That's what pissed me off more than anything.
"I'm not saying that the victor wasn't worthy of the MVP but that p***** me off". But that pissed me off. And finally, the Lakers finished their title campaign in Orlando after beating the Magic, and now the Lakers are competing to win the title in the Orlando bubble. That seems to be the most significant difference between Kawhi and George so far.
He's being mentioned in the same breath as two-time National Basketball Association most valuable player and Hall of Famer Steve Nash, and it's been pointed out that he's the second-youngest player - behind the future Hall of Famer LeBron James - to score 40 points in Game 7 of a playoff series. Jokic has been an absolute monster in these playoffs and it should be fun to watch him work against a Lakers team that doesn't really rely upon a center.
While James acknowledged that Antetokounmpo "had a hell of a season", he questioned the media's approach to voting and the award's murky standards.
"Now we get to look up to someone who went hard and now he's in the National Basketball Association", student Colton Eckert said. Its like you mom or significant other saying "I'm not mad, I'm just disappointed". I'll do what I can do make change in the city. The Milwaukee Bucks, the best team in the Eastern Conference all season, are also out. "Sometimes it's the guy with the best season statistically". The pairing of Leonard and George a year ago was made in the hope that the Clippers could shed their reputation for being LA's second-best basketball team.
"The voting scale is a little weird to me sometimes", James continued.
Based on his tone and comments about his latest NBA MVP snub, Lakers fans should expect to see the version of LeBron James that general manager Rob Pelinka spoke about just before the playoffs began.
Their turnaround had a lot to do with Howard, who played only 15 minutes in the series against the Rockets. OK, so, that doesn't make sense. I think that's really the tale of the tape of this season. Playing for his third team in three years, Leonard followed a load management program before the pandemic, rarely playing back-to-back games because of his left knee. I had a court like that and that kept me out of trouble a lot of times. "But once you get to the playoffs, throw that all out the window and you've got to perform. If that's not improving, what is?"
However, Jokic was no match guarding Davis in Game 1 as he is slower and does not possess the defensive acumen to bother him.
The highest-rated regular-season game that wasn't played on Christmas was the January 31 contest between the Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers, which came shortly after Kobe Bryant's death. Since we have established that the Clippers couldn't score efficiently this series, at least their defense had to be good. right?
Davis also suggested that players should be a part of the voting process.
The result came down to the wire twice - once when Tatum missed a game-winning three at the end of regulation and again when he was stuffed at the rim by Adebayo in the dying seconds of overtime. The Lakers will have to be at their best or they risk getting taken down by the Nuggets juggernaut. He pledged to go "back to my room, drink some wine and sleep very well tonight".