Sports history in Black: Giannis named NBA Finals MVP with a 50-point game

By Mike Patton

Black News & Views

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks entered the NBA Finals as underdogs to the Phoenix Suns. And after losing the first two games to Phoenix, many questioned whether the Bucks would win one game against Phoenix.

Giannis Antetokounmpo. Photo credit: NBA

But after going down 0-2 in the series, Antetokounmpo took matters into his own hands and led the Bucks to four straight wins. Milwaukee won its first NBA title in 50 years on July 21, 2021. Antetokounmpo also became the fourth international player to become a Finals MVP and finished the series off with a 50-point game.

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