From the streets of Greece to an NBA champ: Giannis Antetokounmpo’s story arc reaches full circle
Despite how dominant Giannis Antetokounmpo is, a lot of naysayers continue to point out his limitations on the court.
He can’t shoot. He’s not clutch. He’s not a leader. Those comments certainly didn’t age well.
On top of being a two-time NBA MVP, a Defensive Player of the Year winner, and a five-time All-Star, the Greek Freak can now proudly add NBA Champion and NBA Finals MVP to his resume.
The Bucks clinched the franchise’s first NBA title since 1971 by defeating the Phoenix Suns in Game 6.
As phenomenal as he’s been in the entire postseason, Antetokounmpo saved his best for last in the finale, scattering a herculean stat-line of 50 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and five blocks.
He may not have Stephen Curry’s amazing shooting stroke or even Devin Booker’s finesse. But one thing’s for sure, Giannis is a generational talent and has now cemented his legacy among the All-Time greats.
Still not convinced? Well, Giannis just became only the third player in history to win MVP, Finals MVP, and DPOY. The other two? Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. That one heck of a company to be in.
From his humble beginnings in Greece as a street vendor, to being that unknown skinny foreign kid we knew nothing about in 2013.
Giannis wasn’t even supposed to be here. And yet he is. And now, he’s reached the top of the heap.
He could have gone the easy route after several bitter disappointments over the years. The Freak was heavily courted by other teams and could have easily joined a super team.
But he remained loyal to the city of Milwaukee, making his first ever championship even sweeter.
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