Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers the NBA title to Milwaukee

Giannis Antetokounmpo earned his spot in the Greek pantheon of heroes by winning the 2021 NBA Championship. The “Greek Freak” helped his team secure the franchise’s second title and its first championship in five decades.

Giannis Antetokounmpo delivers the NBA title to MilwaukeeIt might seem like an exaggeration to place Giannis among mythical figures such as Hercules, Perseus, or Achilles, but his performance during the title-clinching Game 6 is truly the stuff of legends. The “Greek Freak” scored a playoff career-high 50 points and added 14 rebounds and 5 blocks to lead his team to a 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns, which was synonymous with the Bucks winning the title.

Even an Injury Didn’t Stop Him

His astounding performance earned him the Finals MVP among other prominent individual accolades. Giannis Antetokounmpo displayed all the qualities of a leader and hero over the course of the playoffs. Many wondered in what shape he would return after a potential season-ending injury and the “Greek Freak” answered by coming back stronger and more determined than ever.

Giannis Antetokounmpo passing between Phoenix Suns players Mikal Bridges (Number 25) and Deandre Ayton (Number 22).His perseverance, courage, and selflessness allowed him to help his teammates earn Milwaukee’s second NBA title. However, it’s his loyalty towards the Bucks that set up the foundations for a title-winning season.

Giannis Antetokounmpo Remained Loyal to the Bucks

Instead of opting for free agency, Giannis signed a five-year supermax extension with Milwaukee only a week before the start of the 2020-2021 NBA season. He posted on his Twitter account a simple but powerful message that explained the motives behind his decision – “This is my home, this is my city.”

The players of the Milwaukee Bucks celebrating their team's second NBA title, the first in 50 years.After winning the title, Giannis Antetokounmpo commented on his decision to stay in Milwaukee. He shared with reporters that he could have gone to a superteam and played his part in winning a championship. But he preferred to do it the hard way, and he did it!

Only time knows if this is the first of many trophies that the “Greek Freak” will bring to the Bucks, but one thing is certain, that Giannis is just getting started.