND THAT EYE FOR TALENT PICKED HIM UP. HE WILL BE A GOOD ONE GOING FORWARD. IS THAT "P" COMING UP? THAT'S WHAT HIS BROTHER SAYS IS HIS NICKNAME, P-SKILL. >> Adrienne: I DON'T KNOW IF WE'VE SEEN HIM SMILE THAT MUCH. >> Dwight: THESE GUYS HAVE GROWN UP PLAYING THIS GAME, AND THEY'VE BEEN IN THE SCHOOL YARD WAITING TO DO WHAT KAWHI DID IN THAT GAME SEVEN. YOU IMAGINE IT ALL OF THE TIME. YOU COUNT DOWN IN YOUR HEAD, THREE, TWO — AND YOU TRY TO MAKE THAT SHOT. THEY SAW KAWHI LIVE THAT DREAM AS TEAMMATES, AND HELPED THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR LIFE-LONG DREAM OF BEING AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP. AND THERE IS THE PRIME MINISTER. >> Dwight: HIS KIDS ARE WITH HIM RIGHT THERE. AND THE KIDS ARE, LIKE, THIS IS A GOOD DAY FOR DAD TO BE THE P.M. BECAUSE WE GET TO HANG OUT WITH THE RAPTORS'. I'M SURE HE GOT TO MEET SOME REALLY COOL PEOPLE WHEN HE WAS A KID WITH HIS FATHER BEING PRIME MINISTER. IS KYLE GOING TO LET HIM HOLD THE TROPHY? KYLE IS HOLDING ON TO THAT LIKE HIS FIRSTBORN. HE IS NOT LETTING THAT GO. THERE YOU GO, A SHOT OF THE TROPHY WITH THE P.M. AND MR. LOWRY. >> Adrienne: THE THING IS, THE PEOPLE IN THE CROWD CAN'T ACTUALLY SEE THIS RIGHT NOW. SO WHERE THEY'RE STANDING BEHIND STAGE — YOU HAVEN'T HEARD A HUGE CROWD REACTION YET, BECAUSE THEY MAY SENSE THEY ARE THERE, BUT THERE HAVE NOT BEEN EYES ON THE PLAYER YET. >> Dwight: I THINK THEY'RE WAITING FOR THE BIG REVEAL. WHEN THAT HAPPENS, THIS PLACE IS GOING TO GO CRAZY. PANDEMONIUM. IT REALLY WILL BE. I'M TRYING TO SEE WHO ELSE IS THERE. ACTUALLY, KYLE IS WEAR THAT OLD-SCHOOL DAVID STOUDAMIRE JERSEY. AND I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO INTERVIEW HIM, AND HE SAID HE THOUGHT HIS OLD TEAM COULD WIN THAT. AND HE IS NOW A COACH. AND KYLE IS PAYING SOME RESPECT TO THE FOUNDATION OF THIS TEAM. AND WE HAVE HAD A GOOD LEGACY OF SOME GREAT GUARDS. IS THAT KAWHI WITH HIS DAUGHTER? LOOK, SHE HAS HIS NAME ON THE BACK OF HIS JERSEY. >> Adrienne: HOW BEWILDERING HAS THIS GOT TO BE. >> Dwight: WHY IS EVERYBODY YELLING AT MY DADDY AND TELLING HIM HE IS THE BEST. SHE'S GOING TO HAVE SOME FOND MEMORIES OF THIS MOMENT. OH, LOOK, SHE IS FALLING ASLEEP. THERE HE IS, AND HER EYES ARE OPEN, AND DADDY HAS GOT HER AS THEY MAKE THEIR WAY UP ON TO THE STAGE. THIS IS KILLING ME, I'M SORRY. >> Adrienne: YOU'LL BE ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A POWER BACKUP FROM HER. AND AJUN FROM CBC KIDS' NEWS IS BACK. WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? >> I CAN'T WAIT ANYMORE. >> Dwight: THERE IS KAWHI, HIS DAUGHTER, AND THE PRIME MINISTER — >> Adrienne: AND HIS CHILDREN. >> Dwight: AND THE KIDS ARE SAYING HIGH TO KAWHI'S KID. THIS SA REAL FAMILY ATMOSPHERE HERE. LOTS OF FAMILIES AND LOTS OF SCHOOLS HAVE BROUGHT OUT THEIR CHILDREN. >> Adrienne: THE PRIME MINISTER IS A TALL MAN, AND LOOK HOW TALL HE IS. >> Dwight: THAT'S GREAT. AS THEY ALL ENTER, THEY'RE GREETED BY THE PRIME MINISTER. DEMARCUS IS A POLITICAL GUY, AND HE IS INVOLVED IN SOME CAUSES BACK HOME, ESPECIALLY WITH THE MIGRANTS. HE HAS REALLY, REALLY BEEN AN ADVOCATE FOR THOSE FOLKS. >> Adrienne: HE SPENT 10 DAYS TRYING TO RESCUE THE MIGRANTS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN. AGAIN, ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE NBA, THAT THE PLAYERS HAVE THE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES SORT OF POLITICALLY. >> DID A STORY WITH THE CBC KIDS, ASKING ABOUT POLITICS. I GOT TO INTERVIEW — I GOT TO INTERVIEW AN ATHLETE, SHE WAS REALLY NICE. AND SHE WAS IN THE LGBTQ. AND IT IS GREAT TO SEE THESE PLAYERS EXPRESSING THEIR OPINIONS. >> Adrienne: AND THEY'RE GOOD INFLUENCERS, RIGHT? >> Dwight: THERE WAS A FAMOUS REMARK THAT CAME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE, THE WHOLE "SHUT UP AND DRIBBLE." AND THE PLAYERS SAID, NO, WE'RE PART OF THE SOCIAL FABRIC OF THE CITY, AND WE HAVE OPINIONS, AND IT IS IMPORTANT WE SHARE THEM. [YELLING] >> Dwight: IS THAT HERBIE? ADRIENNE, IT IS TIME. LET'S TAKE IT RIGHT TO THE STAGE. >> TO HELP US KICK-START OUR CELEBRATION THIS AFTERNOON, WOULD YOU PLEASE WELCOME TO THE STAGE THE MAYOR OF THIS GREAT CITY, PLEASE WELCOME MAYOR JOHN TORY! [CHEERING] >> THE PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF MAPLE LEAF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, MICHAEL FRESOL. THE PREMIER OF ONTARIO, DOUG FORD! THE PREMIER OF ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS, EDWARD WATERS! THE PRESIDENT AND C.E.O. OF BELL CANADA, GEORGE COAST! THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF MAPLE LEAFS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, LARRY CANABAL! THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA, PLEASE WELCOME THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JUSTIN TRUDEAU! AND WE WELCOME ALL OTHER DIGNITARIES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS IN ATTENDANCE TODAY! ♪♪♪ [YELLING] >> THE RAPTORS! ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ >> WELCOME TO THE STAGE. ♪ THIS IS THE CITY WHERE WE ALL SPEAK ♪ ♪ WE BREATHE RED AND WHITE. ♪♪♪ ♪ FOURTH QUARTER, GETTING CRAFTY ♪ ♪ DANNY GREEN, ALL FIRE, AWE READY ♪ ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ >> WE ARE WARM IN TORONTO! [CHEERING] [YELLING] >> FANS, ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS, THE TORONTO RAPTORS! I HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR YOU: ARE YOU READY? BASKETBALL FANS, YOUR 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS, THE TORONTO RAPTORS. LET'S START WITH THE COACHING STAFF, OUR TRAINER SCOTT! DIRECTOR OF SPORTS SCIENCE, ALEX MACKENZIE! COORDINATOR JOHN GOODWILLIE! YOUR RAPTORS' HEAD COACH, SHERMA! AND NOW OUR ASSISTANT COACHES, STARTING WITH ERIC CORY! JAMAAL MARCOR! JERRY! STAN! BILL HANDY! ADRIAN! AND NOW, LET'S MEET YOUR 2019 CHAMPIONS, TORONTO RAPTORS' PLAYERS! STARTING WITH GUARD, NUMBER EIGHT! NUMBER 13, MALCOLM MILLER! AT CENTER, NUMBER 15, ERIC MORELAND! MR. 25, CHRIS BOUCHARD! NUMBER 17, JEREMY LIN! NUMBER 20, DANIEL GREEN. NUMBER 1, PAT MCCAW. AT GUARD, NUMBER 24, NORM NORMAN! NORMAN POWELL! NUMBER 23, GIVE IT UP FOR FRED VAN VLEET! [CHEERING] [CHEERING] >> AND THE CENTER, NUMBER NINE, MARC GASOL! TORONTO, LET'S WELCOME THE HEAD COACH OF THE TORONTO-RELATED, NICK NURSE! THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE RAPTORS, BOBBY! AND YOUR TEAM PRESIDENT! [CHEERING] >> GIVE IT UP FOR JEREMY LIN! AND REPRESENTING CANADA, NUMBER 43, PASCAL SIAKAM! HERE IS YOUR NBA STAR, FROM NORTH PHILLY, THE NBA WORLD CHAMPION, GIVE IT UP FOR KYLE LOWRY! [CHEERING] >> AND FROM CALIFORNIA, NUMBER 2, M.V.P., KAWHI LEONARD! [CHEERING] [CHEERING] >> CANADA! THE NBA FINALS IS YOURS! YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS? IT MEANS WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! [CHEERING] ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD ♪ ♪ WE'LL KEEP ON FIGHTING UNTIL THE END ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD ♪ [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! LET'S GO, RAPTORS! >> IT IS MY DISTINCT PLEASURE AT THIS TIME TO INTRODUCE THE MAYOR OF TORONTO, THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD! JOHN TORY! [APPLAUSE] >> Mayor: GOOD AFTERNOON, AND TO THE GREATEST FANS IN THE WORLD, WELCOME TO TORONTO CITY HALL, HOME OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS, 2019 NBA CHAMPIONS ON "WE THE NORTH" DAY. AND IT'S "WE THE NORTH DAY" 2019 BECAUSE I'M SURE THIS IS THE FIRST OF MANY TIMES WE'LL CELEBRATE HERE DOING OUR BELOVED TORONTO RAPTORS. [CHEERING] >> Mayor: WE ARE HERE TODAY TO PROUDLY WELCOME TO CITY HALL THE PLAYERS, THE COACHES, THE OWNERS AND THE STAFF OF THE 2019 NBA CHAMPION RAPTORS. ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US, ALL OF YOU, ALL THE PEOPLE WATCHING ACROSS THE CITY AND ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, IT HARDLY SEEMS ADEQUATE TO SAY THIS TO OUR BELOVED RAPTORS, BUT I WILL SAY IT ANYWAY: THANK YOU FOR INSPIRING US. THANK YOU FOR MAKING US PRIDE. THANK YOU FOR BRINGING US TOGETHER LIKE NEVER BEFORE. THANK YOU FOR WINNING IN SUCH SPECTACULAR FASHION! [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> Mayor: NOW BEYOND SAYING THANK YOU, THERE ARE TWO OTHER THINGS WE WANT TO DO AS A CITY TO RECOGNIZE THIS GREAT CHAMPIONSHIP FOR TORONTO AND FOR CANADA. FIRST, JUST IN CASE PEOPLE CAN'T FIND THEIR WAY, THOUGH I KNOW I SAW MOST OF YOU AT THE ORIGINAL JURASSIC PARK, BUT TO HELP PEOPLE GET THERE MANY MORE TIMES DURING THE SEASON AND IN PLAYOFF RUNS TO COME, AND IN RECOGNITION OF THIS FIRST — FIRST HISTORIC CHAMPIONSHIP, WE WILL BE DEDICATING BREMNER BREMR BOULEVARD AT "RAPTORS' WAY." THERE IS THE SIGN YOU'LL SEE, "RAPTORS WAY." SECOND — SECOND, IT IS MY HONOUR AS MAYOR, ON BEHALF OF EVERYBODY IN THE CITY OF TORONTO, INCLUDING MY COLLEAGUES IN CITY COUNCIL, AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF TORONTO, TO PRESENT THE ENTIRE TORONTO RAPTORS' TEAM WITH THE KEY TO THE CITY. [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> Mayor: WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TOGETHER, WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED TOGETHER IS DESERVING OF THE HIGHEST HONOUR THAT THIS CITY CAN OFFER, AND WE HAVE THIS FRAMED RECOGNITION OF THE KEY, WHICH WE HOPE CAN FIND A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR LOCKER ROOM TO REMIND YOU HOW GRATEFUL WE ARE, HOW MUCH WE LOVE YOU, AND TO INSPIRE YOU TO MANY REPEATS. [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> Mayor: NOW, THEN THERE IS THE MATTER OF THE KEY ITSELF, BECAUSE THERE ACTUALLY IS THE KEY TO THE CITY. WHO ELSE BETTER TO PRESENT THE KEY TO THE CITY ON BEHALF OF ALL OF HIS TEAMMATES AND ALL OF THE COACHING STAFF THAN TO THE M.V.P. OF THE NBA FINALS, THE KING OF THE NORTH, KAWHI LEONARD! [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> Mayor: KAWHI, AND MAYBE I SHOULD REFER TO AS YOUR MAJESTY, YOU ALREADY HAVE THE KEY TO OUR HEARTS. YOU CAN KNOW THAT EVERY DOOR IN THIS CITY IS OPEN TO YOU AND YOUR TEAMMATES, BUT IF YOU FIND ONE THAT DOESN'T OPEN, YOU CALL US AND WE'LL LOOK AFTER IT. [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> Mayor: WE HONOUR ALL OF YOUR TEAMMATES WITH THIS KEY BECAUSE, AS YOU'VE SAID MANY TIMES, IT HAS BEEN A TEAM EFFORT LIKE NO OTHER. ON BEHALF OF… [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> KAWHI LEONARD! >> KAWHI LEONARD! >> Mayor: ON BEHALF OF ALL OF THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO, THE GREATEST FANS IN THE WORLD, MAY I SIMPLY SAY DIRECTLY TO YOU, YOU ARE FABULOUS, YOU ARE ONE OF US. THIS CITY — THIS CITY AND THIS COUNTRY LOVE YOU. AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AND THE WHOLE TEAM BACK NEXT YEAR TO DO THIS AGAIN. [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] [CHEERING] >> THANK YOU, MAYOR TORY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR. IT IS MY HONOUR TO INTRODUCE YOUR PRIME MINISTER, JUSTIN TRUDEAU! [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: WORLD CHAMPIONS! THIS IS AN INCREDIBLE HISTORY FOR THE RAPTORS, AND FOR THE FANS AS WELL. YOU STOOD BEHIND THOSE RAPTORS EVERY DAY, WIN, LOSS, EVERY SINGLE DAY YOU SHOWED WHAT CANADA IS MADE OF, PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE! BUT I'VE GOT TO SAY, THIS INCREDIBLE WIN BY THIS INCREDIBLE TEAM WAS SO CANADIAN. IT WAS DONE WITH SPORTSMANSHIP, WITH ELEGANCE, WITH COMPASSION, AND MOSTLY WITH INCREDIBLE HARD WORK! [APPLAUSE] >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: THE DIVERSITIY OF THIS TEAM SHOWED THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AND THE ENTIRE WORLD. WHAT WE SAW HERE WAS AN ENTIRE COUNTRY COMING TOGETHER, AND THAT'S WHAT WE CELEBRATE. I'M NOT GOING TO STAY LONG. I JUST HAVE ONE BIG REQUEST: WE LOVE THIS CELEBRATION SO MUCH, WE LOVE THIS TEAM SO MUCH, WE WANT THEM TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR! [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: GO, RAPTORS! >> THANK YOU, THANK YOU, PRIME MINISTER. ALL RIGHT. IT IS MY DISTINCT PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE CHAIRMAN OF M.L.S. T., MR. LARRY TANNENBAUM. CONGRATULATIONS. >> LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! >> OUR TORONTO RAPTORS, WOW, WOW, WOW! NBA WORLD CHAMPIONS. SPECTACULAR ATHLETICISM. ONE GOAL, TREMENDOUS WILL, CLEAR VISION. RAPTORS ARE NUMBER ONE. OUR TORONTO RAPTORS BROUGHT IT HOME TO YOU. THEY ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST. AND YOU ALL CARRIED THE FLAG. YOU ALL SUPPORTED THIS TEAM. YOU ALL LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE. YOU ARE THE BEST FANS IN THE LEAGUE. AND THE RAPTORS ARE THE CHAMPIONS. LET'S GO, RAPTORS! [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> FOUR ROUNDS, ORLANDO, PHILLY, MILWAUKEE, GOLDEN STATE, EVERY POSSESSION, EVERY BASKET, EVERY STEEL, EVERY BLOCK, WE ALL STOOD WITH THE RAPTORS AND LIVED EVERY MOMENT TOGETHER. WE NEVER GAVE UP. BECAUSE OUR RAPTORS NEVER GAVE UP. THEY WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING GREAT HAPPEN HERE, AND THEY DID. OUR RAPTORS BROUGHT HOME THE CHAMPIONSHIP, A UNITED TEAM, FOR THEIR FANS, AND THAT MEANS YOU, FOR TORONTO, FOR CANADA. THE RAPTORS UNITED AN ENTIRE COUNTRY WITH 50 JURASSIC PARKS. NOBODY HAS EVER DONE THAT BEFORE. LET'S HEAR IT FOR OUR TORONTO RAPTORS! [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> MATT, THANK YOU FOR THE INTRODUCTION. >> Adrienne: IF YOU'RE SEEING PICTURES OF THE STAGE BUT HEARING OTHER SORTS OF SOUNDS, OCCASIONALLY YOU'LL SEE PICTURES OF PEOPLE RUNNING. WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE AT NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE IS THAT THE CROWD EVERY NOW AND THEN GETS PANICKING, AND PEOPLE ARE FLEEING OUT OF IT. YOU HEAR RUMOURS — WE HAVE TO SAY THEY'RE JUST RUMOURS AT THE MOMENT OF WEAPONS OR SHOTS FIRED, AND SUDDENLY THE CROWD WILL ALL MOVE IN ONE DIRECTION AND THEN MOVE IN THE OTHER. FRONT OF ME, ON QUEEN STREET, AND I APOLOGIZE, IT IS NOT NECESSARILY A SHOT YOU CAN SEE AT THIS POINT, BUT WE SAW THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE RUNNING WEST AND THEN EAST AND THEN WEST AGAIN. THE BARRICADES IN SOME CASES SEEM TO BE DOWN. IT IS NOT ENTIRELY CLEAR IF THIS IS A MATTER OF CROWDS BEING HYSTERICAL BECAUSE THERE IS A RUMOUR THAT GOES THROUGH, OR SOMETHING ACTUALLY HAPPENING. WE KNOW THAT THE POLICE HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE RUNNING THROUGH HERE, TELLING EVERYONE TO GET DOWN, TELLING ALL OF THE REPORTERS TO GET DOWN. THERE ARE LOTS OF PEOPLE, ALSO. KEEP IN MIND, THIS CROWD HAS BEEN VERY, VERY GOOD ALL DAY LONG. IT IS GETTING HOT. SOME PEOPLE ARE PASSING OUT. THAT ALSO CAUSES SOME PEOPLE TO FREAK OUT. BUT THE BIGGER CONCERN IS WHAT SENT THE CROWDS RUNNING WITH A FAIR AMOUNT OF PANIC ALONG QUEEN STREET AND HERE OUT OF NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. SOME PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO LEAVE, NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE THEY'VE SEEN SOMETHING, BUT BECAUSE THEY'RE LEGITIMATELY TERRIFIED. DWIGHT, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >> Dwight: I WAS JUST ON THE PHONE WITH THE TORONTO POLICE, AND THEY'RE REPORTING AN INCIDENT AT SAGE AND ALBERT, AROUND BAY AND QUEEN, WHICH IS WHERE WE SAW THE TROUBLE. THE REPORTS ARE OF SHOTS BEING FIRED, AND POSSIBLY A FEMALE BEING HURT, BUT THIS IS ALL PRELIMINARY INFORMATION. BUT THIS IS WHAT POLICE OFFICERS ARE HEARING ON THEIR OWN RADIOS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING. IT HAS BEEN A GOOD DAY SO FAR. BUT WHEN YOU GET THIS MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER, THEY SAID, WE DON'T WANT TO SAY IT, BUT THESE THINGS HAPPEN, AND WE EXPECTEDED SOMETHING TO HAPPEN. IT IS — THERE ARE REPORTS OF AT BAY AND QUEEN, OF SOMETHING, MAYBE A SHOT BEING FIRED. >> WE'RE HERE TO CELEBRATE, WHICH WE WILL. BUT I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO TAKE A MOMENT, PLEASE STAY STRONG. THERE IS AN EMERGENCY THAT IS BEING DEALT WITH. SO, PLEASE, FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS UP HERE ON THE STAGE TO YOUR HEARTS OUT IN THE CROWD, PLEASE, EVERYBODY, JUST STAY CALM, RELAX. WE'RE DEALING WITH THE SITUATION THAT IS CLOSE BY, AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION HERE TO US MOMENTARILY. SO IF EVERYBODY NOW COULD JUST TAKE A MOMENT, WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. AND AS SOON AS I HAVE MORE INFORMATION, I WILL CERTAINLY GET IT BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOU KNOW THAT, RIGHT? WE'RE HERE TO CELEBRATE. THIS IS ABOUT LOVE. IT'S ABOUT REJOICING. IT'S ABOUT THE TORONTO RAPTORS. IT'S ABOUT YOU, THE GREATEST FANS IN THE WORLD. YOU GUYS ARE THE GREATEST FANS IN THE WORLD. I SAY IT ALL OF THE TIME WITH MY GREAT BROADCAST PARTNER JACK ARMSTRONG AND LEO ROUND, AND PAUL JONES, ERIC SMITH, WHEREVER WE GO, YOU'RE HERE WITH THIS TEAM. SO AT THIS MOMENT, WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING, WE REALLY DO. