Giannis Antetokounmpo posts 50 points and 14 rebounds in Game 6 on Tuesday.
Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA Championship in 50 years, defeating the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night at Fiserv Forum.
It was a historical closeout performance for Giannis, who erupted for 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. Since the NBA started recording blocks in 1973-74, Giannis is now the first player with at least 40 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in a Finals game.
, he joins Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon as the only players in NBA history to win a regular season MVP Award, a Finals MVP Award and a Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Current and former players took to Twitter to congratulate the Bucks — and especially Giannis — on becoming NBA Champions.
Aye! Enjoyed watching greatness out there tonight. GREATNESS! congrats bro
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30)
Legendary 🏆 Congrts to and the
— DWade (@DwyaneWade)
So happy for Giannis and Milwaukee man…amazing to see what happens when you put your heart and your soul into something and stay genuine and true to yourself. Inspirational 🙏🏽
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27)
Well deserved 🏆 Congratulations to and the
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka)
damn giannis 🔥
— Ja Morant (@JaMorant)
— 13am Adebayo💥 (@Bam1of1)
My young Spartan Dawg!! !!! Congrats Champ!!!
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green)
— andre (@andre)
Lasry and Edens said in the first time they met with us after buying the Bucks …they would bring Championship to the MKE in 5 years
Wow 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 🦌🦌
— John Henson (@Johnhenson31)
That was incredible to watch man , salute
— Maurice Harkless (@moe_harkless)
Nothing but respect for the Milwaukee Bucks franchise, the city of Milwaukee and those loud ass fans. Incredible playoff run fellas!
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5)
Congrats to and to city of Milwaukee for championship. Well deserved and enjoy this amazing moment🏆
So happy for my guys , , , , and whole ownership group🙏🏼
— Zaza Pachulia (@zaza27)
Salute & Congrats !! You earned that shit!! 🏆💍 💐. 🙏🏾✊🏾❤️👑
— LeBron James (@KingJames)
— Al Horford (@Al_Horford)
Congrats PJ.. happy for u fam!
— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt)