Toronto Raptors championship

Raptors fans celebrate Toronto's NBA championship win around the world

Whether it's love for Canada, hate for the Golden State Warriors or simply the enjoyment of a great underdog story, basketball fans from all over the globe are straight-up stoked about the Toronto Raptors winning their first ever NBA championship last night.

Those in the 6ix for Game 6 went bonkers in the streets after the Raps emerged victorious from a consistently tight fourth quarter, defeating the Warriors 114-110 to make history as the NBA's first ever Canadian champs.

Elsewhere in Canada, celebrations were smaller — but no less exuberant.

Streets were closed off in downtown Montreal for outdoor celebrations similar to Toronto's.

Cheers could also be heard ringing out all over downtown Calgary when the Raptors clinched their new title.

In Vancouver, fans were similarly riled up.

Same goes for Halifax...

And London (the Canadian one, in Ontario).

But speaking of Londons, Raptors fever has taken hold all across the U.K.

People stayed up late to catch the game in Paris.

Even baristas in Amsterdam are feeling festive over Toronto's new title.

Hong Kong's own version of Jurassic Park was bumping last night.

International fans also caught the game in Shanghai...

Beijing...

Toyama, Japan...

In the Philippines...

In New York's Times Square...

In Nigeria...

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

And members of the Canadian Armed Forces were able to take in the game from their posts in Ukraine...

And Iraq.

Of course, there's no place like home. Toronto did it up big, hard and better than anyone else in the world.

Congratulations, Raptors!

Lead photo by

Ronny Yip in Toronto


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Sports & Play

10 provincial parks you need to visit in Ontario this fall

Yankees fan goes viral for completely losing it at Toronto Blue Jays game

Toronto Blue Jays player wins award and donates $100k after defending teammate

Toronto Raptor O.G. Anunoby talks romantic summer and the Internet cannot get enough

5 trails for running in Toronto that come with breathtaking scenery

Sherman Falls is a cascading waterfall near Toronto that's a perfect fall day trip

This incredible cranberry farm near Toronto is the perfect fall day trip

These are some of the most picturesque pumpkin patches and farms to visit near Toronto