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND AS SOON AS WE HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION, YOU KNOW THAT I'LL PASS IT ON TO YOU. >> Adrienne: WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST HEARD THERE — >> I'LL BE RIGHT BACK. THANK YOU, EVERYONE. >> Adrienne: WHAT IS IMPORTANT ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST HEARD BY THE PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER THERE, HE IS NOT ASKING PEOPLE TO LEAVE NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE. THEY'RE NOT ASKING PEOPLE AT THIS POINT TO LEAVE. JUST TO TELL EVERYONE TO TAKE A BREATH, TO APPRECIATE THAT THE POLICE ARE DOING THE BEST THEY CAN. THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN US THE EXACT NATURE OF WHAT THEY CALL THE EMERGENCY. THERE ARE LOTS OF RUMOURS THAT WERE FLYING THROUGH THE CROWDS ABOUT A WEAPON OR SHOTS FIRED. IT'S SHOT. A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE PASSED OUT, AND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CROWD STARTS TO MOVE — WE'VE ALL SEEN IT MOVE VERY, VERY FAST — PEOPLE GET PUSHED OVER. A LITTLE BIT OF THAT WAS HAPPENING AT WELL. AGAIN, IT IS WORTH REPEATING THAT THIS CROWD OF POSSIBLY AS MANY AS TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN THIS CITY HAVE BEEN REALLY, REALLY GOOD. >> LARRY! LARRY! >> Adrienne: WE'RE JUST GOING TO LISTEN INTO THE EVENT, AND IF WE NEED TO BREAK BACK IN AND SPEAK, WE WILL. BUT FOR NOW, LET'S HOPE THE PARTY COMES BACK. >> FOR ALL WHO HAVE MADE THIS HAPPEN TODAY, AND HOW ABOUT OUR HEAD COACH, NICK NURSE? [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> THE FIRST-TIME HEAD COACH IN THE NBA. HE PUT TOGETHER A COACHING STAFF THAT WORKED WITH PROFESSIONALISM, DEDICATION, AND TRUE CARING FOR EACH AND EVERY PLAYER, MAKING ADJUSTMENTS FROM MINUTE TO MINUTE THROUGHOUT EVERY GAME, AND SHARING THE DEDICATION TO BEING THE BEST. NICK, YOU AND YOUR COACHING STAFF PLAYED A TREMENDOUS ROLE IN THIS CHAMPIONSHIP. WE ALL FEEL THE PRIDE OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP BECAUSE OF YOU. THANK YOU, COACHES! [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] >> WINNING A CHAMPIONSHIP TAKES HARD WORK, TEAMWORK, AND SUPPORT. AND I WANT TO THANK MY CO-OWNERS, GEORGE, C.E.O. OF BELL, AND EDWARD ROGERS, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF ROGERS, OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OUR TEAM, AND ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES, FOR THEIR COMMITMENT IN RUNNING MAPLE LEAF SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. WE CARE AND WE WILL ALWAYS PROVIDE THE BEST ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR ATHLETES AND FOR OUR FANS. AND NOW TO YOU, OUR FANS. EVERY MEMBER OF THIS SPECTACULAR RAPTORS' TEAM CAN HEAR YOU. OVER 2,000 RAPTORS FANS IN OAKLAND, OUR TEAM COULD HEAR YOU. 50 JURASSIC PARKS ACROSS CANADA, THEY COULD SEE YOU. TO THE MILLIONS OF FANS OUT TODAY, THIS IS YOUR TEAM, YOUR CITY, YOUR CELEBRATION. THANK YOU FROM YOUR TEAM, THE TORONTO RAPTORS. AND THE 37 MILLION CANADIANS YOU REPRESENT, WE HEAR YOU. LET'S GO, RAPTORS! [CHEERING] [APPLAUSE] >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. TANENBAUM. AS MR. "T" SAID, WHEN THIS NEXT GENTLEMAN CAME HERE SIX YEARS AGO, HE SAID, WE WILL WIN! WELL, WE HAVE WON, AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP WINNING. LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE PRESIDENT OF YOUR TORONTO RAPTORS, MASAI UJIRI! [APPLAUSE] [CHEERING] [PLEASE STAND BY] >> THAT TO THIS DAY I ALWAYS WILL BE MY BROTHERS. ALWAYS. AND WE ARE NOW WORLD CHAMPS TOGETHER. [ Cheering and Applause ] AND THAT'S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS, BUT I WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. I APPRECIATE IT. BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. AND THANK YOU, GUYS, APPRECIATE IT. >> K-LO! KYLE LOWRY! ALL RIGHT, YOU KNOW WHO I HAVE COMING UP HERE NEXT? SPICY. OH, YEAH! HE'S ALL KIND OF SPICY! LET'S HEAR IT FOR SPICY P AND WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE, WAIT A MINUTE, THE GREEN RANGER, DANNY MONTE GREEN! YOU ALL WANT THE MIC? YOU GOT HIM? YOU GOT HIM? DANNY IS GOING TO DO A LITTLE INTERVIEW HERE. >> MY FIRST TIME DOING THIS. FIRST I WANT TO THANK MY TEAMMATES. YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN AMAZING. I KNOW I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GIVE MUCH ON THE COURT FOR YOU GUISE BUT HOPEFULLY I'VE… HOPEFULLY I'VE HELPED YOU GUYS, YOU KNOW, IN THE LOCKER ROOM A LITTLE BIT WITH SOME LEADERSHIP. NOW, IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, ALL SERIOUSNESS, I KNOW I'VE BEEN A PAIN IN THE ASS ALL YEAR TRYING TO BE A PLAYER/COACH, TEACH YOU GUYS SOME HABITS AND THINGS, HOW TO BE A CHAMPION BUT YOU GUYS HAVE TAUGHT ME A LOT THIS YEAR AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS AND HAVING MY BACK AND ENCOURAGING MOO ME EVEN WHEN I HAD SOME STRUGGLES THROUGHOUT THE WAY, I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS. THANK YOU. AND TO THE FANS. I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR EMBRACING ME. I KNOW I'M THE OTHER GUY IN THE TRADE. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU GUYS EMBRACING ME WITH OPEN ARMS AS THE OTHER GUY IN THE TRADE AND MAKING ME FEEL AT HOME AND ALLOWING ME TO ENJOY THIS RIDE AND WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP. SO THANK YOU, GUYS, SO MUCH. I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. HOPEFULLY WE CAN DO IT ANOTHER WHAT COMES TO MIND? [ Chanting ] WHO WANTS TO HEAR NEW. >> I AIN'T GOT A WHOLE LOT FOR YOU ALL, MAN I JUST TRULY WANT TO SAY THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD REALLY ENJOY THIS MOMENT. IT'S A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT NOT ONLY FOR US AS AN ORGANIZATION BUT FOR THE CITY, THE COUNTRY OF CANADA, AND ME PERSONALLY, YOU GUYS KILL US WHEN WE LOSE. YOU KILLED US WHEN WE GOT SWEPT TWO YEARS IN A ROW. SO YOU BETTER CELEBRATE THIS SHIT FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER UNTIL NEXT YEAR. WE DELIVERED. WE DELIVERED. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO DELIVER FOR US. ENJOY IT, MAN. [ Cheering and Applause ] >> THEY WILL, YOU KNOW THEY WILL. MAFUZI CHEF, COME ON DOWN, NORMAL POWELL, COME ON, YEAH, NORM. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM SERGE IBAKA. HOW ABOUT THIS? YOU'RE COOKING IT UP. >> HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU? [ Cheering ] HOW HUNGRY ARE YOU? [ Cheering ] YOU KNOW, ONE THING ME AND MY TEAMMATES, WE KNOW YOU GUYS ARE HUNGRY, FOR SO MANY, MANY YEARS; RIGHT? I'M RIGHT OR NO? [ Cheering ] >> ME AND MY TEAM, WE KNOW THAT. YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN SO HUNGRY FOR SO MANY, MANY YEARS, YOU GUYS BE WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT. THAT'S WHY ME AND MY TEAMMATES, WE COOK FOR YOU THIS HERE! [ Cheering and Applause ] YES. AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING HERE FOR US. SINCE MY FIRST TIME I GOT HERE, ME AND MY TEAMMATES, YOU GUYS NEVER GIVE UP, MAN. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? EVEN WHEN PEOPLE NEVER BELIEVE IN US, YOU GUYS ALWAYS BELIEVE IN US. RIGHT? SO LIKE FREDDY SAID, WE ENJOYED THIS ALL SUMMER. >> LET'S HEAR IT FOR SERGE IBAKA, THE SHOT BLOCKA! [ Cheering ] >> PLAY-OFF PAL, NORMAL "PLAY-OFF POWELL". >> WE WORLD CHAMPIONS! [ Cheering and Applause ] HONESTLY, FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, STICK WITH ME FOR A MINUTE, I'M LOSING MY VOICE JUST ENJOYING THIS MOMENT WITH MY TEAMMATES AND THIS ORGANIZATION AND THE FANS. BUT I'VE BEEN HERE THE SECOND LONGEST ON THE TEAM RIGHT BEHIND KYLE, BEEN THROUGH ALL THE UPS AND THE DOWNS OF THE PLAY-OFFS IN MY FOUR YEARS HERE BEING SO CLOSE TO MAKING IT TO THE FINALS, MY ROOKIE SEASON, AND TO COME FULL CIRCLE AND BE ABLE TO STAND HERE ON THIS STAGE WITH A GROUP OF GUYS, WITH A GROUP OF MEN FOR AN OFFICE AND THE ORGANIZATION OWNERS IS A BLESSING, IT'S A BLESSING TO YOU GUYS. JUST TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THIS MOMENT, I'M SO PROUD AND SO THANKFUL FOR ALL THE WORK THAT THESE GUYS HAVE PUT IN. YOU GUYS ARE ALONG THE RIDE WITH US EVERY STEP OF THE WAY, SO LIKE MY BOY FREDDY SAID, MAN, ENJOY THIS MOMENT. ENJOY THIS TIME. ENJOY THIS CHAMPIONSHIP WITH THIS GROUP OF GUYS BEHIND US AND TURN UP ALL SUMMER, MAN, BECAUSE I'M WITH YOU ALL. LET'S GO, BABY! [ Cheering and Applause ] >> WHAT YOU DO, BABY? WHAT YOU DO,U[0yñ BABY? [ Cheering ] WE GOT CHRIS BOUCHER FROM MONTREAL. SHOW THAT FLAG, SHOW THAT FLAG. [ Cheering and Applause ] TWO-TIME FINAL MVP. ONLY THREE MEN IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME HAVE WON IT WITH TWO TEAMS. ONLY THREE. AND WE GOT ONE OF THEM. [ Cheering and Applause ] THEY SAY HE'S THE GREATEST TWO-WAY PLAYER IN THE WORLD. YOU KNOW WHAT I SAY? AFTER THE 2019 POST-SEASON, HE'S THE GREATEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD! WHEN HE CAME HERE WHEN HE SAID I'M A FUN GUY. [ Cheering and Applause ] WELL, LET ME TELL YOU WHAT, HOW MUCH FUN YOU HAVING NOW? YEAH. THAT'S WHAT FUN GUYS DO. THEY SPREAD THE FUN. AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT