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Giannis Antetokounmpo On Stephen Curry Winning Finals MVP: "There's No Better Person In The World Right Now That Deserves The Trophy More Than Him. He Played His Butt Off And I'm Happy For Them."

Stephen Curry and Giannis Antetokounmpo

Stephen Curry just finished a magical 2021/22 NBA season, where he won his fourth championship in seven years, becoming one of the biggest winners in the current NBA. The Golden State Warriors returned to the top of the league after beating the Boston Celtics in six games. 

Everybody was in awe of Steph's performances, including his peers. One of them was Giannis Antetokounmpo, who didn't watch the entire Finals for known reasons, but admitted that Curry played great and did everything he could to win the Finals MVP award. 

Talking with Jalen Rose on the "Renaissance Man" podcast, Giannis spoke about this year's championship, praising Curry and the rest of the Warriors for putting up a good show on their way to their 4th title in eight years. 

"Congrats to them," Antetokounmpo said. "They worked extremely hard, played through adversity. They've been together ten years, they've had a great decade, it's unbelievable. And Steph Curry, there's no better person in the world right now that deserves the trophy more than him. He played his butt off and I'm happy for them."

Giannis also touched on the Bucks missing the Finals, saying that next year they'll have the chance to be better and compete for the title again.

"But obviously we still have that little bit of pain knowing that if Khris played, we'd have probably be there," Antetokounmpo stated. "But at the end of the day, that's life... Next year we've another opportunity to be great and hopefully we can stay healthy and be great."

Curry was incredible against the Celtics. Even though he disappeared in a couple of games, he showed up when his team needed him the most, leading them to the promised land again, becoming a top-10 player of all time and shutting down doubters. 

Steph is loved around the league. Even the ones that compete against him know that the man is special, and the Dubs are ready to keep winning with their superstar showing the way.