It's not often that two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has made a direct ask of Milwaukee Bucks fans. So when he does, it's worth taking a moment to listen.
In a message posted to social media Sunday, Giannis did just that. He asked Bucks fans to get loud for Game 6 Tuesday.
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"Bucks fans - I don’t usually do this. I’m trying to stay away from social media," Giannis says in the video. "But we’re going back home. And we’re one game away. Be loud. We need you guys to do this. Be loud.”
Something tells us that Bucks fans will be able to accommodate Giannis' request - even if they don't have the rather expensive tickets to get into Game 6. 25,500 fans packed into Deer District for Game 5, according to the Bucks, and that was for an away game.
Giannis has been dominant in these NBA Finals, averaging 32.2 points per game and 13.0 total rebounds per game. He is likely in line for the NBA Finals MVP trophy if the Bucks can earn their first championship in 50 years.
With the Bucks now holding a 3-2 lead in the NBA Finals, historically they have a 72 percent chance to win (21-8). Let's hope those trends continue when Game 6 tips off at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Fiserv Forum.