Marc Gasol was the highlight of the Raptors' championship parade

Jun 18 2019, 7:23 am

The Toronto Raptors partied like rock stars during their championship parade, but nobody partied harder than Marc Gasol. The Raps’ big man clearly had the time of his life celebrating the first NBA championship of his 11-year career.

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With five-plus hours of time to kill on the parade route, Gasol made the most of his experience as the Raptors’ motorcade weaved its way towards Nathan Phillips Square. This man didn’t leave anything on the table; he went all-out on this double-decker bus.

It started innocently enough, with a couple of brewskis with his teammates …

Then, Gasol knocked one back with encouragement from some onlooking fans.

After a few more hours in the hot sun and presumably, several adult beverages later, it transformed into this:

Being the generous man that he is, Gasol didn’t keep the bubbly all to himself… he shared the wealth with the crowd.

Not that the crowd needed firing up, but if the millions of Raptors fans were feeling a little worn down after waiting hours upon hours for the team to arrive, Gasol was there to save the day.

This dude did not stop.

Look at those limbs fly!

At 7-foot-1 and 255 pounds, the man can knock back a few beers with the best of them. But why stop at beer when you can chug an entire bottle of wine?

At this point, it’s shocking that Gasol and his 7-foot-1 frame didn’t go tumbling over the side of the bus, but he somehow managed to stay upright.

Finally, Gasol met up with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Nathan Phillips Square, probably to discuss international trade tensions.

Understandably and thankfully, Gasol was one of the few Raptors starters who didn’t speak to the crowd at the championship parade celebrations. Congratulations big guy, you definitely earned it.

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