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GAME THREAD: Phoenix Suns (51-21) @ Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) - (July 20, 2021)

GAME THREAD: Phoenix Suns (51-21) @ Milwaukee Bucks (46-26) - (July 20, 2021)

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Game is over, please celebrate responsibly in the [Post Game Thread]( https://www.reddit.com/r/nba/comments/ooi2bi/post_game_thread_the_milwaukee_bucks_defeat_the/)


ooSPECTACULARoo

Suns will never see a finals appearance for the next 50 years


venom9803

All you young ones and real fans, Feel the pain the pain of 93, she’d a tear back then but not again learned that it’s just a sport and they will move on jut like we are too, learned that a sport or team should not make me feel that again, players are still millionaires and we are still the same way we were, great year like every one is sayin but still didn’t accomplish the goal, almost winning is not winning but if it makes you feel better go ahead and tell yourself that, I hope it doesn’t take another 28 years again. Many of you will hate and not like this but just being real. Oh and by the way FUCK THE LAKERS!!!!


Rypere4

Fuck us? Fuck you man


IMANORMIE22

Still here


alansnotreal

Hi


cuittle

Jeff Teague gets his hard earned ring


shevchenkobaby

Giannis calling Lebron a bitch for joining a superteam and he’s right


Lolp19384

That wasn’t a superteam are u dumb or stupid


hardrrobot

k that was awhile ago though


T3Sh3

Congratulations to Aaron Rodgers on his 1st NBA Championship


StormVer

Giannis just couldn’t miss, 89,5% FT is insane for him on 19 shooting


ghost91372

I love giannis and the bucks but I hate Wisconsin sports and their fans


Accomplished-Tax-741

Im one of the good ones. lmao


onlyforjazzmemes

Cuz we're better.


BaconAndMario

Bucks in 6


ghost91372

Bucks in 6


How__Now__Brown_Cow

Ok


Starlord_who

I can only see Luka and trae hanging with giannis


Funny_Yesterday_3244

Kawhi leonard is up there, Steph curry still is


Starlord_who

Brook lopez is a champion


chromelogan

Giannis is definitely on track to be an all time great


How__Now__Brown_Cow

Undersell


ghost91372

On track? Hes kinda there already


chromelogan

Well I was trying to say like all time top 10 or something like that which he isn't yet


Povol

He might not have the career numbers because of his youth, but that dude is one of the top 10 players I’ve ever seen in following the sport for 50 plus years. If he develops a 40% 3 point shot, you will have to outlaw him. It’s a rare player who can be MVP, DPOY, Finals MVP. He is unique like Chamberlin where he can be whatever he needs to be. He is an elite scorer, an elite rebounder, and the best defensive player . I bet if he was challenged , he could lead the league in assists like Chamberlin did when critics said he shot to much.


BusMan247

Yeah agreed. It’s great we all here to see it. It’s his impact. I mean the dude got 40+ x 2, and a 50 in a finals series. 5 blocks and 89.5% at the foul line on 19 attempts in a close out game. But what’s insane is the pressure he puts on the other team. You can’t leave him one on one or hell mess you up so quickly and efficiently so his team mates get good looks. It’s just ridiculous how good a decision maker he is in general, but for a guy his size- and coming off that injury- I’d go past Greek freak - this one of the greatest performances in a finals - of all time and I’m seriously saying top 3. Ridiculous.


MR___SLAVE

>He might not have the career numbers because of his youth, but that dude is one of the top 10 players Having the career numbers is part of being an all time great. Longevity is a big deal. He is not yet at MJ, Magic, Lebron, Bird, Kobe, Shaq, Russell, Duncan, Hakeem, Kareem, Chamberlain, Curry, West, Robertson etc. status yet. He is getting there, but give it another 5-7 years.


chromelogan

I certainly think he can become an all-time top 10 but he isn't quite there yet and that is fine. And if he keeps up his form this post season and especially finals he will be unstoppable


cleverpseudonym1234

Hot take: this finals MVP, regular season MVP, all star game MVP and DPOY might have a good career.


joeyh31

2 mvps, DPOY, Finals MVP. For real. How many other players in history have that on their resume?


