Giannis Antetokounmpo, a two-time NBA MVP, was crowned the NBA Finals MVP as he led the Milwaukee Bucks to a thrilling 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 on Tuesday night.
Antetokounmpo proved that he is undoubtedly one of the best players right now as he scored 50 points and helped the Bucks win their first title since 1971.
While being interviewed after his triumphant victory, Giannis Antetokounmpo was asked by a reporter if he could imagine winning a championship the way Giannis and The Bucks did.
Giannis Antetokounmpo stated that he never thought it would happen and then took the opportunity to throw shade at LeBron James and Kevin Durant, without specifically mentioning their names.
“No, man. No. I couldn’t live (if we didn’t win a championship) — in other words, there was a job that had to be finished. I feel like the (NBA) Bubble did not pay us justice. Give credit to the Miami Heat (who knocked off the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season), they played great, but it did not pay us justice. Like, everybody was feeling homesick. We had family, we wanted to see our families. But coming back, I was like, ‘This is my city.’ They trust me, they believe in me, they believe in us. Even when we were in last, the city was still on our side. Obviously, I wanted to get the job done.
It’s easy to go somewhere and go win a championship with somebody else. It’s easy. I could go to – I don’t want to put anybody on the spot — but I could go to a superteam and just do my part and win a championship, but this is the hard way to do it and this is the way we chose to do it. And we did it, we f****** did it. We did it, man.”
Both LeBron James and Kevin Durant have changed teams multiple times throughout their careers and this fact was certainly not missed by fans who took to Twitter and acknowledged what Antetokounmpo said.
Lmao Lebron and KD can literally never say this
Today proves not all rings are equal. IM TALKING TO YOU KD
Lebron needs to take notes
Giannis Antetokounmpo can rest easy knowing he proved to be an incredible basketball player who helped the Bucks win Championship gold.