Hooping is instantly attractive due to its appeal of individual skill in conjunction with a team objective to ultimately win. Whether you are alone or playing on a squad, you can become a better player by practicing and watching the greats. Overall, people all over the world are honing in on their skills with hopes to one day play in the NBA. In Greece was a ‘Greek Freak’ that stands at 6 foot 11 inches, weighs 240 lbs., and is perfecting his craft for the NBA. During the 2013 NBA Draft, Giannis Antetokounmpo was selected 15th in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks.
Everyone can see his potential, but the tide didn’t turn until he became the ‘NBA Most Improved Player Award’ in 2017. At this point, he put the league on notice from originally being a point guard coming off the bench. Once he got into his professional groove, it has been a gradual growth over the years. Two years later, he earned NBA MVP awards for 2019 and 2020. Along with those individual accolades came disappointment by losing in the Eastern Conference Finals. Getting drafted and re-signing with the Milwaukee Bucks showed in his actions that his ultimate goal is to bring a championship to Cream City.
Finally, in the 2020-2021 season, Giannis and company brought the Milwaukee Bucks won the Eastern Conference Finals Championship after a 50-year drought. The team that stood in their way from a ring was the Pheonix Suns lead by veteran point guard Chris Paul (CP3). This series was a pendulum swing unlike any other. The Suns lead the series 2-0 with the Bucks looking for an answer. After being down two games, the Bucks dug deep to win 4 games straight! Last night, Giannis had a historic game scoring 50 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 assist to win his first championship. Securing the NBA Finals MVP award, the Greek Freak has everything any player can want. Now, his sights are on defending the title with his team next year.