The Golden State Warriors watched their reign as NBA Champions come to an end on Thursday, June 13 with the Toronto Raptors spoiling the final game at Oracle Arena to claim their first NBA title in league history.
Toronto was able to hang on in Game 6 to score the big victory that clinched their championship.
Golden State — which lost star Kevin Durant to a ruptured Achilles earlier in the series — saw another star go down in Game 6 when sharpshooter Klay Thompson went down with a knee injury. After the game, it was confirmed that Thompson suffered a torn ACL.
With the Raptors win, a two-year reign atop the NBA was ended in Golden State, but that led to plenty of rejoicing on social media. Immediately following the Raptors’ win, fans rushed to social media to share their thoughts and favorite memes to poke at the end of a dynasty.
A look at the best memes, tweets, and reactions can be seen below.
The Raptors deliver the final blow to the Warriors! pic.twitter.com/rzo5yratFc
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) June 14, 2019
Warriors medical staff pic.twitter.com/SYhZfrvRoM
— Qing James Dynasty (@CrownRoyal22) June 14, 2019
— Juice Man (@juicemanMD) June 14, 2019
Don’t let the Warriors failing to 3peat distract you from the fact the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead in the 2016 Finals with the first unanimous MVP! pic.twitter.com/4m4oCTUMAz
— #DolanzCheap (@Believeland1994) June 14, 2019
Warriors be like pic.twitter.com/hiz3hDPZ5R
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 14, 2019
2019 NBA Finals
Golden State vs. Toronto
Game 1: Toronto 118, Golden State 109
Game 2: Golden State 109, Toronto 104
Game 3: Toronto 123, Golden State 109
Game 4: Toronto 105, Golden State 92
Game 5: Golden State 106, Toronto 105
Game 6: Toronto 114, Golden State 110 – to clinch the NBA Championship
*Game 7: Sun, June 16, Golden State at Toronto | 8 ET (ABC)
* – If Necessary