Giannis Antetokounmpo is on Cloud 9. The NBA champion and Finals MVP was on Instagram live just now, ordering chicken and talking to fans.
The Greek Freak is the embodiment of perhaps the greatest rags-to-riches story in the league today. This is a man born to Nigerian immigrant parents in Greece who sold street wares about a decade ago.
There are few things more heartening to see than a true warrior triumphing in a battle of his choosing. In the case of Giannis, this came with the way he shepherded his Bucks teammates through the nerve-wracking playoffs while never going at less than 100% all through their run.
Antetokounmpo put on a top-5 closeout game performance of all time to hand the Bucks a win in Game 6. His statline 50 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks merely serves to underrate the true difficulty of what he achieved.
The man was all over the place on both ends of the court. He willingly took switches onto the faster Chris Paul and Devin Booker. His presence as a veritable roaming free safety kept Phoenix out of the paint for large parts.
And his characteristically dominant offense was even better than usual on a night when Giannis missed just 2 free throws. The man took 19 freebies from the charity stripe and made a whopping 17 of them. MJ himself would be proud of this shooting performance.
Giannis Antetokounmpo orders 50 chicken nuggets for fans at Chick-Fil-A while on Instagram live
The Greek Freak is practically walking on air at the moment, basking in the glory of his own sizeable achievements. He was on Instagram live again this morning as he ventured out for a drive.
Giannis was, as expected, mobbed by celebrating Wisconsinites who couldn’t stop screaming into the air. The Greek Freak celebrated the best morning of his life with the members of his beloved city of Milwaukee.
Giannis Antetokounmpo on Instagram Live right now talking about ordering a “50 piece” nuggets.
He’s ordering at Chik-Fil-A – wants to make sure it’s not 51, but 50 nuggets exactly.
Fans outside his car are chanting “Bucks in 6.”
He’s in a car with the MVP trophy in his lap.
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This is going to be a surreal summer for Giannis. The man has reached the summit, the very peak of basketball glory this summer. The world is at his feet, and he’s only 26 years old today. One wonders what other wonders he can entertain us with in the future.