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Maple Leafs have congratulations for Raptors after winning NBA title

Players, team president have nothing but praise for basketball team

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Toronto Raptors are 2019 NBA champions and the NHL team they share a city with offered a heartfelt congratulations on Thursday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs posted a shoutout to the Raptors on Twitter after Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard's free throws sealed the Game 6 victory against the Golden State Warriors. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is the parent company of the two Toronto teams.

Tweet from @MapleLeafs: HISTORIC! Congratulations to everyone in the @Raptors organization on bringing the @NBA Championship to Toronto!#WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/3hZbleavaB

The Maple Leafs also offered up a little humor, sharing a clip displaying their lack of basketball skills.

Tweet from @MapleLeafs: Game recognize game. The @Raptors are NBA Champs! What a ride on the North Side! #WeTheNorth x #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/B0dPMw2d8F

Forwards Mitchell Marner, Morgan Rielly, Nazem Kadri and Zach Hyman all shared their congrats.

Tweet from @Marner93: #WeTheNorth congrats to the @Raptors for winning the NBA championship!

Tweet from @mriles4: @Raptors what a win!!!

Tweet from @43_Kadri: IN 6IX ... !!! @Raptors 🏆 https://t.co/JfOWL4cSMA

Tweet from @ZachHyman: Huge congrats to the @Raptors! This is awesome #WeTheNorth

All four players were part of a Maple Leafs contingent that attended Game 5 in Toronto on Monday.

Tweet from @MapleLeafs: North Side Views.#LeafsForever x #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/6G5ShRJPfV

Auston Matthews also chimed in after the Raptors win.

Tweet from @AM34: #WeTheNorth

Maple Leafs team president Brendan Shanahan showed his excitement as well.

Tweet from @brendanshanahan: Couldn���t be happier for our Raptors!!! #WeTheNorth https://t.co/pWP0iwWcEz

Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban, a Toronto native who had a pretty amazing Raptors jacket to a game in Oakland earlier in the series, called his shot correctly.

Tweet from @PKSubban1: Who said in 6ix? ���🏿@Raptors

The Montreal Canadiens also offered up some love for the Raptors, including a picture of forward Max Domi playing basketball.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Oui the North! 👏👏F��licitations, @Raptors! On conna��t quelques Canadiens qui vont ��tre heureux. Congratulations to the Raptors! You���ve made some very happy Habs. pic.twitter.com/1iIj7NAXVI

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