Giannis Named Finals MVP, Leads Bucks to 2021 NBA Championship
The NBA season has come to an end and we have crowned a new champion.
Led by one of the game’s biggest stars in Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks are NBA champions after taking out the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 by a score of 105-98 in front of a rabid Fiserv Forum.
“I don’t know if this year is gonna be different,” Antetokounmpo said before the start of the playoffs. “I’m not gonna lie to you. It might be the same. Who knows. The results are gonna talk for themselves in the end. But at the end of the day, I don’t get too high, don’t get too low.”
Fast forward to Tuesday night and the 26-year old superstar is atop the basketball world after putting together a Finals performance which will go down in history. Antetokounmpo finished the night with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks on an unbelievable 17-for-19 shooting from the free-throw line.
On Tuesday night, we witnessed true greatness.
On a night in which his supporting cast struggled on the offensive end, Antetokounmpo scored nearly half of the Bucks’ points while playing Defensive Player of the Year calibre defense on the other end, locking down DeAndre Ayton down low, while also slowing down Devin Booker as a primary help defender.
“I want to thank Milwaukee for believing in me. I trusted this team,” Antetokounmpo said on the Fiserv Forum floor in the postgame celebration. “I wanted to do it here in this city. I wanted to do it with these guys. I’m happy, I’m happy we were able to get it done.”
On the Suns side, Phoenix’s rapid growth from a league laughing stock to a Finals team is yet another remarkable story of what has been an unforgettable NBA season. Ayton has made a name for himself, Chris Paul continues his Hall of Fame trajectory, while the superstardom of Booker is still in its infancy and the Suns will surely be back and ready to compete next season.
But until then, this puts a bow on the 2020-21 NBA season and with that, let us congratulate our new champions, the Milwaukee Bucks!