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Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and the Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA Champions



Well, it wasn’t the classic finish we were hoping for, but it was definitely memorable. The BBNBA era has made its first definitive mark on professional basketball.

Former Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo both became World Champions on Sunday night after the Los Angeles Lakers blew out the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals by a final score of 106-93, taking the series 4-2. The celebration marks the end of a successful Bubble experiment and adds another bullet point on Davis’ Hall of Fame resume.

Davis finished off his championship run with 19 points, 15 rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal despite playing on an injured heel. Rondo played easily his most impressive outing of the Finals, dropping 19 points on 8-11 shooting to go along with four rebounds and four assists.

With the Larry O’Brien trophy now in hand, AD becomes just the eighth player ever to win a Gold medal, an NCAA Championship, and an NBA title. He joins a prestigious list that consists of Bill Russell, K.C. Jones, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Jerry Lucas, Clyde Lovellette, and Quinn Buckner.

Lakers head coach Frank Vogel was a student manager at Kentucky when he attended the school during the Rick Pitino era, so a bonus congratulations should be extended his way. Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro finish as the runner-ups. LeBron James was named Finals MVP.

This title by Davis marks the first moment of what should be a lengthy stretch of success in the NBA by former Wildcats.

We’ll have a full recap of Game 6 ready for you bright and early in the morning.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

24 Comments for Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and the Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA Champions

  1. snoopjdawg
    10:23 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

    Boggie Cousins is an NBA champion too. He gets a ring.

    • UKBigBlueForever
      8:22 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

      Boogie was waved. Not part of the Lakers

    • UKBigBlueForever
      8:23 am October 12, 2020 Permalink


    • snoopjdawg
      9:05 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

      I politely disagree. Waived and traded players are typically offered a ring as well. The players can accept or reject it.

      Since the Lakers will probably re-sign Boogie, he will be offered a ring. Ownership makes those calls.

  2. VilleCat11
    10:30 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

    I’m so thankful lebronda got the MVP, I would have hated to listen to him whine like a beeotch..

  3. TrueBluePhil
    10:53 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

    I see the cancel culture police is active and well on the site

  4. Jambluehue99
    11:48 pm October 11, 2020 Permalink

    And to think LeBron James wanted to cancel the season at one point when he was feeling the wokest of the woke. Does MVP stand for Most Vitriolic Player?

  5. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    12:25 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

    It’s football season. The NBA season should be over in June. No one was watching. I bet Sunday Night Football had better ratings.

  6. AcceptanceNow
    1:19 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

    Nice to see the Snowflakes above bemoaning someone else’s accomplishments. Congrats to LeBron for the effort and perseverance. Congrats to AD and Rondo for repping the Cats and taking home the title. Congrats to the whole NBA for having the courage to stand up and on the right thing. We all win when the more woke we are, as one Snowflake so aptly put it above.

    • Jambluehue99
      8:33 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

      It’s not that anyone questions his accomplishments. It’s not our fault that we weren’t born with superior athleticism. LeBron needs to check his athletic privilege and give everyone else their fair share for not winning the genetic lottery.

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:00 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

      Lebrun’s accomplishments? He has moved from team to team to try to match MJ’s rings, couldn’t win them by staying with one team like MJ did.. Kneeling and wearing slogans on their jersey that back the BLM Marxist movement is the right thing?

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:02 am October 12, 2020 Permalink


  7. Eddiemcwildcat
    5:25 am October 12, 2020 Permalink


  8. JT55
    7:40 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

    There was an NBA game last night? It’s unwatchable at this point.

    • Look Out Fireworks
      8:40 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

      Of course it’s unwatchable at this point, the season ended last night.

      Wow. Pay attention.

    • Gazza
      12:13 pm October 12, 2020 Permalink

      I agree. Stopped watching BLM rallies months ago. Sports are supposed to be an escape. Ratings are down for ESPN, NBA, NFL, MLB,…. Hope they all get the message back. All lives matter.

  9. rockyou
    9:21 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

    good for our UK players, other than that, didn’t watch, don’t care.

  10. VirginiaCat
    10:40 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

    The NBA has decided to end social justice messaging next season. Does this mean that the public has been sufficiently educated and that further indoctrination isn’t necessary? Or could it be that fans turned off the NBA and it had a big impact on the NBA’s financial bottom line? I don’t understand how the NBA can be super “woke” this season, but less woke in subsequent seasons…unless it’s related to diminishing revenues. Congratulations to NBA fans who rejected the NBA’s heavy-handed political bullying.

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:01 am October 12, 2020 Permalink


    • rockyou
      11:07 am October 12, 2020 Permalink

      very well said, agree 100%, it has everything to do with losing money, we, the people, the silent majority have spoken!!

    • Gazza
      12:15 pm October 12, 2020 Permalink


  11. VirginiaCat
    12:30 pm October 12, 2020 Permalink

    Rockyou, you raised an Interesting point on the “silent majority.” I think that corporations, sports executives, etc., hear the loudest voices and mistakenly believe that they are hearing a majority view that must be accommodated. They would rather acquiesce than run the risk of being perceived as “unwoke.” What’s missed is that the majority of people don’t want sports politicized and feel very strongly about it. This became clear to NBA executives when their bottom line was significantly compromised. The fact that the NBA is reversing itself on social messaging suggests that an energized silent majority can be a powerful force in society.

    • friendsofcoal
      3:13 pm October 12, 2020 Permalink

      I said in another post, which got deleted, that I wouldn’t have watched it for a new crisp 100$ bill and I meant it. I think the last thing any professional athlete or entertainer needs to do is get involved with political issues. You’ll end up shooting yourself in the foot every time! Go to work, do your job, appreciate your payday, then go home and watch Fox News or CNN!