Giannis Antetokounmpo is making all the celebratory stops as he basks in the glow of leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the organization’s first championship in 50 years. That doesn’t mean the superstar isn’t looking ahead to next season in hopes of successfully defending the Bucks title.
In an interview with Malika Andrews that aired on Wednesday on “SportsCenter,” Antetokounmpo revealed his mindset immediately after lifting the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on Tuesday night.
“We just did it, we did it a couple of hours ago, and I’m already thinking about how I can do it again,” Antetokounmpo added in part in the interview. transcribed by Bleacher Report. “How can I improve this team? What can I improve to help make this team better? But that’s what I am. “
The Bucks eliminated the Phoenix Suns Tuesday night in Game 6 with a 105-98 victory at the Fiserv Forum. Antetokounmpo led the way with 50 points, 14 rebounds, five blocks and two assists in 42 minutes.
The Greek Freak, who has already been a two-time NBA MVP, five-time All-Star, three-time NBA First Team member and once NBA Defensive Player of the Year, was named MVP of the NBA. NBA Finals for outstanding performance in a series in which the Bucks achieved four consecutive victories after losing the first two games.
A growing consensus within the NBA world is that a Bucks team led by Antetokounmpo, along with Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday, have the makings of potentially becoming the next dynasty. Kevin Durant, whose Brooklyn Nets significantly underwhelmed pushed the ball to the limit in the teams’ Eastern Conference semifinal series, even believe it.
“I know it is the first chip and many people call you a dynasty after some (titles), but the continuity of that team is something that is impressive and how they continue to build and add and now they are champions, and you can appreciate that,” he said. Durant this week from Tokyo before the Olympics, by Joe Vardon from The Athletic. “Watching a couple of friends become champions today was great. That experience doesn’t happen to just anyone, so you respect that journey. “
It remains to be seen if a dynastic race for the Greek Freak and the Bucks is on the cards, though two other teams: including Durant’s Nets team – are currently considered big favorites at the beginning of this offseason.
That said, Antetokounmpo demonstrated with his comments that while enjoy all the trappings of championship glory In the short term, there is no doubt that you are keeping an eye on the jackpot at the same time.