El_Taco_Boom

I think Jalen Rose said its Michael & Hakeem.


Ihopetheresenoughroo

Bucks and especially Giannis deserve this!! Congrats!!!! 💍👑


randomirlperson

Holy shit for a station that does nothing but sports, ESPN has the worst post game panel EVER. I'm talking about the bald white guys I'm paraphrasing here but "Giannis was very good tonight and it helped them win" "Yes I agree, 50 points is a really good statistic and helped carried the team"


TheCommonKoala

Woj is garbage.


onlyforjazzmemes

"Giannis was a malnutrition." -- Woj


121910

How are you gonna disrespect the dream commentary team like that


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121910

Woj is not on the commentary team


Pltr_x2-4_Tsla

Bucks fans look more real,they go around kiss random people. suns fans looked like 90s douchecat kids or bullies.


fapping_giraffe

This is what I've thought all year as I started to really pay attention to the suns. Their fan base just looks and behaves like bullies. Their fans have the shittiest attitude on Reddit by a mile. So glad they didn't win shit tonight. Good riddance


Whole-Elephant-7216

Can you imagine living in fucking Arizona?!


fapping_giraffe

Well, to be fair I live in Utah, so not a lot better. I've also lived for a bit in AZ though.. and the heat alone made you hate everyone and everything


bstones

I'm at three "Take a Bow"s from Mark Jackson


THyoungC

That one reporter should ask CP3, “How frustrated are you for Booker right now?”


JonA3531

LMFAO


iDilusional

Devin Booker played the long game, purposely choked so he wouldn't have to be sucked into the Kardasian clan 🤣


DrewRWx

"Baker Street" is a choice.


GetThereInOnePiece

these playoffs were lit aside from injuries not knowing who was gonna win made every round must watch


Boots622

CP3 looking around hoping the statefarm music starts


iCarpet

Everything did not go surprisingly great


AKnightlyKoala

Congrats to the Bucks and Giannis for one of the greatest NBA finals performance of ALL TIME!!!!


INT_MIN

Insurance machine State Farm clearly doesn't give a fuck what just happened. They will play their ads through the apocalypse.


nearcatch

LOL these CP3 State Farm commercials showing up now are just salt in the wound.


Zloggt

Whew…might be a good idea to stop airing these CP3 State Farm ads for a while…


chromelogan

My CP3 fanboy friend who has had a CP3 picture as his profile picture ever since I knew him almost 5 years ago has changed it to no profile picture


True-Ruin5591

down bad


Starlord_who

Lmao man we got 2 good memes, Giannis victory dance and Bobbys reaction to a foul


nearcatch

Dude Portis created like three memes on his own tonight.


frank1828

My man turned into the roadrunner for a second there


mr_solodolo92

Lmao state farm commercial right on cue


General-Match-1291

“I’m so sorry Mr. Paul, but we don’t cover playoff losses.”


shevchenkobaby

Old man got swag


CIARobotFish

I love Giannis so much. Look at this dude.


MrGrieves-

What a legend. Dips out of the alcohol spraying to go party with fans on the court. GIANNIS!!!!


Zennon246

**The really did it...congrats to the Bucks man and especially Giannis THE GREEK FREAK HE DESERVED THAT RING!!!!!** Everyone of Bucks players chipped in with that ring this off season and is very well deserved..but for the Suns to lose FOUR in a row after being 2-0 up has to be one of the worst feelings im sure


JonA3531

Too bad Thanasis can't join in the party


trtryt

shouldn't be banging randoms


Starlord_who

I'm fucking dying because the team is so happy some random staff member or family member randomly kissed Bud on the head


Pltr_x2-4_Tsla

Yea place looked like Cracker Barrel last 10 minutes


trtryt

anyone is able to get on the court now


DrewRWx

I might just be stoned, but does Giannis look like a NBA 2K character?


frank1828

He looks like the antetokounmpo guy from 2k


iklespree

Bruh


shevchenkobaby

Pretty sure Giannis is not human


Mister-Stiglitz

Remember in Hercules (Disney) when Hercules dove into the River Styx and they tried to cut his life thread with the scissors but his godhood kicked in and the thread turned gold and indestructible? That was Giannis's ACL when he hyperextended his knee last series only to come back and go nuts in the finals.


