Golden State Warriors franchise owner billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya was excited to witness the first NBA finals to feature a Canadian franchise.
“Warriors v Raptors?!?!?! A dream finals for a Canadian in the United States!,” Palihapitiya said ahead of the series.
As the Toronto Raptors beat Palihapitiya’s Golden State Warriors this week to clinch the NBA Championship, he updated Twitter to include the flags of Sri Lanka, Canada, and the United States to celebrate the tripartite of identities.
Palihapitiya migrated to Canada at the age of six with his family from Sri Lanka and attended school in Ottawa.
Later, he would go on to study at the University of Waterloo.
Palihapitiya moved to California where he joined AOL, becoming the youngest vice president of the company in its history, heading its instant messaging division in 2004.
Palihapitiya later joined Facebook when it was a little over a year old.
In 2011, he left Facebook and started his fund, The Social+Capital Partnership, with his wife. The firm changed its name to Social Capital in 2015.