Recapping Giannis' legendary 50-point performance to win the Bucks the NBA title | SportsNation
Recapping Giannis' legendary 50-point performance to win the Bucks the NBA title | SportsNation
SportsNation recaps the Milwaukee Bucks winning the NBA championship in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals as Giannis Antetokounmpo dominated with 50 points to lead the Bucks. Then Tim Legler joins the show for his takeaways from the Finals, including what a title means for the Greek Freak's legacy, where Chris Paul goes from here and whether this Bucks team can pull off a repeat.

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  • David Baylon 🇺🇸
    David Baylon 🇺🇸

    Well Thank the Basketball Pagan Gods for creating a Commemorate The Buck Moon on July of this 2021. Rigged Bucs and Rigged Bucks won it in to be future freemasonic puppets

    • goldair ops
      goldair ops

      yo ya need to see a specialist soon

  • D.J. Mitchell
    D.J. Mitchell

    Can definitely see Milwaukee having a Spurs like dynastic run making it back to the Finals every other season. Brooklyn is definitely the favorite to come out the East next season tho

  • Brandon Rocha
    Brandon Rocha

    I’m so happy they brought up the Black Nikes

  • ✨Zion✨

    I wanted CP3 to win but Giannis went through many things and he overcame them congrats Giannis this is for Kobe

  • Caleb Crowell
    Caleb Crowell

    Giannis is about to be even better next season

  • HellasĜЯ

    AIR GIANNIS!!!!!!!CHAMPIONSHIP-MVP-RING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kamanui Kerisiano
    Kamanui Kerisiano

    Enjoy 6 more years of Giannis makin men look like boys

  • Martavious Tisby
    Martavious Tisby



    Shots, Blocks, FTs, Alley Oops.... Giannis did them all! He played the perfect game and the Suns just had no answer for him. Congratulations, Giannis and the Bucks! Well deserved championship!

  • Berry Mckockiner
    Berry Mckockiner

    Now know that legs is biased when it comes to CP0

  • Jon Becker
    Jon Becker

    wow...this is the first time I´ve watched the ESPN postgame content. And as much as I love Breen, van Gundy and Jackson...the rest is absolute trash! We need Ernie and the crew taking over immediately!!

  • Yellow Flash
    Yellow Flash

    *I did NOT want to see the Suns win. AZ is a racist state. Glad Giannis got his ring*

  • Gonzalo Rojo
    Gonzalo Rojo

    How can anyone have this complaining moron cp3 before Steph Curry in all time point guards

  • Xa Veere
    Xa Veere

    You are SAVED by BELIEVING in JESUS CHRIST who DIED for ALL sin to SAVE ALL who BELIEVE in HIM. PROMISED ETERNAL LIFE by BELIEVING in HIM. He DID ascend to Heaven on the third day. HE IS at the right hand of God. He is preparing a place for ALL who BELIEVE. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is for all. Know the truth. Know who IS your Savior. Know that he suffered for ALL. To SAVE ALL. This life is clearly temporary and when you know why then it will confirm the truth even more! SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH. FEAR GOD. NOT MAN. PREACH THE GOSPEL. ITS WHAT JESUS DID! All Glory to God. Look at the world! WATCH ❤️

  • David Pavia
    David Pavia

    Devin booker turned to dog water after SAS said he was next Kobe, jinxed him 🤣😂

  • ForDrops Escanor
    ForDrops Escanor

    I like this energy ESPN! Nice vid

  • Ace Jx
    Ace Jx


  • A Rogers
    A Rogers

    See, no concern for covid by the media nor any politicians when its a riot, sports celebration, protesting, etc.

  • Marko Zbunjol
    Marko Zbunjol

    lol people wake up nba is rigged, it's all scripted bucks won in 1971 then after 50 ears in 2021 and Giannins score 50 points. Gematria. Wake up, it's al scripted, world is staged.

