Ottawa mayor tells Raptors to 'forget the White House' and visit Trudeau instead after victory

Ottawa mayor tells Raptors to 'forget the White House' and visit Trudeau instead after victory
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Jim Watson, the mayor of Ottawa, Canada, urged the Toronto Raptors to visit the Canadian Parliament instead of the White House after the team won the NBA Finals this week.

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Watson called on Prime Minister Trudeau to invite the team to the country’s Parliament in an online post on Friday.

“Forget the White House for a victory lap. Come to Ottawa and Parliament Hill so Canada can congratulate you,” Watson wrote. 

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According to Sports Illustrated, a Canada-based major league team hasn’t won a championship since 1993, the Toronto Blue Jays MLB team and the Montreal Canadiens NHL team.

Neither team visited the White House at the time.