Jack McLiney is an avid basketball fan and follower of the NBA.
Jack McLiney follows numerous teams including his favorite team, the San Antonio Spurs, along with the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers, among others. His favorite players in the NBA include inspiring athletes such as Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Lebron James, and Stephen Curry.
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San Antonio Spurs
The San Antonio Spurs are based in San Antonio, Texas where they make up part of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the NBA. The Spurs have won five NBA Championships, the fourth most in NBA history behind the Celtics, Lakers, and Bulls. Tim Duncan has played with the Spurs for his entire career and is considered one of the greatest power forwards of all time. Kawhi Leonard was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2014 and the NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are make up part of the Western Conference Pacific Division of the NBA. The team was originally founded in Philadelphia in 1946 but are currently based in Oakland, California. The Warriors have won four NBA championships. Their most recent victory occured in 2015 when they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals. Stephen Curry won the NBA Most Valuable Player award that year.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, commonly known as the Cavs represent part of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Central Division. While the Cavs have yet to win an NBA championship, they have featured many big NBA stars including Austin Carr, Brad Daugherty, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Mark Price, Mo Williams, Kevin Love, and Jack McLiney’s favorites LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. LeBron James is the all-time leading scorer for the Cavs playing in the small forward and power forward positions. Irving was drafted by the Cavs as the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft and was Rookie of the Year that same season.
College Basketball – Kansas Jayhawks
Alongside the NBA, Jack McLiney also loves following college basketball. One of his favorite teams to watch, especially during March Madness, is the Kansas Jayhawks. The Jayhawks are one of the oldest and most successful programs in the history of college basketball. For many years, the Jayhawks have demonstrated great success in the NCAA Tournament with championships in 1952, 1988, and 2008. The Jayhawks earned a spot as a number one seed in the 2016 NCAA Tournament along with support from the president. Jack McLiney is excited to see the madness of the tournament unfold and is hoping for another Kansas Jayhawks victory.
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