  • GH Sense
    GH Sense

    LeHelp couldn't do this against the Suns

  • Tristan Campbell
    Tristan Campbell

    "Dedicated to the haters, the non-believers, and the disgruntled. Oh, no, I don't want you to leave. I want you to stay right here and watch Giannis rise to the top. It feels better that way"

  • Jae KiDd N His 508Cents
    Jae KiDd N His 508Cents

    To think this guy's biggest weakness became his biggest strength in this series he shot over 90% from the free-throw line after having that be his struggle leading up to the finals

  • Jae KiDd N His 508Cents
    Jae KiDd N His 508Cents

    You gotta love this guy I don't care if you're a bucks fan NBA fan hes just a stand up guy an a easy guy to like an route 4!

  • Nate Inman
    Nate Inman

    Y’all just forgetting about steph and it’s hilarious

  • Axel Gio Sido
    Axel Gio Sido

    @3:00 if that old man dropped that, he would be kicked out of that locker room lol

  • lopamudra patnaik
    lopamudra patnaik

    Giannis: Misses only 2 free throws in Finals! Ben Simmons: Makes only 2 free throws during playoffs!

    • lopamudra patnaik
      lopamudra patnaik

      @MAGACOP Yeah!😂


      You think he gives af? He’s prolly clapping a Perfect 10s cheeks as you read this. 🤣 He doesn’t care. It’s a shame though. What a waste of talent.

  • Manny Manuel
    Manny Manuel

    Isiah t.... I hate that dude but he got rings and he pulled on a. Busted ankle

  • junior gottlieb
    junior gottlieb

    with this acheive giannis officially DESTROYS kobe legacy!!! kobe is just a terd now, flush the toilet. giannis is the new GOAT and he should go to LA and take a raw, wet DUMP on kobe's memorial to send a message!🚽🪦🟤🧻🏆🐐

  • J

    Tim Legler is certainly the only NBA analyst who is always lucid and is always right... Others are just running their show

  • Renzo Enzo
    Renzo Enzo

    East Contenders 2022 Bucks, Nets, Sixers Tier 2 Celtics, Heat, Hawks West Contenders Lakers, Clippers, Nuggets, Warriors, Suns Tier 2 Jazz, Mavs Tier 3 Blazers, Grizzlies

  • Barry Helafonte
    Barry Helafonte

    Chris Paul is not a top 5 pg.

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      1. Magic Johnson 2. J Stockton 3. O Robertson 4. J Kidd 5. Dennis Johnson

  • J. J.
    J. J.

    Respect for Monty Williams.

  • Micah B.
    Micah B.

    A man should still never wears pants that shows his ankles.

  • Barry Helafonte
    Barry Helafonte

    Giannis’ Win kills the “must leave a solid team to join a super team to win a championship” - Giannis is one of the greatest ever and he’s just 26! Wow

  • tamahl hazelwood
    tamahl hazelwood

    "Nigerian Nightmare"

  • Forein.k


  • Tux Walker
    Tux Walker

    One point for each state

  • Rae D
    Rae D

    Let’s not get carried away here, he had a great game but this Suns team is far from the best in the west. I hate how much of an impact injuries have played in recent years.

    • cap cap
      cap cap

      They were literally the 2 seed

  • Kanan N
    Kanan N

    And he's the first player to win MVP, DPOY, NBA FINALS MVP, ALL STAR MVP and ALSO THE MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

  • Orient Son
    Orient Son

    Don't GSW!

  • Alvinthegoat22

    If I gotta say in a couple years in who’s the best power foward of alltime 3 people in the nba rn will be in 1.giannias 2.Zion .3ad


    Greek Freak is more real than KD.

  • Chris Sawyer
    Chris Sawyer

    Dude almost dropped that bottle in bucks locker room 😂

  • YvngGoat

    Giannis > AD

  • Xavier Jobe
    Xavier Jobe

    Cp3 is not a top 2 pg Eva

  • Vin

    Play in euro league! Fouls are actually fouls over there!!!

