The NBA playoffs have been straight up exhausting so far. It’s all just so much to keep up with.
There are no back to backs, but teams are playing every other day. The second round of the playoffs has already begun for some, but the first round is still going on strong for others. And there’s just not much of a break in between.
It’s a lot of basketball, which is great! But it’s also a lot of basketball, which can lead to tired eyes for fans and, more importantly, tired legs for players — even without the travel.
Jamal Murray captured that feeling perfectly on Tuesday after completing a 3-1 series comeback against the Utah Jazz.
He was clearly gassed during a postgame interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt. Van Pelt asked Murray what he’ll do to prepare to play the Clippers on Thursday, and Murray was absolutely (and hilariously) shocked by the question.
“Murray: We play Thursday?!
Van Pelt: Yeah.
Murray: We don’t get two days off?!
Van Pelt: No. Nah, it’s Thursday.”
FAM. This expression says it all.
That is a man who is TIRED. Poor Jamal Murray. Poor Nuggets, really. Not only do they have to play again in two days. But they have to play again in two days against the Clippers, fam.
Just imagine. In two days, a dead tired Jamal Murray is going to play against a well rested Kawhi Leonard who hasn’t played since Sunday.
Yeah, good luck with that one, Nuggets fans. Great series though.