Amidst a run-through of the celebrities at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday, the familiar face of Jim Boeheim popped after that of Ludacris, Khloe Kardashian and Drew Carey.
ABC just included Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as a celebrity at the NBA Finals, along with Ludacris, Khloe Kardashian and Drew Carey. pic.twitter.com/NY8pXvqFmm— Geoff Herbert (@deafgeoff) June 9, 2018
It’s been well documented that Boeheim’s a basketball junkie, and he’ll typically make some sort of appearance at an NBA Finals game most years. But as a long-time hoops mind, it’s unlikely he can avoid passing some sort of judgment about the entire series, and the players on the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
So how exactly would Boeheim review these Finals? We take a guess at his top-line thoughts on the major entities involved:
Golden State Warriors
“They shot way too many threes.”
“The way to stop a team that shoots too many threes is to play the 2-3 zone.”
“Dell’s kid? Dell’s kid is pretty good.”
“The most empty 13 points from a forward since some game Tyler Roberson played once. It’s not that I can’t remember the details. I just actively choose not to.”
“Watched Mychal Thompson play against the Hawks back in 1991. He scored 12 points on 62.5 percent shooting. Played 35 minutes too. Didn’t look as good on defense. Not his best game, but a decent one that season, and one of the only ones where he scored in double digits.”
“I wouldn’t have played him another second after what happened in Game One.”
“I’m curious to see what Carmelo Anthony would do with the Warriors.”
“Remember when Michigan State was supposed to beat Syracuse in the NCAA Tournament this year?”
“Maybe the best player ever. Don’t @ me.”