HE DID. KAWHI LEONARD. EVERYBODY IN TOWN CAN WINE AND DINE HAVE HOUSE WARMING GIFTS, WE GOT TWO OF THEM UP HERE. WE GOT TWO RIGHT HERE FOR CAN A KAWHILEONARD, GREATEST PLAYER IE WORLD. AND YOU KNOW WHAT? HE DROPPED SOMETHING ON US THE OTHER DAY, THE LARRY OB AND THERE IT IS. I WANT TO BRING UP THE GREATEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, NUMBER 2, TWO-TIME, TWO-TIME FINALS MVP, WORLD CHAMPION, A FUN GUY, AND A MAN WITH A COLLECTIVE WAITING FOR HIM. >> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ALL FOR WELCOMING ME HERE AFTER THAT TRADE WITH OPEN ARMS, MAN. IT MADE MY EXPERIENCE THAT MUCH BETTER. THIS GROUP OF GUYS LET ME DO WHAT I DO ON THE FLOOR, THE COACH LET ME DO WHAT I DO, AND NOW WE GOT A CHAMPIONSHIP. THANK YOU, AND LIKE THEY SAID, ENJOY THIS, ENJOY THIS MOMENT. AND HAVE FUN WITH IT. AH-A-HA-HA-HA. >> YEAH! [ Cheering and Applause ] WHAT HE DO, BABY! [ Cheering and Applause ] K-LO BACK ON THE MIC. >> MVP, MVP. [ Chanting ] MVP, MVP, MVP, MVP. >> FORD MAN GETS PAID. ALL RIGHT. HERE WE GO. NOW LOOK IT, I KNOW IF I SAY SOMETHING, WE DID IT EARLIER, I KNOW IF I SAY SOMETHING, YOU GUYS KNOW WHAT TO DO. SO IF I SAY "CHIP" YOU SAY "CHIP". >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> YOU KNOW WHO'S HERE? HE'S GOING TO SAY A FEW WORDS. THE LOVE OF TORONTO, THE LOVE OF THE COUNTRY, SO IF I SAY CHIP, WHAT DO YOU SAY? >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> CHIP. >> WITH HIS WHOLE WORLD AT HIS FINGERTIPS, ALONG WITH THE REST OF THE TORONTO RAPTORS, DRAKE. [ Cheering and Applause ] >> YES. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAKE SOME NOISE FOR RON BURGUNDY FROM THE CHANNEL 4 NEWS TEAM. >> THANK YOU, MAN, THANK YOU. >> I WAS — I WAS TALKING EARLIER TODAY, AND I WAS SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE USE THE TERM "YOU DESERVE THIS" AS LIKE A NEGATIVE THING, HEY, LIKE YOU DESERVED THAT, YOU DESERVED THAT, AND I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I WATCHED AN INTERVIEW THAT MY BROTHER KAWHI DID THE OTHER DAY AND THEY ASKED HIM WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR ALL OF US TO EXPERIENCE THIS MOMENT TOGETHER? AND HE SAID WELL, YOU GOT TO ASK — YOU GOT TO ASK SOMEBODY THAT'S FROM THERE. AND I JUST WANT YOU TO LOOK AROUND AT ALL OF US THAT ARE FROM HERE AND LET HIM KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THIS MEANS TONIGHT BECAUSE YOU DESERVE THIS. [ Cheering and Applause ] THIS IS A TALENTED, RELENTLESS GROUP OF GUYS THAT PUT IT ALL ON THE LINE AND SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU ALL THIS YEAR AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT THESE MOMENTS ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN, SO TODAY I KNOW YOU'LL GET ON YOUR PHONE AND YOU'LL LOOK AT YOUR PICTURES AND YOU'LL LOOK AT THE CLIPS ON-LINE, WHATEVER, WHATEVER OUTLETS POST, BUT RIGHT NOW, THIS IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO, THIS IS WHAT I DO — THIS IS WHAT I DO AT SHOWS THAT ARE REALLY IMPORTANT, AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MOMENTS I'VE EVER BEEN ON STAGE IN MY LIFE, SO THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO YOU DO, I WANT YOU TO TURN TO SOMEBODY THAT YOU DON'T KNOW AND I WANT YOU TO GIVE THEM A HUG, I WANT YOU TO TELL THEM CONGRATULATIONS BECAUSE WE'RE FROM THE GREATEST CITY IN THE WORLD, AND WE ARE THE NBA 2019 CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD SISTENE CHAPEL. [ Cheering and Applause ] MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS. GIVE SOMEBODY A HUG TODAY! HEY! THAT'S WHAT I LIKE TO SEE, I LIKE TO SEE ALL THAT LOVE. PLEASE, I KNOW YOU MADE A LOT OF NOISE TODAY, BUT CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE TEAM AND THIS INCREDIBLE STAFF ONE LAST TIME? [ Cheering and Applause ] AND AND I HOPE THAT ALL THESE GUYS WILL JOIN ME THIS YEAR BECAUSE WE'RE BRINGING OVO FEST BACK SO I HOPE WE CAN GO CRAZY. HEY! I GO BY THE NAME OF DRAKE. I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU ALL. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS MOMENT. LIKE I SAID, YOU DESERVE THIS IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE. MAKE SOME NOISE FOR YOUR TEAM, THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD. [ Cheering and Applause ] >> THANK YOU, DRAKE. HERE THEY ARE. THE 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONS. THANK YOU FOR THE GREATEST FANS IN THE WORLD. HERE'S THEIR ANTHEM. ♪ I HAD MY SHARE OF SAND KICKED IN MY FACE, BUT I'VE COME THROUGH ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIENDS ♪ ♪ AND WE'LL KEEP ON FIGHTING 'TIL THE END ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ♪ ♪ NO TIME FOR LOSERS ♪ ♪ 'CAUSE WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS ♪ ♪ OF THE WORLD ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] ♪ ALL I DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN, NO MATTER WHAT ♪ [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] [ ♪♪♪ ] >> EXHALE, TORONTO. LET IT ALL OUT. WE HAVE BEEN HERE WAITING FOR THIS MOMENT TODAY, THE TEAM HITTING THE STAGE. WE'RE HOPING THAT DRAKE WOULD GIVE US A COUPLE OF SONGS BUT — >> I KNOW, 1, 2, 3, MAYBE 4. >> HE'S THERE. YOU PUT OUT TWO NEW TUNES FOR THIS, WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD PLAY SOMETHING. THEY ARE PLAYING THE APPROPRIATE DRAKE SONG NOW, STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM AND NOW WE ARE HERE. THIS MAN HAS BEEN WITH THIS TEAM FOR A LOT OF SEASON, HE'S BEEN WITH THEM FOR MOST OF THE PLAY-OFFS. THEY WERE DOWN IN OAKLAND BRINGING US THE GREAT FANDOM OF THE TRAVELING CARNS THAT MET YOU DOWN THERE IN THE BAY AREA. >> I'VE SEEN SOME OF THEM HERE TODAY. >> THERE YOU GO. >> EVERY TIME WE TURNED AROUND AND SAW YOU IN OAKLAND, I MEAN, IT WAS ALMOST HILARIOUS. IT WAS LIKE YOU'RE THE WHERE'S WALDO OF SPORTS COVERAGE. TURN AROUND, OH, THERE'S GREG IN THE DRESSING ROOM, THERE'S GREG SAYING MASAI, MASAI, WAIT, MASAI, WAIT, YOU'VE HAD A HECK OF A RUN YOURSELF. >> YEAH, THAT — I MEAN, LOOK: THIS IS NOT WORK. THIS IS FUN. I MEAN, WE'RE DOWN THERE WATCHING BASKETBALL. AND YOU KNOW, IF I WASN'T WORKING I'D WANT TO BE THERE ANYWAYS. AND I GET TO GO ALL ACCESS BEHIND THE SCENES, I MEAN, I AM NOT COMPLAINING. IT WAS AN UNBELIEVABLE RIDE. I HAD A LOT OF FUN. >> WE'RE GOING TO GET TO MORE OF THE SOMEBODY IN A MOMENT BUT WE HAD A GREAT MOMENT HERE TODAY. >> IT WAS HILARIOUS. >> PROBABLY ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS OF THE DAY. YOU SEE THE GUY THAT'S SINGING LIMITED US? >> YEAH. >> HOW DID YOU GET A CBC MICROPHONE LIKE OVER THE CROWD? WHAT HAPPENED? HOW DID YOU PULL THAT OFF? >> THAT'S REAL, LIVE TV. I SAW THE MOMENT, I SAW HIM HANGING OVER AND I THOUGHT LET'S TRY. THIS WHAT'S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? I MEAN, YOU KNOW, IT'S BIG UPSIDE, AND IF IT DOESN'T WORK OUT, IT DOESN'T WORK OUT, I'LL MAKE A JOKE AND WE'LL MOVE ON. BUT HE ACTUALLY KIND OF THOUGHT ABOUT IT FOR A SECOND AND THEN THERE WAS THAT OPENING AND I SAID COME ON, I'LL JUST THROW IT. AND HE KIND OF SHRUGGED HIS SHOULDERS, I THREW IT UP, HE MADE THE CATCH. I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT HE SAID. YOU HEARD IT, WHAT DID HE SAY? >> HE WAS SHOUTING THINGS LIKE I DON'T KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS THROWING ME A MICROPHONE. HEY, YOU GET A COMPLEMENT FROM SHAPPY PAPPY ABOUT YOUR SUIT. >> THERE WAS A MOMENT WALKING IN HERE, DRAKE WAS WALKING OFF THE BUS, SAID THANK YOU, WALKED OVER AND GAVE ME A FIST BUMP. >> FRIENDSHIP. >> VERY NICE. >> SO I GOT THE OLD DRAKE FIST BUMP. THAT'S ACCEPTANCE RIGHT THERE. I THINK WE'RE FRIENDS NOW. >> I THINK WE WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH THE FOLKS AT HOME. >> LET'S HAVE A LOOK AT IT IN CASE YOU MISSED IT. >> YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS, FOLKS. >> LIVE ON CBC. WE'RE LIVE RIGHT NOW. YEAH, GOING TO THROW THE MIC TO DRAKE. HERE WE GO. >> HEY. COMING TO YOU LIVE. FROM THE BIG CITY. WITH THE GREATEST IN THE WORLD, THE CHAMPIONS. I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS IS. HE GOT ON A NICE, PLAID JACKET. WE OUT HERE. HEY. [ Cheering and Applause ] WE GOT ONE WITH THE DIP. >> THAT WAS AMAZING! >> IT WAS AMAZING. >> YEAH, WELL DONE YOU. >> WHEN I WAS SAYING THAT WAS AMAZING, I WAS TALKING ABOUT MY CATCH THERE. [ Laughter ] >> IT CAN HAVE GONE HORRIBLY WRONG IF YOU HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO TOSS IT UP OR CATCH IT. >> THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF LIVE TELEVISION; RIGHT? YOU GOT TO TAKE RISKS. THAT WAS — I MEAN, THE PAY OFF IS SO AMAZING. AND YOU GOT A LOOT OF POP STARS WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE PLAYED ALONG