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Here’s how Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors helped each other exceed expectations

Wednesday night, as Kawhi Leonard receives his championship ring from his former team, the cynics will still be revising history with claims that he — of his own superhuman powers — carried to an NBA championship a bunch of misfits who had a knack for getting lucky. As if to say the Raptors didn’t deserve to win, commentators will continue to claim that Kawhi “delivered Toronto a championship” and that he is the “reigning defending champion” and that his new team is “a championship team.”

Excuse me? Let’s first get a couple of things straight.