Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA Championship in 50 years, defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night at Fiserv Forum.
It was a historical closeout performance for Giannis, who erupted for 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Since the NBA started recording blocks in 1973-74, Giannis is now the first player with at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in a Finals game.
Named Finals MVP, he joins Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in NBA history to win a regular season MVP Award, a Finals MVP Award and a Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Current and former players took to Twitter to congratulate the Bucks — and especially Giannis — on becoming NBA champions.
Aye! Enjoyed watching greatness out there tonight. GREATNESS! @Giannis_An34 congrats bro
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) July 21, 2021
Nothing but respect for the Milwaukee Bucks franchise, the city of Milwaukee and those loud ass fans. Incredible playoff run fellas!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 21, 2021
Greek Freak is HOOPING!!!!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 21, 2021
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 21, 2021
Batman,Robin,Aquaman,flash😂 Champion 🏆 😂
— Kostas Antetokounmpo (@Kostas_ante13) July 21, 2021
So happy for Giannis and Milwaukee man…amazing to see what happens when you put your heart and your soul into something and stay genuine and true to yourself. Inspirational 🙏🏽
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) July 21, 2021
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) July 21, 2021
damn giannis 🔥
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 21, 2021
@Giannis_An34 Respect 💯
— 13am Adebayo💥 (@Bam1of1) July 21, 2021
— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 21, 2021
My young Spartan Dawg!! @BrynjForbes !!! Congrats Champ!!!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 21, 2021
— andre (@andre) July 21, 2021
So happy for @Jrue_Holiday11 and his family!!! They deserve it all.
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 21, 2021
Congrats gang 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/crxSB18ZE1
— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) July 21, 2021
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) July 21, 2021
— Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) July 21, 2021
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) July 21, 2021
Congrats PJ.. happy for u fam!
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) July 21, 2021