Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Nets
Photo: Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Giannis Antetokounmpo had an astonishing finish with the Milwaukee Bucks, leading the team to its first NBA championship in 50 years.

Giannis, who signed a supermax extension earlier in the season, talked about his decision to remain in Milwaukee and win a championship the ‘hard way’.

According to ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, Giannis said the following when asked about signing a supermax contract extension with the Bucks last year: “I couldn’t leave. … I wanted to get the job done.”

Per Bontemps, Giannis added: “I could’ve gone to a superteam … but this is the hard way to do it, and I did it.”

The two-time MVP exploded for 50 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks in Tuesday’s 105-98 win in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, as the Bucks sealed the NBA title and Giannis won the Finals’ MVP.