The team was really adamant about going to the NBA Finals and winning it all.
For a while, it actually looked like that was possible because the Bucks had a strong, if not amazing, season.
In the end, it didn’t happen but that doesn’t change the team’s incredible last few years.
1 YEAR AGO TODAY 🏆
Giannis had one of the greatest performances in NBA Finals history!
50 PTS, 14 REB, 5 BLK (16/26 FG, 17/19 FT)pic.twitter.com/RluEVCvaTO
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) July 20, 2022
In fact, July 20 is the one-year anniversary of the Bucks winning the Finals and Antetokounmpo having one of the best championship performances in NBA history.
The big man put up 50 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 blocks while shooting 15-of-26 field goals and 17-of-19 free throws.
It was a huge moment for Antetokounmpo and the franchise and it cemented him as one of the most important players of his generation.
And he’s not even close to being done yet.
For his first few years in the league, there were some who doubted Antetokounmpo.
They said he was too slim and didn’t have the physicality to really become a champion.
Antetokounmpo took that to heart and spent a lot of time in the gym, improving his physique and becoming a stronger, bigger, more talented athlete.
It wasn’t just about his ball-handling and the way he shot – Antetokounmpo became a better team leader too.
The squad around him also grew organically and became one of the more fierce lineups in the East.
In the end, that was a hugely important factor in them making the Finals.
Antetokounmpo has really become even more laser-focused over the last few years and has turned a page in his career.
He’s become the sort of generational talent that people hoped he would be.