Talking heads have bad takes all the time. It’s part of the job as these people share their opinions nonstop.
However, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg is getting torched online after sharing what might be the worst take ever about the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors.
LA is one game away from closing out the series and punching their ticket to the Western Conference Finals. But considering the game is in Golden State, many believe the Warriors can at least elongate the series.
With that in mind, Mike Greenberg explains why he thinks the Lakers should actually rest all of their starters for Game 5… In the NBA Playoffs…
Here he is on Get Up explaining his thought process.
Mike Greenberg thinks the Lakers should rest starters in Game 5pic.twitter.com/zVAkQLwZii
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 9, 2023
What in the world is Greenberg talking about? Why is he comparing the NBA Playoffs to the MLB Playoffs? How do those two things have anything in common?
Could you imagine LeBron James going along with that? Of course not! It’s LeBron James! Why in the world would a team try not to win a game to close out a series?
NBA fans couldn’t believe their ears. So, of course, they torched Mike Greenberg’s take about the Lakers and Warriors.
Greeny is drunk! This is not baseball smh
— AllMightyCrypto (@AllMightyCrypto) May 9, 2023
Same here, Emmy.
I want whatever he’s having
— Emmy (@Emmmyalluu) May 9, 2023
It might be the craziest take about playoff basketball of all time. Is there a worse take floating around out there?
They have 3 chances to win 1 game and his advice is to not try to win one of those on purpose. Alright.
— Johnny Quarantine 🥇 (@ADeeHD) May 9, 2023
Is it safe to say that Greenberg didn’t think this one through?
Why prolong the series? They would get more rest if they just win. Nuggets/Suns is going at least 6 games.
— NBA_Raven💜🏀 (@BigTrussRaven) May 9, 2023
It’s been a really tough week for Mike Greenberg.
He also thinks the Knicks lost these last 2 games because it's too hot in South Florida
— R C (@JaglRock) May 9, 2023
Everybody hates load management in the regular season. Could you imagine the uproar if it happened in the playoffs?
Load management in the playoffs 🤣🤣
— Kyle Bamford (@drbamford235) May 9, 2023
I don’t know what’s going on with Greenie right now. Maybe he’s just talking to talk. But this is an all-timer for bad takes.
Look for the Lakers to do the exact opposite of what Mike Greenberg suggests as they take on the Warriors at 10 P.M. Eastern on Wednesday night.