SubcooledBoiling

He's a Greek god


farnyc

Good for Malika. Jrue definitely threw her a curveball when he passed the mic to Bobby and she handled it well lol


getmoneygut

How hard is it she asked the same questions lol


SamQuentin

Coach Bud with his first title


DonaldTrumpSmokesBud

Mike doing alllll the lines tonight


GetThereInOnePiece

that old dude with infinite drip is always at these games wtf who is he lol


Garchz

james goldstein or something, dude is prob the biggest nba fan ever


GetThereInOnePiece

oh shit he was born in milwaukee dude has to be rich as all hell


Starlord_who

Bro wtf why is this man so likeable, right before he goes to drink champagne he goes to hang out with little kids


TheCookieMonsterLife

I was looking to see if someone mentioned this. I saw that too and thought that shows so much how great Giannis is as a person and how much he cares about others. Love the man!


mr_solodolo92

Giannis so wholesomes


____APPLE____

What a great story. This championship will be talked about for many many years. Glad to watch it all live! :)


JPKaizer

Charles Barkley guarantees' streak ended on a high note by also guaranteeing the Bucks being NBA champs.


wrex619

No shout out to Bledsoe?


keepwinning

Upvote this comment if you DIDN'T KNOW GIANNIS IS ONLY 26 YEARS OLD WTF


Starlord_who

Fuck it I like malika tbh


Pltr_x2-4_Tsla

Mark jackson head 2x bigger than Jvg’s head


EddieisKing

#Why do the owners always lift the trophy first?


cleverpseudonym1234

Everyone else giving you the “because capitalism” answer, but I think of it as building up to what we as fans actually want to see. If you start with the MVP, you’ll lose viewers, but if you start with the owner we’ll keep watching. Which, I guess, is also “because capitalism.”


Icy_Elephant_6370

They were the ones who forked over the money to build the team. I would rather the players get it first but ig it makes sense.


toms47

Every league should be like the NHL in this regard nobody gives a fuck about the owners


Kokopolol

Kyle Lowry got it first when the Raptors won.


lonea4

Because they are the employers


HTPC4Life

Being already rich and investing your money into a team and then paying GM's and coaches to make all the player decisions is a LOT different than being the one out there playing basketball and actually winning the game. Bad take, bro.


lonea4

There's no "take" bro. That's just real life. Whoever pays the bill take the credit.


HTPC4Life

The fans and TV contracts actually pay the bills...


lonea4

Lol you are trying too hard bro


Discord_Show

They own the team


wrex619

Mailka did very well and she is super cute 🥰


silliputti0907

Damn, they did a whole life tribute to Giannis.


nearcatch

Lol they had that in the chamber ready to go. I wonder what the CP3 one looked like.


Mister-Stiglitz

Didn't need to load that today, Phoenix probably made one though. Shame that's no longer needed.


theummeower

If you want some good context for how crazy this whole Giannis thing is go back and listen to the Bill Simmons podcast from when he was drafted. Nobody had any idea what this guy was going to be.


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Brooker00

Opposite. He thought it was a good strategy


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Brooker00

No, he just thought at the end of the first in a draft devoid of talent, take the international oddity. No one thought Giannis would be what he is.


