I can’t stress this enough.
The Greek Freak has evolved into this dominant force that his presence shames the big city franchises for stocking up on stars.
I know Milwaukee had to shower Giannis Antetokounmpo with a lot of war-prepped pseudo-stars like Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Jrue Holiday as well as vital cogs in Bobby Portis, Pat Connaughton, PJ Tucker, Bryn Forbes, and Donte DiVincenzo.
But you know what?
These moves paid off.
I have been trying to “trade” a lot of my non-legend NBA Funko pops because, at the moment, the team-switching amongst the players is just insane. With that said, I keeping the Giannis pop because I’m pretty sure he’s going to have his number retired with the Bucks.
Giannis paid his dues from the Euroleague project to the franchise's superstar. He would then score two MVP trophies and after failing to make his MVP streak three-in-a-row, Antetokounmpo would then set his sights on the Finals MVP award and it’s hard to score the plum if he can’t take his team to the title.
Giannis not only became the first Milwaukee player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to win the league’s MVP, but he also became the first Milwaukee player since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to win the league’s Finals MVP.
Kareem was a generational talent back then and Giannis is a generational talent right now.