Celtics

Bill Russell's video message for Finals MVP Giannis is great

Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo is in the company of legends.

The Bucks star is an NBA champion after Milwaukee defeated the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the 2021 NBA Finals on Tuesday night. Antetokounmpo also was named NBA Finals MVP after a 50-point, 14-rebound, 5-block masterpiece at Fiserv Forum.

The Finals MVP award is named after Bill Russell, who won an NBA-record 11 titles with the Boston Celtics and in the past has presented the trophy to the winner at the Finals.

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Russell couldn't attend Tuesday's game, but the 87-year-old Celtics legend sent Antetokounmpo an awesome message via Twitter congratulating him on winning Finals MVP.

"Congratulations, Giannis. I can't say your last name, but congratulations on winning the Bill Russell Award," Russell says in the video.

Nailed it, Bill.

Antetokounmpo is racking up trophies at an impressive rate: He now has two NBA MVP awards (2019, 2020) and NBA championship and an NBA Finals MVP award (2021) at age 26. Not too shabby.