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There was no doubting the brilliance of the Golden State Warriors on Monday night as they took home their second NBA Championship in three years with a solid defeat of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And while top-scorers Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were heaped with praise on social media after the Game 5 victory, there was one person not wearing a Warriors jersey winning the night: ESPN reporter Doris Burke.
The NBA analyst had the lofty responsibility of handling the NBA trophy presentation and post-game interviews on the court following the 129-120 victory by the Warriors, and it won her even more fans that Durant’s MVP-performance.
The 51-year-old sportscaster and sideline reporter took over the role that traditionally belonged to the late, great Stuart Scott — who lost his battle with cancer in January 2015 — and boy did she live up to his legacy.
Burke even earned praise from former ESPN staffer-turned-Fox Sports host Jason Whitlock, who described her the “best in the business.”
Other Twitter users called for her to be voted MVP, while one basketball fan is suggested that Burke should be the next president. Now there’s an idea!
“KD’s mom, Riley Curry and Doris Burke should team up and do… I don’t know exactly what, but definitely something. Crime fighting, maybe?” another user wrote.
One player who didn’t get to be interviewed by Burke after the game on Monday night at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, was LeBron James as his team failed to reclaim the NBA Championship they won in 2016. He did have plenty of other reporters want to speak with in the post-game press conference at least.
See some of the best tweets about Burke below.
Source: the wrap feed
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