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howser343

FADED


OnRedditSometimes

This was without a doubt the worst game 7 performance by a team in NBA history


thatthingpeopledo

This feels like the worst home game loss since Germany vs Brazil.


Bee_lrl

That 7-1 game had more fight than the suns showed all night tbh


MAGNOSTASIS

Bro when I watched the game I couldn't believe wtf was happening. So much passion in the face of the players when the national anthem was played and David Luiz (maybe) holding Neymar's Jersey like he was dead or something. I really thought Brazil is gonna pull through with all the home support. Well the first 30 minutes just destroyed a country and millions of fans in other countries. Germany was ruthless in the 30 minutes. Suns don't have enough backing or emotional reasons to win the game like Brazil do. Suns were just bad and Brazil just got swept by their feelings and was destroyed by German efficiency.


raikou1988

Facts. This felt like a 5-0 loss . In terms of soccer the suns didn't score a goal.


jaggedjottings

I'd say the Suns "winning" the 4th quarter was the equivalent of Brazil scoring a goal when down 7-0 with 5 minutes to play.


HokageEzio

Never seen anything like this. At home.


OuchYouPokedMyHeart

apology for poor english when were you when suns extinguished? i was sat at home copying pasta when Luka ring 'suns is kill' https://giphy.com/gifs/shocked-neymar-da-silva-santos-junior-8rEVtjWcJoNI5miInv


YoYomadabest

Suns is kill


Splagodiablo

This was an actual massacre.


Skodunk12

This was Dan Marino's final game in basketball form.


TheMightyJD

Can we not do that?


Palifaith

Not to sound overly dramatic but this is the kind of L that can set a franchise back a decade.


GGezpzMuppy

Such a bad decision for the Phoenix organisation to let CP3 turn 37. Derailed their whole season and future.


AND1ona3Pointer

CP3 at 36 years and 364 days of age: REAL SHIT CP3 at 37: I sleep


enantiornithe

swear to god CP3 made some kind of pact with the vegan gods where he just ages a whole year at once when his birthday comes around like in the end of Last Crusade


paxusromanus811

That ending was nightmare fuel for child me.


ChefCheKwon

He could have at least waited till the season was over. So rude. Actually I heard a rumour that after game two the Mavs kidnapped Chris Paul and replaced him with Cliff Paul.


sersleepsalot1

And let him have that burger.. lost his vegan super powers.


Jeffmister

You're not being dramatic at all. This is the type of loss that leaves psychological scars for a franchise.


Margravos

It's Arizona sports. Throw it on the pile.


Orphasmia

Arizona sports has “the chair” in their house for shit likes this


GermanBadger

Arizona sport fans have it so rough that Minnesota sport fans feel bad for them


HokageEzio

How does it not? CP3 looks like he's cooked, that's their championship window.


Bee_lrl

Cp3 turned 37 and became cliff paul 🤣


soeasyakamancandoit

FelloffaCliff Paul


Jordanwolf98

Best shot really was last year. You gotta win em when you get there


ladidadi82

Facts unless your team has crazy pull you really don’t know if you’ll make it back


youreallonsteroids

yup that got proven by the bucks today


PurestCopium

Mentally destroying. Now the suns have to face healthy nuggets, clippers, mavericks, pelicans, timberwolves, warriors, maybe the lakers too next season.. Probably gonna see roster changes.


Prize-Ring-9154

Emphasis on healthy Nuggets and Clippers


brevityitis

As a warriors fan, I’m not looking forward to those two teams. But goddamn am I stoked to see them play against everyone else.


302born

This has to be one of the worst sports loses of all time. It’s gotta be up there. Home court. 1st seed. COTY. 60+ wins. HOF PG. And they come out and do that shit. Their own sub went private. Their own audience was booing them before halftime. This was absolutely mind boggling. And this pretty much closes the case on CP3 being an all time choker. Devin at least had years to redeem himself. Chris is 37 and his years of being good enough to lead a playoff team are pretty much at the end. Just bad all the way around man.


sorendiz

They were tied in scoring at halftime. Tied with one player on the other team, to be clear


loquacious706

Suns 🤝🏾 Luka Having 27 in the half


5-iiiii

Can’t forget they were up 2-0 too.


