The sports world looked a lot different one year ago today.
Of course, the biggest difference was that sports were actually taking place. Beyond that, Kawhi Leonard was still a member of the Toronto Raptors and the team from up north was still without an NBA championship.
Little did we know that one year later, all three of those things would have changed.
On May 12, 2019, Leonard hit “The Shot” to send Toronto to the Eastern Conference finals over the Philadelphia 76ers. It was arguably the greatest moment in Raptors franchise history — until about two weeks later, that is, when the team defeated the Golden State Warriors to lift their first-ever Larry O’Brien trophy.
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Raptors nation took to social media on Tuesday to relive the legendary moment, which was also the first and only Game 7 buzzer-beater in NBA playoff history.
The team posted a goosebumps-inducing video on their official Twitter account.
Fans and media also shared some of their favorite photos and videos of the shot.
Some amazing shots of Kawhi’s amazing shot were taken a year ago today
? Frank Gunn, Ron Turenne, Rick Madonik, Mark Blinch pic.twitter.com/SjNJrVGhNm
— David Astramskas (@redapples) May 12, 2020
Of course, Sixers fans have very different memories of the shot…