Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA Championship since 1971, defeating the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night at Fiserv Forum.
Heading into Game 6, and with a chance to close out the series at home, Antetokounmpo put together a historical performance with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots.
In fact, Antetokounmpo became the first players to scores at least 40 points and have 10 rebounds to go with five blocked shots.
After being named the NBA Finals MVP, Antetokounmpo now 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.
NBA players took notice. Here’s how they reacted on social media:
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
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 21, 2021
Greek Freak is HOOPING!!!!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) 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
— andre (@andre) July 21, 2021
So happy for @Jrue_Holiday11 and his family!!! They deserve it all.
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) July 21, 2021
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) July 21, 2021
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) July 21, 2021
— Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless) July 21, 2021