SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz players and owners were among the many who took to social media to congratulate the Milwaukee Bucks on their championship run.
After losing the first two games of the series, the Bucks fought back against the Phoenix Suns, winning the title with a narrow 105-98 victory in Game 6.
“So happy for Giannis and Milwaukee man,” Rudy Gobert tweeted. “Amazing to see what happens when you put your heart and soul into something and stay genuine and true to yourself. Inspired.
Gobert and Giannis Antetokounmpo were in the same 2013 draft class and were considered high-risk, high-reward prospects. The two went on to combine for two MVPs, four Defensive Player of the Year awards, seven All-Star appearances, nine All-NBA teams, nine All-Defensive teams and now, one title.
“So many underdogs got a ring last night,” tweeted second-year Jazz forward Jarrell Brantley. “It’s possible”
“Congratulations @ and the city of Milwaukee, ”Jazz owner Ryan Smith tweeted. “Special moment for sure. “
Smith wasn’t the only Jazz owner to congratulate the Bucks. Mike Cannon-Brookes, who resides in Australia and became part-owner of the team last year, also took to Twitter to express his best wishes.
“🏆👏🏻 at @ & the @Cannon-Brookes tweeted. “A great year, a fantastic series and a truly historic performance today. Leading forward. They will write on this one for years to come. What an arc of life. Unbelievable.”
Future Hall of Fame member Dwyane Wade, who joined the Jazz ownership group in April, congratulated the Bucks on their victory.
Finally, Jordan Clarkson shared his appreciation for Bucks forward Bobby Portis, who was one of the unspoken heroes of Milwaukee’s title race.
Portis scored 16 points and took three rebounds in 22 minutes to seal the Bucks victory.
“Congratulations @ !!! “said Clarkson.” Well deserved brother !!! Long live dude!
The Jazz are now turning their hopes for a title next season, starting with the NBA Draft next Thursday, followed by free will.