The Rush: Steph Curry’s historic night is foiled by Celtics who steal Game 1
Steph Curry makes history and the Celtics make a massive comeback to shock Golden State in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James becomes the first billionaire active player in NBA history and Coco Gauff is trying to make history of her own, showing poise, strength and maturity en route to the French Open championship match.
- --to Jaylen Brown, who had a strong first half.
- Smart goes around the world. Oh a little bit of sauce on Marcus Smart.
JARED QUAY: The NBA Finals are underway. And in Game 1 of Warriors versus Celtics, the chef was cooking.
- Oh you got to taste this!
JARED QUAY: The Celtics got a taste of vintage Steph Curry, who smashed some records, scoring 21 points and making six 3-pointers in the first quarter.
- --around the quarter screen. Somebody throw water on Steph Curry. He is combustible.
JARED QUAY: Despite Steph's stellar start, the Celtics led at halftime and then overcame a 15-point second half deficit and grabbed the lead for good late in the fourth quarter.
- Back to Horford for the lead. Boston up by 3!
JARED QUAY: I bet KD is smiling big as hell right now and lighting up Twitter from his burner account-- y'all can't do it without Kevin Durant, even though I'm not Kevin Durant, but I might be Kevin Durant. The way the Celtics dismantled the Warriors in the Bay, you know this series is going to be good!
- I'll be there man.
JARED QUAY: You know what else is good? Being LeBron Raymone James right now. LeBron James just beefed up his resume with a membership to the billionaire's club.
- That's fancy, that's fancy.
JARED QUAY: According to Forbes, LeBron is worth an estimated--
- --$1 billion.
JARED QUAY: --becoming the first active NBA player in history to be a billionaire. Michael Jordan is the only other NBA billionaire, but he didn't hit the 10-figure status until 2014, long after he retired.
- It still counts.
JARED QUAY: In Lebron's case, less than half of his money comes from his NBA salary. The majority of his wealth comes from properties, sports team ownership, a production company, and pizza.
- Ooh, pizza.
JARED QUAY: LeBron cemented his legacy way before becoming a billionaire, but there's another American athlete headed toward legend status right before our eyes. That was 18-year-old Coco Gauff playing her way into her first career championship match at the French Open. Coco is following in some big footsteps as the youngest American woman to reach a major finals since 17-year-old Serena Williams did it at the 1999 US Open.
- Oh my God, it was, like, a lifetime ago.
JARED QUAY: A literal lifetime ago for Coco, who was born in 2004. Coco's facing world number one Iga Swiatek for the title, so she's got a work cut out for her, but her maturity is off the charts. She makes her first major final and calmly delivers an important message to a global audience on her way off the court.
She just graduated high school while in Paris for this tournament. If she can do all that, she can win one more match. Man, this show has officially became a Coco Gauff standard count. All we root for is Coco in every match.
In fact, I wanted to change sports so we could be like, Coco Gauff, win the [INAUDIBLE] champion! How about this? Coco Gauff, the best cricket player in India. I think we can do it, Coco.