The REAL Key To The Raptors Winning The 2019 NBA Finals

  • Published: 16 June 2019
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    While Kawhi Leonard certainly deserves to win the Finals MVP for a second time in his career, there's another player on the Raptors who was just as instrumental in their 4 wins over the Golden State Warriors. Without him, they Raptors aren't celebrating anything.
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Comments • 1 645

  • Mason Waters
    Mason Waters  5 days back

    They got lucky with all of GSW's injuries :)

    • Maria Isabel Reyes
      Maria Isabel Reyes  1 weeks back

      Coach nick posing has me dieing

      • Peter Peters
        Peter Peters  2 weeks back

        Klay Thompson getting hurt won game 6 for the Raptors

        • Connie B
          Connie B  3 weeks back

          Wild card=Siakam

          • Choko Lait
            Choko Lait  3 weeks back


            • J Vega
              J Vega  3 weeks back

              Ad game toooo strong!! Love it

              • kheldaryt
                kheldaryt  3 weeks back

                ha raptors keys in order
                1. durant gets hurt
                2. trade for kawhi
                3. fvv has a kid

                • Isaac rdz
                  Isaac rdz  4 weeks back

                  Hey coach I love your videos, you are awesome, I have a question for you, what do you think of Danny Green?, looking at his stats it’s like if he didn’t even play at all. They almost even lose it because of him, what do you think coach? Thanks

                  • gor9027
                    gor9027  4 weeks back

                    Warriors fans in 2015 and 2017: Injuries don’t matter.
                    Warriors fans in 2019: We would have swept if not for injuries.

                    • Kluch
                      Kluch  4 weeks back

                      I was thought he was going to point to Fred Van Vleet and his timely clutch shots as the reason for the Championship

                      • Gid Chris Malenab
                        Gid Chris Malenab  4 weeks back

                        4:56 Wanna guess what was the ad this time?

                        • Big Jay
                          Big Jay  4 weeks back

                          RAPTORS ARE GOING TO 10-PEAT. HOW'S THAT FOR A DYNASTY? :)

                          • tx2
                            tx2  4 weeks back


                            • Anders Larsen
                              Anders Larsen  4 weeks back

                              This video is not up to your usual level, just hot air, nothing much to it. Pointing to one of the Raptors good players and saying he is the key, this is what all your average fans do after the game.

                              • Apollo4
                                Apollo4  1 months back

                                CHAMPIONS BABY

                                • DB
                                  DB  1 months back

                                  Its crazy that the world didnt get to see OG Anunoby because he has great potentiel too

                                  • bruh,
                                    bruh,  1 months back

                                    4:43 terrible segue into the ad lol

                                    • michael jason
                                      michael jason  1 months back

                                      4:43 best transition i've ever see "in order to survive the nba [ insert ads here ] nice one coach

                                      • Christian Wilson
                                        Christian Wilson  1 months back

                                        DeMarcus Cousins (torn quad, missed 14 games)
                                        Stephen Curry (dislocated finger, didn't miss any games)
                                        Andre Iguodala (calf tightness, missed one game)
                                        Kevin Durant (calf strain, missed nine games; ruptured Achilles tendon in Game 5 of Finals)
                                        Klay Thompson (hamstring injury, missed Game 3 of Finals; tore ACL in Game 6 of Finals)
                                        Kevon Looney (fractured rib cage, missed Game 3 of Finals)

                                        • Shin Eui Kim
                                          Shin Eui Kim  1 months back

                                          The Real key was injuries

                                          • Paul C
                                            Paul C  1 months back

                                            Raps just provided a template of how a team needs to be constructed these days to win a title: Have one guy that can get you buckets no matter what (plus a few guys with adequate shooting who can relieve the pressure on double-teams when necessary), and have quickness and length on D with nothing major that can be exploited on that end especially on switches. On offense, the Raps could pick on Curry or any of the centers for consistent buckets, while on defense, they could load up on Steph and Klay while sagging off the others. As others have said, with KD it would be a different story as he's like a cheat code and is unguardable pretty much even when doubled.

                                            • fortnite isnt good
                                              fortnite isnt good  1 months back

                                              your name is nick, your a coach with glasses.
                                              their team coach is nick, with glasses

                                              • Teacher Nickoy
                                                Teacher Nickoy  1 months back

                                                The reason why Raptors won the finals because GSW is not 100% healthy. An injured durant, thompson, looney, iggy. Thats the real reason not siakam or any player out there. Its because the key players of GSW are not healthy. PERIOD.

