Afterward, Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo threw some shade at other stars who have won rings or tried to do so by forming a superteam.
“I could go to a superteam … but this is the hard way to do it and this is the way to do it.”
Giannis spitting bars. 🗣 pic.twitter.com/Hz07RJyxSx
— SLAM (@SLAMonline) July 21, 2021
The past two seasons, the Bucks were sent home to lick their wounds after heart-wrenching defeats in the playoffs.
Antetokounmpo was set to become a free agent following this season, and there was speculation he would decline a contract extension and possibly join a big market team such as the Miami Heat.
Instead, he stayed in Wisconsin, and his faith in his team paid off big time.
How the Bucks won this championship goes against the recent trend of teams such as the Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors loading up to win a ring.
The Bucks are proof that a team does not need multiple superstars to win the ultimate prize.