Brady: Raptors' Run To NBA Finals Worth The Wait

The Raptors are the first Toronto-based franchise to reach the championship since the 1993 Blue Jays

After Hours With Amy Lawrence
May 28, 2019 - 10:27 am
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The Toronto Raptors have reached the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history, and it was a long wait – for both the franchise and the city.

“This is the first team in the Finals since the 1993 Blue Jays,” Toronto’s 590 The Fan host Greg Brady said on After Hours with Amy Lawrence. “We’re seeing it in hi-def television for the first time, most of us are on the internet for the first time, so it’s a very unique circumstance. That’s a longer time than you think to wait for a large city population-wise to wait the 26 years. But I don’t think too many people would say it’s not worth it.”

The Raptors overcame an 0-2 series deficit against the best team in basketball, winning four straight to deny Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.

With the Raptors in the Finals, is there more hope among fans that Kawhi Leonard will stay in Toronto?

“There’s a little more, but I don’t think the percentage has climbed up,” Brady said. “I think Toronto is very lost in the moment. What he’s done in these playoffs, it is not silly to make these Michael Jordan/LeBron James statical comparisons. And the defense, they’re telling him, ‘Hey, Kawhi, score, take two-thirds of the important shots from midway through the third quarter on, and by the way, can you cover the Greek Freak?’ Kawhi did a number on him. He really did.”

Click below to listen to Brady’s interview in its entirety.