Sports media personality Chris Broussard recently joined analysts Nick Wright and Kevin Wildes on First Things First to discuss Giannis Antekounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks’ chances of winning the Finals this year.
While giving his take on who will matchup in the Finals, Broussard revealed that he doesn’t believe Milwaukee has what it takes to overcome either LA team.
“I do think the Bucks will win the East, I will give them that. However, I give them very little chance, very little of beating whichever LA team comes out of the West and reaches the Finals.”
He went on to say how Giannis and the Bucks remind him of LeBron in his last two years in Cleveland and how it was just a one-man show that didn’t have a second star or enough talent to get the job done in the playoffs. The scenario for LeBron has changed with the Lakers as he now has a second star alongside him in Anthony Davis as well as a productive surrounding cast that was leading the West before the season went on hiatus. While they may be losing Avery Bradley and possibly Dwight Howard, there are rumors of the Lakers possibly signing J.R. Smith to join the cast.
ESPN story on JR Smith emerging as a leading candidate to join Lakers roster for Orlando restart. https://t.co/krFNVYdzwr
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For the Clippers, they have a duo of stars as well in Kawhi Leonard and Paul George that have led the team to the second-best record in the West. Kawhi was part of the Toronto Raptors team that ended up shutting down the Bucks who were 8-1 in the playoffs and went up in the series 2-0 before losing four straight to the Raptors who went on to win it all. It’ll be interesting to see if he can lead the Clippers to the same accomplishment.
Whichever LA team that makes it to the Finals should be well equipped to take on the Bucks and shutdown Giannis. First things first, a highly anticipated matchup between the Lakers and Clippers will have to take place. It will be the scenario many fans have been waiting for, and it may even be a bigger series than the Finals itself. It’ll be a battle to find out what team really runs LA.
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