Giannis cements legendary status with dominating NBA Finals performance

Originally posted on Sportsnaut  |  By Vincent Frank  |  Last updated 7/21/21

Two NBA MVP awards. An NBA title. The 2021 NBA Finals MVP. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has now officially ascended the ladder in the Association and has to be considered one of the best players of this generation.

Tuesday night’s win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals to wrap up the series represented that coming-out moment for the Greek Freak.

We already knew what Antetokounmpo had in him. From the moment Milwaukee made him a mid first-round pick in 2013, something special was brewing in Wisconsin. A lanky 6-foot-11 frame with elite athleticism. Rawness, that if ever fulfilled, would make him among the most-dominating figures in the NBA.

Within just a couple seasons, the Athens native showed us that his trajectory and ceiling was about as high as anything we’ve seen in the known universe — the NBA’s equivalent of the cosmos.

Fast forward less than a half-decade, and Antetokounmpo is on top of the NBA mountaintop. It came via an otherworldly 50-point performance en route to helping Milwaukee close out the Suns in Game 6 Tuesday evening. The dude was unstoppable. He was unflappable. He was a freight train that ran over everything in his path.

Through the first three quarters Tuesday evening, the Greek Freak had tallied 37 points. The rest of his Bucks teammates combined for 40. That performance allowed Milwaukee to keep the game tied heading into the fourth quarter.

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