The Golden State Warriors were eliminated in the first round by the Los Angeles Lakers. After making it to the Finals each time the Dubs played in the postseason, the Warriors had no luck this year. On the other hand, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks faced a first-round exit against the 8th seed, the Miami Heat. Looking here, both teams play championship basketball, though none were more hungry for the title this year.
Coming into this year’s postseason, the Warriors already looked quite uncomfortable from the start. The Kings pushed them to seven games in the first round, with the Dubs edging out in the end.
The Lakers seemed to have a great size advantage over the Warriors in the second round, which they used perfectly to advance to the Western Finals. As the dynasty seems to be coming to an end, the Warriors might need another superstar to push for their 5th title since 2015.
Giannis Antetokounmpo expresses admiration for GSW superstar Stephen Curry
Being a champion himself, Giannis recognizes the winner’s spirit. The two-time MVP had nothing but praise for Stephen Curry during the pre-Season, saying, “I believe the best player in the world is Steph Curry until the next player.”
Giannis is a dominant force on the offensive end. As the Greek Freak has the size as well as the skill to have the defense beware of him. Recently, Giannis has been rumored to join another team, following a terrible postseason.
When asked by fans to join the Bay’s team, the Warriors, Giannis seemed to have somewhat of a positive reaction. Fans on Twitter were pretty convinced by his reaction, believing his arrival at Golden State to be true soon. Realistically, the trade would be possible, though the Bucks wouldn’t give away their future asset just like that. The Greek Freak and the greatest shooter of all time would make an incredible duo, having Klay Thompson and Green as contributors. Twitter users prayed desperately for this rumor to be true, as one said, “It’s happening.”
— . (@7eiiuo) May 18, 2023
Make it happen🙏🏾
— َ (@LouieK_) May 18, 2023
Lol lets make it happen hell your brother can come too
— Here Because I Want To Be (@chicagofinest43) May 18, 2023
That will be free rings omg😭😭😭
— 🐝 (@ChasingBenFrank) May 18, 2023
Steph and Giannis both being two-time MVPs, will have the chance to be the best duo in history. But the chances of their union are seemingly impossible. Both teams have to look for their future.
For the Bucks, building a team around Giannis would result in more wins and possible championships. Whereas for the Warriors, utilizing the remaining seasons for their trio seems to be the only option for yet another title. It will be interesting to see whether Giannis would indeed join the Dubs.