  • Alex Lopez
    Alex Lopez

    Lebron first title with Heat superteam: 🤡 KD first title with Warriors superteam: 🤡 Giannis first title after 8 years with Bucks that drafted him: 🤩 Demarcus Cousins zero title despite joining Warriors supersuperteam: 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

  • DEjuanma

    Bruh giannis is going to get a shot.... Be ready...

  • Shak Diesel
    Shak Diesel

    This man led khris middleton jeff teague n brook lopez to a title…take that in

    • Shak Diesel
      Shak Diesel

      @Dante Alexander his brother cant make any other team but he got a ring lol

    • Dante Alexander
      Dante Alexander

      I didn’t even know Jeff Teague was still in the league 😂

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    Giannis refused to be in Space Jam 2 because... "I don't like being Hollywood. I don't like all this extra drama. I am just going to try to be me."

    • Anna Reta
      Anna Reta

      He really said that?

  • Fugazy

    Not going to lie this finals just doesn't have any hype and it feels like it will have *

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    The 2011 Mavs, 2014 Spurs, 2015 Warriors, 2019 Raptors, and 2021 Bucks are the only real champions since LeBron's Decision. The rest needed a cheat code by stacking the deck.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    About 60+ years of past NBA champions are proud. This was the anti-LeBron and anti-KD championship. Even LeBron's 2016 ring look a little more hollow this morning. Trying to be a GM in Cleveland.

  • RexRighteous1

    Facts he even made a 3 in his career high. he show cased everything in a finals game while exhausted.

  • Marcell Kristóf Fauszt
    Marcell Kristóf Fauszt

    To me, CP3 is the 2nd greatest true pointguard of all time

    • Marcell Kristóf Fauszt
      Marcell Kristóf Fauszt

      @Alain the Stout You are right about the steals, but Stockton doesn't have MVPs or rings either. And it is easier to be the record holder for AST, if you have someone who is second in scored points all time. Malone and Stockton benefited each other like CP couldn't anyone. He didn't have an MVP teammate, and he always was a huge upgrade to any team. You can have Stockton as second for all I care, but to me it is Chris

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      @Marcell Kristóf Fauszt I don't understand how you can put Paul above Stockton. Stockton has 2 records that will NEVER be beaten. He is the purest point guard ever, best passer in history, best pickpocket in history. Best defensive point guard in history. Chris Paul has.....nothing. No MVP, no records, no rings. Nothing

    • Marcell Kristóf Fauszt
      Marcell Kristóf Fauszt

      I said to me. And i put him as 2nd because Magic is first, and Stockton had Malone, don't forget it. Booker is not on Malone's level yet.

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      Absolutely not. John Stockton and Magic make CP3 look pathetic. CP3 would be lucky to be top 5, definitely not top 2.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    If LeBron is the GOAT, why does he need guys like Dame or CP3 when he already has AD? Giannis did it the true GOAT way. He did it the Michael Jordan way. He didn't run away from the challenge. He stayed loyal and won.

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      Jordan kinda had a superteam. Pippen, Rodman, Kerr, and Kukoc. If anything Giannis's win is more impressive than Jordans

  • Keandré Sutton
    Keandré Sutton

    Giannis has a better career than KD 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    LeBron has played with multiple lottery picks to win a ring. Kyrie, AD, and Dwight went #1. Bosh went 4th. DWade and KLove went 5th. LeHelpMe played briefly with DRose who went 1st.

  • Tyrell Rembert
    Tyrell Rembert

    Just imagine if he made all free throws before the series would of been over

  • Tyrell Rembert
    Tyrell Rembert

    The big difference this game Gianni's makes all his free throws

    • sidgar1

      All but 2.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    All Giannis had was Middleton and Holiday. Middleton isn't some superstar. He was a 2nd round pick. Holiday was an All-Star once and was a 17th pick. Only Brook Lopez was a lottery pick.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    I'm really disappointed in what Magic Johnson tweeted. The NBA should try to be competitive again. Homegrown teams should be rewarded. But Magic is back at tampering. Won't get in trouble,

    • Inigo Bantok
      Inigo Bantok

      It's basically simple these small market teams are a mf to advertise and business with to make money

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    Giannis did it the hard way but also the right way. The way LeBron and KD did it wasn't the right way. If LeBron is the GOAT, why does he need at least two stars to win a ring?

