Yesterday, we introduced our Bucks best moment bracket with signature wins including Beasley’s dominance over the Spurs versus the Bucks’ Game 3 demolition of the Raptors. Much like the Bucks performance over the Raptors, this one is pretty one-sided at the moment, with 93% of the vote going to the playoff game. If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to vote on that poll before it closes tomorrow. For now, we introduce our other two contenders:
Clutch Brogdon Buries Celtics vs. Bucks Batter Cavs, Spark Asinine “True Professionals” Quote from Lebron
You all know the story by now. The story when the King in the Fourth was dethroned, if only for a night, by a rookie many deemed too old to draft. Indeed, on that fateful March 29th evening, Malcolm Brogdon briefly claimed the clutch crown from Isaiah Thomas, and rose above the outstretched arm of Avery Bradley to sink the deciding jumper in the Garden for a Bucks victory. It wasn’t merely Brogdon’s final jumper though, it was him leading pick-and-rolls with Greg Monroe down the stretch to score or assist on every important bucket down the stretch. The game helped inch Milwaukee closer to clinching a playoff berth, and felt like an important culmination of Brogdon’s surprising rookie season. This shot is still damn sweet too.
Rewind way back to November when, with the season still in its infancy, Milwaukee wrecked the world champs 118-101. Again, as the national media attention afterward implied, this was another example of this team’s arrival. Tackling Lebron and the championship Cavaliers felt like a big deal at the time, and the fact they did so handily while Giannis stacked up 34 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks makes it even better. It also happened to deliver us Jason Terry emerging from the bench to distract J.R. Smith allowing Tony Snell to seek in for an easy bucket. Gamesmanship at its finest:
The greatest player of his generation https://t.co/hYAV6SWn39— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) November 30, 2016
And lest we forget the fallout of this game. Lebron James played with a noticeable edge in their next back-to-back contests in late December, both of which Milwaukee lost. More importantly though, let’s not forget this gem from an article by ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:
“James has been respectful and supportive in his public comments about Parker and Antetokounmpo, offering stock answers about their potential rather than resorting to his go-to quote of, "I don't know, I'm not a GM," when he doesn't want to talk about a rising star for whatever reason.
Yet privately, after the Bucks beat the pants off the Cavs 118-101 on Nov. 29, James was less than impressed with how Parker and Antetokounmpo clearly played at a higher level against the Cavs than they normally do. That made James wonder why Parker and Antetokounmpo don't make that level of play their standard and become true professionals.”
Petty much? I for one can’t wait to see Giannis dunk so hard on the Cavaliers next year it sends Lebron’s receding hairline back a few more inches.
Which win was better for you this year? Brogdon’s late game heroics or the Bucks beatdown of the Cavs? Let us know in the poll below:
Better Bucks Moment?
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Clutch Brogdon Beats Celtics
Giannis, Bucks Embarrass Cavs
The poll will be open for 48 hours, and then closed for all of eternity. Get your votes in now, and come back tomorrow when we introduce the first of our two viral video contestants!