Kawhi Leonard has been something of a superhero for the Toronto Raptors this postseason, so it’s fitting he got an appropriate soundtrack after the first buzzer-beater in Game 7 history on Sunday night.
Leonard saved the day for the Raptors, breaking a tie game at home on Sunday night with a dagger to send the Raptors to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a heroic moment, one that overcame an equally great effort from the Sixers’ Joel Embiid — not to mention his outstretched arm on the game’s final shot.
It’s become something of a tradition for people to dub big moments with music and posting it online. The megahit song by Celine Dion from Titanic is especially popular in this category, but there’s something to the orchestral majesty of the Avengers song that really makes this one work.
What’s especially good about this is that they played the bounces right: all four of them. The Avengers theme has been used for four full movies now, but it’s got a swelling quality to it that makes its placement especially satisfying in the terms of the film. When you consider just how great Leonard was on Sunday — and how heroic he’s been for Toronto throughout the year and this postseason, this one hits all the right spots.