Giannis Antetokounmpo – as great as he has played overall – has shot just 39-for-66 on free throws in the NBA Finals (59%).
“Everybody’s out there anticipating a miss,” Suns guard Chris Paul said. “Hell, even he is.”
Paul isn’t wrong. But that’s harsh to say.
It’s especially harsh because Devin Booker – sitting beside Paul at the press conference – already answered the question. Paul could have easily let Booker’s benign words stand alone. Especially after a loss, players often want to talk as little as possible then leave.
But Paul wanted to get in this comment.