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by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

That Kawhi Bucket – Podcast Interview With Toronto Star Photographer Rick Madonik

Posted on 18 April 2020 by Benjamin Chapal
Photo by Rick Madonik

The story of the most dramatic moment of the 2019 NBA playoffs.

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors hits a dramatic buzzer beater in game 7 of the second round, sending the Raptors past the Philadelphia 76ers into the conference championships. The Raptors, led by Leonard, eventually won the NBA championship over the Golden State Warriors.

The photo of the moment went viral, and the Sports Gazette caught up with the photographer that took the picture.

Rick Madonik of the Toronto Star talks about how he got the famous picture, the life of a sports photographer, the context of the moment in Toronto sports history, and more.

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