There is a saying that ‘one word pays off a thousand debts’. It is a proverb that well reveals the power of words. Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets), the protagonist of the NBA 2022-2023 Finals winning team, also has the experience of gaining tremendous strength in a word.
Denver won the Miami Heat 94-89 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Ball Arena on the 14th (Korean time) and won the championship with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss in the series. The Denver players who won the championship were interviewed right after the championship ceremony.
Murray recalled two years ago in an interview with Bleacher Report. Murray suffered a major injury during a game against the Golden State Warriors on April 14, 2021, tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. In the aftermath of this, he could not play a single game in the 2021-2022 season. He returned to the court only eight months ago. After checking his physical condition through two exhibition game appearances, he returned through a game against Utah Jazz on October 21 last year.
At the time of his injury, Murray was in a situation where the stock price was rising with Nikola Jokic and the team’s one-two punch, so the injury was more regrettable. Shortly after his injury he referred to himself as ‘damaged goods’. Not long after surgery, Murray asked in a conversation with manager Mike Malone.메이저놀이터
“Coach, are you going to trade me?”
Director Malone said.
“There is never anything like that. you are our player We love you and we will help you make a successful comeback. And you’ll be a better player.”
Director Malone’s faith in Marey served as an important factor in increasing his will to come back. Recording an average of 20.0 points and 6.2 assists in the regular league in the first season of his return, he showed off his killer instinct to the fullest in the playoffs. In the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, he performed remarkably, averaging 32.5 points and averaging 21.4 points and 10.0 assists in five games in the Finals, contributing to the team’s first championship.
After the win, Marey said, “It was hard to watch without having played the first two playoffs. We did it because of our teammates and fans. It is unbelievable that he overcame a difficult journey and won the championship. It’s amazing,” he said, shedding tears of joy.