It Took Three Years, But Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo Are Champions
The last time Harrison Barnes and James Michael McAdoo were teammates, they watched their season end prematurely in the 2012 Elite Eight, falling to Kansas with usual-starting point guard Kendall Marshall on the bench with an injury.
Fast forward to 2015, and the duo is now swimming in a sea of champagne, ironically in large part due to their opponents having an injured point guard.
The Golden State Warriors defeated LeBron James and the Kyrie Irving-less Cleveland Cavaliers 4-2 in the NBA Finals. Barnes contributed with 8.8 PPG and 4.8 RPG in the series, including two monster dunks in a crucial Game 5:
Also, according to Bay Area writer Dieter Kurtenbach, the Black Falcon will be leaving the sobriety nest for the first time tonight:
Harrison Barnes has never had a taste of alcohol. I asked him what happens if the Dubs win: “That’s over. I’m celebrating.” — Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) June 17, 2015
I’m appalled that Harrison Barnes calls himself a Tar Heel despite never having a Blue Cup, but if I imagine his night being something like this after a single sip of champagne:
— brett thompson (@brettlive) June 17, 2015
As for James Michael McAdoo, a few statistics:
- The Warriors went 5-0 in the postseason in games in which James Michael McAdoo played.
- No team with James Michael McAdoo on its roster has ever lost an NBA Finals series.
- James Michael McAdoo has never lost a postseason series in his NBA career.
- James Michael McAdoo and Michael Jordan are a combined 7-0 in the NBA Finals. For comparison’s sake, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are a combined 7-6.
- We’re like 99% sure that North Carolina volleyball is the only team in the NCAA with an NBA Champion husband.
Just the facts.
Vines courtesy of DeAntae Prince. Harrison Barnes featured image via Matthew Addie (Creative Commons). Carol Folt meme courtesy of Langston Taylor (@LangstonITaylor). McAFacts courtesy of Tar Heel Depot Stats & Info.