Bigemptea

The learned from the Clippers. Go down 2-0 then win in 7


Raptorpicklezz

With the context accounted for, I think this might even be the worst playoff performance, period, by a team in NBA history


techiesbesthero

i can't imagine driving home if you're in the crowd. I'd sit in the parking lot till tomorrow


Kumber_Yum

Imagine taking the kiddos and dropping $500+ for *that*^dumpsterfire


pmmerandom

Suns should refund tickets after that


nutbutter69420

Nah they should refund tickets and give each family $100 extra for emotional damages


AUserNeedsAName

Have you or a loved one been exposed to Suns playoff basketball? You may be entitled to financial compensation.


FullmetalEzio

kinda realted, but im from argentina and i watched the final world cup match against Germany at a friends house a couple of blocks from my house, after we lost and I was walking back home, I sweat to god, you could feel the sadness in the air, like, cars were going slow, everyone had their head down, crossing eyes with someone was the saddest thing ever, it was followed by a simple nod and we all understood what the other was going through, it was sad af


autumn-thunder

WHO WOULD WIN: -a 64 win team boasting more depth, Finals experience, reigning Coach of the Year, and home court -a crypto bro coming off the bench


Raptorpicklezz

Dinwiddie probably lost over half his net worth, and realized before Game 6 that he needed to play for his next contract


Wont_reply69

He also gets a dollar if the Mavs win a title. That’s in his contract.


Reverse-Giraffe

That's a lot of Luna!


Greeneyes_65

Bruh fr😂


Smasher1311

What is crazy is that if you remove all of Dinwiddie's points from the score the Mavs still win this game lmao


BoomerPatty

Yeh but ‘Wet like I’m Dinwiddie’ has a good ring to it


fabrar

Wet like I’m ‘widdie


hcvc

Dinwiddie is a huge reason we blew them out so quickly though. Man was making everything tonight and demoralized the Suns


8_bw

Spincer Winwiddie


JetsLag

DinwiddieCoin is the only valid cryptocurrency


Legal-Ad-4463

Imagine when he was shitting the bed on the wizards someone told you that Dinwiddie would have 2 more points than Bridges, Booker, Ayton and Paul combined in a game 7 in the playoffs. The NBA is wild.


C-Dawg2_0

At least Chris Paul has the Washington Commanders to fall back on.


biggoldgoblin

Shit he might win a ring before CP3 lmao


LoveMavs1031

3 quarters of garbage time


Balls_of_Adamanthium

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FS11NoeWUAEJ23k?format=jpg&name=900x900


Jojofag

This is gonna end up as a legendary Luka pics


GoldenStateWizards

This better become a staple NBA meme format


That75252Expensive

Bro I even sent this to my grandmother on the east coast. It's like 11PM there. MFFL


jeric13xd

BOOK’S SHIT TALK BACKFIRED Twitter’s gonna cook him


TheAus10

Everybody act tough when they up


reverze1901

up 2, felt cocky


Spoogeanator

Might get deleted later


SymbolOfVibez

As they should😂


suzukigun4life

Mods need to sidebar this asap


CheekyFifaCunt_7

Never wana see Booker Luka comparisons anymore


joselakichan

Never wanna see Booker-Kobe comparisons either.


Relatively_Cool

Or Booker-Brunson


whostheme

Or Booker-Dinwiddie


ChippoHippo17

Or Booker-Boban


TuckBigFech

Or Booker-Booker. Damn, Booker he ruined the Bookers!


russianbot2022

Brutal


Raptors2017champs

Kardashian Kurse


chickentowngabagool

Jenner Jinx


logontoreddit

Dude is something else. Did an TNT interview 13 minutes before game 7. All three guys, Shaq, Chuck and Kenny were like there was no way in hell they would do interview minutes before game 7. Luka on the other hand looked like he was about to spend a day at the park. It was just another day, another game for him. Dude is built different.


