Robert Horry believes the Milwaukee Bucks are not going to repeat, claiming they shouldn’t be an NBA champion in the first place.
Horry, who works as a TV analyst for Spectrum SportsNet, took to his own Big Shot Bob podcast to take shots at the championship run made by Giannis and the Bucks last year.
“I don’t think there’s ever gonna be a chance for a team to three-peat. You might get a team to go back to back, but as far as three-peat, I doubt that. It might even be any back-to-back teams cause think about what the Lakers did.
They win a championship; the next year, they got a whole different team. We know Milwaukee ain’t gonna go back to back cause they shouldn’t have been there in the first place. … They only won that because of a big toe,” Horry said.
Horry refers to Kevin Durant’s shot in Game 7 of the series between Brooklyn and Milwaukee. The Nets had the ball in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter and were trailing by two, when Durant knocked down a deep shot.
Many initially thought that Durant’s shot was a three. It was not. Durant’s toe was on the line, meaning his shot tied the score. The Bucks went on to win the game in overtime.
Milwaukee managed to break their 50-year NBA championship drought, but the injured nature of their opponents, especially in the series against Brooklyn and Atlanta, led to the run getting underrated.
Though, the Bucks had to face their own adversity through the playoffs, as Giannis Antetokounmpo played injured in the NBA Finals, and he missed two games in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Hawks.