As far as the Sixers organization goes, I feel Kawhi’s shot was ultimate karma for all the blatant tanking.
But none of that was the players fault. I feel bad for them, especially for Joel Embiid. I wasn’t much of a fan of Embiid until recently. I saw a couple interviews and background features where I understand and respect where he’s coming from.
He may get knocked and mocked on social media for crying after this loss, but I respect him even more now. The kid really cares, unlike many. He takes it super seriously and I absolutely love players like that. I’m a converted fan.
Also, major props to Kawhi, who I’m already on record as endorsing as the best 2 way player in the game. That was as clutch a shot as you’ll see, especially at the end of a game 7. Wow!
I like the Bucks in 6 too. I'm honestly really bummed the Sixers lost. I think that was the team with the best shot against the Warriors. Their superstar power is on an elite level... but we shall see with the Bucks vs. Raptors.
Bucks have more talent imo. The Bucks are also equipped with better scorers. I know Lowry is 33yearsold now, but he looks like a shell of his former self. Turns out, Gasol isn't all that productive when your entire offense doesn't run through him.
The Raptors finally managed to avoid getting annihilated in the playoffs by Lebron this season only to get destroyed by Lebron 2.0 instead.
You could argue that not having a defender like OG Anuoby out there to put on Giannis is hurting them but his body is apparently made out of tissue paper so I'm not sure banking on having him out there was a viable strategy. It is also remarkable seeing noted Lebron stopper Kawhi have absolutely no luck stopping Giannis.