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NBA finals trophy presentation, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee Bucks vs Phoenix Suns game six, NBA finals, Larry O’Brien trophy

The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship in 50 years, but fans are furious that the players’ crowning moment was ruined.

The Bucks claimed their first title since 1971 after a monster 50 point performance from superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led his team to a 105-98 streak win in game six against the Phoenix Suns.

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It made a remarkable turnaround for Milwaukee, who became only the fifth team in NBA history to win the championship after losing the first two games in a best-of-seven series of finals.

Wednesday, July 21

Wednesday, July 21

Antetokounmpo and his teammates were overjoyed after their stunning victory, but a strange ceremony during the trophy ceremony took a toll on the victory.

As is customary in American sports, the owners of the winning team will be presented with their first championship trophy, to show their gratitude for their investment in the franchise.

That means Milwaukee co-owner Marc Lasry is the first to be presented with the Larry O’Brien championship trophy, even before the Bucks players or coaches who have worked hard on the field. .

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Mark Lasry was presented with the trophy in front of the players. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

Fans could not help but be impressed that the trophy ceremony took away the opportunity to be the first to face the championship glory of the players.

Viewers were also annoyed by the awarding of the Final MVP trophy to Antetokounmpo.

The man known as “Greek Freak” was presented with the trophy by NBA executive Adam Silver, who conducted the post-match presentation.

Fans are disappointed that Antetokounmpo did not have the honor of being presented with a trophy by a former player.

Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrates after receiving the Bill Russell trophy for the Finals MVP. Photo: Jonathan Daniel / Getty Images / AFPSource: AFP

They argued that there would be a much more fitting moment to have an NBA legend Bill Russell, for whom the Finals MVP trophy is named, handing out the trophy,

Bucks greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, who were part of Milwaukee’s last championship-winning team in 1971 and watched several games in the Finals, are other options available. could give Antetokounmpo his title.

There was a great moment after the game, when Phoenix coach Monty Williams made the effort to walk into the Bucks’ locker room and personally congratulate them on winning the championship.

“I just wanted to come and congratulate you,” Williams said with an arm around Antetokounmpo.

“You guys deserve this and I am grateful for the experience.

“You guys made me a better coach and you made us a better team. Congratulations.”

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