Giannis Antetokounmpo

Crowned as the NBA finals MVP, Giannis Antetokoumpo leads the Milwaukee Bucks to their championship since 1971 win over the Phoenix Suns over a six-game series. Giannis Antetokoumpo, who is a forward became the youngest player to win Finals MVP after Kawhi Leonard did at at age of 22 way back in 2014.

Before the series began, it is unclear if Giannis Antetokoumpo will be able to play for his team due to the incident in the last Eastern Conference Finals wherein he hyperextended his knee during the finals against the Atlanta Hawk.

Initially, Giannis was listed as doubtful for Game 1 in the finals. His performance during game 1 is somewhat not good or great. However, he proved to everyone that his health is in top condition when the Bucks won back to back in the finals games 2 and 3 with 40 point performance! During the game 4 and 5, Giannis gave the Bucks two of its most iconic and memorable plays in Finals history.

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In the 4th quarter of game 4, The Bucks lead the Suns 101-99 with 1:15 time remaining. Giannis saved his best for last when he scored 50 points in the 105-98 in game 6 clincher along with 14 rebounds, and 5 blocks. His 17 out of 19 free throws are not to be unseen too.

Giannis dedication to Milwaukee Bucks is unparalleled, he is by far one of the best players in NBA, he can become a free agent and pursuit his own journey to the championship. Instead, Giannis stay with the Bucks. This loyalty and perseverance did pay off eventually, as he manages to bring his team to the Championship!

When Giannis won his MVP award he started his speech by thanking his fans, his teammates, and Khris Middleton. Middleton and Giannis have been teammates for 8 years. Giannis became the 2021 Finals MVP with the help of Middleton!  “My teammates, man, they played hard every freaking game. I trusted this team. I wanted to do it here in this city. I wanted to do it with these guys, so I’m happy. I’m happy we were able to get it done.” Giannis said.

 

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