BUT HE COMES ACROSS AS A NICE GUY. >> HE'S IN A GOOD MOOD TODAY, THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. HE'S A HAPPY GUY AND I THINK HE WAS WILLING TO PLAY ALONG. >> WHEN YOU WERE IN OAKLAND AND YOU WERE TALKING WITH THE TEAM, WHAT WAS THE INTERVIEW THAT YOU FOUND KIND OF THE MOST EXCITING? >> YOU KNOW WHAT? THERE WAS A COUPLE BUT SERGE IBAKA, I MEAN, AS THE SEASON WENT ON I JUST REALED HOW MUCH PERSONALITY THIS GUY HAS. AND THE OTHER THING THAT I THINK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY AND IN THIS CITY WILL LOVE IS THAT HE IS REALLY FALLEN IN LOVE WITH CANADA. HE SAYS THIS IS HIS HOME NOW. HE LOVES IT HERE, HE DOESN'T WANT TO LEAVE. HE'S BEEN TRYING TO BEG KAWHI TO STAY. I MEAN, IF YOU WATCH HIS YOUTUBE SHOW, HE HAD KAWHI ON AND BEGGING HIM TO STAY. HE HAS NOTHING BUT GREAT THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THIS COUNTRY AND THIS CITY. I MEAN, HEY, YEAH, WE ACTUALLY TALKED TO IBAKA TODAY. LET'S LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >> I LOVE THIS CITY. THIS IS MY CITY, IT'S MY HOME NOW. KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? BECAUSE I GOT FRIENDS NOW, THEY LIKE FAMILY NOW. AND YOU SEE HOW PEOPLE LOVE US HERE SO OF COURSE, YOU ALWAYS GOING TO GO SOMEWHERE WHERE PEOPLE LOVE YOU. YOU KNOW? PEOPLE CARE ABOUT YOU. AND THOSE PEOPLE ARE HERE, THEY COME HERE TO SUPPORT US BECAUSE THEY LOVE US, YOU KNOW. >> YOUR FANS KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A COOKING SHOW ON YOUTUBE. YOU HAD KAWHI LEONARD ON THERE. YOU BEG HIM TO COME BACK. DO YOU THINK HE MADE ANY HEADWAY? DO YOU THINK YOU MAYBE CONVINCED HIM TO COME BACK? >> LET'S HOPE, LET'S HOPE HE COMES BACK BECAUSE WE ALL NEED HIM. >> NOBODY WANTS TO COMMIT TO WHETHER OR NOT KAWHI IS COMING BACK. >> YEAH, NO KIDDING. >> AND YOU KNOW WHAT, I TALKED TO DANNY GREEN AND THIS WAS EARLIER ON IN THE SEASON AND I SAID DO YOU GET ANY INKLING, ANY FEELING? HE SAID I HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO READ THAT GUY. HE'S PLAYED SEVERAL SEASONS WITH HIM FIRST OBVIOUSLY IN SAN ANTONIO AND NOW HERE IN TORONTO, HE SAYS HE CANNOT GET A READ ON HIM AND HE SAYS NOBODY CAN. THERE IS NO HE BE THAT KNOWS EXCEPT FOR KAWHI LEONARD WHETHER OR NOT HE'S COMING BACK HERE TO PLAY IN TORONTO AND KAWHI LEONARD MAY NOT EVEN KNOW AT THIS POINT. HE MAY STILL BE LITERALLY DECIDING WHETHER OR NOT HE WANTS TO COME BACK HERE AND PLAY IN TORONTO. >> I HOPE WE'VE TIPPED THE SCALES IN OUR FAVOUR TODAY BECAUSE HE SURE RECEIVED A LOT OF LOVE IN PERSON FROM ABOUT 2 MILLION FANS RIGHT HERE TODAY. IT'S JUST INCREDIBLE. >> AND LISTEN, PEOPLE HAVE HUNG OUT. THEY HAVE STAYED LONGER THAN SOME MIGHT HAVE, ACTUALLY. THEY ARE JUST NOW STARTING TO STREAM OUT. THERE WAS AN INCIDENT, TORONTO POLICE SAY TWO PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY, A WOMAN THEY ARE REPORTING WAS SHOT AT THE EDGE OF NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE WHEN THAT HAPPENED. BOY, YOU SURE SEE A CROWD — >> BAY AND ALBERT. IT WAS SCARY FOR US AS BROADCASTERS BECAUSE WE WERE TOLD TO GET DOWN UP HERE BECAUSE THE SITUATION WAS UNFOLDING. THE SCARY THING WAS JUST SEEING THIS CROWD CRUSH, LIKE EVERYBODY WAS MOVING AWAY FROM THAT SIDE OF THE SQUARE WHEN THAT HAPPENED. WE WERE HAPPY TO SEE THINGS GET UNDER CONTROL SO QUICKLY. I MEAN, I'M WORRIED AS A PARENT, I GOT MY KIDS DOWN HERE, A LOT OF US HAVE OUR CHILDREN DOWN HERE WATCHING THIS AND AS WE WERE SAYING THROUGHOUT THIS BROADCAST, ADRIENNE, HOW WE WERE HOPING PEOPLE WOULD KEEP IT SAFE, KEEP IT CLASSY BECAUSE YOU DON'T GET THIS MANY PEOPLE IN ONE AREA LIKE THIS TOGETHER WITHOUT SOMETHING HAPPENING, AND ALL IT TAKES IS A COUPLE OF PEOPLE TO RUIN IT FOR EVERYBODY, AND QUICK ARREST THERE. WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE DETAILS COMING FOR YOU BUT OVERALL, IT WAS A SAFE DAY WHEN YOU HAVE 2 MILLION PEOPLE IN ONE SPOT. >> INDEED. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO INTERRUPT YOU FOR A SECOND JUST TO SAY THANK YOU AND GOOD-BYE TO THE FOABS WHO HAVE BEEN WATCHING ON THE CBC MAIN NETWORK IN NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR. THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH US. WE KNOW THIS IS YOUR TEAM TOO. >> YES, THEY ARE. GREAT BASKETBALL PLAYER OUT OF NEWFOUNDLAND, ALEX ENGLISH BACK IN THE DAY, GOOD KID. >> FOR EVERYONE ELSE STILL HANGING OUT, LET'S JUST TALK JUST FOMENT ABOUT THAT INCIDENT AGAIN BECAUSE INITIALLY MATT DEBLIN WHO IS THE RAPTOR'S PLAY BY PLAY DID A PRETTY REMARKABLE THING. HE GOT ON STAGE VERY QUICKLY. IT WAS CLEAR THEY WEREN'T MOVING THE PRIME MINISTER, THEY WEREN'T MOVING THE PLAYERS, THAT SUGGESTED RIGHT AWAY THAT THEY DIDN'T FEEL THERE WAS AN IMMINENT THREAT, AND HE REALIZED THAT HIS JOB WAS TO JUST GET PEOPLE TO JUST TO CALM DOWN. YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT PICTURES OF LIKE A STROLLER BEING TRAMPLED THE LITTLE ONE WAS OKAY ONLY BECAUSE HER FATHER LIFTED HER UP — >> GRABBED HER OUT OF THE STROLLER AND PULLED HER UP. >> BUT THE KEY WAS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE STOPPED RUNNING. THEY RAN WEST ALONG QUEEN STREET IN A MAD TRAMPLE. THEY RAN WEST, EVERYBODY RUNNING AWAY — >> RIGHT WHERE THE SKATING RINK IS HERE AT NATHAN PHILIPS, THEY RAN RIGHT ACROSS THAT AND IT WAS A SCARY MOMENT. WE'RE SHOWING SOME OF IT NOW. >> THE AMAZING THING ABOUT IT IS EVERYTHING ON STAGE CONTINUED BECAUSE THERE WAS A WHOLE PART OF THIS SECTION OF THIS SQUARE THAT DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE SOMETHING WAS HAPPENING. >> A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. >> AND HERE IN THE BACK WE'RE SEEING PEOPLE BEING TRAM 78ED, WE'RE SEEING PEOPLE CRYING, WE'RE SEEING PEOPLE UPSET. IT WAS A REALLY — >> IT COULD HAVE BEEN A REALLY BAD MOMENT AND MARKED THIS DAY BUT KUDOS GOES OUT TO OUR EMERGENCY SERVICES, EVERYBODY FROM OUR PARAMEDICS, YOU KNOW, THE AMBULANCE CREWS, POLICE, SECURITY OFFICERS, EVERYBODY HERE INVOLVED TODAY. THERE WAS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND PLANNING THAT GOES INTO TRYING TO PULL OFF SOMETHING OF THIS MAGNITUDE, AND FOR THE MOST PART IT WAS A SAFE DAY. >> WELL, AND KUDOS SERIOUSLY TO THE PEOPLE OF TORONTO, YOU KNOW? THROUGHOUT THIS PLAY-OFFS BUT ALSO ON THIS DAY IN PARTICULAR AS THAT PARADE WAS SNAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE CITY AND THEY WOULD CROWD AROUND, THE POLICE JUST HAD TO ASK THEM TO MOVE AND THEY WOULD. NOW IN TERMS OF WHETHER IT'S AN ACTUAL SITUATION UNFOLDING OR ANXIETY ABOUT IT AT THIS POINT IT'S HARD TO TELL BUT WE DO KNOW THAT THE EATON'S CENTRE WHICH IS NOT THAT FAR AWAY, ABOUT A BLOCK OR TWO AWAY. >> BASICALLY ACROSS THE STREET. >> IS ON LOCKDOWN AT THE MOMENT. AGAIN, WHY IS THAT? IS THAT BECAUSE THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THE SUSPECTS WHO ARE ALREADY IN CUSTODY ARE OR — >> IT CAN BE THEM ALSO TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THESE PEOPLE DON'T JUST CROWD INTO THAT SHOPPING CENTRE AND MAKE THAT AN UNSAFE PLACE AS PEOPLE TRY TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE SUBWAYS BECAUSE GETTING ON — IT WAS DIFFICULT GETTING THEM ALL IN HERE, IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER THING TRYING TO GET THEM OUT AS THEY CLEAR THE SQUARE HERE AND LEAVE A MESS BEHIND, BUT IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. >> THE CLEAN UP CREWS MOVE IN PRETTY QUICKLY, YOU KNOW. AGAIN I THINK YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOME OF THE PICTURES OF PEOPLE LEAVING. >> THIS IS THE DISTURBANCE FROM EARLIER. >> YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT HAPPENING IN A CROWD MIGHT SEND THE RUMORS FLYING AS FAST AS THE FEET. >> ADRIENNE, I'M SURE YOU'VE COVERED INCIDENTS LIKE THIS, YOU KNOW WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS, WHEN PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE, WHEN THEY'RE SCARED, THEY TEND TO MOVE IN PACKS LIKE THAT AND IT COULD HAVE BEEN A REALLY, REALLY DANGEROUS SITUATION HERE. >> THE POLICE ARE IN FACT TELLING US THAT NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE TWO PEOPLE IN CUSTODY BUT THEY ALSO RECOVERED A WEAPON. SO — >> AND THEY WERE CLOSE BY AND THEY WERE ALL OVER. I WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, YOU HAD A COUPLE OF MILLION PEOPLE IN HERE, YOU HAD THOUSANDS OF OFFICERS, AND I GUESS AND OTHER SECURITY STAFF FROM THE DIFFERENT BUILDINGS, FROM NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE, FROM OUR OWN TORONTO CITY HALL, SECURITY, THERE WAS A LOT OF SECURITY HERE, BUT YOU KNOW, WE'RE HERE FOR A CELEBRATION AND ANY TIME YOU GET THIS MANY PEOPLE TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE, YOU CAN HAVE SOME PROBLEMS AND IT ONLY TAKES ONE OR TWO PEOPLE TO CAUSE