‘Know What It Takes’: Giannis Antetokounmpo Is Ready to Go for Another Championship With the Milwaukee Bucks

Published 08/02/2021, 12:27 AM EDT
Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22) celebrate after winning game six of the 2021 NBA Finals and the championship against the Phoenix Suns at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


With the NBA restart close to three months away, the excitement is kicking right in. Moreover, it will be one to remember for the Milwaukee Bucks fans who will have another rafter in the Fiserv Forum. After 50 years of wait, they defeated the Phoenix Suns to become champions. Giannis Antetokounmpo received the honors of Finals MVP.

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Despite injury, Antetokounmpo went to battle with his brothers. His ‘no quit’ attitude is what saw the Bucks win the championship. They were down 0-2 to start the series and everyone wrote them off. However, the ‘Greek Freak’ had other plans.

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Now after experiencing winning, Giannis Antetokounmpo is not looking back.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo knows what it takes

Following their enthralling championship triumph, Giannis spoke about how it feels to be a part of the playoffs. He said that he loves the atmosphere and also loves the pressure that comes with it. In addition, he said he wants to do it yet again.

Antetokounmpo said, “I love the playoffs and the pressure. I enjoy pressure, i didn’t care about the result. And now what’s next? Now i know what it takes, now i want to do it again. It’s like challenging myself. I want to please my people even though i have nothing to prove.”

Just to see the competitive spirit of Giannis is astonishing. He is willing to do anything to win. Despite injury, he averaged 35 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists in the finals. Moreover, he also had almost 2 blocks per game. Now, with the formula all figured out, he is ready to go at it again.

Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) celebrates with the NBA Finals MVP Trophy following the game against the Phoenix Suns following game six of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Giannis Antetokounmpo is not going to back down to any team that comes up against the Bucks. Milwaukee has assembled a strong bunch of players, and could add in more in this off season.

Does winning make the Bucks the favourites ?

The 2021 NBA finals was revolutionising for the Milwaukee Bucks. Not only did they get there for the first since 1973, they also won after half a century. Moreover, their journey was not easy as they made comebacks, and also fought through several difficulties. However, does winning the championship make them the favourites this year?

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Jul 20, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) begins to celebrate during the fourth quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game six of the 2021 NBA Finals at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

No matter how impressive the championship run, there will always be the question of what happens when everyone is healthy. Well, in the coming season, that will be the scenario. This is when Giannis, Jrue and Khris Middleton need to make their mark.

The Bucks are going to have to fight off stacked organisations like the Nets if they want to make it to the finals. If they do that, the finals won’t be easy. With this off season, no one knows how it will shape the rest of the league. However, if Giannis Antetokounmpo sees success with everyone healthy, it will solidify him as one of the greats of this game.

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Do you think the Milwaukee Bucks have what it takes to win when all teams are healthy?

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.

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