MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have been named Sports Illustrated's Team of the Year.
The Bucks were up against the Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Tampa Bay Lightning for the title. However, Milwaukee came out on top.
Sports Illustrated shared the news on Twitter Saturday, thanking the team for using their platform for good and standing up to racism.
The title comes after the Bucks finished the regular season as the best team in the NBA two years in a row and just days after Giannis signed a supermax extension with the team.
While the Bucks haven't made it to the NBA championships, they have managed to make it to the playoffs for the last two years, both of which ended in heartbreak.
Sports Illustrated mentioned the possibility of an NBA Championship in an article Friday saying "Two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo signed on for five more years, extending the Bucks' window of contention for a championship. Could the franchise's 2020 end up being an example of losing the battle en route to winning the war? Time will tell."
Congratulations to our Bucks!