Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is almost about to complete the final challenge that Kobe Bryant gave him, all the way back in 2019
Kobe Bryant was one of the fiercest competitors in the game of basketball. However, his love for the game was as much as his love for the competition. As a lot of stars have shared, Bryant used to love coaching the younger generation and helped them get better. Back in the summer of 2017, having just retired from the game, Kobe Bryant was issuing challenges to different athletes and celebrities.
However, when Giannis Antetokounmpo did not receive his challenge, he put out a tweet. It was then that the Black Mamba challenged the Greek Freak to become the best player in the NBA.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) August 27, 2017
It took two years, but, Giannis Antetokounmpo stepped up, and completed his challenge. Kobe had congratulated Giannis and issued him a new challenge.
Can Giannis Antetokounmpo complete Kobe Bryant’s challenge tonight?
Giannis Antetokounmpo has a big opportunity tonight. He has the chance to bring glory back to Milwaukee, after 50 long years. He has the chance to win his first, of hopefully many rings. Apart from the obvious facts, Giannis has a chance to complete the challenge the late Kobe Bryant issued him.
After Giannis won the MVP honors back in 2019, Kobe Bryant issued a new challenge to him.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) June 25, 2019
Tonight, Giannis and his Bucks have the chance to make good on the challenge. They erased a 0-2 deficit and have won three games on the trot. The momentum of the series on their side. However, we can expect Chris Paul and his Suns to put up a fight.
Honoring Kobe’s last challenge should give Giannis extra motivation to wrap up the series tonight.