We talk about Lebron bringing the championship back to Cleveland and how many big shots Kyrie Irving hit, but what about Sasha Kaun?
Yes that's right, he is a real person. Sasha Kaun is a 6 ft 11 inch center from Russia who just became a NBA Champion. He is able to add this to his NCAA Championship that he win with the Kansas Jayhawks in 2008. Kaun, interestingly enough, was the last ever pick for the Seattle Supersonics franchise. He played in Russia for CSKA Moscow from 2008-2015 before signing with the Cavaliers for the 2015 season. Kaun recorded a stat line of 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal, and 1 block in a debut win against the Grizzlies in October. One of the more impressive debut stat lines that I have seen in recent memory.
This is how awesome this guy is. The Cavaliers sent him down to their D-League affiliate to help them in 1 game of the D-League Eastern Conference Finals and then was immediately called up to the Cavaliers, only to never even play in the playoffs. The man is an NBA Champion and didn't have to even take off his warm-up. Sign me up for that deal.
Now the argument begins. Where does Kaun rank with the all time greats? He won an NCAA Championship, NBA Championship, 5 Russian League Basketball Championships, and a Bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics. Himself and Timofey Mosgov became the first Russians to win an NBA Championship. He does have more NBA titles than Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, Allen Iverson, Karl Malone, and John Stockton. I'm just saying....