What To Expect in Lakers-Bucks Round II
With the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Brewers, this blog does not do previews. Why? Well, many do previews and while many do recaps, I’ve built a system that I like for recapping what happened in the game. This is not a preview of Bucks-Lakers, rather, a discussion about what might come Bucks fans’ way during today and tonight. Bucks-Lakers might be the biggest game in the Budenholzer-Giannis era. The only that might come close is Bucks-Sixers on St. Patrick’s Day. But even then, March Madness was rolling, and it is not against LeBron James. The hype is real on this one. The crowd will be great. The King and The Freak will be ready. It’s going to be awesome. Some things to expect and know about this one.
1. LeBron will be looking for revenge – No question in my mind that LeBron will play at his very best. LeBron turns it on every so often, and we’re going to see it on Friday night. James wants to prove a point to Giannis Antetokounmpo. He remembers the “crown” gesture and knows that people do not think he’ll win MVP. Trust me, this will be James at his best.
2. Lakers have been bad against top teams – The dirty secret about the Los Angeles Lakers are they do not win against good teams this season. They’re 0-4 against the top two teams in each conference. It’s ironic to hear people say Bucks and Giannis get fat on bad teams when the Lakers are the fucking Nutty Professor.
3. Don’t let someone else beat you – Look if James or Anthony Davis have massive days and Bucks lose, I can take that L. If Danny Green hits eight threes or Kyle Kuzma decides to play basketball on both ends then I’ll be a little mad about this outcome.
4. Mark Jackson will probably say something fucking stupid about the Bucks – With the magnitude of this game, I assume that Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, and Mark Jackson will be on the call. Jackson is going to make some asinine comments about the Bucks because that is brand. If I had to pick a potential one, maybe a comment about how Jason Kidd could have done this too.
5. Don’t forget, it’s one game against a Western Conference team in March – While I’m excited about this game and hope it’s awesome, this game does not matter that much. People will get their takes off, but thankfully for the Bucks, Lakers play the Clippers on Sunday. Milwaukee will be an afterthought even if they lose this game.