IT. >> IT IS A BIG CITY, YOU KNOW? IT IS A BIG CITY. GREG, LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE REASON WHY WE'RE ACTUALLY HERE TODAY, WHICH IS ABOUT SOME OF THESE PLAYERS. YOU — I'M TRYING TO — I'M TRYING TO IDENTIFY YET ANOTHER MOMENT YOU HAD WITH THEM. WE HAVE SOME MORE TAPE. DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER FAVORITE? >> I MEAN, THERE WERE SO MANY, WE HAD NORM POWELL WHO GRABBED MY MIC AT ONE POINT AND SAID — HE JUST WALKED UP AND GRABBED THE MIC AND I SAID GO AHEAD. THERE WAS ALSO A MOMENT WHERE I WAS ON THE BACK OF ONE BUS, KYLE LOWRY IS ON THE FRONT OF ANOTHER BUS HOLDING THE TROPHY AND I JUST GOT HIS ATTENTION, I WAS LIKE KYLE, AND I JUST MOTIONED CAN I THROW THE MIC? SO I THREW THE MIC TO HIM AS WELL, NOT JUST DRAKE. WE HAD A PRACTICE RUN. >> WHAT SPORT DID YOU PLAY WHERE YOU'RE ABLE TO THROW THOSE MICS, QUARTERBACK? >> THERE YOU ARE RIGHT THERE. >> KYLE WITH THE PERFECT THROW BACK. >> WE GOT OUR FAMILY, OUR FRIENDS HERE. WE GOT PEOPLE HERE, WE GOT DRAKE BACK THERE, WE GOT EVERYBODY HERE. THE CITY'S AMAZING. LOOK AT THE TURNOUT. AND WE AIN'T EVEN HALFWAY THERE AND WE'VE BEEN ON THE BUS FOR TWO HOURS. WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL. >> AND WE APPRECIATE YOU. >> LOOK AT THAT PERFECT THROW. RIGHT IN MY ARMS. AND I GOT TO SAY I LOVE THE SWEATER, THE DAVID SWEATTER FIRST EVER I LOVE IT. >> NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WITH OUR FIRST DRAFT PICK. WE HAD SOME WINS IN THE EARLY. LET'S STROLL THROUGH THE DAY AND TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHER PLAYERS YOU WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A CHANCE TO TALK TO TODAY. LET'S TALK ABOUT SPICY 3-P? >> WHO DOES NOT LOVE PASCAL SIAKAM. OBVIOUSLY HE LOVES THIS AND LET'S SEE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY. >> YO! HEY, MAN, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU GUYS, MAN, THE SUPPORT HAS BEEN UNBELIEVABLE. SO EXCITED TO BE HERE. I'M GLAD WE DIDtGD6"T÷ IT FOR Y2 YOU GUYS DESERVE THIS. AND, YOU KNOW, WE ARE ALL CHAMPS SO LET'S ENJOY THIS. THANK YOU. [ Cheering and Applause ] >> MY PP, MY PP, MY PP, MY PP. >> I AIN'T GOT A WHOLE LOT FOR YOU ALL, MAN, I JUST TRULY WANT TO SAY THAT YOU GUYS SHOULD REALLY ENJOY THIS MOMENT. THIS IS A VERY SPECIAL MOMENT. NOT ONLY FOR US AS AN ORGANIZATION BUT FOR THE CITY, THE COUNTRY OF CANADA AND ME PERSONALLY. YOU GUYS KILL US WHEN WE LOSE. YOU KILLED US WHEN WE GOT SWEPT TWO YEARS IN A ROW. WE DELIVERED. [ Cheering and Applause ] WE DELIVERED. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN TO DELIVER FOR US. ENJOY IT, MAN. >> I WANT TO BRING UP THE GREATEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, NUMBER 2. TWO-TIME, TWO-TIME FINALS MVP. WORLD CHAMPION, A FUN GUY. >> AH! >> AND A MAN WITH A PRACTICE WAITING FOR HIM! >> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ALL FOR WELCOMING ME HERE AFTER THE TRADE WITH OPEN ARMS, MAN. IT MADE MY EXPERIENCE THAT MUCH BETTER. THESE GROUP OF GUYS LET ME DO WHAT I DO ON THE FLOOR, COACHING TEAM LET ME DO WHAT I DO, AND NOW WE GOT A CHAMPIONSHIP. THANK YOU, AND LIKE THEY SAID, ENJOY THIS, ENJOY THIS MOMENT. AND HAVE FUN WITH IT. AH-HA-HA-HA-HA. >> LOOK AT THE REACTION THERE FROM EVERYBODY. >> YOU KNOW WHY. >> WHAT WAS THAT, BY THE WAY. >> SO IN HIS OPENING PRESS CONFERENCE THERE WAS JUST A MEME OF THIS LAUGH THAT HE DID. >> HA-HA. I CAN'T EVEN DO IT NOW. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT LAUGH WAS. >> IT WAS — YOU GO ON THE INTERNET, YOU CAN FIND IT. IT'S INCREDIBLE. AND EVERYBODY, YOU KNOW, HAD THEIR OWN MEME, THEY DID THE NBA ON TNT THEME SONG TO THIS. EVERYBODY MADE FUN OF — . >> BEING SO ANIMATED TONIGHT, WHAT'S GOING ON? >> HEY, YOU GOT TO BE. ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY IS AMAZING. >> I MEAN, LOOK AT THEM THERE. HOW DOES HE LOOK? >> HE'S ENJOYING HIMSELF. HE'S SUPPOSED TO. IT'S FUN. >> DO YOU THINK THIS WILL HELP RESIGN KAWHI? >> HOPEFULLY IT DOES. THEY GOT TO CHEER MORE THOUGH. THEY GOT TO GET LOUDER FOR HIM. >> Reporter: TELL THESE GUYS, TELL THE FANS. >> I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TELL THEM BUT THEY GOT TO GET LOUDER. HOPEFULLY THEY LISTEN. >> Reporter: ARE YOU HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH KAWHI BEHIND THE SCENES SAYING COME ON, RE-SIGN? >> NO, I DON'T. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? >> Reporter: YOU WANT HIM BACK THOUGH. >> I WANT HIM BACK FOR SURE BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY I GOT TO LET HIM MAKE HIS DECISION HIMSELF. HOPEFULLY THE FANS AND EVERYTHING WE DO CAN HELP US. >> Reporter: I'M JUST WATCHING KAWHI OVER THERE. COME IN HERE, JOE, GET A SHOT. KAWHI SOAKING UP THE MOOD THERE. SOAKING UP THE ATMOSPHERE. [ Cheering and Applause ] [ Chanting ] SPICY P, SPICY P. >> ANOTHER GREAT MOMENT THERE WITH GREG AND SPICY P. FANS ARE SO ENVIOUS OF YOU GETTING TO HANG OUT, SO UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WHEN YOU'RE DOING THESE INTERVIEWS. >> BUT DID YOU SEE ALL THE SMILES FROM KAWHI AND ALL THE FIST PUMPS? >> NOT HOW WE'RE USED TO SEEING HIM. >> NOT AT ALL. >> IT'S INCREDIBLE. I DON'T KNOW, MAYBE THIS HAD AN EFFECT ON HIM. >> WE'RE SURE HOPING IT DOES. HE'S THE KIND OF PLAYER HE DOESN'T GET TOO UP WHEN THINGS ARE GOING GREAT, HE DOESN'T GET TOO DOWN, HE IS MEAN FOR HAVING AN EVEN KEEL. NO EVEN KEEL TODAY. THAT MAN LOOKED LIKE A HAPPY MAN TODAY. >> AND YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HERE WERE PRETTY HAPPY. I MEAN, THEY DON'T OFTEN CHEER FOR POLITICIANS, RIGHT? WE ACCEPT THIS. BUT WHEN THE MAYOR JOHN TORY SAID THAT THEY WERE GOING TO NAME THAT SORT OF STRETCH OF BREMNER BOULEVARD FROM LAKE SHORE TO YORK "RAPTOR'S WAY", THAT MADE PEOPLE PRETTY HAPPY. >> DID YOU — YOU SAW MY HANDS — >> YOU JUMPED UP. >> MY HANDS GO: BECAUSE I LOVED WHEN WE DID BLUE JAY'S WAY IT IS GREAT TO HAVE RAPTOR'S WAY. WE GOT A MAPLE LEAF SQUARE, MAYBE WE'LL GET A RAPTOR'S SQUARE. >> WE'LL GET THERE. NICK NURSE SAID SOMETHING THAT RESONATED WITH PEOPLE HE QUOTED BONO SAYING "THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA", HE SAYS, AND THEY JUST GOT IT. ANOTHER FAN, ANOTHER MOMENT THAT PEOPLE HERE REALLY LOVED. >> CAN I SAY HOW CANADA REALLY HAS — I GET CHOKED UP WHEN I TALKING TO ALL THESE FANS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, FROM EVERY PROVINCE, AND I'M SEEING THE EXCITEMENT. AND THEN THEY SHOW THE FOOTAGE OF PEOPLE IN SASKATCHEWAN AND THEY FILLED THE FOOTBALL STADIUM. YOU SEE PEOPLE IN HALIFAX CELEBRATING, IN B.C., IT'S INCREDIBLE THAT THIS REALLY HAS BECOME CANADA'S TEAM. >> UNIFYING POWER OF SPORT, AND IT REALLY HAS BROUGHT THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER. ONE OF MY FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM THIS IS YOU ACTUALLY IN OAKLAND WITH THE CANADIANS DOWN THERE AND THERE WAS ONE NIGHT AFTER A GAME, THEY WOULD NOT LEAVE THAT COURT, AND THEY STOOD ON THAT COURT AND WHAT DID THEY SING, GREG? >> THEY SANG THE NATIONAL ANTHEM. THEY CHANTED "WE, THE NORTH". IT WAS INCREDIBLE. WE ACTUALLY DID ROLL CALL ONE DAY, WE HAD A CROWD OF PEOPLE I SAID WHO'S FROM B.C.? WHO'S FROM ALBERTA? WHO'S FROM MANITOBA? WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYBODY FROM SASKATCHEWAN THAT DAY BUT WE HAD EVERY OTHER PROVINCE COVERED. IT WAS PRETTY AMAZING. >> I JUST WANTED TO SHOW YOU THIS, THIS IS A LIVE SHOT OF A PART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO NOT FAR FROM THE EATON'SER CENTRE. THIS IS GENE AND BAY IF — QUEEN AND BAY IF YOU KNOW THE CITY WHICH IS REALLY ONLY A BLOCK OR TWO FROM WHERE WE'RE SITTING RIGHT NOW. >> BASICALLY THE CENTRE OF OUR TOWN AROUND EATON'S, KIND OF KITTY CORNER FROM YONGE AND DUNDAS THAT A PEOPLE OF TOURIST WHEN IS THEY COME TO THIS AREA WOULD KNOW. >> THIS IS IN THE AREA WE BELIEVE WHERE THE WOMAN WAS SHOT. WE BELIEVE THE BLISS HAVE ARRESTED TWO PEOPLE. THEY HAVE RECOVERED WEAPONS. THE EATON'S CENTRE IS ON LOCK DOWN. THESE ARE ALL TERRIBLE THINGS TO HAVE HAPPENED BUT IF WE CAN JUST SAY GIVEN THE SPEED WITH WHICH PEOPLE WERE MOVING, THE PANIC IN THEIR FACES THAT WERE NOT AT THIS POINT TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE IS REMARKABLE. POLICE ON BIKES WERE REALLY, REALLY QUICK TO TRY TO GET PEOPLE SETTLED DOWN, AS WERE, YOU KNOW, FULL — FULL CREDIT TO THE RAPTOR'S PLAY BY PLAY OFFICIAL MATT DEVLIN TRYING TO GET EVERYBODY JUST TO CALM DOWN. >> WE'RE GETTING SOME INFORMATION, WE ARE TOLD THAT TWO PEOPLE ARE IN CUSTODY, TWO WEAPONS RECOVERED. THREE — AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING OR NOT SERIOUS INJURIES. WE DID HEAR EARLIER THAT ONE PERSON WAS DEFINITELY HIT BY A BULLET AND IT IS SAD THAT, YOU KNOW, WE EVEN HAVE TO BE TALKING ABOUT