James Harden Shows His Respect to Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Bucks for Winning 2021 NBA Title

Published 09/28/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) shoots over Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the first quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports


James Harden referenced the Milwaukee Bucks when asked about the Brooklyn Nets’ chances of championship contention. Harden praised the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo for their 2021 NBA title win. This comes ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 NBA season. To prepare for the new regular season, NBA teams have returned to training and they have also involved players in media day duties.

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Jun 19, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Brooklyn Nets guard James Harden (13) fight for a loose ball in the second quarter during game seven in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

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Alex Schiffer a beat reporter for the Brooklyn Nets at ‘The Athletic New York’ and ‘The Athletic NBA’, posted a tweet that outlined Harden’s thoughts on a question. According to Schiffer, James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets was questioned about the franchise’s targets for the upcoming season.

James Harden expressed his thoughts, mentioning that the Brooklyn Nets have a long way to go before other franchises can consider them as the team to beat in the Eastern Conference. Regarding a specific target that the Nets have set for themselves, Harden put forward last season’s NBA champions Milwaukee Bucks.

The Brooklyn Net’s shooting guard asserted that since the Bucks won the 2020-21 NBA championship, the Nets have to focus on beating them first. The Milwaukee Bucks are defending NBA champions and they will be determined to defend their title this season.

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The Nets and Harden vs the Bucks

The Brooklyn Nets are favorites as contenders for the NBA finals along with the Milwaukee Bucks from the Eastern Conference. A superstar studded team with Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving should make the Nets one of the best teams on paper.

Jun 17, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) kicks it back out against Brooklyn Nets forward Jeff Green (8) and guard James Harden (13) in the third quarter during game six in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

The Milwaukee Bucks, however, will be purposeful in their pursuit of the NBA title with helmsman Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead them. New entries, namely George Hill, Rodney Hood, and Grayson Allen, could also help the Bucks retain their title.

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The Bucks will also face tough competition in the Eastern Conference from the likes of Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Knicks, Atlanta Hawks, and Boston Celtics. The Bucks will face a full-strength Nets on October 20th.

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What do you think? Will the Bucks manage to make their way to another title? Or a healthy Nets team will be too much for them to deal with? Let us know in the comments.

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Shalom Saldanha

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Shalom Saldanha is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his journalism degree, he has previously worked as a sports corresspondent for India Shorts/Business Upturn. A Giannis Antetokounmpo and Bucks fan, Shalom primarily got into the sport after discovering that he shared a mutual love for Arsenal with the Greek Freak.

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