‘50 for 50!’: Bucks win NBA title after 50-year wait with Giannis scoring 50

2 mins read

In both of Giannis Antetokounmpo arms were the Larry O’Brien trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy as he was fronting a table with a cigar placed on it.

He finally ended all of the work he invested for the Milwaukee Bucks from a team that aced 15 games when he was still starting his basketball career to one with 16 wins this postseason.

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) holds the finals MVP trophy after the Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Milwaukee, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The Bucks won 105-98. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

“This is time to celebrate,” Antetokounmpo, who waited for 50 long years for the championship, said.

Scoring 50 points, the basketball star finished the game with 105-98 — the game considered to be among the greatest for the NBA Finals. Antetokounmpo, also with his 14 rebounds and five blocked shots, did not let the Phoenix Suns steal the championship. This series, it was Antetokounmpo’s third game that made him score at least 40 points and 10 rebounds, marking it as a supreme debut finals performance that found its spot among the game’s greatest. Antetokounmpo set a record in the finals history having scored the highest with a total of 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists in every game and at 61.8 percent shooting.

From the field, he managed to shoot 16 for 21 and has made a spectacular 17-of-19 free throws for someone who just reached 55.6 in the postseason and have experienced offenses sometimes, AP News reported.

“People told me I can’t make free throws and I made them tonight. And I’m a freaking champion,” he said.