Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the 2021 NBA Finals MVP after leading his team to its first championship in 50 years. Here are some of the best articles written about the 26-year-old’s already remarkable career since he joined the NBA in 2013 as a virtually unknown prospect out of Greece.
Giannis’ greatness is the only box he fits in.
In the era of the much-maligned superteam, the Greek star has the extraordinary skills to show a hometown hero can still win the game’s biggest prizes.
As the son of African immigrants, Antetokounmpo was unwelcome in Athens. Then he showed promise as a basketball star.
To understand how Antetokounmpo's form gives way to function, ESPN spent a day measuring the 6-foot-11 forward, then asked Marcus Elliott, M.D., the founder of P3 Applied Sports Science, a training center that specializes in advanced athlete assessment, to help break him down.