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The Toronto Raptors are looking like a real contender. 


They have the most wins in the NBA this season and just one loss. Kawhi Leonard hasn't just made them good, he's made them one of the best teams the league has to offer. 


Now that they look like they can make it out of the Eastern Conference for a date with the Golden State Warriors, we have to ask the question. Would the Raptors visit the White House, or would they go to Rideau Cottage where the Canadian Prime Minister lives? 

We've never had this problem before in the NBA.


The Raptors are still a relatively young franchise and have never made it to the NBA Finals in their 24 years of existence. The closest they got was the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2015-2016 season. 


When asked a few years ago, President of the Raptors Masai Ujiri did sound like he'd go to both the residence of the President and the Prime Minister. 

While the Raptors have never had the honor, there is a precedent for Canadian teams in the other major sports. When the Blue Jays won back in 1992, they visited President Bush after receiving an invitation. However, when the Montreal Canadians won the Stanley Cup in 1993, they did not visit the White House. 


There has been drama surrounding the White House trips as of late, so we'll see if Toronto even catches the invite if or when the opportunity arrises.  


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