Look: Warriors Take out Full-Page Ad to Congratulate Raptors on NBA Finals Win

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistJune 17, 2019

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) drives against Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam during the second half of Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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The Golden State Warriors have remained classy in defeat.

The team took out a full-page advertisement in the Toronto Star to congratulate the Toronto Raptors on their NBA title this season after Toronto defeated the Warriors in six games. 

Alex Ballingall @aballinga

Full page ad in today’s @StarSports section. Classy move by the Golden State Warriors. https://t.co/XtkYCtDAKq

Warriors fans may be feeling a bit aggrieved in the wake of the loss, especially because Kevin Durant played all of 12 minutes in the series and injuries were a huge factor overall, affecting players like Klay Thompson and Kevon Looney.

But the Warriors haven't made excuses in the aftermath of their loss, and the Raptors deserve credit for beating the team they faced on the court and getting to the Finals in the first place after tough matchups against the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks.