Bucks’ superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates the title while sharing an anecdote about Kostas winning the 2020 title with the Lakers
It is over. The 2020-21 NBA season has finally come to an end. A shortened season, with a harsher schedule, all got wrapped up in 7 months. It all ended with Giannis Antetokounmpo and his Milwaukee Bucks raising the Larry O’Brien trophy. Twenty-three grueling games in the playoffs, and the reward, a shining trophy, and their name immortalized in the NBA History.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had a historical performance to ensure the Suns could not force a Game 7. He scored 50 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked 5 shots. Giannis achieved all of this while playing for 42 minutes, and making 17-19 of his free throws. With his 50 tonight, he joins an elite list of players yet again. Giannis became the 7th ever player to record 50 points in an NBA Finals game.
Giannis is the 7th player in NBA history to have 50 points in the Finals.
The last two? LeBron James in 2018 and Michael Jordan in 1993. pic.twitter.com/llkcOMwUNe
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 21, 2021
Giannis Antetokounmpo shares some family anecdotes while receiving his Finals MVP Trophy
With the Bucks sealing the series tonight, there were zero doubts about who was winning the Bill Russell Finals MVP award. It was a moment of raw emotion for the 2x MVP, as his career went an entire arc to get him to this point.
However, Giannis being himself, could not stop making some jokes. When Mallica Andrews pointed out that three Antetokounmpo brothers are all champions, he joked about the same and said, “Obviously at the dinner table it was a little bit awkward because he got his ring before me.”
Giannis Antetokounmpo is not the first Antetokounmpo to win an NBA championship.
“A lot of people were joking last year when Kostas won his championship with the Lakers. Obviously at the dinner table it was a little bit awkward because he got his ring before me.” pic.twitter.com/hV62KdzN5V
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 21, 2021
Tonight, Giannis and Thanasis won their first title and joined Kostas as NBA Champions as well. The Antetokounmpo brothers have come a long way from their humble beginning in Greece. It is amazing to see how far they have come, and this is surely just the beginning of what they can achieve.