Posted: 20 June, 2016
NBA champ Matthew Dellavedova tells Triple M's Rush Hour he is "speechless"
Matthew Dellavedova has told Triple M’s Rush Hour that he is “absolutely speechless” after becoming just the sixth Australian to win an NBA championship.
Dellavedova’s Cleveland Cavaliers created history on Sunday (US time) by becoming the first team ever to recover from a 3-1 deficit and win the Finals.
Led by their champion and Finals MVP Lebron James, the Cavs defeated Golden State 93-89 in Game 7 at the Warriors’ Oracle Arena to complete the greatest comeback the NBA Finals has ever seen.
Dellavedova now joins Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes and Andrew Bogut as Australians to taste the ultimate success in the NBA.
“To come from 3-1 down and win it on the road, it’s just an unbelievable feeling right now,” Dellavedova said.
The 25-year-old was in awe of James, who recorded an astonishing triple-double on Sunday with 27 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.
James had a series average of 29.7 points, 11.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists.
The four-time league MVP led all players in the Finals in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals - the first player to do so in a playoff series.
“It’s just unbelievable what he can do,” Dellavedova said of James.
“He just works so hard every single day and to see him bring home a championship to his home town in Cleveland – I just couldn’t be happier for him.”