With the Bucks on the verge of capturing their first Championship in decades, legendary point guard (and former Bucks star) Oscar Robertson offered some advice to Giannis and the crew:
“Giannis is a great athlete. He’s fantastic with the basketball. He’s quick. You know, one stride of his is like two of yours.
They have Holiday in the backcourt. I think that made a big difference for them. He obviously had the pass in Game 5, snatching it away from Booker and the timing of getting it to Giannis. It was a very competitive play.
But it’s not just Giannis and Holiday and Khris Middleton that have to win this, though those boys are great. It’s gonna take Portis Jr. and Connaughton and Brook Lopez also. You have to have those types of players who can step in and get you some buckets."
Perhaps his best and the most important line came after, who encouraged Milwaukee to appreciate the moment and take advantage of their situation.
“To the players on this Bucks team… think about where you are. Really think about it, really savor it. And play hard. I mean, harder than you’ve ever played. Because life goes by. You may not get here again,” Robertson added.
Oscar Robertson knows a thing or two about winning, considering he was a leader of the last Bucks team to ever win a Chip (1971).
With his old team just one win away, he no doubt wants them to win just as much as anyone. We'll see if they heed his advice and close things out in Game 6.