    • zeze

      @γιοργος13 καλαντζης agreed. giannis way more respectable but im just saying there is no right way

    • γιοργος13 καλαντζης
      γιοργος13 καλαντζης

      @zeze but a harder way giannis did the harder way he didnt need help from a superstar but middleton holiday and thr tole players around him

    • zeze

      U can win anyway there is no right way

    • γιοργος13 καλαντζης
      γιοργος13 καλαντζης

      @cap cap ad superstar not simple star kevin love simple star

    • cap cap
      cap cap

      He won in 2016 and 2020 with 1 star

  • Pundits coven FC
    Pundits coven FC

    the presumably dumbest basketball team has won the NBA trophy, shame to Perkins, Skip, Keyshawn, Alan etc

    • Jerome Marshall
      Jerome Marshall

      They have played stupid though at times. But they did it when they could afford to do it.

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    Giannis did it the hard way. But moments after that happens, Magic Johnson tweets about recruiting Chris Paul to the Lakers. He wants the easy way like the 6000 women he slept with yearly.

  • Tanner Cox
    Tanner Cox

    This is the worst show on ESPN hands down.

  • S

    honestly i don't think the bucks will win another championship in the nba for the next 20 years simply because giannis will not be able to carry the team once the superstars in the east are all healthy. the bucks need a second option because kris is really just too inconsistent

    • cap cap
      cap cap

      @S ofc but he's never had a major injury, he's been as durable as LeBron.

    • S

      @cap cap but ngl if giannis is injured bucks stand absolutely no chance

    • S

      @cap cap interesting, cool

    • cap cap
      cap cap

      @S Lakers have an aging LeBron and AD is always hurt. Clippers would be my favorites out the West but Kawhi can't stay healthy. Warriors will be back but I don't think they could beat the Bucks without an elite big. Bucks would smoke any other West team.

    • S

      @cap cap how bout the west?

  • Kurt Cobain
    Kurt Cobain

    “I like my rings the hard way. I like to fight through them and earn them that way. I don't like to jump into the easy route, so I wouldn't take it.” - Kobe Bryant

    • Jahquel Brown
      Jahquel Brown

      Lebron could never

    • sidgar1

      @Alain the Stout I think you mean the 2002 WCF against the Kings. Lakers were legit unstoppable in 2001.

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      At least 1 of Kobes rings wasn't earned. The 2001 WCF was without a doubt rigged by the NBA. The Kings should've won, but abysmal officiating gave the win to Los Angeles

  • Maximos Tiberius
    Maximos Tiberius

    Major props to Giannis...won the chip and didn't leave town chasing it. That will forever set him apart from lebron and Durant. He joins all the greats before who won it with their original teams.

    • Maximos Tiberius
      Maximos Tiberius

      @cap cap and thats why you could say thats his best title. Although he came back when they had Irving and love so he came into a very good situation.

    • Yin Yang
      Yin Yang

      @cap cap exactly .This lebron haters are pathetic .BTW middleton had more points and assists than Wade in his best season with Lebron,and they make it sound like its just giannis and he made it by himself .

    • cap cap
      cap cap

      LeBron won a chip for his original team

    • Yin Yang
      Yin Yang

      Shut up u hater .Lebron was facing the big 3 celtics and he didnt even have a MIddleton or a Jrue/Brogdon .Lebron wasted his 7 years for the worst organisation in the NBA .I cant believe haters are blaming him for leaving . And Giannis is chasing the money .People confuse this with loyalty ,he wouldnt get supermax elsewhere .Lebron lost alot of money when he left and plus it was the Delonte story with his mom ,wich made the things worse .

