The Milwaukee Bucks are off to a rough start in the NBA Finals, dropping the first two contests in their seven-game series with the Phoenix Suns. Following the Game 2 loss, ESPN analyst Kendrick Perkins made some harsh comments about the Bucks.
During this Friday’s edition of Get Up, Perkins called the Bucks the dumbest team in the NBA Finals history.
“Let’s not overcomplicate this and make this simple,” Perkins said. “The Milwaukee Bucks have the dumbest team in Finals history, and the Phoenix Suns have the youngest team with the highest IQ in NBA history.”
Perkins pointed out that Phoenix is going through its set plays during the Finals, whereas Milwaukee is basically playing a reckless style of basketball.
“This is dumb, random, play freely, have fun basketball. This is the NBA Finals.”
"The Milwaukee Bucks has the dumbest team in Finals history!"
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) July 9, 2021
This isn’t the first time that an NBA analyst called the Bucks a dumb basketball team. During the second round of the playoffs, Charles Barkley made similar comments about Mike Budenholzer’s squad.
“I think the Milwaukee Bucks are going to win the world championship. I really do,” Barkley said during the Bucks-Nets series. “But they got to be the dumbest team. Between stupid fouls and bad shots, not taking advantage of mismatches.”
If the Bucks are going to have any chance at winning this year’s Finals, they’ll need to win Game 3.
Tipoff for Game 3 of the Finals is at 8 p.m. ET on Sunday.