July 21, 2021

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Reached the NBA's Mountaintop

posted by NoMich at 10:03 AM on July 21, 2021

Ugh! *Another* accidental double post

posted by NoMich at 10:03 AM on July 21, 2021

The Bucks pulled off the rare elusive feat famously achieved by the 1976-77 Blazers:

Losing the first two games of the Finals, then winning the next four.

Two years ago, the reverse happened to them against the Raptors in the conference finals.

Giannis' rise to the top has been step by step and painful at times. But he is an all time elite force now. If the Bucks had lost Game 6, I can easily picture him being able to close out a Game 7 on the road.

posted by beaverboard at 12:51 PM on July 21, 2021

The bi-weekly Double Post Support Group meets at the Bojangles on Western Boulevard.

posted by beaverboard at 12:57 PM on July 21, 2021

My favorite quote:

"It's easy to go somewhere and go win a championship with somebody else. It's easy. ... I could go to a superteam and just do my part and win a championship.

"But this is the hard way to do it," he added, slapping the podium for emphasis. "And this is the way to do it, and we did it. We fucking did it. We did it, man."

Hoping that LeBron*, Durant, and all the other self appointed rostermeisters heard that one.

*Cleveland LeBron 2.0 gets an exemption because that 2016 title was definitely doing it the hard way. He beat the Warriors with the likes of Smith, Shumpert and Mosgov. That was an all time epic achievement.

posted by beaverboard at 08:06 PM on July 21, 2021

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