Another NBA season comes to an end after a thrilling NBA Finals. In my opinion, this was the best Finals since the Cavs came back from 3-1 in 2016. After falling 2-0 early in the series, the Bucks ripped off four straight wins to bring Milwaukee their first NBA championship in 50 years.
Let's start with the story of this year's Finals. Giannis. I mean, what more can you say about this guy? Closing out game six with a 50 burger?! Everyone made fun of his free throw shooting all playoffs, but when it mattered most, he was money. Giannis was 17-19 from the line! Who is this guy?! The fact that he hurt his knee less than a month ago and put up the numbers he did was incredible. I'll put my hand up. I thought the Giannis and the Bucks were done after going down 0-2. Instead, Giannis put together an all-time Finals performance.
He played an elite game on both sides of the ball. The Bucks supporting cast was also incredible. Khris Middleton hit big-time shots when the Bucks needed it, Jrue Holiday reminded everyone he's still one of the best defenders in the league, and Bobby Portis and his piercing eyes stepped up big time off the bench. PJ Tucker and Pat Connaughton played much-needed gritty minutes as well.
As for the Suns, there were too many curses to overcome. The Kardashian curse with Devin Booker. We had the CP3-Scott Foster curse (CP3 is now 0-13 in playoff games Scott Foster has officiated). You also had the CP3 being up 2-0 in a series curse. It's also poetic Giannis went 17-19 from the line after Chris Paul said this.
What's next for Chris Paul? Does he leave Phoenix and sign to another team? Maybe a move to team up with fellow banana boat member LeBron is something he'd consider.
A great championship win for Giannis and the Bucks. Pretty crazy to think Giannis already has an MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and MVP at the age of 26. Is this the beginning of a dynasty? Or are they going to get dethroned by teams like Brooklyn and Los Angeles next year? It's officially time for the offseason...
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