Before you won the championship, I had won more than one championship
If you don't follow the Nuggets, you probably don't know who Braun is, white or black, rookie or veteran. But after the G3 finals, everyone should know who Braun is, and he played a real battle for fame.
From the second quarter onwards, Braun began to frequently pound the Heat's basket, leaving the Heat, who focused their defense on Jokic and Murray. Braun's two crashes into the basket in the final quarter, which caused Butler to foul the 2+1 ball, ended the suspense of the game.
Braun played 17 minutes in the game, finishing with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal on 7-of-8 shooting. It's no exaggeration to say that Braun was the Nuggets' No. 3 yesterday, and since 1994, Braun is the first Western Conference rookie to score 15 points in a single game in the Finals.
Watching Braun play, it's hard to connect him with a rookie. He is tough on both ends of the pitch and is not afraid of the field. No matter who stood in front of him, Braun would bravely rise to the ground and even try to dunk the ball after being fouled.
Now Braun is two games away from winning a championship, and although he is only a rookie, Brian will not be unfamiliar with winning championships, and before entering the NBA, Braun was a true "winner".
Braun was born into a sporting family, his mother's generation was a famous figure in the local basketball industry, and by Braun's generation, his siblings were also playing, and Braun was clearly the one who went the farthest.
In high school, Braun led the team to three consecutive Kansas state championships, and in his senior year Braun averaged 27.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game, and he was named Kansas Basketball Mr.
Perhaps it was too smooth in high school, and by the time of the star-studded basketball school of the University of Kansas, Braun began to become less outstanding, averaging no more than 10 points per game for two consecutive years. When Braun complained to his mother, he always received only harsher criticism.
Braun may have long been accustomed to criticism from his mother, which he used as an extra motivation since he was a child. When Braun was young, in order to give his son the best basketball education, his parents founded a touring basketball team, and his mother served as the team's coach.
Like many parents who are teachers who are tougher on their children, Braun's mother is extremely strict with her son. If Braun shows even the slightest negativity during the game, he will inevitably be reprimanded by his mother on the way home. Under his mother's reprimand, Braun has been winning championships since the sixth grade of elementary school.
At media day before the finals, Braun laughed and revealed that his mother liked to criticize herself: "Most of my mom's criticism is not constructive, she just loves to criticize people, she will text me, mostly during the halftime of the game.
When she sees something she doesn't like, she texts me to tell me. My mom is a critical person, but I know it's her love for me. ”
Just by watching Braun talk about his mother, I can imagine a mother chattering when she misses a rebound while watching her son's game.
Growing up in such an environment, Braun had the qualities to overcome all difficulties early on, and when he spent his slightly depressing first two years of college, Braun finally had his own explosion.
Junior Braun averaged 14.1 points and 6.5 rebounds and shot 38 percent from three-point range, leading Kansas all the way to the NCAA finals. I still have some impressions of the 2022 NCAA Finals, Kansas trailed by 16 points at one point, and then fought to catch up in the second half.
Klauhn had 12 points and 12 rebounds in this final, and a guard can collect 12 rebounds in a single game in the NCAA, which is enough to prove how hard he works in the game. At the crucial moment, Braun blocked a key shot from opponent Love to help Kansas complete a big comeback to win the championship.
The Nuggets took a fancy to his desperate attitude on the defensive end and aggressive running on the off-ball end, picking him away with the 21st pick in the first round, and Braun's prediction pick should have been around the end of the first and early second rounds. Clearly, the Nuggets have proven that their draft vision is always good.
In American basketball, winning both the NCAA and NBA championships has never been easy. Winning the NBA championship the year after winning the NCAA championship is even more difficult, and only 5 people have completed it in history.
The Lord of the Rings Russell finished in 1957, the closest to Billy Thompson in 1987, the Magic in 1980, and now Braun is on track to become the sixth man in history.
Who would have thought that this handsome white guy carrying a Frozen schoolbag off the field would play so tough on the field?