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Over the past three seasons, no crew has completed as a lot because the Milwaukee Bucks within the common season. With the NBA’s highest successful share over the past three seasons, the Bucks have developed a transparent id as one of many sport’s most sturdy defensive groups whereas taking part in by a perennial MVP and rising fan favourite in Giannis Antetokounmpo.
But the Bucks aren’t feared amongst NBA circles like their slogan would recommend. After unraveling within the second spherical of final yr’s playoffs in opposition to a Miami Warmth membership barreling straight towards the NBA Finals, Milwaukee merely isn’t considered by many as a real championship contender. So what’s it going to take for them to succeed in that time?
Each basketball followers know the worth that Giannis Antetokounmpo brings to the Milwaukee Bucks, but it surely takes a lot a couple of man to win a championship.
To reply that query, we should first look again on the historical past of the sport. Champions aren’t topped due to the efforts of 1 participant, however by the collective of the crew. In fact, groups solely attain the championship due to the efforts of their star, however each nice chief has to instill belief in his teammates and Giannis hasn’t had that persistently within the postseason but.
A two-time MVP who manages to get higher with each passing season, the stormcloud of lackluster postseason runs received’t clear from atop Antetokounmpo’s head if his teammates aren’t able to deal with the problem forward of them.