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Toronto Raptors analyst thanks Western New York with NBA championship trophy

Posted at 10:36 PM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 09:28:30-04

LEWISTON, N.Y. (WKBW) — Jack Armstrong, an analyst for the Toronto Raptors on TSN, brought the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy to his home in Lewiston on Tuesday night for a celebratory party with family and friends.

"Every person in this room, I have a connection with that's enhanced my life and made my life that much more fun, that much more enjoyable to live. I want to share it with them because they do so much for me," Armstrong told 7 Eyewitness Sports.

Armstrong has been enjoying a months-long celebration since the Raptors won the 2018-2019 NBA Championship for the first time in franchise history.

In just a few weeks, Armstrong will get his official Championship ring - a behemoth, diamond-encrusted gold piece of bling.

But although Armstrong works in the world of basketball, he hopes the Larry O'Brien Trophy will someday be replaced with one a little closer to Buffalo's heart.

"Someday, the Vince Lombardi is going to be here and the Stanley Cup will be here," Armstrong said.