Giannis on Sticking With the Bucks and Profitable an NBA Title: ‘That is the Onerous Method to Do It’
The 50-year drought is over.
Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks made historical past final evening by changing into the NBA’s latest champions. Ending Recreation 6 with an astounding stat line, Giannis completed with 50 factors, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks, making his efficiency one of many first to ever occur throughout an NBA Finals.
After the sport, an emotional Giannis went into element about his journey, and why it was essential to him that he re-signed with Milwaukee:
“I may go to a superteam … however that is the arduous technique to do it and that is the best way to do it.”Giannis spitting bars. 🗣 pic.twitter.com/Hz07RJyxSx— SLAM (@SLAMonline) July 21, 2021
“Coming again, I used to be like, ‘That is my metropolis. They belief me. They imagine in me. They imagine in us,’” he mentioned, per ESPN. “Clearly I needed to get the job finished. However that’s my cussed aspect. It’s simple to go someplace and go win a championship with anyone else. It’s simple. I may go to an excellent crew and simply do my half and win a championship.“However that is the arduous technique to do it and that is the best way to do it, and we did it. We f—ing did it.”
Whereas his free throw capturing triggered main criticism, Giannis was clutch and shot 17-of-19 from the free-throw line. He had one thing to say about the entire backlash, too:
“Folks informed me I can not make free throws,” he added. “I made my free throws tonight and I’m a freaking champion…I made them once I’m imagined to make them.”
Whereas his athletic dominance helped lead the Bucks to victory, Giannis additionally made positive to acknowledge that his teammates stepped up huge as effectively. He gave a particular shoutout to Khris Middleton—who was clutch within the Finals and posted 17 factors, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in Recreation 6. Middleton has continued to show to the world that he, too, is a star on the Bucks.
Because the Bucks convey the LoB trophy again house with them, let the celebrations start.