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Jeremy Lin's Raptors become the first Asian-American to be crowned NBA champion – National


This year's NBA Championship is the first night not only for Toronto, but also for Toronto Raptors point guard Jeremy Lin.

When the bell rings on Thursday night, the Raptors are 2019 champions, and Lin becomes the first Asian-American player to be crowned.

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While he played only 27 minutes in the postseason – and less than a minute in the final – Lin brought a fan favorite known as "Linsanity" back to Toronto when he entered February.

Lin shared several post-match celebrations on social media, including the moment with his mother holding the Larry O Championship Trophy & # 39; Brien NBA.

On Twitter, he thanked me.

Earlier this year, Lin described his pride in his inheritance, but acknowledged that it was not always easy.

"I used to run because it's everyone who wants to label me … It's like & # 39; Oh, she's Asian, she's Asian, she's Asian, & # 39;" he told the Canadian Press.

"I really hugged just to be able to represent Asian people and do it the right way, hopefully, and do the best with it."

Fans celebrated in Canada when the Raptors won their first NBA title with a 114-110 victory over the Warriors

Lin is among a number of players dubbed "global champions" who led the Canadian team to victory.

Serge Ibaka, the midfielder who scored 15 points in Game 6, comes from Congo.

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One of the youngest team members, Pascal Siakam, 25, is from Cameroon. After the confetti finished and the champagne moved into the Toronto dressing room, the forward forces took part in the post-match interview with the Cameroon flag wrapped in his shoulder.

The Raptors play tight matches Thursday against dynasties that rule the Golden State Warriors. The Toronto team eventually became the first outside the United States to win the NBA title with a final score of 114-110.

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