  • Raymund Turner
    Raymund Turner

    There is no discussion for who the 2nd greatest point in league history is, it's Isaiah Thomas. 1. Magic Johnson 2. Isaiah Thomas 3. Oscar Robinson 4. John Stockton 5. Steph Curry

    • Brutal King Gaming
      Brutal King Gaming

      Steph second

    • Ninja Dead
      Ninja Dead

      I agree with this list. I won't even put CP3 above Jason Kidd, White Chocolate, and Steve Nash

  • Francis Hunt
    Francis Hunt

    But the difference with all the great play offs games that make this game 6 the best is Giannis played both sides of the floor not only did he score 50 points but also played defense with 5 blocks. Who has ever done that. Not magic, not Kareem and he did this with non star players. Magic had an all star cast, Jordan had Pippen, Rodman, and two other stars, Gannis had Ganniss he literally played both sides of the court as a one man show. He was the offense and defense.

    • Raynisha Witherspoon
      Raynisha Witherspoon

      Jordan definitely always did this. Rodman wasn't with him during their first 3 peat. During the 2nd 3 peat they had rodman but all of them were older and not in their primes. Jrue holiday and Middleton are definitely all stars. They were invited and are now playing on the USA Olympics team.

  • Neichus

    Giannis was able to go where most struggle to go. Im talking about that next level, when you need that extra reserve, you reach somewhere dark and deep for it and he did it. Man never stopped running the whole game. Made his presence felt everywhere. Blocks, rebounds. Freethrows.

  • Silencio Thequiet
    Silencio Thequiet

    All right, all right. It's all nice and dandy: 2xtimes NBA MVP, 1x NBA MVP, 1x DPOY, 1x NBA champion but the real pickle is can he code? (sarcasm)

  • IG’s Im_Just_Nino
    IG’s Im_Just_Nino

    Is Scott Foster a Jinx ? Or Gambling?

    • vlassis chatzis
      vlassis chatzis

      refs definitely wanted a game 7

  • Brandon Riley
    Brandon Riley

    ESPN: It's great for the NBA that Giannis stayed in the city that drafted him! Also ESPN: WHERE SHOULD DAMIAN LILLARD DEMAND A TRADE TO IN ORDER TO FORM A SUPERTEAM???

    • cabeza de pan
      cabeza de pan

      Great comment😂😂

  • ssjjoey

    Giannis saved the NBA

  • Mk

    Black air force 1's gonna go up in value lol

  • Αννα Παπανικολαου
    Αννα Παπανικολαου

    Μραβο παλικάρι μου να έχεις την υγεία σου

  • yorgos

    Giannis joins Jordan as the only two players to have at least one FMVP, two MVP, one All-star MVP, and one DPOY. With being the youngest to achieve all those things. This will be a decade for the ages with all the incredible talent in the NBA right now.

    • yorgos

      @Ibra Jallow I am just stating what they are afraid to say.

    • Ibra Jallow
      Ibra Jallow

      Duncan should be there if he wasn't robbed of multiple DPOYs at that age smh

  • jaysonborn

    Anyone seen Kendrick Perkins? He still work here?

  • Ryo Fujiwara
    Ryo Fujiwara

    Kobe must be proud of Giannis. He's smiling from up above, saying... "You did it, Giannis. You showed your version of Black Mamba. I knew you were going to win it all. Stay a Buck for rest of your career."

    • Gregorius Rex
      Gregorius Rex

      That's classy man

  • Don Rubix
    Don Rubix

    James Harden will go down as one of the greatest and worst players of all time

  • Poetic Writer
    Poetic Writer

    50 years 50 points. 🤷🏾‍♂️

  • Angel

    Giannis got that black force energy and proved it lmao. A STRAIGHT MENACE TO THE SUNS

  • DiZzY SLug
    DiZzY SLug

    I don’t think this proves you only need one star to win cause all the injuries it took to make it happen. But I will say this hardwork beats talent when talent don’t work hard. Shoutout to Giannis one of the greatest chips in NBA history 😭

  • dj69918

    Portis: "I'm not letting you get ejected so you use it as an excuse later."

