The Milwaukee Bucks are the 2021 NBA Champions, and it's all thanks to Giannis Antetokounmpo's incredibly monster performance in Game 6 of the Finals.
Giannis finished the game with 50 points and 14 rebounds, even scoring 20 in the third quarter to get the Bucks back in the contest after a horrible second quarter showing. Sure enough, his remarkable display got the attention of NBA players who were tuned in for the crucial showdown.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and Utah Jazz teammates Donovan Mitchell and Jordan Clarkson couldn't believe what they just witnessed. Simply put, Giannis became greatness personified when the Bucks needed him the most.
damn giannis 🔥
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant) July 21, 2021
— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 21, 2021
Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James was also tuned in throughout the contest, even reacting to the Greek Freak's performance early on.
After Milwaukee's 105-98 win, LeBron took to Twitter again to congratulate the Bucks forward and show his admiration for a job well done.
Salute & Congrats @Giannis_An34!! You earned that shit!! 🏆💍 💐. 🙏🏾✊🏾❤️👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 21, 2021
Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant also took to Twitter to cheer for the city of Milwaukee. To recall, it was the Bucks who eliminated KD and his Nets in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
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
Below are other reactions from around the NBA. A lot of players praised Giannis of course, while some were just in awe of the tight Game 6 that just ensued. Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, who lost to Milwaukee in the East Finals, expressed his desire to get that feeling of winning it all.
Need to know that feeling.. at least a couple times ! 🏆
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 21, 2021
So happy for Milwaukee tonight. Congrats @Bucks! Celebrate!!
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) July 21, 2021
Respect to @Giannis_An34 💯
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) 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
That was fun to watch‼️ Congrats to the Bucks🙏🏽💯
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) July 21, 2021
I have chills watching this shit!!! Gotta love it!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) July 21, 2021
Giannis is still only 26 bro…. 🤦🏽♂️
— Larry Nance Jr (@Larrydn22) July 21, 2021
This dude @Giannis_An34 is putting on a show in this game!!
— Robert Covington (@Holla_At_Rob33) July 21, 2021