Jamal Murray was put through a lot of intensive training at a very young age. Right now, he’s playing like he is the best point guard in the league averaging insanely high numbers as the Denver Nuggets‘ second option. The 2023 Western Conference Champion is currently among the top three favorites to win the NBA Finals MVP. It is only a matter of time before we get to know the results.
The Nuggets are currently in the lead 2-1 against the Miami Heat. While they look forward to winning the franchise’s first-ever title, ESPN’s Malika Andrews had a quick personal interview with the point guard.
During the interview, Andrews asked Murray to take her through the pain tolerance exercises he did as a child. He said, “I did squatting like what you said, with tea on my quads… A lot of times without a clock. So you didn’t know how much time was left which is a little bit different mentally.”
Jamal Murray with a floor burn on his hand 😬
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He continued, “During the fall, the leaves would fall and it would be cold. And so I would learn like picking the leaves with my bare hands. Like it would strengthen my hands. So when we to the cold gym it’s just like nothing.” Before Game 3 between the Nuggets and Heat, Jamal Murray had a bad floor burn. Despite the painful injury, he managed to record 34 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists with ease.
Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic have transformed into the best Nuggets duo of all-time
Nikola Jokic was expected to dominate the court this season and that’s exactly what he’s been doing. The former 2x MVP has been putting up 30.5 points, 13.4 rebounds, and 10.1 assists per game during the playoffs. Jokic also recorded a massive triple-double of 34 points, 21 rebounds, and 10 assists. This isn’t something we’ve not seen Jokic do in the past either.
But the emergence of Jamal Murray was a surprise. He’s been averaging 27.4 points, 6.8 assists, and 5.7 rebounds so far in the postseason. Together they’ve been playing like the greatest duo in Nuggets history. After the finals, they might take the throne as the franchise’s greatest duo as well.
Murray had missed the entirety of last season after suffering from an ACL injury. He had a fairly decent regular season as well, helping Jokic lead the Nuggets to the best record in the Western Conference. However, the Heat still poses a threat to the Nuggets. The Eastern Conference Champions work well under pressure and so this might be a point of concern for Denver.