The Raptors Will Visit Ottawa But The White House Has Not Invited Them Yet

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse says a meeting is in the works with the Prime Minister in Ottawa. Nurse told a Toronto sports radio station yesterday that he hasn’t heard from the U.S. White House about a congratulatory meeting, but the team has been in contact with Ottawa. It was not clear exactly who would attend the meeting or when it would happen. Typically, the White House extends an invitation to champions of the NFL, NBA, NHL and more to visit the President in the Oval Office to celebrate their championship.

Nurse wouldn’t say if he would accept a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. He said, “We are here. Let’s go see Trudeau up in Ottawa.”

Nurse also spoke about how Monday’s victory parade in Toronto affected the team. He said the enthusiasm of the fans, especially the young people and the diversity of the crowd, was moving.

During the victory parade Trudeau addressed the celebrating crowd saying the Raptors brought all of Canada together. Trudeau has said he is an avid fan.

When the Blue Jays won the World Series, they visited Ottawa and the White House.

Photo Credit: Justin Trudeau via Twitter

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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan