What was the world like … the last time the Suns were in the Finals?
Surprise of this 2020-2021 season, the Suns qualified with the manner for the Finals by leaving Lakers, Nuggets then Clippers! A great first since… 1993 for the Arizona franchise, which had not tasted the ultimate series since. Besides, what was the league and the world like in 1993? Overview.
In the 1993 NBA Finals, the Barkley Suns lose to the Jordan Bulls
In a panting opposition (2-2-1-1) pushed until the 6th game, it was finally the Bulls who won on the outside thanks to a huge shot from John Paxson 4 seconds from the final buzzer! Michael jordan finished MVP of the Finals with crazy averages: 41 points (50.8%), 8.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists. Yet best player of the regular season and overpowered in the ultimate series, Charles Barkley (27.3 points, 13 rebounds, 5.5 assists) can only admit defeat.
Chris Webber is number 1 in the Draft
Followed by Shawn Bradley (2nd) and Penny Hardaway (3rd). A cuvée which also sees the arrival of Isaiah Riders, Vin Baker, Allan Houston (author of one of the most WTF stats lines in history), Sam Cassell or the phenomenon Nick Van Exel in the second round.
LeBron James is only 9 years old …
Born in December 1984, young LeBron James did not live with his mother at the age of 9. He is fed, housed and raised by the Walker family, a couple who certainly saved their basketball career.
… while Devin Booker isn’t even a sperm yet
The nugget of the Suns, who will discover his first NBA finals at 24, was not born in 1993. Ditto for his current companion, Kendall Jenner, who shocks the Americans in these playoffs. Devin Booker was born on October 30, 1993, three years later, against November 3, 1995 for the model.
In 1993, Jordy (4 years old) ranked at the top of France with his title « Hard to be a baby »
Come here, don’t touch it
Stay seated, don’t go there
Do like this, do like this
Patati and potato
Words that turn the heads of the French and propel Jordy, child star at 4 years old and well before Youtube, to first place in the Top 50 for… 15 consecutive weeks!
While Samuel Umtiti is born in Yaoundé, Cameroon
For the little anecdote, two decades later, Umtiti will be in the spotlight in the clip » Bring the cup home »By Vegedream, later parodied by Mister V… who was also born in 1993! Could the two guys have imagined being there, on the roof of France in their respective fields, 15 years later? Surely not.
OM dominate Milan and become European champion
We can also note that Jul, Marseille rapper currently in full swing and one of the biggest supporters of OM, was only 3 years old during this Champions League. He was certainly not yet at the height of his glory, but maybe already watching TV … on his parents’ knees.
The Renault Clio 1 is the best-selling car in France
Renault Clio 1.4 S, Si e 1.8 RSI: tutto sulla youngtimer inglese anni ’90. https://t.co/zH2mHwZlfY pic.twitter.com/PZAyFdr24F
– Caterina Di Iorgi (@Caterinadiiorgi) July 3, 2021
More than 1.7 million French households opt for the flagship model of the diamond brand. 28 years later, the Clio is still there… but now in its 5th version (Clio 5)! Yes, time flies …
And for the Bucks, opponents of the Suns in the 2021 Finals, what is it?
Before 2021, to find the Bucks in the NBA Finals, you have to go back to the year … 1974! You might as well say that the world was different, very different from today to that time (more than 45 years ago). Come on, we embark on an overview in this article!