Even with holes to fill in his game, Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is already among the best players in the NBA.
Bucks general manager Jon Horst has signed a multi-year contract extension after helping Milwaukee win its first NBA title in a half-century.
It's easy to forget about the Milwaukee Bucks: They have the NBA crown, but none of the drama of some other top contenders in the Eastern Conference.
"The narrative about our age, I kind of laugh at it," LeBron James said. "I really do laugh. I'm not just saying that."
Just three months after Giannis Antetokounmpo's 50-point performance secured a title-clinching victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, the Bucks will be raising their championship banner and beginning a new season on Oct. 19.
The NBA released tentative health and safety protocols to its teams Tuesday, detailing how players who haven't gotten the COVID-19 vaccination will be tested far more often than their vaccinated colleagues and face a slew of other restrictions.
Bobby Portis and Co. know this season will be different. "People are going to start hunting us," Portis said. "It's going to be a championship game every night."
This will be the third NBA season affected at least in part by the pandemic, almost certainly not the last, and some teams revealed that their rosters are 100% vaccinated entering the season.
"Before I got traded to Milwaukee, Miami was at the top of the list," P.J. Tucker said. "The way they play, the guys, the personnel, I knew the way I would fit in. I've been a Miami fan for a while."
NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo was in Greece for a meeting with the country's prime minister Thursday and a special ceremony to bestow Greek citizenship on his mother Veronica and younger brother Alex.
Former Milwaukee Bucks star Ray Allen has been named coach at Miami's Gulliver Prep, where he also will serve as director of boys and girls basketball.
Forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo re-signed with the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced on Friday.
The Bucks on Friday officially announced the signings of George Hill, guard/forward Rodney Hood and forward Semi Ojeleye
If the Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and the Suns' Chris Paul elect to decline their player options and become free agents, they would make things much more interesting.
As a Milwaukee native who went to high school at Whitnall in Greenfield, Tyler Herro said he was happy for the city after the Bucks won their first NBA championship since 1971.
Loyalty matters to Giannis Antetokounmpo, who grew up dealing with poverty in Greece and was drafted by the Bucks when he was just 18.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's rise coincides with the team's current ownership, which has become the shining example of big-market money taking over a small-market franchise.
The NBA draft, with the Pistons holding the No. 1 pick, is July 29, and free agency starts on Aug. 2.
The NBA Finals MVP ordered 50 Chick-n-Minis at Chick-fil-A — not 51, not 49, just exactly 50 to match the 50 points he scored in the Bucks' 105-98 win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6.
Giannis Antetokounmpo ended one of the greatest NBA Finals ever with 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocked shots as the Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 105-98 on Tuesday night to win an entertaining series 4-2
“It is funny, you want to treat it the same as any other game, but at the same time, it is what it is. It’s a close-out game of the finals,” Bucks center Brook Lopez said.
Perhaps it's because a Timberwolves fan can look at the Bucks' success and imagine such things happening in Minnesota.
They can win their first title since 1971 in Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
Devin Booker scored 40 points for the second straight game, but the rest of the Suns were either inconsistent or non-existent as Milwaukee rallied for a 123-119 win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.