But two days after making arguably the biggest shot in franchise history, Leonard admitted to being oblivious to all the buzz surrounding the iconic moment.
"That's the first time I heard that," said Leonard of his shot being considered a "Canadian heritage moment," after Tuesday's team practice. "I mean pretty much everybody congratulated me and the team just on the win. But no, I don't know the ripple effect of it yet."
He added: "I mean I'm pretty sure everybody is excited just for us moving to the next round. But I'm not sure."
Leonard's shot was the first game-winning buzzer-beater in a Game 7 in NBA history, and many feel it avenged the Raptors' Eastern Conference semifinal loss to the Sixers 18 years ago.
His 243 points scored against Philadelphia are the third most in a playoff series post-ABA-NBA merger (1977), trailing only Michael Jordan (246) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (260).
Leonard ranks second in postseason scoring at 31.8 points per contest while adding 8.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists, and 1.3 steals.
Toronto is set to begin its second-ever Eastern Conference final on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.