There was no doubting the brilliance of the Golden State Warriors on Monday night as they took home their second NBA Championship in three years with a solid defeat of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
And while top-scorers Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry were heaped with praise on social media after
The NBA analyst had the lofty responsibility of handling the NBA trophy presentation and post-game interviews on the court following the 129-120 victory by the Warriors, and it won her even more fans that Durant’s MVP-performance.
The 51-year-old sportscaster and sideline reporter took over the role that traditionally belonged to the late, great Stuart Scott — who lost his battle with cancer in January 2015 — and boy did she live up to his legacy.
Burke even earned praise from former ESPN staffer-turned-Fox Sports host Jason Whitlock, who described her the “best in the business.”
Other Twitter users called for her to be voted MVP, while one basketball fan is suggested that Burke should be the next president. Now there’s an idea!
“KD’s mom, Riley Curry and Doris Burke should team up and do… I don’t know exactly what, but definitely something. Crime fighting, maybe?” another user wrote.
One player who didn’t get to be interviewed by Burke after
See some of the best tweets about Burke below.
Not gonna lie. I didn't watch A SINGLE MINUTE of game 5. I only turned it on when it was over to see how I can learn from Doris Burke.
— Max McGee (@MaxMcGeeTV) June 13, 2017
— Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) June 13, 2017
Doris Burke doing fine job but every time I see this trophy presentation I think of how very much @StuartScott loved doing it.
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) June 13, 2017
Doris Burke putting on a clinic out there.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) June 13, 2017
I know it's not rocket science, but Doris Burke just made something that is actually really difficult and awkward look easy and comfortable.
— Sam Ponder (@samponder) June 13, 2017
All of Sports Twitter wants to be Doris Burke when we grow up #legend
— Kavitha A. Davidson (@kavithadavidson) June 13, 2017
Conducting several live interviews during an on-stage celebration is chaotic and awkward. Doris Burke made it look smooth and seamless.
— Grant Paulsen (@granthpaulsen) June 13, 2017
— penonfire (@penonfire) June 13, 2017
Want to draw your attention back to the best handling of an NBA coach ever by Ms. Doris Burke. pic.twitter.com/JgDxoYTnVE
— Truth Reigns (@frreigns) June 13, 2017
Come to think of it, why don't we hear @heydb Doris Burke mentioned more often as one of the elite of sports journalism, period?
— Steve Beverly (@MrTVClassics) June 13, 2017
Really awesome to read such positive, complimentary tweet about Doris Burke. Well-deserved.
— KnicksNextCoach (@KnicksNextCoach) June 13, 2017
How do I marry Doris Burke?
— herm (@hhherm) June 13, 2017
— DeepYetiEddy (@Graydad2) June 13, 2017
My timeline is completely full of @heydb love. For once, Twitter is ?.
— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) June 13, 2017
Woman crush everyday: Doris Burke. Articulate, insightful, and effortless. One of the best in the biz, and raises the bar every year
— Danielle Emanuele (@dee_emanuele) June 13, 2017
Doris Burke is the Meryl Streep of sports broadcasting #NBAFinals
— Kelly Hinseth (@kellyhinseth) June 13, 2017