It seems safe to say that the Milwaukee Bucks had their best season in 40 years in 2020-21.
A successful trip to the NBA Finals made everything right in the Cream City, giving fans reason to be optimistic about the future. Another reason to be optimistic about the future is simple, and that reason is Giannis Antetokounmpo. Coming off back-to-back MVP awards, Giannis lived up to all expectations last season. Even a devastating injury against Atlanta could not hold him back in the Finals, as he mustered up one of the most courageous runs in recent memory. Oh, and he scored 50 points in Game 6 to clinch the NBA Finals, which unanimously stamped his ticket to earning the illustrious Finals MVP trophy as the Bucks closed out the Phoenix Suns.
Entering his ninth season with the Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo has no plans of slowing down
Despite all this success, Antetokounmpo is the first one to say that he still has room to improve, despite everything he has achieved in his career thus far. That persistent work ethic is just one of the many reasons why Antetokounmpo has risen to this level of stardom, and the job is not yet done. Although he finally has a title under his belt, the two-time MVP will not be taking his foot off the gas anytime soon. To reach that championship status once again, Antetokounmpo must take that next step in his game, which he has done with each passing year.
While everyone could point out the obvious things in Antetokounmpo’s game to fix, perhaps he could take some knowledge from some well-known players across the league, both past and present. With that being said, let’s look at three players that he can learn from heading into his ninth year in the league.