NBA players react to Washington Capitals Stanley Cup win
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NBA players react to Washington Capitals Stanley Cup win

Dirk Nowtizki

At long last, the Washington Capitals are able to successfully exorcise their postseason demons, as the Caps completed their incredible Stanley Cup Playoffs run with a 4-3 victory over the expansion team Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday on the road, sealing the series in their favor, four games to one.

Alexander Ovechkin, a surefire future Hall of Famer, is also now a champion, which was the only remaining achievement missing on his list of accolades – until Thursday night.

With the 2018 NBA Finals on break, several of league’s players were able to catch the game between the Caps and the Golden Knights. Not many of them could be said as avid hockey fans, but they did express their thoughts on social media anyway.

Here’s former Washington Wizards gunner Caron Butler congratulating the Caps.

Also, some more Wizards here.  It’s worth noting that both the Wizards and the Capitals are owned by Ted Leonsis.

Dirk Nowitzki definitely knows what it feels like to be Ovechkin right now, as like the  “Great Eight,” Nowitzki also had to endure a series of heartbreaks in the playoffs before finally becoming a champion in 2011.

Some more reactions:

Charlotte Hornets guard Nicolas Batum admitted he did not know much about hockey, which he made even more obvious when he said he did not realize that Vegas was just formed last year.

Have a day, Washington. As for the Vegas, it was still an amazing run for a team that did not even exist a year ago. Another “Golden” team could be having a parade of its own this June, though, as the Golden State Warriors look to sweep the Cleveland Cavaliers this Friday night in the 2018 NBA Finals.