“The 2021 NBA title will be the most unimpressive win in league history”: Bill Simmons implies that this championship will have an asterisk next to it due to multiple injuries to superstars like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Trae Young

Tonoy Sengupta
|Published 30/06/2021

Bill Simmons doesn’t think the 2021 Champions will be very impressive, for a very interesting yet questionable opinion.

 These 2021 NBA playoffs have been brutal. Many analysts like Bill Simmons and Kevin O’Connor have often reviewed just how hectic this current season has been for the players. And, with such a packed schedule comes the increased likelihood of injury.

The concept is brutally simple. Athletes need rest. If they don’t get it, their body has to endure massive stress with no break in the middle. And once this passes a certain limit, it results in injuries.

The 2020-21 regular season was chock-full of devastating injuries to countless players. And unfortunately, the postseason has been no different.

In a recent podcast with The Ringer, Bill Simmons talked about this very same phenomenon. And after taking it into account, he made quite the hot take about this year’s championship.

Let’s get into it.

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Bill Simmons calls this NBA championship the most “unimpressive” in the history of the NBA

 This edition of the playoffs has definitely come with its fair share of surprises. Nobody in the world believed that big teams like the Lakers and the Nets would fall short of the Conference Finals. But here we are, and it’s all thanks to injuries that players have had to suffer.

As NBA fans, you’d hate to watch a player going down and writhing in pain. But according to Bill Simmons, there are other implications of these injuries as well. Here is what he said in a recent podcast with the Ringer.

“Not saying this would be the worst championship team ever, there were definitely worse teams that have won it all. But maybe I should say, this is the most unimpressive way to win a title this year due to all the injuries.”

Bill Simmons may not be wrong here, but we can’t completely agree with him here.

At the end of the day, every team in the final 4 has been riddled with injuries at some point during this postseason. And despite that, every team has managed to play at a high level.

If anything, managing to win it all, despite the injuries, needs to be held in higher regard.

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Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta

Tonoy Sengupta is an Editor of NBA content at The SportsRush. Coming from an athletically inclined family, he has been surrounded by sports ever since he was 4 years old. But, while initially pouring all his time into Football (soccer), at 14, Tonoy discovered basketball through the countless highlights of Stephen Curry humiliating players from Curry Land. And just like that, a fiery passion for the game was ignited within Tonoy. And soon after, he decided to become a student of journalism, graduating in 2022, and choosing sports as his area of interest. Today, you can find him spending 99% of his time browsing through every type of content on every team in the NBA, before uncorking everything he has found to the world. In the 1% he isn't doing this, you can find him playing Basketball, Football, Volleyball, or practically any other sport he has had the opportunity to learn.

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