Pat Connaughton snubs LeBron James’ 2016 Finals block after calling Giannis Antetokounmpo’s block on Deandre Ayton as the best block of all time.
Game 4 of the NBA Finals was more entertaining and action-packed than we hoped it to be. Coming off a 20-point victory over the Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks has won Game 4 too, levelling up this interesting series 2 apiece.
In an epic 109-103 duel against the Suns and the Bucks, it was Middleton’s outstanding 40 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists performance, eclipsing Devin Booker’s 42-point outing, which helped Milwaukee grab the much-needed win.
However, there was one particular moment late in the game, which may have sealed the deal for Milwaukee. With a little less than 80 seconds left in the game, the Suns had a great chance to tie the game at 101 apiece. Booker tossed up a well-placed lob for Deandre Ayton, when out of now where Giannis Antetokounmpo rejected the easy 2 points.
GIANNIS CAME UP CLUTCH 😤
A HUGE block when it mattered pic.twitter.com/ZbyMCj8L1s
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) July 15, 2021
NBA Fans react to Pat Connaughton calling Giannis Antetokounmpo’s block “the best block of all time”
Several NBA legends and analysts termed Giannis’ big defensive play as the game-winning play. The Greek Freak’s teammate, Pat Connaughton went one step ahead and called the block the “best block of all time”. And yes, he did mention that the block was even better than LeBron James’ famous 2016 Championship-winning block over Andre Iguodala. In the postgame interview, Connaughton said:
“It’s, in my opinion, the best block of all time. Obviously, we are a little biased and you can talk about the LeBron block as well. But, as far as a block where… he (Giannis) was covering the pick and roll, he had to judge where the pass was, where Ayton was catching it and trying to dunk it… It’s about as impressive as you can get.”
“It’s, in my opinion, the best block of all time.”
—Pat Connaughton on Giannis’ block on Deandre Ayton pic.twitter.com/dridZ2Ne8J
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) July 15, 2021
NBA Twitter reacted to Pat’s comment on calling Giannis’ block as the best block of all time.
I know he’s a little bias because giannis is on his team but has he not seen the 2016 finals?
— SPORTSJEANS17 (@sk1nnyj34ns) July 15, 2021
In terms of difficulty Giannis was harder. so he right. Lebrons just meant more
— Bando☔️ (@idielit) July 15, 2021
If Phoenix wins the series we’ll forget about a block. The reason Lebron’s block is so famous is it was clutch as fuck and helped seal winning a championship. Isn’t that block sort of meaningless if they don’t win the title?
— Nick Bowman (@Bowman_Nick94) July 15, 2021
Surely, Game 4 had several memorable moments, with Giannis’ block being one of them. And was by far the most interesting match in this Suns-Bucks finals matchup.
Game 5 of the Finals will be played at the Phoenix Suns Arena on Saturday at 9 PM ET.