Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton (more likely) are a couple of hours away from playing the first NBA Finals game of their careers. The Milwaukee Bucks duo has exceeded this season, leading this team round after round to play for the NBA championship.
It wasn't an easy job, but they did it, and now the Phoenix Suns wait for them to start this entertaining series. They have the perfect underdog story, as these two weren't touted as future stars. However, they defied and beat the odds, becoming one of the most lethal duos in the association.
Recently, fans found out how low their first 2K ratings were compared to their current level. The Hoop Central shared an old pic of both Giannis and Middleton with a 60 OVR rating in NBA 2K.
Giannis was 18 at the time, while Middleton was 21. Things have drastically changed since that moment. The Greek Freak is now a 2x NBA MVP, while Middleton is another established star. Their current rating is 96 for Giannis (4th overall) and 85 for Middleton (46th).
They've balled their hearts out this postseason, going through fire to reach the 2021 Finals. When Giannis went down with an injury, Middleton stepped up, leading the Bucks against the Atlanta Hawks in the ECF.
The team will need their two stars ready to go against Chris Paul, Devin Booker, and Deandre Ayton. Giannis is still sidelined but as soon as he steps on the court, his team will become more dangerous.