Mark Jackson takes subtle jab at Steph’s Finals MVP nod originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Mark Jackson watched the Warriors flourish throughout the 2021-22 NBA season, into the postseason and through the NBA Finals.
And when Golden State was crowned champions, again, on Thursday night following a Game 6 win over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, Jackson couldn’t help but take a jab at his former team.
“If I was Steph Curry I would thank Boston’s defense for the MVP,” Jackson said.
Curry averaged 31.2 points over six games against the best defense in the league. That sounds pretty deserving of a Finals MVP, which was Curry’s first.
It wasn’t the only time Jackson shaded the Warriors this series, and likely won’t be the last time he takes aim at Golden State.
But right now, the Warriors are just focused on enjoying their fourth title in eight years. And no one, not even their former coach, can take that away.