The NBA is no stranger to travel, but there is a big difference between three steps and 13,000 kilometers.
This is the distance that Toronto tragically traveled this week to see how his beloved Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA spoke up against the Golden State Warriors.
Eric George, a live media professional living in Melbourne, Australia, packed a bag and left on Wednesday for two flights to Oakland, California in time for Friday night's game.
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George, who adopted the Raptors more than a decade ago as his team, as his parents the sunny beaches Fox News said it was "surreal" to see his team on the biggest stage of the sport for the first time.
specific experience. Seeing all this in person in the final is a bit strange and a lot of fun. "
Torontos Stars must have known that he was present when the Raptors dominated the Warriors in the second half, a 105-92 victory.
"It's surreal to be here: supporting the Raptors always meant suppressed expectations," George said.
"But it's incredible to be here in the arena. A unique experience. "
George, who often knows how to win prizes in his field, is confident that the Raptors will win the one victory needed for their first championship.
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"We will win them in Toronto".
The NBA Final will take place in Toronto on Monday. The Raptors lead the best-of-seven series 3-1.