Giannis Antetokounmpo's performance in Game 6 of the NBA Finals last night was something purely majestic. After falling down two games in a row to the Phoenix Suns to commence the 2021 NBA Finals, it looked dire for the Bucks from Milwaukee. But all they needed was for the Greek Freak to emerge, and the rest was history.
Athletes and celebrities across all arenas took to social media yesterday to commemorate Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo's 50 point championship winning spectacle and the Milwaukee Buck's first Finals win since 1971.
Salute & Congrats @Giannis_An34!! You earned that shit!! 🏆💍 💐. 🙏🏾✊🏾❤️👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) July 21, 2021
The King himself, LeBron James, a four-time NBA Champion, and four-time Finals MVP saluted Giannis for his iconic performance. James' Los Angeles Lakers were eliminated in the playoffs by the Phoenix Suns in the first round. However, LeBron has kept busy since his season ended, focusing on the recent release of his new movie: Space Jam: A New Legacy
Paris Saint-Germain Football Club
Team Europe represent! Paris' club football team, P.S.G., took to Twitter to shoutout Giannis and the team's first championship in 50 years.
Surprising enough, pop-country singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow is a Milwaukee Bucks fan! Inspired by her son's enthusiasm, she reminded everyone last night to fear the deer!
Crown em. #nbachamps #— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) July 21, 2021
As a fellow star athlete in the state of Wisconsin, Aaron Rodgers knows the Buck's Finals win is something special. "Crown em," he tweeted. It is still unclear whether or not Rodgers will stay in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the upcoming NFL season.
Congrats the to Bucks and Giannis. It’s nice to see a guy win who has been on the same team, doesn’t have to create a super team, is not an “I” guy, is not out making movies… not talking about anyone in particular. #DDTG @blockfolio pic.twitter.com/VeAoKRYncJ— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) July 21, 2021
President Joe Biden
Congratulations to the NBA Champions Milwaukee @Bucks on claiming your first NBA title in 50 years. Your city and your President are proud.— President Biden (@POTUS) July 21, 2021
Fresh off hosting the Super Bowl-winning Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the White House yesterday, President Joe Biden is now extending an invitation to the Milwaukee Bucks, as they have made the city and him "proud."
Shaquille O'neal knows a thing or two about winning NBA Titles and Finals MVP awards. As a fellow big man, Shaq shared his excitement for the "olde school bully" on Instagram.
Even the World Chess Champion and #1 ranked Chess player in the world Magnus Carlsen shouted out Antetokounmpo from one champion to another.
.@fiservforum and the @DeerDistrict were rocking last night! Amazing performances by @Giannis_An34, @Khris22m, @Jrue_Holiday11 and the entire @Bucks team throughout the #NBAFinals!— Triple H (@TripleH) July 21, 2021
I think you know what to do with this….#FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/KMOn3or7vj
The city of Milwaukee has produced a handful of superstar athletes in recent years, and Major League Baseball player Christian Yelich is one of them. In 2018, Yelich won the National League MVP award, and right before the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the country, the MLB star signed a 9-year, $215 million contract, securing his stay and future in the Cream City.
From one national champion to another, New England Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman re-tweeted Giannis' promise 7 years ago to build a championship-level team in Milwaukee. "Nothing but respect for this kid," Edelman wrote.
Molly Qerim Rose
You already know Molly Qerim Rose, Stephen A. Smith, and Max Kellerman are going to be dissecting every minute of the NBA Finals all week! Rose, the host of First Take, publicly congratulated Giannis and the Bucks for their historic victory.
After helping bring Green Bay a Super Bowl victory in 1996, NFL safety Leroy Butler knows what a national crown means to Wisconsin. He took to Twitter to thank Giannis for staying in Milwaukee and delivering glory to America's Dairyland!
Congratulations to the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo!