Giannis is already thinking about Bucks winning another title
Giannis Antetokounmpo is pulling out all the stops to celebrate while enjoying the afterglow of leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the organization’s first championship in 50 years. That’s not to say the superstar isn’t already planning next season in hopes of successfully defending the Bucks title.
In an interview with Malika Andrews broadcast Wednesday on “SportsCenter”, Antetokounmpo revealed his state of mind after the lifting of the championship trophy Larry O’Brien on Tuesday night.
“We just did it – we did it a few hours ago – and I’m already thinking about how can I do it again,” Antetokounmpo added in part in the interview, as transcribed by Bleacher Report. “How can I improve this team? What can I improve to help this team be better? But that’s who I am.
The Bucks knocked out the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night in Game 6 with a 105-98 win at the Fiserv Forum. Antetokounmpo led the way with 50 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks and two assists in 42 minutes.
The Greek Freak – already two-time NBA MVP, five-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA first team member and once NBA Defensive Player of the Year – was named NBA Finals MVP for his outstanding performances in a series where the Bucks have won four straight after losing the first two games.
A growing consensus within the NBA world is that a Bucks team led by Antetokounmpo, along with Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, has the qualities to potentially become the next dynasty. Kevin Durant, including the Brooklyn Nets significantly under-equipped pushed the Bucks to the limit in the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinals series – even believe it.
“I know this is the first chip and a lot of people call you a dynasty after a few (titles) but the continuity of this team is something impressive and how they keep building and adding and now they are champions, and you may appreciate that, ”Durant said this week from Tokyo ahead of the Olympics, by Joe Vardon of The Athletic. “To see a few friends become champions today was cool. This experience doesn’t happen to everyone, so you respect this trip.
It remains to be seen if a dynastic run for the Greek Freak and the Bucks is in the cards, though two other teams – including Durant’s Nets team – are currently considered the biggest favorites at the start of this offseason.
That being said, Antetokounmpo demonstrated by his remarks that although he enjoy all the attributes of championship glory in the short term, there’s no doubt he’s keeping an eye on the biggest prize at the same time.