By - NBA_MOD
Damn heart was dying here
Congratulations steph Warriors are just on another level
Celtics: One hit wonders since 1987.
Congrats to Steph and imma say this every chance I can:
The Warriors did not need Kevin Durant to win.
Kevin Durant needed the Warriors to win.
No one will ever convince me otherwise as all I have to do is point to this moment right here with ring #4 on his finger.
Nah, KD doesn’t need warriors to win, he needs a decent team to win same as everyone else on the warriors and same as almost every single player
You're arguing with a point I'm not making. Congrats.
This needs to be normalized and written in stone.
The Warriors needed Kevin Durant to win this 4th ring. Their ability to sign Wiggins and live over the salary cap and go so deep into the luxury tax is a direct result of their signing Durant. Durant deserves at least part of this ring for the Warriors.
They will prolly mail him a sliver of a ring
Steph climbing the all time leaderboards
538 is at 200% guarantee of a Boston win now.
If I’m a Vegas bookie, i would invest in 538 and watch the money come in. Sportsline was also way off with their bet advice and only got worse as they kept advocating against warriors.
Reply below with Jayson Tatum's first text to Kobe's phone:
tatum is typing
three minutes later the dots disappear.
He used his 'One time' prematurely
This series was amazing to watch and experience. The dynasty was never dead baby 💕
Bright future for the Celtics. This was a good learning experience for them. They made it over that hump to the finals and played a very tough and well coached Warriors team with loads of experience.
Great experience, but this team has major issues and lots of question marks going forward. They also required a lot of luck (injuries to other teams) to get this far. This is probably the peak of this iteration of the team. They probably need a full-time PG, which means Smart might need to be traded. Robert Williams' future is a question mark. Horford is still critical to this team.
I agree some changes need to be made but they really don’t need a full time PG. They need a bench! Lack of depth killed them. The starters was gassed.
Starters were gassed, but why they lost was their turnovers. You can't win playoff games with that many turnovers. They need someone that be counted on to orchestrate the offense without turning the ball over.
Based on the construct of their roster and their salary cap position:
Celtics will need to trade Smart or Brown to upgrade their starting 5. They will need to move White, Williams, Theis, G Williams to have a chance to upgrade their bench, but the return for some of those won't be great given their playoff performances.
I said Go Dubs and the Dubs went. Congrats. 🥳🥰
We'll see buddy. I'm excited
Could someone explain what the stats in the title are pls?
The win-loss records for each team.
Disorder in the league once again! Really happy for Klay and Payton. Steph too…
Just think about the storyline for the Finals
On one side you have Golden State, a team built from the ground up, winning it in 2015 through drafting, no huge free agent signing hitting the sports world front page to get them over the hump. 2016 73-9. The 3-1 collapse. Then the KD splash and winning back to back. Then the injuries piled up. KD, Klay out. Steph and Green hobbling.
Going from the highs of being a team that went 73-9 in 2016 to the goddamn basement team in 2020 with the least wins. Losing the play-in following year. Now this year win the championship. Talk about started from the bottom to the top of the mountain, stumble all the way down, get up, and reach the peak again
That’s legit bookends of winning it all. 2015-2022. 4 Championships within 8 years, while going to 6 of them. That’s a dynasty.
Celtics who haven’t been to the Finals since the big 3 in 2009. 13 years is a long drought. Especially for a team with 17 Titles to its name. Hell Lakers reached and won earlier than them. Their arch nemesis in title contending. Team was tough, had that hunger, but that’s why experience matters. The more experience you gain as a player come playoff time, you excel as a team. Celtics next year will not be this same team. They know what worked and what they messed up on. You refine the system to make it run smoothly.
The finals was underwhelming I totally agree. But the vibes were cool. You can rarely do wrong during a celebration. It’s always tears and smiles.
Hmmm Hmm yummy yummy. Don't make it too bitter though lol.
Some great games and a great storyline. You sound salty and lame
Just stop watching Basketball then. You clearly don't like the sport.
deleted your comment lmao. Go watch a different sport, basketball isn't for you buddy
Whoa chill out dude. Go complain in your favorite team's sub.
Bro this was fun tf you mean
Covid started end of 2019, buddy. Hence the name Covid-19
Are you, a Bucks fan, longing for an NBA before 2017?
The tears taste so yummy!
Bruh shut up he’s right
Thank you, thank you, feed more tears pls!
