Thanks to an MVP-worthy performance from Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks ended a 50-year title drought on Wednesday, beating the Phoenix Suns 4-2 in the best-of-seven NBA finals. After losing the first two games of the championship series, the Bucks rallied to four consecutive wins, becoming only the fifth team in NBA history to do so in the finals.
Following a game-winning 50-point performance in game 6, Antetokounmpo was also crowned finals MVP, becoming only the fifth foreign player to receive that honor. The power forward born in Greece to Nigerian parents had previously clinched two regular season MVP titles in 2019 and 2020, after making his NBA debut aged 18 in 2013.
Doubling its title haul after a 1971 triumph, the Bucks joined an exclusive list of franchises with multiple championships to their names. As the following chart shows, the Boston Celtics and LA Lakers are top of that list, with 17 titles each.