THIS, ADRIENNE, BECAUSE FOR THE MAJORITY OF ALL THE HOURS WE SPENT HERE TODAY, IT WAS — THERE WAS A FEAR IN THE AIR THAT WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THESE PEOPLE, AND WE SPOKE ABOUT IT BEFORE IT HAPPENED, THAT SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN, AND INEVITABLY, UNFORTUNATELY, IT DID. >> IT MIGHT BE A WHILE BEFORE WE FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT. UP UNTIL THIS POINT, THE CONCERNS FOR POLICE WERE BECAUSE THE PARADE WAS TAKING SO LONG TO HAPPEN — >> CROWD CONTROL, YEAH. >> PEOPLE WERE PASSING OUT, THEY NEEDED WATER, THANK YOU. THEY NEEDED WATER RIGHT HERE. >> AND, YOU KNOW, THAT THAT WAS THEIR PRIMARY CONCERN. LITTLE KIDS BECOMING SEPARATED, THAT TRAMPLING THING THAT HAPPENS THOUGH, THAT'S ESPECIALLY DANGEROUS, AND WE KNOW THAT IN ONE CASE JEAN-FRANCOIS BISSON, OUR CAMERAMAN, MANAGED TO GET A FEW PICTURES OF A STROLLER THAT WAS COMPLETELY TRAMPLED. THE DAD HAD THE WHEREWITHAL TO PICK HIS LITTLE ONE UP AND SORT OF HOIST HER ABOVE HIS HEAD TO KEEP HER AWAY FROM PEOPLE'S FEET. BUT, YOU KNOW, FUNDAMENTALLY PEOPLE ARE PRETTY GOOD ONCE THEY REALIZED WHAT WAS GOING ON, THEY TRIED TO MAKE SOME SPACE. >> ADRIENNE, IT COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT WORSE DOWN HERE. WHEN WE SAW THAT CROWD MOVE, WE WERE WORRIED BECAUSE THERE WAS, YOU KNOW, THOUSANDS, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE THERE AND WHEN YOU SEE A MASSIVE CROWD JUST SHIFT LIKE THAT YOU KNOW PEOPLE ARE GOING TO FALL DOWN AND THE OTHER PEOPLE AREN'T LOOKING, THEY'RE JUST TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE WAY BECAUSE THEY'RE SCARED AND THEY'RE JUST RUNNING IN ONE DIRECTION AND THAT WAS A VERY SCARY MOMENT HERE. WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY THOUGH THAT RIGHT BEHIND US IN THAT CRUSH OF THAT CROWD IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THERE WERE ANY SERIOUS INJURIES. >> WE WILL LATER ON BOTH CBC TORONTO AND "THE NATIONAL" ENDEAVOR TO GET A BIT MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU ON EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED, YOU KNOW, FACTS MATTER IN THIS. >> IT DOES. IT DOES. WE'RE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THIS WONDERFUL CELEBRATION BUT WE'RE ALSO HERE TO TALK ABOUT UNFORTUNATELY WHEN THINGS LIKE THAT HAPPEN. SO WE WILL KEEP ON THAT AND TRY TO GET SOME MORE INFORMATION AND OF COURSE YOU CAN WATCH "THE NATIONAL" TONIGHT, WATCH CBC NEWS, "CBC NEWS NETWORK". >> CAN YOU MAKE IT IN TIME FOR YOUR SHOW? >> I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, I'M SUPPOSED TO BE HOSTING A SHOW AT 6 O'CLOCK, DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO GO. WE GOT A FEW MORE MINUTES TO GO AS WE WRAP UP THIS DAY-LONG BROADCAST. >> WE ARE GOING TO THROW YOU TO ONE MORE, GREG ROSS' GREATEST HITS IS WHAT WE'RE HERE TO DO TODAY. THIS IS YOU WITH CHRIS BOUCHER,. >> LONE CANADIAN ON THE RAPTORS. >> LOOK AT THIS LOGO, HE'S GOT HIS OWN LOGO, BONJOUR. >> BONJOUR, MEANS A LOT TO ME JUST REPRESENTING MONTREAL AND, YOU KNOW, CANADA, SO I WANTED TO START SOMETHING AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S A GOOD ONE. MONTREAL IS SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT AND ANY CANADIAN THAT, YOU KNOW, LIVES HERE, KNOWS THAT, YOU KNOW, RAPTORS AS A CANADIAN TEAM AND THEY SUPPORT US ALL THE WAY. >> THIS HAS TO MEAN SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL FOR YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE CANADIAN AND I MEAN THIS IS CANADA'S ONLY TEAM AND HERE WE ARE CELEBRATING. JUST PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU. >> IT MEANS A LOT. YOU KNOW, AS A CANADIAN, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO SHOW — YOU WANT TO REPRESENT, YOU WANT TO BE CHAMPION, AND WE FEELING ON TOP OF THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, EVERYWHERE WE GO THEY FOLLOWED US. THEY'RE SUPPORTING US. IT'S TAKEN A LONG WAY FOR US TO GET THERE BUT WE'RE FINALLY HERE, WE'RE CHAMPIONS AND IT'S A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT. >> IT'S AMAZING. EVERYBODY IS OUT. I DON'T BELIEVE NOBODY WENT INTO WORK TODAY. THEY GOT THE FIRST FEW HOURS OF THE DAY OFF. BUT LOOK AT IT, IT'S CRAZY. >> ALL RIGHT. NOW FOR YOU, THIS HAS BEEN AN EPIC RIDE. I'M JUST CURIOUS, AT WHAT POINT IN THE SEASON DID YOU REALIZE THAT GROUP HAD WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN THE CHAMPIONSHIP? >> FROM THE BEGINNING. FROM TRAINING. GOT TO THROW THAT IN, EVERYBODY'S MIND AND LET THEM KNOW WE WERE ALL FOCUSED OBJECT ONE GOAL SO EVERYBODY COULD COME INTO THE SEASON WITH THE SAME MINDSET AND FOCUS. >> OKAY. TWO MORE BEFORE I LET YOU GO BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO ENJOY THIS. THE FIRST ONE IS WHAT HAS BEEN THE LAST FEW DAYS BEEN LIKE WITH THE TRAVEL AND THE CELEBRATIONS? >> MAN, THE LAST FEW DAYS BEEN AMAZING. NO SLEEP. A LOT OF CELEBRATING. AND WE GOING TO KEEP GOING. >> NOW UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH, THIS IS IS THIS OR HOW DIFFERENT IS THIS CHAMPIONSHIP FROM ONES IN THE PAST? >> MAN, IT'S A DIFFERENT UNIT. DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION. WE'RE IN A DIFFERENT CITY, DIFFERENT COUNTRY. AND I'M OLDER AND IT MAKES IT THAT MUCH BETTER. >> WELL, ON BEHALF OF ALL THE TORONTONIANS AND CANADIANS THAT WATCHED YOU THIS YEAR, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID AND ESPECIALLY FOR THE WAY YOU CARRIED YOURSELF. >> THANK YOU, TORONTO, THANK YOU, CANADA, FOR THE SUPPORT. WE DID IT! >> NO, KAWHI, YOU DID IT. [ Laughter ] >> JUST ONE THING, LET'S JUST TALK AS WE'RE KEEPING OUR EYES ON THE GROUND, AS WE HAVE ALL DAY, LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE SKY BECAUSE WE DON'T OFTEN GET TO SEE THE SNOWBIRDS IN ACTION OVER THE CITY. SOMETIMES IF YOU DO, IT'S JUST ONCE BUT WE GOT NOT ONCE, NOT TWICE, THREE TIMES. >> WE HAD OUR OWN AIRSHOW TODAY. >> WE DID. >> AND THERE THEY ARE. >> WITH THE MOVE, AND I CAN'T IDENTIFY THIS, BUT WITH A MOVE CALLED "THE RAPTOR". >> THE RAPTOR THEY'RE CALLING IT. KIND OF LOOKS LIKE A CLAW THERE TOO WITH THE STREAKS GOING BACK, WE'LL TAKE THAT TOO. >> OH, YOU KNOW, I GOT TO SAY, THIS WAS SUCH A GREAT DAY. BUT THIS IS THE LAST DAY WE GET TO NOT THINK TOO MUCH ABOUT KAWHI LEONARD BECAUSE — >> OH, GREG, DO YOU HAVE TO GO THERE? >> THAT'S ALL WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT. STARTING TOMORROW WE GOT ABOUT 12 DAYS OF WILL KAWHI SIGN BECAUSE FREE AGENCY BEGINS ON JUNE 30th THIS YEAR, IT'S ABOUT SIX HOURS EARLIER THAN IT NORMALLY STARTS ON JULY 1st. SO THAT'S — THAT'S THE DAY THAT WE EXPECT KAWHI LEONARD TO MAKE A DECISION, JUNE 30th. >> WELL, HE'S ALWAYS RIGHT NOW AND I'M JUST GOING TO ENJOY IT. >> THAT'S GOOD. YOU DID SEE THAT MAN GIVE HIM THE HOUSE PLANT. THE HOUSE WARMING PRESENT. >> HE GOT TWO HOUSE PLANTS, THEY'RE ACTUALLY STILL ON STAGE THOUGH SO HE DIDN'T ACTUALLY TAKE THEM. >> HE'S GOT FREE FOOD AT ALL THE RESTAURANTS. >> WINE AND DINE, I TALKED TO HIS SISTER ABOUT THAT, SHE WAS PRETTY AMAZED ABOUT ALL THAT STUFF. >> DIDN'T YOU RUN INTO HER IN THE AIRPORT? >> I WAS WALKING INTO THE CONCOURSE OF ORACLE ARENA, TALKING WITH ADRIENNE CHUNG, ONE OF THE CBC TORONTO REPORTERS, DOING SOME INSTAGRAM PHOTO, AND I SAID THERE'S SOME RAPTOR FANS, AND SHE SAID I'M KAWHI'S SISTER, AND I SAID I GOT TO GO. >> AS A REPORTER. >> AND THEN WE TALKED TO HER IN THE LOCKER ROOM, TALKED ABOUT KAWHINE AND DINE, THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE OFFERING KAWHI FREE DINNER FOR LIFE AND I SAID YOU COULD PROBABLY GET IN ON THAT IF YOU COULD CONVINCE THE HIM TO STAY. >> BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY, CUSS SINCE, OVER OUT IS THERE. >> THAT WOULD BE FANTASTIC. EVERYONE IF HIS GOING TO COME DOWN TO ONE THING, CAN HE HANDLE THE COLD OR NOT? IF IT'S NOT BASED ON COLD WEATHER AND WANTING TO BE AT HOME — >> GREG, IN FAIRNESS, RIGHT, WE LIVE IN NORTH AMERICA. WE'VE BEEN ALL OVER TO THESE CITIES. >> MINNESOTA ISN'T EXACTLY LIKE HOT. >> THANK YOU, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, THEY HAVE THE SAME KIND OF WINTERS WE DO. >> BUT HE WANTS TO GO TO L.A. >> BUT SEE, THAT'S DIFFERENT. WE CAN'T COMPETE REALLY WEATHER-WISE WITH SUNNY CALIFORNIA BUT WE CAN COMPETE WITH A LOT OF NBA CITIES THAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT HIM GOING TO POSSIBLY. >> OUR HEARTS ARE WARM. >> AND WE SHOWED THAT TODAY. >> WE DID. >> AND HE'S ON THE ROAD HALF THE TIME ANYWAYS. >> SO WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT BACK DOWN TO THE STREET TO ASHA TOM LYNN SON. SHE WAS ALL THE DAY LONG WITH THE CROWD, SO GOOD NATURED, AND THEN I GATHER YOU GOT CAUGHT IN A LITTLE BIT OF THAT STAMPEDE. WHAT HAPPENED THERE? >> THAT'S RIGHT. AND I MEAN, IT'S