After Game 5 of these Finals, Suns star Chris Paul took an enormous shot at Giannis, citing that nobody (not even Giannis himself) expects him to make free throws.
Here's what he said:
“Everybody is anticipating him to miss, even him,” Paul said, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
In a way, CP3 wasn't wrong. The Greek Freak is rather notorious for his shortcomings at the charity stripe and from the perimeter in general.
But in Game 6, when the Bucks were crowned Champs, that didn't matter. Not only did Antetokounmpo make 17 free throws (only missing two for the whole game), but he dropped 50 points on the night, securing Finals MVP for the first time in his career.
He took a bit of a shot at CP3's earlier comments after the game.
“People tell me I can’t make free throws, I made my free throws tonight, and I’m a freaking champion.”
And for Chris Paul, it's back to the drawing board. We can expect him to return for another go next season.
All-in-all, this was a pretty great season with a lot of twists and turns. Funnily enough, the best part of it all may have been the ending we all just witnessed.