VIDEO: Giannis Antetokounmpo gives awesome treat to Rachel Nichols after Bucks’ NBA title win
Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is as humble as they come. That much is proven after he led the Cream City squad to the championship over the equally hungry and motivated Phoenix Suns.
In fact right after winning the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Bucks forward shared a rather incredible moment with ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols. The 26-year-old asked Nichols if somebody has ever gave her the trophy before, and when the veteran sportcaster replied “no,” Giannis handed her the trophy without hesitation.
Antetekounmpo added that he wanted to share it with Nichols, and when the reporter said it was Giannis who did all the work, the NBA Finals MVP simply responded that he just did his part.
Giannis sharing some trophy love while we were waiting for Khris Middleton – just flat-out grateful to all the players, coaches & so many others around the NBA who’ve been so incredibly supportive these past couple weeks. Next up: Draft, Free Agency, Summer League…see ya there… pic.twitter.com/KzNuVd2HSn
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) July 21, 2021
How can anyone hate Giannis after this?
Giannis Antetokounmpo worked hard for the title. Despite the increasing pressure to change teams amid talks that he’d never win in a small market like Milwaukee, he showed everyone that it is possible.
It’s also remarkable how he shut down his critics and haters in the biggest game of his career. While a lot has been said about his offensive shortcomings, he did not let it limit him. Instead, he proved that the weapons he has are more than enough to lead the Bucks to the promised land. Just look at his 50 points and 14 rebounds in the closeout Game 6.
The Bucks superstar has every right to enjoy his win, but it’s awesome to see him show appreciation to everyone who has been part of his journey.