Better Late to the Party than Not @ All
Confession #1. Yes, I will happily admit I jumped on the Raptors bandwagon. And, can I just say...what a band wagon it was! I am so glad I jumped. In fact, I wish I had of jumped sooner.
I really don't understand basketball but OMG! watching those final games my heart was pounding, I was lipping-off the TV, covering my eyes and making frequent trips to the bathroom because I couldn't stand the tension. Can you imagine if I understood the game? I'd need a pacemaker.
There's Still Room on the Bandwagon
I don't know about you but whenever I become fascinated with something I hit google pretty hard. Confession #2. To say I dedicated a fair amount of energy to getting up to 'Raptors speed' would be an understatement. A BIG shout out to the Huffington Post for their article Toronto Raptors Players Have Many Talents Off the Court, Too to help get me there. (I can assure you it's worth the click).
I learned about the player's linguistic abilities (impressive), their charitable activities (impressive) and what they do in their spare time (impressive). These guys are all around, you guessed it... 'impressive.'
Here's a little sample from the impressive compilation...Serge Ibaka has a cooking show on YouTube it's called "How Hungry Are You?" Confession #3, I watched every single episode (b-i-n-g-e-d). You should see the 'lovely treats' Serge whipped up for his teammates Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry; he brings a whole new meaning to the phrase 'how hungry are you?'
Proud to be Canadian
There is nothing like a sporting event to pull the country together. I am a proud Canadian and it was fantastic to celebrate this pride with the entire nation as we witnessed the Raptors playoff journey and ultimate NBA Championship win.
On Monday, I could not peel my eyes away from their victory parade. To see Superfan Nav Bhatia and all the other fans from so many diverse backgrounds, young and old collectively gather was both emotional and uplifting. I LOVED IT!
Confession#4. Next year, I will be watching basketball and learning why a player takes one, two or three foul shot(s). I have officially settled myself on the Raptors bandwagon and, have jumped on board with the rest of Canada in crossing our fingers, hands, eyes, toes, legs (anything that will cross) that the outstanding Kawhi Leonard will decide to STAY.
That's enough confession for one day. A GREAT BIG thank you to the Raptors for uniting our country.