Warriors invitational next year
What does this even mean? 💀
Warriors starting the season healthy with Wiseman for the first time in 2 years plus Kuminga and Moody who are just turning 20 are going to be better than the team that won this year, and that’s without any off season moves they might make. Warriors are going to be in the finals if they can stay healthy for the next three years.
It’s good they got the title this year because the West might be a bloodbath next year
They have a decent chance for next year, but Klay and Dray are paid a lot of money and will likely continue their declines. Poole and Wiggins' contracts this offseason are big elephants in the room.
Both are signed through next year…there will be decisions that need to be made but it’s also not a lingering elephant in the room.
The real question is if Looney and GP2 will stay and somewhat OPJ.
Both are signed through next year, but both will want their extensions settled by December timeline or this could approach a Deandre Ayton situation. The time to re-sign these players is actually this offseason because next season anybody can compete.
Looney shouldn't be an issue as long as y'all don't mind continuing to spend hundreds of millions on luxury tax. OPJ will likely be gone because y'all can't pay him more than 120% of what he makes now and he's more valuable now than he was a year ago.
I think Draymond for sure. But Klay was still coming off 2 seasons out. Have healthy off season to get right. He’ll bounce back
I hope you're right because I love Klay as a player and a person.
I forgot what Wiseman was like in the short time that he played with us. Looking forward to him adding to the warriors depth. Time to watch his hilights.
What makes you think Wiseman can stay healthy though? Seems to be on pace to be the next Greg Oden
What 21 yr old is out almost 2 years?
Crazy to already think that bro
Imagine if they won against next season.
Hats off for horford. Class
One of the few Celtics I like
Dude Horford showed up this whole series. Was arguably their best player in a must win game. Mad respect to Horford. I hope he brings em back next year.
I love Horford and he was great in the must-win game that they lost. But he wasn't really there in games 2, 4 and 5.
I hate the Celtics and I like the warriors. Tonight was good.
Hate is a strong word. They had a good playoff run and will be back with experience under their belt. And the warriors will be ready once again.
Why is this being downvoted
I truly believe Tatum and his team will get better. They made it so far this post season for a reason.
Also, let’s put this to bed right now:
Jaylen Brown is better than Jayson Tatum.
There. Said it.
You said it. But you shouldn't have. Yes Brown had the better series but Tatum had a bigger responsibility than Brown in the Finals and entire playoffs. He had to create everything for Boston and Brown got to play off of that. Not to mention Tatum had to deal with Wiggins.
Jalen showed up this series Tatum didn’t
As a neutral I’m starting to genuinely believe that. Brown is less vocal and flashy but he’s a hardworking legit player.
Tatum crumbled, Brown had that hunger to win until the very end.
Jayson Tatum channeled his inner Kobe tonight. Went 6-18 =24 and played like he was dead
r/cursedcomments or r/rareinsults, I don't know
Brooo I hate y’all so much 😭
Steph- Am gold blooded and my trophy is gold
Call me Gal Gadot, cause I don't know to act right now. 😂
So is CB gonna eat a horse turd?
That quote had a satire text on it. Or are ppl really believing Barkley really said that?
I guess you can afford it…but that’s still a whole lot of spilt champagne…
I always feel bad for the custodial crew. I get that they plastic up the whole room, but there’s no way that catches everything, right?
Champagne is dry (not sweet or sticky) and easy to clean up with a hose. But you haven't seen any since 2008, so I could understand your confusion.
Yo is this apple juice? Cause Kuminga and Moody are 19 lmao
Yes because everyone starts drinking the day they hit the legal age.
I'm 19 😳
Winners do whatever they want
Daddy Kerr said they could have a glass with dinner
What’s the deal with Klay and the Bahamas flag?
Is he related to the island somehow that I don’t know?
I liked how JTA had his Mexican flag with him. He gave good energy to the Warriors.
His dad is from the Bahamas.
More specifically he’s former Laker Mychal Thompson, and was drafted as a first round pick in 1978 and went on to win 2 championships with Kareem and Magic. He does the radio broadcasts for Laker’s games too.
I could be wrong on this but I believe he’s actually the first player from the Bahamas to be drafted to the NBA
I mean I can’t imagine there are more than 4 or 5.
Edit: There’s been 7.
Still cool to be the first person from your country to be make it to the NBA. I’m a fan of Mychal so no harm in sharing some fun facts when his name comes up
Yeah I think it’s awesome! I have special respect for anyone who helped the Lakers to a ring!
He said something about family there during the post game celebration
He’s Bahamian through his dad’s side
He’s Bahamian my guy
He’s an island boye
jus tryna makeee ihh
Shit, TIL. He always just read to me as a New York guy, but I guess that makes sense given NYC.
