Yesterday while I was hanging out in a parking lot between Ubah rides, I was doing what I usually do to pass the time before I pick up another stranger in the 'scape, scrolling Twitter. That's where I saw this clip from some podcast where Grant Williams said what I, many Celtics fans, and ESPN BPI still believe; the Celtics were the better team in the 2022 NBA Finals: Presented by YoutubeTV.
I mean, Golden State won it all. I literally saw it with my own eyes in the 300 levels, but what the man who turned down Harvard said is true; it just sounds kind of silly.
The C's were up 2-1 and should've won Game 4 (which was the series turning point), but this blog isn't gonna break down all their mistakes. I don't have it in me today to unearth those scars, but everything he lists in the video just shows why the Warriors were the better team. They didn't turn the ball over constantly. They stayed composed. They hit shots. That's why they won the 2022 NBA Finals: Presented by YoutubeTV.
Suppose some ladies are out on a bachelorette weekend in lovely Newport, and one of the nights at the Airbnb that used to be a rental property for locals, one of the 17 women, let's call her Amanda, starts talking to, let's call her Jessica, about one of the remaining 15 who she can't stand. Amanda says to Jessica, you know, Matilda (one of the remaining 15 she doesn't like because she didn't like her IG post) isn't prettier than me; she just has better complexion, a more symmetrical face, juicier lips, and kinder eyes. Biiiiiiich, that chick is prettier than you. You might still be good-looking, but she's got you beat. You literally just described all the ways why.
That's what Grant Williams is doing here, even though outside of Steph the Warriors roster didn't scare me that much. Klay wasn't himself most of the series. Draymond sucked until game 6; I mean, Wiggins is good. I'll give him that, but I don't even remember the rest of the guys' names. Still you have to give the squad their credit. They beat the C's in three straight after they had gone all playoffs without back-to-back losses.
The C's are a great team and should be even better with Brogdan to help distribute the rock. I get Grant being butthurt. Bro, I still think about high school football like six times a week, but Golden State was more disciplined and composed. That's part of being a good team. It's why they kept their cool and stole away Game 4, which changed the whole series. Look at the Patriots' double-dynasty. The 2001 St. Louis Rams were a more talented team, but it didn't matter that day. The 2007 AND 2011 Patriots were better than the Giants, but they lost. It might not be a perfect analogy because a one-game situation is way different from a series; the better team loses all the time, but it's hilarious to hear Grant say the Celtics were better, then list all the reasons why GSW actually was.
I don't know if the timelines add up (if Steph heard what Grant said before this line at the ESPYS), but this clip doesn't do Grant any favors. Hopefully, it adds to Batman's backstory to come back even better in 22-23. I love Grant, but it's kind of crazy the C's 7th man was in the crowd to begin with.