                                                • Bitch. Lasagna
                                                  Bitch. Lasagna  1 months back

                                                  And Demarcus Cousin thought he would get his ring 😂😂😂

                                                  • Vagner Alves
                                                    Vagner Alves  1 months back

                                                    Os cara são monstro raptors campeão porraaaa. São Paulo Brasil é nois

                                                    • Ryan0413
                                                      Ryan0413  1 months back

                                                      Spicy P has those nice moves

                                                      • Fried Ravioli
                                                        Fried Ravioli  1 months back

                                                        5:18 legend has it that is the form God presents himself as in heaven

                                                        • CLNS Media
                                                          CLNS Media  1 months back

                                                          Great pull-over, Coach! :) lol

                                                          • J. B.
                                                            J. B.  1 months back

                                                            You forget a detail like most of people. The key of the Raptors are not their stars... Kawhi, Lowry, Siakam... We all knew what they do. The key of the Raptors has been THE KING OF THE INTANGIBLES, MARC GASOL. NO MARC GASOL TRADE = NO RING. Plus guys like VanVleet, Ibaka and Green... Secondary players who stepped up when it was most needed.

                                                            • Appz inc: Success is just an App away

                                                              yeah i get it u dont like gsw

                                                              • So Dhahri
                                                                So Dhahri  1 months back

                                                                Nobody talks about the referee ? 😮

                                                                • moshe marsha
                                                                  moshe marsha  1 months back

                                                                  The key for the raptors is warriors injuries

                                                                  • money game
                                                                    money game  1 months back

                                                                    "COACH K BOUT DAT LYFE"

                                                                    • limi jili
                                                                      limi jili  1 months back

                                                                      Congratzz coach nick for his first nba chamionship

                                                                      • Nestor Lisao
                                                                        Nestor Lisao  1 months back

                                                                        nice move coach

                                                                        • Raja Voss
                                                                          Raja Voss  1 months back


                                                                          • A Bomb
                                                                            A Bomb  1 months back

                                                                            The real key to the raptors winning the final is that KD was hurt for all but 10 mins, but I guess a 10 second vid doesn't get the views.

                                                                            • dreamtimej
                                                                              dreamtimej  1 months back

                                                                              Klay getting injured, not even KD, is the real point. The Raptors did control the paint and a played a great series but...

                                                                              • hyeboi
                                                                                hyeboi  1 months back

                                                                                We all know the real key, Injuries lol they were supposed to win this series given everything that happened. Didn't get outplayed or any of the shit

                                                                                • Alex ZPRS
                                                                                  Alex ZPRS  1 months back


                                                                                  • Colin McCann
                                                                                    Colin McCann  1 months back

                                                                                    Thought he was boutta say Patrick mccaw

                                                                                    • Emmanuel Enyinwa
                                                                                      Emmanuel Enyinwa  1 months back

                                                                                      Good vid, Coach.

                                                                                      • Emmanuel Enyinwa
                                                                                        Emmanuel Enyinwa  1 months back

                                                                                        Moral of the story is that it is much easier to shoot threes up 10 versus down 10. The four games the Raptors won, they took the early lead and played from the front. In the two losses, they fell behind early and we're hesitant to take the same shots. Same was true of the Warriors. Look at their shooting percentages in their losses, too.

                                                                                        • Sim Mack
                                                                                          Sim Mack  1 months back

                                                                                          I'ma clippers fan but hey raptors great win

                                                                                          • Patee Gutee
                                                                                            Patee Gutee  1 months back

                                                                                            One of the keys to Raptors' success is Fred VanVleet with his crucial shots at crunch time. The guy has nerves of steel.

                                                                                            • Adrian Reantaso
                                                                                              Adrian Reantaso  1 months back

                                                                                              MAKE A VIDEO ON FRED VAN FLEET

                                                                                              • Scrotumus Baggins
                                                                                                Scrotumus Baggins  1 months back

                                                                                                Ok, let's be real here. The REAL Key To The Raptors Winning The 2019 NBA Finals is... injuries to the Golden State Warriors. Warriors had 5 healthy players this whole series, with only one of them being a starter: Draymond Green. That being said, props to the whole team for stepping up, playing tough defense and making smart plays! Kawhi was definitely hurt this series too and the role players ABSOLUTELY stepped up.

                                                                                                • gerax16
                                                                                                  gerax16  1 months back

                                                                                                  Scrotumus Baggins When I saw the title of the video I couldn’t help but think that the reason the Raps won the series was because of the Warriors missing key players throughout the series. But I can see what Coach is saying in this video: Spicy P was the key to the Raps’ win, regardless of what the Warriors could have been without the injuries.

                                                                                              • Richard Tan
                                                                                                Richard Tan  1 months back

                                                                                                Just have a patrick mccaw and the championship is guaranteed.