Hey everyone! Remember when the Raptors won the NBA Finals?!
It's still kind of surreal, honestly. The 2019 NBA Playoffs were a two-month long stress roller coaster that built up to the most improbable country-wide crescendo of mind-blowing fandom. Yep, it was nuts!
But of all the epic moments, there was nothing as legendary as THE SHOT. You know the one...
This one series will go down as one of the greatest ever in the history of the league. Why? Because it has everything. Tie game. Game seven. No time left on the clock. Superstar player. Impossible shot.
Time standing still as the ball bounced... bounced... bounced... bounced...
How do you top that? Well, if you're Calgary YouTuber Jared Jacobs, a.k.a. GoldYeller, you turn it into a LEGO video!
It's the NBA on LEGO!
In basketball terms, a 'brick' is a terrible shot that clangs hard off the edge of rim.
But GoldYeller has found a way to make bricks and basketball a marriage made in heaven. Observe!
Incredible, right? It took Jacobs 40 hours or work to make the 20-second stop-animation clip, but we say that it was time well spent. Not surprisingly, he has a lot of experience doing these. And even though he is a Raptors fan, he doesn't play favourites.
Here's a video of a moment when the Raps lost thanks to a late Jeremy Lin three on Valentine's Day 2012. (Of course, now that Lin is a Raptor, we suppose that all is forgiven for Jacobs...)
Will this LEGO genius have more moments to animate in this coming season? We can't wait to find out!