Llama_Sandwich

“*Are you feeling it now Mr. Krabs?*”


ZaheerAlGhul

Is Deandre Ayton on a max deal? How the fuck do you score 5 points in a close out playoff game?


sleepehead

I'll take Ayton on the Mavs, just think about that pick and roll game all day. He'd be the answer to their "big" problem.


vfkaza

"I'm taking my talents to North Texas"


papadragon

Don't be misled by the final score, the game wasn't that close


Decent-Noise-5161

The game was closer to 50 than to 30


EnriquezGuerrilla

I was rooting for 50 the whole time!


OverusedRedditJoke

I don't think it's hyperbole to say that this was one of the most embarrassing performances of all time by the Suns. Best regular season by far, against an inexperienced and under-talented Mavs team, and got absolutely humiliated on their home court in a game 7. Just did not bother showing up. Looked like they had no interest in even bothering in the most important game of their season.


ApocolipseJ

Brasil 1 - 7 Germany vibes. Loved every second of it.


Smasher1311

Man even here I can't escape these


Maydietoday

Only thing missing is the tears in the stands.


jspsfx

It was karmic justice IMO especially the way Bruno’s got his after they talked so much shit to him early in the series


Be-booboo-bop

It was definitely the worst performance I’ve ever seen in all my years of life


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prOxiPioneer

By far the most cringey thing I have ever had to watch by a fan.


Be-booboo-bop

That guy was a disgrace even at the time lmao


welmoe

https://imgur.com/wCuBn8a


Reptarthedestroyer

It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that was one of the most embarrassing performances for any team ever


Boros-Reckoner

I would like to congratulate everyone in this thread for having the same amount of rings as Chris Paul, we are truly in elite company.


Katechon666

I'm something of a point god myself


Reinfeldx

How do you do, fellow point gods


musicfestevil

Speak for yourself - Devin Kurant


oAnarchy

“Everybody acts tough when they’re up”-Luka after game 5 I believe. Luka is so cold blooded. Edited to reflect the actual quote since I did it off memory. Tweet is below for reference.


welmoe

https://twitter.com/TheNBACentral/status/1524252051890388996


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jasonis3

Love the pettiness


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Katechon666

Glad to see i had downvoted that post lmao I thought they were overhyped af


CommunistPuppy

I had forgotten about that post holy


Downvotes_inbound_

https://i.imgur.com/ldjlf6F.jpg


Da_Magician5

The memes from this game should be fire because everyone’s had since halftime to make them


HokageEzio

It's an old meme but it checks out.


Bee_lrl

Cp3 really has the weirdest collapses in the playoffs lol At least on the clips you could say injury most of the time


MaxelAmador

I’ve been watching basketball for 16 years now and I don’t remember the last time I saw fans leaving a Game 7 playoff game in the third quarter. And I’m a Heat fan


asBad_asItGets

Hell they mightve been leaving at halftime. I don't think I've ever seen a 60 win team down by 30 at half on their own court. CP3, Booker, Ayton have combined 3 pts. One player on the opposition with same amount of your TOTAL team points? Insanity.


DeadDay

That was bad.


suzukigun4life

Ehh, depends on your perspective 😂


Boros-Reckoner

One of the greatest basketball games ever played in the history of the sport, no bias.


azantyri

truly one of the greatest, no argument here


jeffspensive

Even statefarm insurance can't cover this massacre


Sim888

https://i.imgur.com/iei1jJZ.jpg ….and one for u/bagelchips lol https://i.imgur.com/zrWoPvR.jpg


sidighjd

https://m.imgur.com/a/TWIV94w


Inght

https://twitter.com/XoneNoYuuutsu/status/1526011836943982594?s=20&t=EPq1Ba7Y8Xb2pfjlFVr8xg


Raptors2017champs

Idk, I saw a lot of airbending today


BabyDelta

Bro PLEASE do the jordan face on the pic of Luka smiling at Booker


JoeDaddie69

That was the most embarrassing performance I’ve ever seen in a game 7 by the home team. CP3, Booker, and Ayton should be ashamed. My heart goes out to the suns fans that actually paid to watch that in person.


