“I want to thank Milwaukee for believing in me, thank my teammates,” stated Antetokounmpo after accepting the Finals MVP award. “They played hard every freaking game. I trusted this team. I wanted to do it here in this city, I wanted to do it with these guys, so I’m happy. I’m happy that we were able to get it done.”
Bucks Coach Mike Budenholzer praised the Suns, saying they’d nice gamers, an excellent coach and an excellent group. Then he hailed his crew.
“These players, they’re champions every day,” he instructed NBA Finals broadcaster ABC. “Every day they come to the building they are champions. They’ve embraced getting better every day, they’ve embraced competing, they’ve embraced playing together. And it’s made them champions tonight. I couldn’t be more proud of them.”
In 1971, the Bucks received the title of their third season behind the standout play of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) and Oscar Robertson. They beat the Baltimore Bullets in the closing 4 video games to none, profitable the closing sport on the highway.
This was the Bucks’ first look in the Finals since 1974 and it was the Suns’ third look in the Finals, the most up-to-date coming in 1993. The franchise has by no means received an NBA championship.
Three gamers from the NBA Finals will head to Tokyo to swimsuit up for Team USA in the Olympics: Middleton, Bucks guard Jrue Holiday and Suns guard Devin Booker.
This is a growing story and shall be up to date.