Published: Tue, June 18, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Woman reportedly shot near Raptors rally at Nathan Phillips Square, police say

Woman reportedly shot near Raptors rally at Nathan Phillips Square, police say

"The Golden State Warriors congratulate the Toronto Raptors on their historic achievement and bringing the 2019 NBA Championship to the City of Toronto", reads the ad.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. ET at Exhibition Place and proceeds down Lake Short Boulevard along Lake Ontario.

Jeremy Lin, who signed jerseys for fans as his bus rolled by, also showered bystanders in champagne.

A spokesperson for the Raptors said the team is expected to return for a victory parade and rally in Toronto on Monday.

And the day is still young.

"I expect we'll have Canada's most talented team ever, with most of our NBA players proudly representing their country", Glen Grunwald, president and CEO of Canada Basketball said in May.

Stanley Cup Game 7 Dominates
Laila had to remain in isolation because of her treatment, but she recovered in time for Game 3 of the Western Conference final. She hoisted and kissed the 15.5-kilogram cup with an assist from defenceman Colton Parayko.

On Sunday, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse praised his point guard for his unwavering leadership, and said that he has never seen anyone play as hard as Lowry.

"I just grabbed my buddies' hands and ran", he said, noting he was in shock but otherwise OK.

"I think for us, there is nothing more that we can do".

A sea of people stretching for several kilometres turned out to be part of the moment while a square outside city hall where the parade was to end was filled with fans of all ages. "I'm looking forward to seeing the whole team".

It is unclear whether Leonard will re-up with the Raptors, with teams like the Los Angeles Clippers and New York Knicks long-reported to have interest in signing the two-time champion and two-time Finals MVP. His press secretary said Ford wanted the day to be about the fans and players, not politicians. Back at home, Raptors fans flocked to the streets until the early hours of the morning to celebrate a win 24 years in the making.

The Raptors' championship win last week came in Game 6 of a rollercoaster Series that captured national attention. That parade saw fans climbing trees and statues on city streets to catch a glimpse of a team that included Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar.

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