One Year Ago, Kawhi Leonard Hit the Biggest Shot in Raptors History

Today, Toronto Raptors fans will miss sports more than ever.

Who will ever forget what happened on this day just one year ago?

It was Game 7 of the Conference semi-finals between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers, where Kawhi Leonard received the ball on the inbound with under 10 seconds remaining. He would dribble cross-court towards the Raptors bench and with both Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid all over him, Leonard would get off a buzzer-beater that would iconically bounce off the rim four times between falling through.

Today marks the one year anniversary of the shot.

“Game! Series! Toronto has won!”

Pandemonium ensued.

The Scotiabank Arena erupted in a way it never has before. The building absolutely exploded for a moment that will forever go down in NBA history.

The first ever Game 7 buzzer beater in NBA history belongs to Leonard.

The Raptors would go onto overcome the Milwaukee Bucks in six games before taking out the undermanned Golden State Warriors to take home the franchise’s first ever NBA championship. Leonard was rewarded for his magical playoff run and exceptional NBA Finals performance with the Finals MVP award.

The 2019 postseason was magical ride for Raptors fans and nothing was more iconic than the shot.


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