Los Angeles Lakers big man JaVale McGee has taken a bit of a jab at Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo following L.A.’s championship-winning victory in Game 6 on Sunday against the Miami Heat.
On Instagram live, McGee hilariously pointed out how Lakers second-year forward, Kostas Antetokounmpo, was the one who was able to win the chip even before his big brother:
"Y'all talk about the Greek Freak, he's the first one winning!"@JaValeMcGee to Kostas Antetokounmpo 💀 pic.twitter.com/JIz0RoCsVJ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 12, 2020
McGee just couldn’t help himself. He could not let this moment pass without taking a jab at the back-to-back MVP, who with the Bucks, were considered by many as the team that L.A. were supposed to face in the Finals. That undeniably would have been a tremendous matchup against the Lakers, with Giannis facing off with newly-crowned Finals MVP LeBron James.
Needless to say, the Heat had other ideas about that. Miami made quick work of Giannis and Co. in the second round, defeating the league-best Bucks in just five games. The Heat had an unforgettable run in the playoffs, which came to an end on Sunday following a valiant effort against the new champs.
As for McGee, he was not able to take the floor in Game 6 against the Heat, as he warmed the bench sitting alongside Kostas. After playing a relatively significant role for the Lakers in the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets, positional matchups forced coach Frank Vogel to have McGee sit out the entire Finals series.
Say what you want about McGee, but he is now officially a three-time NBA champ. That’s three more than the great Giannis Antetokounmpo.