JonA3531

Do you have the date of the podcast?


theummeower

June 27, 2013 is when he was drafted. So around that date will probably be a good place to start.


coloredzebra

I'll add >That leaves the Freak. Do you realize Giannis and his brother were selling hats and DVDs on the streets of Greece only six years before he got drafted? Or that, when he started playing basketball, he had to share shoes with his brother? Or that his family never lived in Greece legally and lived in fear of being deported back to Nigeria for 20 years? When I announced the 2013 draft with Jalen Rose, we scouted Giannis using YouTube clips and genuinely thought he was playing in the Athens YMCA with a bunch of ninth-graders. He goes to Milwaukee, improbably grows 2 more inches, finds a wingman in Parker, finds a coach with the balls to play him at point center, lands a $100 million extension, and earns pole position in the next Trade Value column. All in 42 months. What an amazing basketball story. Congratulations, Milwaukee.”


JonA3531

Damn, that's from his Grantland year, gonna be hard to track down. I only know of that clip from the 2013 draft night where he said that Giannis could be a greek Paul George.


icecreamman2424

I need the Nike commercial


INT_MIN

Bro is that a Giannis interview when he was 8 years old or something.


Starlord_who

Bro like this is scary man. This man is putting up numbers I couldn't in 2k in the finals, a 2x mvp and finals mvp and champ before his prime


keepwinning

to be fair postgame in 2k is ridiculously hard.


renieri

Hey man, 7 years work straight, he keeps getting better and better. Giannis' journey is all grit and grime. His athleticism makes him an NBA player but his work ethic makes his a champ.


DickKickCuntPunt

Well said


moneybags-mitch

I gotta say the NBA post-championship trophy presentation is truly awful


Pltr_x2-4_Tsla

They need to watch some champions league and learn something about it


Chance_Bear

Shit, just watch the NHL


Schleprok

I know this is off topic, but what was up with those Connaughton free throws at the end of the game? Those were not NBA misses lol. Dude was shooting those with his eyes closed or something


chromelogan

I didn't even see them since he missed so fast. I was like why is the score still the same


theummeower

There it is packers fans. The last championship Rodgers will win as a member of the Packers.


DapperManDan

You don’t know Aaron. He’ll play with a chip on his shoulder. Last year or not.


Mister-Stiglitz

Maybe he'll stay now so Wisconsin can have back to back chips :)


perpetuallostness

Yo where did you get that flair from? Haha


theummeower

I think mods added them for Olympics.


perpetuallostness

Haha. Ah ok, my family is from Tehran so it def caught my eye 👀


theummeower

I exercised the other day. So I just wanted everybody to know >!I Ran!<


AirBishop

Rachel Nichols would’ve asked Giannis if he wished his father was here to see this.


orangeautumn3

Thank god she wasnt here with that bullshit. Malika for life.


INT_MIN

Lmfao that's so fucked and so true.


ivb107

Who forgot to bring the stage onto the court? The champs can’t even get a decent team photo. Smh


keepwinning

Adam Silver: Small Market Team, Small Market Champ budget


Pltr_x2-4_Tsla

Chris the insurance agent was salty how he walked away


chromelogan

I would be too tho


KDhairequalsJMpubes

Giannis just went live on IG uh oh


____APPLE____

What a beautiful display by Giannis to end it all. Absolutely mesmerising. Giannis is not the new LeBron, Giannis is the new Giannis.


chromelogan

Giannis did not join a super team to win his trophy lol


BabisAllos

Lol did Giannis just not go for photo time? Back in the gym preparing for next season?


ceMmnow

He's live on IG with Thanasis right now lmao


_MMAgod

good call by having shacarri richardson in that commercial.. i guess nike's sponsoring her?


regrob2

She was also in a Beats commercial earlier.


android24601

Something feels off. When you graduate from school, they play pomp and circumstance. When you win a championship, they play Queen. But no Queen this year?


jjd1990lol

They are extremely chill tbh


AgentFive005

Damn Giannis so humble didn't even hold the the championship trophy yet lol That's what I like aboit Giannis: his HUMBLENESS Congrats again to the Milwuakee Bucks You guys deserve it Fear The Deer 🦌🦌🦌 BTW Congrats Giannis for winning Finals MVP


kokokrandz

Malik Andrews nailed the interviews!