suzukigun4life

Reminder how the series looked nine days ago: The 64-win Suns were up 2-0, against a team they'd gone 18-3 against over the last five years. Things were going exactly as expected, and many Mavs fans would've been content with a single win. Not only did the Suns lose four of the next five games, their average margin of loss was by over 22 points per game! They got dominated so hard tonight that the [Suns sub went private by halftime!](https://imgur.com/a/DSY5pdh) The Suns are getting clowned and rightfully so, but I'm so damn proud of this Mavs squad 😭


DFWTooThrowed

It’s December 29th (I think) and the Mavs are 16-18. If I told you we will trade KP for two complete randos, host a playoff series, actually win in round 1, then beat the team with the best record in the NBA to go to the WCFs, would you believe me? Edit: also if I told you we wouldn’t have Luka for half the first series.


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stoppedcaring0

this is some top tier petty totally called for, though


CityNo1723

My man kept receipts


dxing2

i clowned on the mavs for trading for Spencer Dinwiddie and stockpiling backcourt players. I will now proceed to wear my nephew of the year badge with pride


George_Seeers

I still have no clue what the Mavs are doing but it’s working…


AddictedToThisShit

Just a fat whiteboy and some immaculate vibes


FrostyIVV

Donic is what every mid western frat boy aspires to be


hebelehoo

Great switchable defenders plus Luka and hot shooting Dinwiddie is a winning formula. Ugh also we gotta give credit to Kidd I guess...


drejcs

One magic boi with two people whose hands are actually made of fire and another three people with marathon legs and the willpower of Anne Frank in defence. Thats how I would describe them


Kumber_Yum

+1 to this guy holding himself accountable for his previous takes. Dig it.


beer_down

After this past Cardinals (start 10-2, best in NFL, then collapse) and Suns seasons, I will never feel good about a sports team again. No matter how good they look one second it’ll all fall apart anyway What’s the point of any of this


Be-booboo-bop

Arizona sports hell never relents


scarywolverine

At least you've seen one of your teams win a playoff game/series in your lifetime (while being old enough to care). Some cities don't even have that


beer_down

Yea that 21 year old baseball chip really helps right about now


royalfreshness8

Devin Booker real quiet right now


WeGonaBeShampychip

BOOK that flight to cancun


drtasty

Jesus christ, after that loss can we fade the Suns for next season too?


o2lsports

As I recall, the Sun fades every day.


PJMWestHub

Should have seen this coming, Suns would have risen in the East, but clearly go down in the West


Naiwf

Phoenix was healthy and rested. They just don’t have a playoff #1 and Dallas does.


Jason3b93

Biggest humiliation I've seen in the NBA.


milomcfuggin

I feel like. So less bad right now.


3--Methylmorphine

DON'T COMPARE BOOKER TO LUKA DONCIC EVER AGAIN


Pineapple_warrior94

There's no longer a chance of having the global warming finals (Heat vs Suns)


Distance_Motor

64 wins. Point God. A player too 4 on MVP voting. Best supporting cast in the league. Just to get eliminated by Luka


Diablo_Advocatum

You forgot Coach of the Year too lol


friendsdontlast

This game could be legacy defining for both Doncic and Paul, but in very different ways.


meengine

Lmao


DarkEmperor7135

lakers fans nearly enjoying this as much as mavs fans lol


Relatively_Cool

Yup


SubcooledBoiling

The only fitting description of Suns performance.


well_dusted

Suns sub after each game: 1) Ok. 2) Laughs at some journalist who says this series is far from over after going 2-0. 3) Laughs at Mavericks over-celebrating the only game they are going to win this series. 4) There is a serious refs conspirancy against the Suns. Have you heard? 5) Good. Now let's close out in Dallas. 6) \*starts showing some signs of serious concern\*... But we'll still get them. 7) (X\_x)


not_RyanG

Respect for even being on r/nba rn


_SSJeffo_

Getting blown out in a game 7 AT HOME is just crazy to me ngl lol


TouchdownRaiden

https://imgur.com/a/XY38st9


Padre_Pizzicato

Phoenix Sons


VanWesley

SUNS IN 4


HokageEzio

There goes CP3's window. Couldn't happen to a better player.


