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Everyone in Toronto showed up late today because of the Raptors

Is your office a total ghost town today? Do you not even know because you're working from home? Called in sick? Just woke up? 

You’re not alone, friend — hundreds of thousands of people took to the bars, and then the streets of Toronto last night for a wild, city-wide party after the Raptors clinched their first-ever NBA title.

Whether dog-tired from staying up late or hungover from 'cheers'-ing all of the beers, many of said revelers are hurting today. Badly.

The "Raptors flu" is real. It can be observed in all of the commuters toughing it out at work today despite partying hard last night.

Many didn't bother showing up to work at all.

In some cases, benevolent employers have actually given their teams the day off in celebration of last night's history-making NBA Championship win.

People aren't even trying to hide the reasons they're off or out today.

Students were flat-out admitting that they were late for school this morning because of the Raptors win.

It's not like any boss or teacher would believe those who called in "sick" today were actually sick, anyway.

And yet, despite their headaches and exhaustion, ailing Raptors fans are still pretty happy with how everything went down.

Many are saying, in fact, that their hangovers are worth it.

To everyone who stayed up late celebrating and still managed to function like an adult today: Congratulations. You are the true NBA champions.

Lead photo by

Alex D'Addese


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