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Millions of Canadians cheer Toronto Raptors in NBA victory parade

Toronto Raptors basketball player Kyle Lowry celebrates with fans during the Raptors victory parade after defeating the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors basketball player Kyle Lowry celebrates with fans during the Raptors victory parade after defeating the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors basketball player Kyle Lowry celebrates with fans during the Raptors victory parade after defeating the Golden State Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada June 17, 2019. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard hold his MVP trophy during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard hold his MVP trophy during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors Kawhi Leonard hold his MVP trophy during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry breathes on the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy to polish it during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry breathes on the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy to polish it during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry breathes on the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy to polish it during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Toronto Raptors basketball player Kyle Lowry celebrates with fans during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors basketball player Kyle Lowry celebrates with fans during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors basketball player Kyle Lowry celebrates with fans during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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People take cover after reports of shots fired in the area where crowds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the Toronto Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

People take cover after reports of shots fired in the area where crowds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the Toronto Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

People take cover after reports of shots fired in the area where crowds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square to celebrate the Toronto Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard on the bus with his daughter and the MVP Trophy.    Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard on the bus with his daughter and the MVP Trophy. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard on the bus with his daughter and the MVP Trophy. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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A fan holds up a sign at a Toronto Raptors rally at Nathan Phillips Square. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

A fan holds up a sign at a Toronto Raptors rally at Nathan Phillips Square. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

A fan holds up a sign at a Toronto Raptors rally at Nathan Phillips Square. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry kisses the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy during Toronto Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry kisses the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy during Toronto Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry kisses the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy during Toronto Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

Fans fill the streets of downtown Toronto during the Raptors victory parade. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol calls out to the crowd while on the bus. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol calls out to the crowd while on the bus. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol calls out to the crowd while on the bus. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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A woman is taken away by ambulance after reports of shots fired in the area where crowds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

A woman is taken away by ambulance after reports of shots fired in the area where crowds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square. REUTERS/Moe Doiron

A woman is taken away by ambulance after reports of shots fired in the area where crowds gathered in Nathan Phillips Square. REUTERS/Moe Doiron
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and teammates show off the Larry O'Brien trophy to fans. Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and teammates show off the Larry O'Brien trophy to fans. Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry and teammates show off the Larry O'Brien trophy to fans. Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard salutes the crowd.  Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard salutes the crowd. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard salutes the crowd. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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The Toronto Raptors precession proceeds along University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors precession proceeds along University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors precession proceeds along University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry shows the Larry O'Brien championship trophy to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry shows the Larry O'Brien championship trophy to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry shows the Larry O'Brien championship trophy to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Television crew with City TV captures fans before the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Television crew with City TV captures fans before the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Television crew with City TV captures fans before the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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A fan holds up a cutout image of Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse as they fill the streets in front of the city hall. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A fan holds up a cutout image of Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse as they fill the streets in front of the city hall. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A fan holds up a cutout image of Toronto Raptors Head Coach Nick Nurse as they fill the streets in front of the city hall. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
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The bus precession continues along University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The bus precession continues along University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The bus precession continues along University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry holds the Larry O'Brien trophy aloft during the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade in Toronto.    Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry holds the Larry O'Brien trophy aloft during the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade in Toronto. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry holds the Larry O'Brien trophy aloft during the Toronto Raptors Championship Parade in Toronto. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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A view of the crowd on Toronto's University Ave for the Toronto Raptors victory parade. 

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the crowd on Toronto's University Ave for the Toronto Raptors victory parade. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the crowd on Toronto's University Ave for the Toronto Raptors victory parade. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Drake and Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry.   Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Drake and Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Drake and Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptor forward Pascal Siakam celebrates.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptor forward Pascal Siakam celebrates. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptor forward Pascal Siakam celebrates. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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The Toronto Raptors mascot celebrates with fans.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors mascot celebrates with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Raptors mascot celebrates with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto fans gather in front of the city hall during the celebration parade.   REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Toronto fans gather in front of the city hall during the celebration parade. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Toronto fans gather in front of the city hall during the celebration parade. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
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Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri celebrates with fans.  Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri celebrates with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri celebrates with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptor guard Danny Green gestures to a fan. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptor guard Danny Green gestures to a fan. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptor guard Danny Green gestures to a fan. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Fans cheer for the Toronto Raptors.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Fans cheer for the Toronto Raptors. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Fans cheer for the Toronto Raptors. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptor center Marc Gasol celebrates with fans above a picture of himself on the team bus.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptor center Marc Gasol celebrates with fans above a picture of himself on the team bus. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptor center Marc Gasol celebrates with fans above a picture of himself on the team bus. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka celebrates with fans.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka celebrates with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors forward Serge Ibaka celebrates with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse celebrates.  Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse celebrates. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse celebrates. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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A fan dressed as a dinosaur walks through the crowd as Toronto fans fill the streets. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A fan dressed as a dinosaur walks through the crowd as Toronto fans fill the streets. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

A fan dressed as a dinosaur walks through the crowd as Toronto fans fill the streets. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
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Toronto fans climb a truck in front of city hall.  
 REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Toronto fans climb a truck in front of city hall. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Toronto fans climb a truck in front of city hall. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang
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Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri and his family celebrate with fans.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri and his family celebrate with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors President of Basketball Operations Masai Ujiri and his family celebrate with fans. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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Toronto Raptors fan Nav Bhatia celebrates.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors fan Nav Bhatia celebrates. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors fan Nav Bhatia celebrates. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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A view of the crowd size on Toronto's University Avenue.    Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the crowd size on Toronto's University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

A view of the crowd size on Toronto's University Avenue. Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Fans cheer the Toronto Raptors during the parade.   Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Fans cheer the Toronto Raptors during the parade. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports

Fans cheer the Toronto Raptors during the parade. Gerry Angus-USA TODAY Sports
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