The Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors have been neck-and-neck throughout their entire series, and there was no better way to close it off than Kawhi Leonard’s unbelievable Game 7 buzzer beater.
Through some insane stroke of luck, Kawhi managed to sink a shot with four seconds left on the clock, while being blocked by 7-foot-tall Joel Embiid, and after the ball bounced off the rim four times. The shot was also the first Game 7 buzzer beater in NBA history.
Obviously, everyone lost their minds.
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It was such an unexpected shot that even the usually stoic Kawhi couldn’t help but let out a few shouts of disbelief.
Going into the final seconds of the game with a 90-90 tie, Kawhi had already blown one chance to take the lead when he missed one of two free throws.
He later explained his reaction to the insane shot by saying, “Whenever it’s a moment that I haven’t really experienced, I probably try to give and show some emotion and let it just come out.”
Kawhi speaks on showing emotion after hitting the buzzer beater, while displaying no emotion might be the most Kawhi thing ever pic.twitter.com/uz5LLCJVAl
— Yahoo Sports Canada (@YahooCASports) May 13, 2019
It could have all just been pure luck, or maybe we could thank famous Torontonian Drake for bringing us this historic moment?
After all, he did rock Sixers gear while watching the game to summon the infamous Drake Curse.
Drake really out here tryin’ to curse the 76ers 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Nqr5ZF5Prs
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) May 13, 2019
Next up, Toronto will head to Milwaukee to face off the Bucks, with Game 1 kicking off May 15.
Featured image via Twitter @BarDown.