Former New Orleans players prepare for NBA Finals clash

Local Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. – The 2021 NBA Finals will feature five players and Phoenix Suns head coach Monty Williams, who were once part of the New Orleans franchise, and although both the Milwaukee Bucks and Suns are connected through the 504, Phoenix has stayed laser focused on one goal.

“The job not done yet. We’re all excited to be here for sure, but we know, without that championship, it’s not going mean anything,” Suns guard Langston Galloway said.

Galloway played for the New Orleans Pelicans for majority of the 2017 season. This year, he teamed up with Chris Paul, who of course spent the first six years of his career in New Orleans, back when the franchise was nicknamed the Hornets.

The Baton Rouge native has experienced fluctuating time on the floor, but no matter how many minutes he’s played, Galloway has taken advantage of his time around CP3.

“I been watching, and being able to observe and try to take in bits and pieces that he has and add some of that to my game. The one thing that sticks out for me, in my opinion, is the confidence builder. It’s like he exudes confidence for everybody around him. You can kind of feel it. You kind of understand like ‘hey, I’ve been here before,’ or ‘I’ve done this,” Galloway added.

The Suns will face another storied piece of the Pelicans’ franchise, when Jrue Holiday steps on the court, and with or without two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Galloway acknowledged the talent Milwaukee will bring into game one.

“I think that watching the last two games of the Milwaukee series, and seeing how Jrue (Holiday), Brook (Lopez), Khris (Middleton), all the guys, they stepped up and really had some great success. It’s going be some great battles. That’s for sure,” Galloway said.

Game one begins Tuesday at 8 p.m. central time.

Click the video for more on the story.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories