Paul Millsap and the Denver Nuggets made history as they became the first team in the NBA to ever secure two back-to-back series wins after falling into a 3-1 hole in this years NBA Playoffs. The NBA world might have been shocked, but ever since coach Mike Malone arrived in 2015, the Nuggets have been progressing toward this moment. The only ones they didn’t shock were themselves, as the Clippers fumbled three separate chances to advance to their first ever conference finals.
The Nuggets are currently playing in their first Conference Finals since 2009 facing the Los Angeles Lakers and they have made strides in every game, giving them confidence they can even the series on Thursday night. Veteran Paul Millsap, a 4x NBA All-Star and Power Forward for the Denver Nuggets, knows what it’s like to face LeBron James and has been playing a vital role in the Nuggets’ mission to even things up in Game 4. The duo have faced each other in the playoffs before and the Nuggets are confident this year they will advance to the NBA Finals.
“I told him, ‘Man, I tried to get away from you in the East,'” Millsap said about James’ move to the Lakers last season. “‘Then you came to the West.’ But finally, we’re at this juncture in the Western Conference Finals fighting to get to the championship game. He’s got several championships and I’m trying to get my first and I feel like this is my time to do that.”
Paul Millsap is easily recognized as one of NBA’s most prominent defensive players to ever play in the league since his NBA debut in 2006, when he was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team that season. He now leads the Nuggets reminding his teammates that for all the work they’ve put in, there remains plenty of folks who view them the way the Clippers did.
The NBA star has always made his nutrition and health a priority, which reflects his elite performance and successful career in the NBA. A rising natural beverage brand out of Louisiana called Hydra-Guard Sports Drink caught Paul’s attention in early 2019, when he officially partnered with them in efforts to bring his game and healthy lifestyle to even higher levels. "Being a professional athlete naturally encourages me and my family to live a healthy lifestyle. Hydra-Guard Sports Drink raises the bar to unprecedented heights with its beverage innovation. It’s packed with electrolytes, and being an all natural sports drink with low sugars is a game changer, I believe this product will change the industry." says Paul.