Now, he is one of the NBA’s biggest stars, but Giannis Antetokounmpo was an unlikely star. He wasn’t even the Milwaukee Bucks’ star player. But, he took that role, leading the Bucks to middling playoff runs, before an MVP 2019 campaign put them all on the map.
Giannis led the Bucks to the NBA’s best record in 2019 and 2020. Both playoff runs, though, saw the Bucks upset, with 2020 being especially disappointing. Despite being a two-time MVP, the Bucks were doubted, in 2021, but find themselves finally in the NBA Finals.
Tonight, Giannis had a huge game, against the Phoenix Suns. His late-game defensive heroics helped save the Bucks, helping them win Game 4. With his block against Deandre Ayton going viral, Giannis spoke on this, saying he though he was going to get dunked on, later speaking on the series going back to Phoenix.