urfaselol

Last year was his chance. If Giannis wasn’t a cyborg after nearly breaking his leg he would have had it


cardmanimgur

Goes out like he played his entire career- with a huge flop.


jet_10

[Congrats to CP3](https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/868581475988144178/975580505795862549/unknown.png?width=1437&height=1055)


Awwh_Dood

Suns flairs are running into hiding 😂


lakerswiz

This sub loves piling on the Lakers, but why is no one talking about the defending Western Conference Champion Suns being 1-3? I didn’t realize until now that the Suns are currently 1-3.. why is no-one talking about this? They lost to a mediocre Kings team a couple days ago and nearly lost by 30 pts to the Trailblazers with a struggling Damian Lillard. And from what I know they’re just about fully healthy. For anyone actively watching the Suns this season, what’s the main reason for the early season struggles? You would think they’d have a bunch of momentum to start the season after their amazing Finals run..


AdPotential9974

We've come full fucking circle. Laker fans salivating rn


altriaa

Half the flairs I've seen today are lakers LOL they're having the time of their lives


danrod17

We’ve had to eat it all season. They can eat it for a day.


triosway

That's the spirit!


Philosuphi

1-3 in the last 4 games of the season....it's all full circle


BlazeBloom

They never truly recovered after our blowout win against them.


philium1

The finest pasta of the season


Biniti123

You been waiting to post this one lmfao I respect the pettiness


lakerswiz

Went and got the body text and title copy and pasted and ready to go. This was my championship this year.


OneXDC4ever

Lmfaooooo


ZeroMomentum

Full circle


sawpsawp

oh man, necromancer reviving some early season goodies


DenverSports610

Never seen a fan base act more smug after winning nothing. 0-2 in series against healthy teams last two years


Bonerkiin

Shout-out to all the Sun's fans who stayed in the game thread and took the licks in stride. Y'all deserved a better game 7 than this.


wolf4537

If that isn't one of the most embarrassing moments for a team on home court in the history of sports (when it comes to playoffs) then I don't know what is.


jcfritz23

Aaron Holiday is a bitch


84Greenwich28

He had a live bet on Suns +34 going. Can't be mad at a degen.


Uncle_Beth

Yeah that was some weak shit, the man definitely lost some players respect. He tried to dap up Dinwiddie after the game and Dinwiddie looked at him then turned around and walked away lol.


wormhole222

I hope this puts to bed the "Luka was the better player, but Ayton was the better pick for the Suns" argument. Phoenix messed up by taking Ayton over Luka. It was a bad pick. Phoenix was following the outdated philosophy that Centers are the most important position. They underestimated the Euroleague and Luka's accomplishment in it. They for some reason thought Booker and Luka couldn't play together (can you imagine how great they would be together). And most damning of them all, they were drafting the guy because he was a local star. Now they are going to be stuck paying the max for a center who couldn't dominate a series where the other team was playing Kleber most of the time at center. Oh and for everyone who says it wasn't clear Luka over Ayton at the time that's untrue. Analytics people knew Luka was going to be great. Europeans knew Luka was going to be great. Hell even Bill Simmons knew Luka was going to be great.


RogueRevenger

Thanks man, so happy to see someone else say this. Only the Kings get shit for passing on Luka, which I get, but the Suns straight up passed on him too. Hell, I even think Atlanta fucked up trading him, even though they got the next best guy in Trae. They're called generational players for a reason.


InPatRileyWeTrust

Yep it was a horrendous pick yet somehow the Hawks get more shit when Trae is way better than Ayton.


Dirk_issa_fair_god

Tbf Kleber is one of the NBAs best defenders


Nemziz

Kleber 1st team all underrated


Rushofthewildwind

The Bucks and Suns were the main event last year, and now both second-round exits this year. Crazy.


topofthecc

At least the Bucks have a legitimate excuse. The Suns just shat all over themselves.


cbuech

Suns in 4 baby


goldenboy2191

Lots of white girls about to donate their Suns gear