As the Summer 23 season ends we hear a familiar saying: “Lob City is the champion.” In a 60-47 win over the Halfway Crooks, Colin Burns captures his second-straight Finals MVP behind a 17-point performance. 

In a back and forth first half, Lob City didn’t look like the six-time champs, but that all changed when Nuri Mahmoud called a timeout and fired up his team.

“I reminded us all it’s us versus them, not just you versus your guy,” Mahmoud said.

In the huddle Carl Lee was challenged to step up. Mahmoud said after the timeout the Lee responded immediately with a huge and-1. Mahmoud was a vocal leader all night and helped Lob City capture their 7th Legacy Leagues Title.

The second half was a whole new game where the Halfway Crooks were held to just 11 points after halftime.

Nuri got us all amped up after that time out and in our half time meeting and we came out full throttle,” Finals MVP Colin Burns said. “We just did what we do best, and that’s play aggressive defense.”

Outscoring the Halfway Crooks 30-11 in the final 20 minutes came from playing great team defense as well as aggressive offense. 

Burns missed a lot of the regular season, but looked like his typical self all playoffs long throwing down crazy posters and helping lead his team to victory in each round of the playoffs.

“I told our team when I got hurt that I’d be back and that we are winning the chip again,” Burns said. “And that’s what we do, winners win.”

Lob City captured their seventh title in eight seasons and remained undefeated all-time in the Finals games. Going 7-for-7 in the Finals, Lob City is no longer building their legacy. Lob City’s legacy is built.