Milwaukee The Milwaukee Bucks are champions in the NBA for the second time. 50 years after the first title, the team around the outstanding Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo defeated the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday evening.
Thanks to the outstanding Greek superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks are again champions of the North American professional basketball league NBA after half a century. The favored team from the state of Wisconsin prevailed in the sixth final game against the Phoenix Suns 105: 98 and decided the series 4: 2 for themselves. Antetokounmpo (50 points) was unstoppable.
“I wanted to do this here in this city and with these guys,” said the 26-year-old Antetokounmpo, who lifted his little son into the air after the game was over. The exceptional athlete was recognized as the most valuable player (MVP) of the final series without any controversy.
For the only time before, the Bucks had won the title in 1971. Back then, the stars of the team were Oscar Robertson and the young Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who later shaped an era at the Los Angeles Lakers and won five other titles. The two-time MVP Antetokounmpo can also have a similar career.
“I hope that in 15 or 20 years my jersey will also be hanging up there with Oscar and Kareem,” said Antetokounmpo, referring to the numbers on the back of the two models, which are no longer available. His elite colleagues from the NBA congratulated on Twitter. “You absolutely deserve this shit,” wrote Los Angels Lakers’ LeBron James. Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets) had “nothing but respect” for the new champion.
The 26-year-old “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo, son of Nigerian immigrants, again excelled at the Bucks, who lost in the series’ first two games in Phoenix. In the best play-off game of his career, Antetokounmpo almost single-handedly defeated the somewhat surprisingly advanced Suns into the final.
For Suns old star Chris Paul (26 points), the dream of the first title did not come true again. The 36-year-old came to Phoenix last summer and made a young team around the top talents Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton a championship candidate.