"2023 NBA Playoffs Deliver Memorable Moments, From Dennis Schroder's Meme to Joel Embiid's MVP Win!"
The 2023 NBA playoffs have been a wild ride! From a No. 1 seed falling, to all-time great series-clinching performances, it's been an exciting postseason. Dennis Schroder created a new meme in Game 4 of the Lakers-Warriors series. After a timely turnover, Schroder smiled in the face of the Warriors' Draymond Green, prompting his reaction from a bit of trash talk prior. Lakers' unlikely hero, Lonnie Walker, took charge and scored a Herculean 15 points in the fourth quarter. He nearly outscored the entire Golden State Warriors team, propelling the Lakers to a 3-1 series lead. Nikola Jokic and the Phoenix Suns owner even had a moment when the Serbian star was given a technical foul for "deliberately" making contact with the owner.
LeBron James even praised Walker's performance, saying "We don't win without him.". The Los Angeles Lakers also trolled the Warriors in Game 3 of their conference semifinals series with 'California State Championship' shirts. Joel Embiid was later named the MVP of the NBA after predictions he had made since his rookie season. Klay Thompson named the incredible Game 7 win between the Warriors and the Sacramento Kings the 'Steph Curry game', which was a playoff career-high with 50 points - the most in a Game 7 in NBA playoff history. Lastly, Giannis Antetokounmpo explained after the Bucks' loss that "There's no failure in sports". Josh Hart also showed his love for the city of New York with 'NY' braids after being acquired by the Knicks.