  • LL

    2:45 almost a disaster

  • Joshua Williams
    Joshua Williams

    That man Cp3 might never win a chip 😭

    • Mon


    • Mon

      He not winning a chip this was his only chance

  • kalaupun

    what language do americans talk, what is it called

    • sidgar1

      We speak a language called 'Merican. TYVM :)

    • Cowboys Xxx
      Cowboys Xxx

      English 😂

  • huntingsthompson

    da fuq was that mid segment muzak?


    D-Booker woke up feeling dangerous 🔥 🔥 : 8-22 FG (35%)🥶🥶 : 4 turnovers 😫🥴 : 0-7 from 3 ZERO😱😱 : -15 (+/-)🤕😬 : Locked up by holiday and choked 😅😂 The next kobe Bryant....I think NOT!!🤣🤣

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      That sounds a lot like Kobe lol. Tons of turnovers and horribly inefficient.

  • dipsetkory

    Definitely deserved it. Glad to see a team win bc of hard work and not bc they have 3 or 4 superstars. CP3 is bad luck


    Giannis only missed 2 of his freethrows 17/19...Ben Simmons could learn a thing or two from this man

    • Barry Helafonte
      Barry Helafonte

      The power of having a winning mentality

  • Isaiah H
    Isaiah H

    Book Jrue and Middleton ain’t going to the olympics after this finals

    • Ebenizir Trump
      Ebenizir Trump

      yeah they really shouldn’t, they should rest themselves they all just played a crazy postseason

    • Zayuhhh T †
      Zayuhhh T †

      lol definitely are

    • Black

      You sure?

  • J D
    J D

    This proves you need one true star on your team that will get you that ring

    • Yin Yang
      Yin Yang

      Depends on the competition .This Bucks team would not beat the Big 3 Celtics ,Duncan Spurs or the stacked Warriors .They would also not beat the Nets if they were all healthy .

  • javier book shadows contributor du
    javier book shadows contributor du

    29th comment

  • Rashad Russell
    Rashad Russell

    Black Forces were clearly a sign of things to come.

    • Rashad Russell
      Rashad Russell

      @richard metellus Absolutely not…stealing a game from Phoenix was the only option after securing 2 at home.

    • richard metellus
      richard metellus

      You can't rock the black airforce and loose

  • Joe Telometo
    Joe Telometo

    Giving knicks fans HOPE wow.. im glad they got it out that MUD thats how you’re supposed to win a chip!!

    • Alain the Stout
      Alain the Stout

      @Joe Telometo I'd hardly call the Bucks a superteam. Theres All Star Giannis, washed up Middleton, and Holidays defense. That's it. The Raptors also weren't a superteam. Leonard, Siakam, and Lowry. Hardly my ideal team.

    • Joe Telometo
      Joe Telometo

      @Peter Xia yes but recently only superteams have bedn winning chips

    • Peter Xia
      Peter Xia

      well first you have to get a loyal superstar as a rookie XD. That's how Mavs and Bucks won these championships with Giannis and Dirk

  • J D
    J D


  • Gentrified Kanye
    Gentrified Kanye

    ESPN and Fox Sports are pissed that Giannis stayed loyal and won with a small market team. This ring gonna hurt them and it won't be his last.

    • Giannis Ksanthopoulos
      Giannis Ksanthopoulos

      @Trae Williams uhh Arizona are 10th biggest market, and Milwaukee 24 or 25....

    • GH Sense
      GH Sense

      LeBron exposed his legacy in tatters

    • Trae Williams
      Trae Williams

      @vlassis chatzis az is still considered a small market team and like I said they wanted cp3 to get a ring

    • vlassis chatzis
      vlassis chatzis

      @Trae Williams Arizona is bigger than Milwaukee. Cp3 is are buddies and neighbours with LBJ and cp3 is the president of players. All nba org wanted cp3 to win the ring. Media are flip flop now cause only blind people can’t acknowledge his greatness

    • γιοργος13 καλαντζης
      γιοργος13 καλαντζης

      There will be more rings coming and they will be all on the bucks