REALLY SAD TO BE REPORTING THIS ON SUCH A HAPPY AND HISTORIC DAY, BUT YES, I DID MAKE MY WAY TO NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE. I WANTED TO CATCH A BIT OF THE CEREMONY AFTER I REPORTED FOR YOUR SHOW EARLIER ON. AND I WAS JUST IN A CORNER SO THERE WAS A BIT OF A BEAR SIDE WHERE THERE'S A PARKING GARAGE, AND I SORT OF MANEUVERED MY WAY CLOSER TO THE CROWDS AND THE ACTION, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN PEOPLE STARTED PANICKING, PEOPLE STARTED RUNNING AND I WASN'T REALLY SURE WHAT WAS GOING ON. BUT SOME PEOPLE WERE SHOUTING "FIREWORKS", "FIRECRACKER", "A FLARE", SO NO ONE WAS QUITE SURE WHAT WAS HAPPENING UNTIL THEN IT WAS JUST A MASS MOB AND PEOPLE STARTED RUNNING VERY QUICKLY, PEOPLE WERE FALLING. I SAW SOME CHILDREN CRYING. I WAS TRAPPED FOR A LITTLE BIT AND SO I HAVE TO SAY I WAS QUITE RATTLED MYSELF NOT REALLY KNOWING WHERE TO GO. WE FINALLY, YOU KNOW, HAD TO MAKE OUR WAY ON TO THE STREET, QUEEN STREET, WE SAW THE POLICE STARTING TO WORK THEIR WAY TOWARD WHERE WE WERE AND LITERALLY PEOPLE STARTED JUST RUNNING. AND I WASN'T CLEAR ON WHETHER IT WAS MORE THAN A FIRECRACKER UNTIL I GOT CLOSER TO THE CBC BUILDING AND SAW THAT TWEET OUT BY TORONTO POLICE SERVICE THAT IT WAS INDEED GUNSHOTS. >> YEAH, THAT'S — DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF TIME, ASHA, HOW LONG FROM WHEN EVERYTHING WAS FINE UNTIL YOU SAW THE TWEETS? I KNOW TIME IS 'ELASTIC IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT BUT DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF IT? >> YEAH, I MEAN, IT WAS REALLY HARD TO SAY. I COULD SAY THAT AS I WAS WALKING UP TO NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE, JOHN TORY WAS ON THE STAGE AT THE TIME MAKING HIS SPEECH. I CAN ALSO SAY THAT PEOPLE IN FRONT OF US, THEY WERE REALLY CLOSEST TO THE STAGE, THEY DIDN'T SEEM TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING, AND OBVIOUSLY ON STAGE THEY WEREN'T CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING BECAUSE THE CEREMONY WAS STILL ONGOING. SO I WOULD HAVE TO SAY BY THE TIME I GOT THERE AND THE GUNSHOTS HAPPENED, I MEAN, IT FELT LIKE AS MUCH AS, YOU KNOW, AS LITTLE AS TEN MINUTES. IN TERMS OF WHEN I ARRIVED AT NATHAN PHILIPS SQUARE. >> GREAT WORK TODAY, ASHA, WE ARE GLAD THAT YOU AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT CROWD WITH YOU ARE SAFE. AND IT IS, AS YOU SAID, SAD THAT THIS EVEN HAD TO HAPPEN TODAY BECAUSE THINGS WERE GOING SO WELL HERE. >> YEAH, LET'S HANG ON TO THAT. LET'S HANG ON TO THE WAY THE BULK OF THE CITY WAS FOR THE BULK OF THE DAY BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE WE WILL EVER SEE THAT. I MEAN, I'M OPTIMISTIC ABOUT OUR SPORTS TEAMS BUT I'M NOT SURE WE WILL EVER TASTE THAT ELEMENT OF JOY THAT THERE WAS EARLIER TODAY. >> THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER FIRST FOR THESE THREE MAJOR SPORTS TEAMS. >> THAT'S TRUE. >> WE'RE GOING TO WRAP THINGS UP HERE, IT'S BEEN A REAL PLEASURE WORKING WITH YOU. >> ALREADY? WHAT DO YOU MEAN? >> WE'RE HAVING SO MUCH FUN, WE'VE ONLY BEEN HERE SINCE 10 O'CLOCK THIS MORNING. IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL RIDE. GREG, WE'LL START WITH YOU IN JUST HEARING YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS PLAY-OFF, THIS RUN AND THIS TEAM AND THIS CHAMPIONSHIP. >> WELL, I THINK WE CONVERTED THE COUNTRY TO BASKETBALL FANS, THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. THIS IS NOW OFFICIALLY — I THINK BACK IN THE EARLY '90s THE BLUE JAYS BECAME CANADA'S TEAM AND YOU SEE — WE'VE SEEN EVEN THOSE RUNS IN 2015/2016, THERE WERE SO MANY PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY THAT CAME TO WATCH AND I THINK NOW THIS IS CANADA'S TEAM. AND I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF YOUNG BRVEL PLAYERS. WE SAW THAT IN THE GTA WHEN VINCE CARTER WON THE SLAM DUNK COMPETITION IN 2000 SO MANY GTA KIDS GREW UP TO BE NBA STARS. I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE PEOPLE FROM HALIFAX, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE PEOPLE FROM NEWFOUNDLAND, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE PEOPLE FROM WINNIPEG, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME STARS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND IT'S BECAUSE OF THIS RUN WE JUST WENT ON RIGHT NOW. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, GREG, YOU HAVE BEEN A ROCK STAR THROUGHOUT. >> A LOT OF FUN, WE APPRECIATE YOUR COVERAGE, MAN. YOU BROUGHT US RIGHT THERE FRONT AND CENTRE FROM ALL OF IT FROM TORONTO ALL THE WAY DOWN. >> A PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT. >> TOTAL PRIVILEGE. YOU KNOW WHAT? AS A KID BORN AND RAISED IN TORONTO? I'VE NEVER SEEN MY CITY LIKE THIS, AND ASIDE FROM WHATEVER MESS IS STILL UNFOLDING, SO GRATEFUL TO BE HERE AND FUN TO BE WITH YOU. >> YEAH. I HAD A GREAT TIME. WHEN I CAME TO THIS COUNTRY WAY BACK IN 1976 WE PLAYED STREET HOCKEY, WE COULDN'T AFFORD SKATES SO WE DIDN'T DO A LOT OF ICE HOCKEY, BUT YOU KNOW, BASKETBALL WAS THE ONE THING THAT REALLY BROUGHT THAT COMMUNITY TOGETHER. WHEN WE WERE AT THE COURT YOU HAD FILIPINO KIDS AT THE COURT, YOU HAD ASIAN KIDS, SOUTH ASIAN KIDS, YOU HAD THE EASTERN EUROPEAN KIDS, THE LITHUANIANS AND THE CROW ALLEGATIONS,ESTONIANS, THOSE GUYS LOVE BASKETBALL SO I GREW UP IN THAT GOING TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE CITY PLAYING BASKETBALL AND HAVING THAT KIND OF DIVERSE TORONTO FEEL WITH THIS GAME, AND THEN TO WATCH IT YOU WILL CAN I NATURE IN A CHAMPIONSHIP — CULMINATE IN A CHAMPIONSHIP WITH MY TEAM AND HAVING ALL THOSE COMMUNITIES COMING TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THIS, FOR ME AS A CANADIAN AND TORONTONIAN IT'S BEEN A WONDERFUL RIDE. >> WHAT A GREAT DAY. HAVE A GOOD ONE TONIGHT, GUYS. >> YES. >> THANKS FOR JOINING US, EVERYBODY. >> GREAT JOB, TORONTO. ENJOY YOUR CHAMPIONSHIP. [ Cheering and Applause ] [ ♪♪♪ ] >> THAT WE WILL WIN IN TORONTO AND WE'LL WIN SOME MORE IN TORONTO! >> THIS GROUP OF GUYS, COACHES, GENERAL MANAGER, PRESIDENT, BOARD OF GOVERNORS, THIS IS A SMALL GROUP, WE DID IT TOGETHER, WE FOUGHT EVERY DAY. WE PRACTICED HARD, WE WORKED HARD AND WE JUST KEPT OUR FAITH. AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU ALL ALWAYS ARE GOING TO BE MY BROTHERS. ALWAYS. [ Cheering and Applause ] AND WE ARE NOW WORLD CHAMPS TOGETHER. [ Cheering and Applause ] AND THAT'S ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS. >> I THINK IT WAS BONO WHO SAID "THE WORLD NEEDS MORE CANADA". THE WORLD JUST GOT IT! >> WE WORLD CHAMPIONS! >> THANK YOU. AND LIKE THEY SAID, ENJOY THIS, ENJOY THIS MOMENT, AND HAVE FUN WITH IT. AH-HA-HA-HA-HA. [ Cheering and Applause ] >> MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THE TORONTO RAPTORS. GIVE SOMEBODY A HUG TODAY! HEY! THAT'S WHAT I LIKE TO SEE, I LIKE TO SEE ALL THAT LOVE. PLEASE, I KNOW YOU MADE A LOT OF NOISE TODAY, BUT CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SOME NOISE FOR THIS INCREDIBLE TEAM AND THIS INCREDIBLE STAFF ONE LAST TIME? [ Cheering and Applause ] >> HERE THEY ARE, THE 2019 WORLD CHAMPIONS. THANK YOU TO THE GREATEST FANS IN THE WORLD! HERE'S THEIR ANTHEM. ♪ I HAD MY SHARE OF SAND KICKED IN MY FACE BUT I'VE COME THROUGH ♪ ♪ WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS, MY FRIENDS ♪ >> Announcer: Your house floods, and you can't get insurance. >> If I get flooded very often, they'll cancel it. >> Announcer: That could soon be the reality for some Canadians.

20 thoughts on “Raptors Championship Parade – CBC News Special

  1. Canada 🇨🇦's Basketball 🏀 Team the Raptors and the 2019 NBA Champions until someone else wins it and they won't be winning it for awhile now ha. Go Raptors Go. #KawhiPleaseStayInCanada

  2. When the Leafs win the Stanley Cup next season, who should organize the victory parade …. besides MLSE and the City of Toronto?

  3. Kind of painful watching cbc covering basketball parade…the basketball knowledge is just not there…

  4. @1:54 adrienne aresnault is cut throat -she low key called out Scheer for being a bandwagon fan lol.
    Whether that is true or not I don't know, but you don't hear that daily from a reporter, a Canadian reporter no less.

  5. Unfortunately wasn’t able to enjoy all of it because I was at the back where there were people running and screaming while stepping on each other when the crowd started fleeing

  6. CBC doesn't know anything about basketball…and all of a sudden, all these analysts think they know everything. The truth is, basketball has been the "other" in this country, until today.

  7. kawhi had to laugh when matty d said kawhi dropped something on us..the LOB trophy lol i laughed at that to.

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