The Denver Nuggets beat the Miami Heat 94 – 89 for a total of 4 games to 1 to capture the 2022/2023 NBA World Championship. They were led by NBA Finals MVP Nicola Jokic and the only person to ever average double-digit assists in an NBA final, the incomparable Jamal Murray, the Canadian from Kitchener, Ontario, who is of Jamaican heritage. Jamal thanked his father, Roger Murray (who moved from Jamaica to Canada), for supporting him through thick and thin, especially after a gruesome injury two years ago.
ABOUT JAMAL MURRAY
Jamal Murray is a professional basketball player from Canada. He was born on February 23, 1997, in Kitchener, Ontario. Murray is known for his skills as a guard and has gained recognition for his scoring ability, three-point shooting, and clutch performances.
Murray had an impressive high school career at Grand River Collegiate Institute in Kitchener. He then attended the University of Kentucky, where he played college basketball for the Wildcats during the 2015-2016 season. In his lone collegiate season, Murray showcased his talent and versatility, averaging 20.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. He was named to the All-SEC First Team and the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Following his freshman year, Murray decided to enter the 2016 NBA Draft. He was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 7th overall pick, becoming the highest-drafted Canadian player at the time. Murray quickly made an impact in the NBA, displaying his scoring prowess and ability to hit shots from long range.
Throughout his NBA career, Murray has continued to develop into a key player for the Denver Nuggets. He has formed a dynamic duo with fellow teammate Nikola Jokić, and together they have helped elevate the Nuggets to the upper echelon of the Western Conference.
One of Murray’s most notable performances came during the 2020 NBA Playoffs in the NBA Bubble. He played a crucial role in leading the Nuggets to an impressive playoff run, including a historic comeback from a 3-1 deficit in two consecutive series. Murray’s scoring outbursts and clutch performances captured the attention of basketball fans worldwide, solidifying his reputation as a rising star in the league.
Jamal was a key component to the Denver Nuggets’ 2022/2023 NBA Championship Run, the first championship in their franchise history.