Giannis Antetokounmpo Bucks
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Giannis Antetokounmpo has led his team to glory after playing a key role in winning the NBA championship finals. This is Bucks’ first title in 50 years.

The Greek Freak’s action-packed performance is indeed the greatest in the history of the league finals. Soon after the proud moment, he talks about his journey to success, how he reached the top of his game, and why it was important for him to win in Milwaukee.

The 26-year-old admitted that he was focusing hard on different strategies to gain another victory. While speaking to Malika Andrews he said, “We might never win another one. It’s fine. We did it. We did what we were supposed to do.”

“I’d rather do it this way, win one this way than go somewhere else and [join] a super team and win two or three,” Antetokounmpo told Andrews.

His comments speak volumes of his values, priorities, and dedication to his team. His competitiveness and focus are the things that make him a different and most eminent NBA professional.

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Accomplishments of Giannis Antetokounmpo

Giannis Antetokounmpo has achieved a lot in his career in very little time. Below are some of his awards:

  • Became NBA champion in 2021
  • The NBA Finals MVP in 2021
  • 2 times NBA Most Valuable Player (2019, 2020)
  • 5 times NBA All-Star (2017–2021)
  • Winner of NBA All-Star Game MVP (2021)
  • 3 times All-NBA First Team (2019–2021)
  • 2 times All-NBA Second Team (2017, 2018)
  • Declared NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2020)
  • 3 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (2019–2021)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2017
  • NBA Most Improved Player in 2017
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team in 2014
  • Winner of Euroscar Player of the Year (2018)

Finishing the 2019–20 season with the greatest single-season player efficiency rating in NBA history that is 31.9 is another triumph of the Greek basketball player. Other NBA players need to watch out for this absolute powerhouse.

The power forward player has averaged a splendid 30.2 points, 12.8 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 1.0 steals in 21 playoff games and shot 56.9 percent from the field. He is becoming better in his game and more polished in his skills day by day. Greatest of all, Antetokounmpos peak years are yet to come. 

Giannis Antetokounmpo With Trophy
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The Greek Freak’s NBA final performance

In the NBA Finals thriller game, Antetokounmpo added 50 points on 16 of 25 shooting and went 17 of 19 from the free-throw line. 

Keeping in account his age, awards, and progress Giannis Antetokounmpo can surely be categorized as one of the best basketball players of this time. With perseverance, he can enlist himself among some of the greatest players this game has ever produced.

Bucks must cash in the expertise of the  “Greek freak”. The next few years would be crucial for his career. He and his team should be prepared to take risks and new challenges.

The current rivals of the Bucks such as the Nets and the Lakers can become their tough competitors. However, it would be unwise on the team’s part if they place any kind of restrictions on Antetokounmpo.

The closed doors of opportunities are now open for the Greek player. However, only time will tell how much he will be able to add to his legacy and if he can win a few more championships.

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Shayan is a Pakistan-based sports blogger with over three years of experience in journalism and sub-editing of sports-related pieces.

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