MILWAUKEE BUCKS

Giannis may have won an NBA title and Finals MVP at the free-throw line, and Twitter noticed

Emmett Prosser
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo with his son Liam after winning an NBA title, Milwaukee's first in 50 years.

Phoenix Suns' All-Star point guard Chris Paul took a shot at Giannis Antetokounmpo's often-shaky free throw shooting before Game 6. 

That turned out to not be a veteran move at all.

Paul, who just finished his 16th year in the league, probably wishes he would have kept quiet.

Antetokounmpo, often criticized for his inconsistent performance at the charity stripe,  sank 17 of 19 free throws and scored 50 points, carrying the Bucks to a 105-98 victory over the Phoenix Suns, clinching Milwaukee's first NBA championship in 50 years

Yes, that's not a typo. 17 of 19 free throws. 

And it helped produce this:

The Twitter-verse certainly had a few things to say about Giannis suddenly looking like Calvin Murphy Tuesday night. And so did Giannis

"I made my free throws tonight and I'm a freaking champion," Antetokounmpo told reporters after the game.

It appears he have taken this hack-a-Giannis thing a little personally.

But the sudden free-throw turnaround isn't the real story here. It's that Giannis has brought a championship to Milwaukee at 26 years old. 

Is this once in a lifetime or just the beginning? It was truly a legendary night.

Regardless, after 50 years, Milwaukee, championship dreams do come true. 

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