Very true. And the aforementioned Teague. "Arlington's own Pat Connaughton". Jrue fulfilling his promise after the Bucks gave up a crazy haul (IMO) to get him there.Don’t forget PJ Tucker, who was playing in the Ukrainian league a decade ago. Lots of good stories on the Bucks.
Really likeable team. Giannis turning himself into a dominant force and planting roots in this small town. Lot of great stories.Bucks are easily my favorite non-Celtics title team since the Duncan Spurs. It's great for the NBA they won a title and it put a man like Giannis on this platform.
50 years on the nose since the Bucks' last title, Giannis drops a 50 spot.Dropped 40 against Brooklyn in Game 7, and now 50 to close out the Finals. Dude put up a legendary playoff run.
I know it's easy to attribute "likability" to the players on the team whose laundry you happen to be rooting for, but there are many seemingly good dudes on the Bucks, between Giannis, Holiday, Middleton, Tucker, Coach Bud, et al.On top of all that, gotta feel good for coach Bud. Seems like a good guy and a solid coach who was on the verge of being fired.
There are some liars on this subforum who will act like they knew Giannis would grow 6 inches and gain 50 pounds of muscle because they watched the tape. But, yeah, you're right.Giannis wasn’t really this can’t miss prospect that nobody could believe was dropping in the draft. I mean, he was a 17 year old kid playing in Spain, not dominating the Final Four.
Giannis was laying Division II pro basketball in Greece as a teenager, and he wasn't even that good in the league, he was only named an all star because he was a fan favorite. It's a complete, unrepeatable miracle that he turned into the player he is today.Giannis wasn’t really this can’t miss prospect that nobody could believe was dropping in the draft. I mean, he was a 17 year old kid playing in Spain, not dominating the Final Four.
KD joined the 73 win Warriors. He will never live that down, despite the fact that he's truly an incredible basketball talent. Giannis stayed in Milwaukee. Other than Curry, he's the only mega super star to stay on his team over the previous decade. Giannis has earned the love.Yeah, KD has become pretty unlikeable. Giannis is a delight.