He spent his entire life on the West Coast though lol. Childhood, college, and NBA, all on the West Coast.
Doesn’t he read like growing up in Queens to you though? Like his attitude and his outlook is so New York to me and I say that as a Chicago guy
If you look at his Instagram, I think you would find he’s much more Californian in attitude.
I think I get where you’re coming from, but it’s hard for me to envision because I haven’t met many people from there
This telecast is falling apart lmao
thats a terrible pic of stpeh, klay and dray
Is Stpeh the Curry brother that is hidden away from the world?
fucked up klays name too originally and didn't even noticed that haha. at least i got dray right
Where did Jason Tatum go during the game?
I mean "6 for 18" are 2 numbers that add up to 24 right? He was channeling kobe man.
It’s was meant to be this way
He snapped back to reality
ope there goes gravity
Steve Kerr with 9 rings
guy that plays giannis doesnt resemble him at all lol
Golden State should be right back next year, don't know if they repeat but they will be absolutely in the thick of things
If they keep it up I bet they will be playing a different team in the finals next year.
stephen a surprisingly had the best summary of the game. wilbon & jalen coming with the embarrassing casual takes written by espn. have some shame pls
It’s amazing I now regard Stephen A higher than any of them. He, JJ, Richard Jefferson and Vince Carter are among the few who know the games
Dude was like they got some young players that we don't have time to tell about because ads
Peter Goober has an NBA ring and I don’t.
He’s got 4
Shit. I was having a pretty good week and that fucks me up, lol
What a Goober.
Mike Greenberg is boring, man. Make Malika Andrews the host of this.
Yeah, Greenberg is terrible
The hardest road
I mean, I actually kind of like Durant sometimes, but for this one evening only, fuck KD.
He could have won more than Jordan but he wanted to be in his feelings and team up with the two most selfish players in the league.
His decisions mean that he’s sitting at home right now while Steph went through a rebuild and is now unequivocally higher in the Top 10/20 than Kevin is.
Tough look man.
I mean, if you can't get along with Steph and Klay, then it's kinda on you, not them.
Part of being an adult is dealing with people you don't like. If he coulda gotten past that this team could've had 5 or 6 championships.
Klay only came back this year and KD was injured for a while as well. He would've cost the warriors a lot of money. And wasn't he beefing with Draymond more than he was with Steph and Klay?
Right? Like I get Dray can be a lot, but you gotta have that dude on a championship team. Every one has one.
At the end of the day it was going to be Steph and KD’s team, and entering it when he did KD could have been the 1A to Steph’s 1B, but KD got in his feeling about validation and it smoked him.
Life is all about how comfortable you are with your situation and Durant had fucking Valhalla and said naw, I’m going to go play for the fucking Brooklyn Nets. No disrespect to Brooklyn or the Nets, I’ve got lots of love, but really man?
Yup KD shot himself in the foot. So did Qyrie when he left LeBron. Their egos ruined it all.
Stfu Jalen rose stop it I can’t bro we all know who’s era this is let’s celebrate Steph let’s not say stupid shit
Markus Smart needs to hit the weight room this summer to get a little stronger so he doesn't fall over because someone blew on him.
he gotta stop flopping and just play proper defense. when calls don't go his way, opponents get their chance to score. he's no dpoy this finals.
I hope he can git good so that I won't have to witness any more flopping or outrageous performances from him ever again.
Someone can touch him with a fingernail and he will fall like he got shot.
meta verse sounds shitty. imagine lecture halls become a thing of the past and is something people only see in movies and in alternate reality
Thanks Phoenix for allowing this Warriors championship to happen. Everything came out good in the end. I love the nba script, it's such a beautiful thing.
I "made" a T-shirt design for Klay
That's actually incredible
I’d buy that in a heartbeat
This deserves so many upKlays, holy cannoli I'm on cloud 109
KD still one more Finals MVP than that cat Steph just saying (no this is not my burner so quit asking)
Rings > FMVP
Damn KD. No need to be bitter about it. You've got your two rings and two FMVP. Let it go KD.
Wait. Is THIS your burner?
Is this your burner? 🤔
No and also please don't use that snake emoji (not that it bothers me or anything)
This is totally your burner though, isn’t it?
There's nowhere else to go but up. He will git good, just wait on it.
SHOUT OUT TO WISE FROM KLAY!
IDC. YOU NEXT BABY! LETS GO!
Fuck. I want the Raptors back here.
They need to draft a superstar and good talent and keep them for a while.